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crookymonsta Plus
10 837 10 England
3 Aug 2009 12:35PM
Lovely cheerful image Dianah, I think the time you will truly believe you have retired is going to be the first day of the autumn term!

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 12:49PM
Well the sunshine will come back. The hardest thing to get used to is the fact that you're no longer confined to weekends and school holidays - you can go out mid-week in September if the weather's better then, which it usually is!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Aug 2009 12:54PM
Beautiful flowers, so much sunshine and cheer in this image!
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 1:00PM
Lovely shot and enjoy retirement
MandsH 11 England
3 Aug 2009 1:00PM
A beautiful shot
Thushari 8 1 Sri Lanka
3 Aug 2009 1:03PM
Great shot. lovely colors
3 Aug 2009 1:06PM
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
3 Aug 2009 1:10PM
Really lovely image with great detail and light.
Regarding retiral, the hardest bit is realising there's little to excite you re weekends!

3 Aug 2009 1:12PM
Super shot,
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 1:13PM
Absolutely fabulous image, great colours and detail, like the presentation too.

cider 14 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 1:15PM
Beautiful colours pin sharp shot
wonderful colours, great image
Herge88 11 40 4 England
3 Aug 2009 1:24PM
Superb colour rendition and detail here Di.

Best Matt
susanbarton 10 11 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 1:34PM
Well the sun knowes you are ant home now!!! A lovely image full of sunshine

fentiger Plus
16 918 24 England
3 Aug 2009 2:09PM
Simply beautiful.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
3 Aug 2009 2:45PM
Beautiful coloured geraniums Di - super detail in the petals.
We must be due one of your fabulous manipulations now that you have more time on your hands.Smile
3 Aug 2009 2:45PM
Amazingly beautiful colour Di, you always frame and finish the photo with such an artistic know how, great work, Adrian
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 2:47PM
Thank you to everybody ! I will do some manipulations again but as for time on my hands..I have no idea where it goes to. Grandchildren take up a huge amount of it ! Smile
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
3 Aug 2009 3:16PM
What a super image.Great work.
nigele1 14 1
3 Aug 2009 3:45PM
it sounds just like Devon too, we get the weather after you, but we have a had a few recent days here the butterflies emerge. Overall though, you might console yourself when the weather improves on 3rd september as the schools reopen.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 3:55PM
What a gorgeous shot! Such beautiful colours and tremendous detail. Thank you for your comments on my "clock" pic, although you won't be watching the time so much now!
x Carol x
3 Aug 2009 4:03PM
Lovely image Di.
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 4:09PM
A great shot, with stunning detail.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 4:48PM
Really lovely.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 4:50PM
Beautifully captured and presented Diana
videotec 9 8 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 5:01PM
Really beautiful image Di
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
3 Aug 2009 5:08PM
Welcome back!! And WOW to your gorgeous shot! Such amazingly managed light and colour, Di.

A Smile
9 10 10 England
3 Aug 2009 5:13PM
Very lovely image.
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
3 Aug 2009 6:27PM
lovely detail, enjoy your retirement.lesley
3 Aug 2009 6:33PM
A lovely bright and cheerful shot Di', and that's how retirement should make you feel, and I'm sure it will. All the best to you, and just 'enjoy'.

John Smile
beautiful image di,you have still managed to brighten the day with this image.ray
User_Removed Junior Member 11 16 England
3 Aug 2009 7:05PM
Lovely image Diana, and congratulations on your retirement. Hope you soon fill the void and come to live a whole new life to the full. I've been retired a couple of years now and don't have enough hours in the day doing all the things I never had time to do when I was working!!
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
3 Aug 2009 7:31PM
Good detail
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
3 Aug 2009 8:02PM
Excellently exposed image Di. A really lovely flower.
A lovely, bright and cheerful photo.
Don't worry you'll enjoy the freedom (no more marking, report writing, preparing, marking, targets, National Curriculum, Ofsted ...etc...!!!!!!!!!!). You'll still see the kids when walking wherever you live and it's great to meet them and see what's become of them. JNC
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
3 Aug 2009 8:18PM
Lovely macro with beautiful colour and detail.
ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2009 9:12PM
A lovely capture Di, great colour and detail, as always,
cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
3 Aug 2009 9:56PM
superb capture Di, so very coloured and detailed I hope you have a very happy retirement
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
3 Aug 2009 10:05PM
Really lovely colour and lighting, just gorgous!
goso 11 2 1 Australia
4 Aug 2009 1:27AM
Really beautiful Dianah...Bill
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
4 Aug 2009 2:51AM
What beautiful color' A beauty for sure' Patti
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
4 Aug 2009 4:09AM
1st class flower photography Di. The common practice of retired teachers here in the Philippines are to become a part time private tutors.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 8:54AM
Oh, no thank you Dennis..I think 40 years of teaching is quite enough for me !!! Smile Thank you everybody for your is so good to hear from you. Smile
AlanWillis 8 67 England
4 Aug 2009 9:45AM
Hoffy 13 262 16 England
4 Aug 2009 11:13AM
Lovely colour and detail.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
4 Aug 2009 11:41AM
Lovely details and tones Di - current on holiday in the wet south ao not too impressed with all the wet weather.
Regards Richard.
Stace Plus
10 2 2 England
4 Aug 2009 1:06PM
Superb image

bayleaf 10 8 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2009 7:19PM
Delightful capture.
Mikelane 11 1 Wales
4 Aug 2009 7:42PM
These are really beautiful dianah.excellent colour and detail ,really beautiful regards
Mike xx
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2009 8:36AM
A really beautiful image - vibrant colour and crisp detail - good use of light and well presented - Elizabeth
5 Aug 2009 10:57AM
A really great shot.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
5 Aug 2009 12:04PM
I especially like the full on flower. The color and detail in it are so vibrant. You will definitely realize you are a free woman the first day of should plan a little holiday get-away for that time, just to celebrate.
5 Aug 2009 9:53PM
Super image, lovely colour and detail.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
5 Aug 2009 10:01PM
Some gorgeous geraniums you've photographed here, the colour and detail are splendid.
Hebe 10 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2009 8:14PM
A wonderfully bright and stunning image DianahSmile
franfoto 10 2 32 England
7 Aug 2009 9:03PM
Beautiful detail and superb colour Dianah,
Hope your future is as bright and sunny as this image is.
All the best for your retirement.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
7 Aug 2009 11:23PM
Had to get the 'sat nav' out again to find my way down here Di, all due to the so well deserved lovely comments and votes, beautiful image,
dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
8 Aug 2009 3:28AM
beautiful shot
Best wishes always
panda 13 5 1 England
9 Aug 2009 11:11AM
Gorgeous colours and detail Di, excellent work

Regards Phil
Portknockie 13 48 Scotland
9 Aug 2009 2:30PM
Beautiful colours and light in your shot...

GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
10 Aug 2009 9:47AM
Hi Di
Well seen, performed and presented excellently
I believe you are all right Smile
janet 15 27 England
10 Aug 2009 1:02PM
Simply beautiful!

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 10:51PM
Late, but from the heart Diana: Congratulations to your retirement, I hope you find now the time to do all the wonderful things you want to do. Many happy years to come!
Lovely image, superb light - yes, indeed, a perfect summer image.
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 9:44AM
Wonderful tones and colours Di.

BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
11 Aug 2009 3:31PM
A beautiful shot.
And Happy Retirement Di !

B. x
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
11 Aug 2009 4:07PM
Your sunshine will be back xx Time goes so fast when you retire you will wonder how you ever had time to go to work Smile !! A lovely geranium .
It is gently wet here too . xxx
12 Aug 2009 9:18PM
Another great colourful macro, brilliant!
ketch 10 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
14 Aug 2009 10:21AM
Hi Di

Just catching up with some EPZ activity - been away for some time. This is such a hopeful image full of lovely light and colour - lifts the spirit which you are so good at.

You now have some fantastic weather to go with your retirement (I hope) so I expect to see a whole new sheaf of images soon!!

Trust all is well and you are really relaxing.

Best wishes

29 Sep 2009 9:15AM
lovely shot pin sharp with fread detail and colours
bpearson3 9 1 England
22 Apr 2010 1:39AM
A wonderful, detailed close up of this pretty flower.
Delighted to be your 100th voter!


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