26 thoughts on “The Gathering

  1. Oh that’s a wonderful image, absolutely glorious. I very much like the way in which you’ve filled the frame with this glowing green wonderland, and the unfurled heads of the ferns look very strange and intriguing, almost like the heads of strange beings, conversing and peering this way and that. The nearest Narcissus works best for me due to its stark contrast with its surroundings, but I do see what you means about these flowers seeming to be looking at – almost gaping at! – and overseeing all of the burgeoning greenery around them. Good stuff, my friend! A


      1. Hahaha!!! >>> this blogging is an uncertain business >>> I’ve received your email re my comments on this, and thought something in your reply very insightful – and when I get over here to agree with you and say what a fine chap I think you are (remember when I used to think you are a bloke???! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> you’ve changed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This leaves me absolutely no alternative but to drink heavily ๐Ÿ™‚ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        1. Ha ha. I changed it because I thought I sounded a bit airy-fairy – which I am, but I am also in denial ๐Ÿ™‚

          It was something along these lines: They remind me of the wise, thoughtful, and gentle of the world, awakening.


          1. Yes, something along those lines, AND YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!! >>>>>>>> and WHO CARES if it sounds a bit airy-fairy????? Its coming from YOU, from YOUR SOUL, and that’s real and that’s what matters >>> SO SAY IT!!!!!!!!!!! I would – well you know me, I’ll say anything that comes to mind or, then again, which bypasses mind entirely.

            In front of me is that quote from Cecil Beaton that I’ve probably posted four million times, and which I’m thinking of posting again – “Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary”.

            Never be a play-it-safer or a creature of the commonplace or a slave of the ordinary, my friend. Use your blog to show that you are none of these appalling things, use your blog to show that you are creative, imaginative being – which you are! – and that you are giving creativity and imagination your all!

            I’m going to go and have a little lie down now, and perhaps some Horlicks, provided its not too strong ….


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