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Sweet Williams

By helenlinda
We spent a weekend in Locking in Somerset with our current Chinese Bible Study groups in June.
This was the 8th year that we have been welcomed by the members of the church and we stayed with a number of host families. It is a wonderful experience for the students, who are mostly here doing their Master's course for a year.
On Sunday morning we all attended the parish church and these were the welcoming flowers in the porch. Very simple, but lovely crisp clear colours. I often associate people with specific flowers, and my Dad always grew Sweet Williams, so I am reminded of him as I look at them. I have dliberately kept in part of the notice board surround as I really like the carving
Thanks for looking

Tags: Architecture Flowers and plants Landscape and travel August 2010 St augustines parish church - locking Porch flowers

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CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
24 Aug 2010 6:19PM
A superb composition, Helen, very well captured. Carol

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
24 Aug 2010 6:27PM
This would look well framed on a wall
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 6:29PM
Great comp ..and thanks for sharing with us what it was all about
Suehh 10 39 6 England
24 Aug 2010 6:39PM
So lovely Helen - would make a lovely birthday, wedding anniversary card.

EAS 8 1 13 Scotland
24 Aug 2010 7:00PM
Like the composition of this very much. Rather nice balance between carving and flowers. Do you know for many a long year Sweet William were called Stinking Billy in Scotland, as they are named for the Duke of Cumberland, in charge of the army at Culloden?

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1794 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 7:09PM
Calm and gentle. The inclusion of the carved wood is masterful.
phil99 11 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 7:16PM
Superbly composed and beautiful tones...Phil
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
24 Aug 2010 7:17PM
Very pretty. - gary
24 Aug 2010 7:21PM
A wonderfully composed picture and such delicate processing.

Great shot.
24 Aug 2010 7:25PM
Beautiful, well composed image Helen, well done

Roly 10 Wales
24 Aug 2010 7:32PM
Very nice indeed Helen.
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 7:59PM
Thanks everyone for your encouraging comments - glad the inclusion of the carving has been well received.
Thanks Ann for the background information - you know your scotish history very well.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 8:06PM
wonderful comp helen brilliant colours cracking detail love the carving a beautiful capture Wink
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 8:11PM

Thanks Ann for the background information - you know your scotish history very well.

...................apologies -Scottish - I nearly died when I saw my spelling- and once your minute is up, you have to live with it !!!!
24 Aug 2010 8:17PM
lovely soft image and very well framed. Bombolini
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 8:23PM
Love the juxaposition of the floral display and that wonderful carving. I enjoy those gentle shadows too. Super piece of work.
24 Aug 2010 8:24PM
Beautiful image Helen well composed, would look fabulous framed.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2010 8:39PM
Such a beautiful capture and love the write up Helen..perfect presentation of a perfect shot
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2010 11:09PM
Dunno why Helen,but I think this has a right ''wedding'' look to it !!
I suppose it could be I prefer to see wedding pics without the bride,groom,best man,best maid,and anyone else that is at the wedding !!
Good shot.
Anjantoo 9 7 1 England
24 Aug 2010 11:42PM
Simply beautiful Helen.
24 Aug 2010 11:46PM
Beautiful and an aura of peace and tranquility.
rpba18205 8 1 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 12:35AM
Beautiful image.
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
25 Aug 2010 5:31AM
Excellent compostiion

helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:38AM
Many thanks for all your comments
Ray42 9 3 England
25 Aug 2010 8:15AM
A very good still life
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 8:58AM
glad you explained the wooden carving, a very pretty floral display
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
25 Aug 2010 12:29PM
This is gorgeous, and I agree the wood on the side really sets things off well. My gram grew sweet williams, too, and I finally got some to grow for me last year. I love their perfume.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
25 Aug 2010 12:48PM
A lovely, pretty image.
Well done.

helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 1:52PM
Thanks Ray, Anne, Joline and Barbara- I'm staggered that this continues to get clicks. I haven't uploaded a flower image for ages, and its easy to forget how popular they are on this site
25 Aug 2010 3:29PM
A lovely presentation Helen, like the processing here,
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:18PM
What a lovely arrangement - beautifully photographed.

helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 7:43PM
Thanks Geoff and James
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
25 Aug 2010 9:12PM
Lovely floral corner display Helen - not sure why but that piece of carving does sit well in this composition.
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 9:46PM
Thanks Brian - its not what you would expect in such a picture and I was half expecting to be shot down over it, but it seemed right to keep it in.
oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 11:57PM
beautiful composition helen ,this is superb Smile
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 7:29AM
Thanks Oll1e
brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 8:19AM
Brilliant - the softness makes it,
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 9:16AM
Thanks Johanna
franfoto 10 2 32 England
27 Aug 2010 7:25PM
What a gorgeous concept Helen, the soft shadows and misty feel to this really appeals and that carving is delightful.
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2010 9:52PM
Thanks Fran
osie 7 2 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 9:47PM
Love this image...very pretty....lovely the soft shadows on the wall...just wish the wooden frame was not in the picture, in my opinion, you don't need it..."Less is More"...But...Excelento...Love it !!!
helenlinda Plus
10 346 22 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 9:49PM
Thanks for your comment Osie

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