It is Dad’s 11th anniversary today and that meant heading out to celebrate his life in that lovely Garden of Eden that is Mount Congreve here in Co. Waterford.
It was as if he was with me as I walked around the magnificent formal garden and woodland areas.
Mount Congreve was special to him and is beyond precious to me.
There was just so much that had me thinking of him and I kept veering from the beauty of the recently fallen:
to looking skyward:
But most of all, it was the vivid colours that enthralled me and made me think of his love of nature’s blazing beauty:
There is just so much to life, irrespective of its fragility and the butterflies had me utterly captivated:
Dad adored waterlilies so they called out to be included:
And, he loved me, just as I loved him. I was never his greatest model when he was behind the camera but this one is especially to make him smile:
14 thoughts on “Another Year”
Such love for your Dad, it shines through.
Gorgeous photos too 💜
Thanks so much, Willow.
Hope you are keeping well. 💚
We are fine thanks Jean, I was beginning to wonder where you were, glad your well 💜💜
That’s good that you’re well.
Things basically fine here, just a bit all over to the place.
As it is everywhere 💜💜
These are so beautiful, Jean. I love how you do your annual posts of your mom and dad. The butterfly movie is a treat! Thank you for sharing your dad’s memories and yours.
That’s very kind, Suz.
Sometimes I wonder about the annual posts but then I realize how important their lives were/are to me and how their deaths inspired this blog in the first place.
I think there are many of us who can relate to that inspiration and who want to memorialize it. It inspires connections for me.
That’s good to know, Suz.
Memories like the shadow of my mind…(Barbra Streistand ..sp.?)..A beautiful place to be close to Dad….
It’s a song I love.
Knowing how much you love Mount Congreve I really felt sorry for you when it became inaccessible. Happy that it is now re-opened and bringing back good memories.
That’s really kind of you to think of me in this context, Roy. Much appreciated.
Hope you’re well.