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hoar frost

If it were possible to fall in love with a morning,

then I would choose this morning

and we would run away together and have beautiful frost children

that twinkled wherever they roamed.

This week’s theme for The Gallery at Sticky Fingers is “Nature”.  This is a photo I took last winter on a morning when I really did feel in love with the world. There was blue sky, sunshine and a hoar frost that coated, not just every tree, but every twig of every branch of every tree (and everything else besides) in a beautiful, sparkly coating. I was awestruck and wandered around in a bit of a daze. Nature can be utterly beguiling.

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childhood memories

birthday party

When I saw that the theme over at The Gallery at Sticky Fingers this week is “A Younger Me” I thought I would join in with this photo. It was taken at my birthday party about thirty years ago. I’m the one on the left with the bang-on-trend Peter Pan collar!

As you might expect, many things have changed since this photo was taken. These days my skin isn’t nearly so perfect, nor my hair so glossy. But what strikes me more, is how many things have stayed the same: I still like eating cheese on cocktail sticks, still have the doll (languishing in a cupboard somewhere) that you can see just behind me in the photo, and my parents still own and use some of those mugs and that set of scales.

Most importantly though, those two little girls sitting to my right are still my best friends to this day. They’ve been my school friends, my bridesmaids and my confidants through many a crisis. Over thirty years of friendship and counting. This photo really makes me smile!

For other photos on this theme, why not take a look at the Sticky Fingers Gallery?

spooky fun

halloween pumpkins


Three carved pumpkins sitting on a ledge

three carved pumpkins sitting on a ledge

and if one carved pumpkin should fall over the edge

there’ll be two carved pumpkins

and a pile of roasted veg.

This post is part of Tara Cain’s Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. This week’s theme (as you can probably guess!) is ‘Halloween’. Why not pop over there to see Tara’s spooky pumpkin and follow the links for other Halloween photos!