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12 May 2021 9:13AM
A simple yet delicate and effective composition Kath. It tells a story, and makes me want to get out in the garden and do some cultivating! It is still a bit cold to plant out the beans though!
KingArthur 14 8 Malta
12 May 2021 9:15AM
Must be nostalgic for you to admire this shot Kath. The mood really contributes here, nice mono

Joe Smile
12 May 2021 9:28AM
Those are outstanding shadows Kath, and I had a rapid trip back in time to my nan's garden. Amazing!
12 May 2021 9:32AM
Excellent Still Life Kath,
DaveRyder Plus
7 5.4k 9 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 9:36AM
You've definitely got a handle on these low key images Kath. 😂
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 9:39AM
Beautifully done, well seen, and well-executed.
Isabel GrinGrinGrin
RonDM Plus
6 106 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 9:55AM
Superb image great quality

Dramatic .....sinister....pleasing .....youíve captured everything super image

12 May 2021 10:04AM
Just beautiful Kath!
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 10:33AM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks and a rework of an old image that I found in the archives. The handle has a lovely patina and every time I hold it, it's like holding my Dad's hand again. I suppose part of us always remains that child however old we are.

Take care all.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
12 May 2021 10:37AM
An image just oozing with emotion and memories of the past. A beautiful mono Kath, love the contrasting tones and shadows.

12 May 2021 10:37AM
Great tone, detail & light Kath
12 May 2021 10:57AM
Excellent work Kath, did comment earlies, this gets a GEA,
12 May 2021 11:37AM
Lovely, Kath and yes, the small ones always used to be called; a ladies spade.
However, since that statement may now be sexist, you can use a big one. Wink
I keep my two spades behind a large wispy leafed bush, I call them:
Acer spades.

12 May 2021 11:49AM
Stunning evocative image, tells a story. and is just right in mono, with those lovelt tones and light.
ZenTony Plus
5 6 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 11:49AM
Beautiful Kath on all levels. There is something special about old tools. I have some my grandfather worked with and using them is always special.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 11:57AM
Thank you all for the lovely comments and for making me smile John.

Fred, thank you so much for your GEA, that's come as a big and beautiful surprise. I will message you.

Just seen your award too Sylvia, thank you, it means a lot.

Take care all.

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 11:59AM
Clever framing and something wonderful about the image especially
knowing about the spade.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
12 May 2021 12:10PM
A fine composition and capture, Kath, lovely shadows enhancing the shot too 😃👍
Trev 😀
Beautiful tonal range and great composition Kath, a lovely mono image.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1859 England
12 May 2021 1:22PM
Beautiful in all ways, and in far better nick than any of our garden tools...
12 May 2021 1:50PM
Excellent image
capto Plus
9 6.7k 25 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 2:26PM
A spade full of memories.Smile
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
12 May 2021 2:35PM
Just stopped working to have a coffee and a chat. Nice one Kath.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 4:22PM
Thank you all for such lovely comments and some awards too. I will message you all.

Thanks Kate and John, there is something lovely about using the tools that have been handed down to you. Especially in such a clear it out society. The spade, well it was Dad's and he gave it to me so that is more than a bit special. Like Ivor says, a spade full of memories.

Take care all.

saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
12 May 2021 4:36PM
The shade and dappled light somehow adds to the feel of nostalgia, so perfectly chosen location.
gpimages Plus
10 66 2 England
12 May 2021 4:55PM
A story in the photograph Kath. Thanks for sharing.
Graham Wink
Thatís such a delicate capture Kath. How beautiful to think of holding your lovely dadís hand every time you use the spade. ❤️❤️❤️

I hope youíve mimed ironing enough to have finished all mine for me!😉

Take care

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 5:59PM
Oh thank you Malc, Graham and Karen for those lovely comments.

Done yours Karen and just going to mime mine now! WinkWink

Thanks all.

glyndwr 14 97 10 Wales
12 May 2021 6:09PM
There is some fine details here.

12 May 2021 6:13PM
Lovely to see, Kath, nice that dreams continue through certain objects, like your spade here.
Dave 🙂
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2021 9:27PM
Thank you both for taking the time to comment, Robert and Dave.

Thank you for your lovely UAs Tony and David, I will message you.

12 May 2021 10:02PM
I am a little concerned about what it might have buried last.

This is one of those innocent photos that could grace the cover of a good murder mystery.
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
12 May 2021 11:52PM
A fantastic, meaningful image Kath !!
Very nice on an artistic level too!!

cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2021 5:12PM
Thank you both for visiting and your comments. Only spring bulbs Dora, don't worry! Wink

JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
13 May 2021 5:26PM
Terrific mono composition
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2021 5:34PM
Thanks so much Ju.

clevercloggs Plus
17 251 15 Netherlands
17 May 2021 12:02PM
all I can say is that I find it a pleasant and soothing image to look at. One that puts you at ease.
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
17 May 2021 12:04PM
That is a very lovely thing to say Robert.

Thank you.


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