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Flowers For Garrath

By LynneJoyce  
A series of 12 images of flowers from the bouquet I bought for my husband Garrath (GarrathE) just after we found out that he had to have major surgery urgently, surgery that is now scheduled for this Saturday morning. I mentioned in my previous post that my 'attendance' here is likely to be somewhat erratic due to health issues and this is one of them since I will be on full time nurse and dog duty until his recovery. Once he is recovered I will be able to reschedule the surgery that I had to postpone because of his more urgent needs, then the roles will be reversed. Christmas, birthdays, & wedding anniversary celebrations have all had to be cancelled so I doubt if there will be much in the way of photography going on until we are both through this.

This post is a way of getting an extra good luck message out of these flowers. The photograph was taken indoors with the help of the LED panel I bought in Venice earlier this year. Fingers crossed that all goes well on Saturday and that nothing worse comes of it all.

Tags: Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 5:12PM
My thoughts are with you both Lynne, and my very best wishes to strong and
and make the most of every moment before the op
great set of images..

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Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Nov 2012 5:13PM
A glorious array of beautiful flowers Lynne, I love all those bright colours. I hope Gareth's surgery is a success and he makes a full and swift recovery. My Dad has recently had major surgery and has been in and out of hospital in the last few months so i can empathise with you, all the best, Ed
strokebloke 9 493 17 England
21 Nov 2012 5:22PM
A gorgeous selection of photos.
Best wishes for the future

annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Nov 2012 5:23PM
a warm, wonderful series of best wishes.
I know unfortunately so well how anxious you must be, I wish Gareth the best success and you the patience and force and the ability to sleep in spite of it all.
Re arthritis I have had it myself for a long time and it is my diet that helps a lot. Makes it difficult for others sometimes because there are eggs in all sorts of things but yes, health matters so much!
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
21 Nov 2012 5:24PM
What wonderful floral images, Lynne and presented with all your usual flare. My thoughts are, of course, with you both at such a stressful time and I look forward to learning it all went well.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Nov 2012 5:33PM
Wishing you both successful and speedy recoveries.
xwang 9 56 8
21 Nov 2012 5:37PM
They are all superb shots and excellently worked out flowers, I really can't choose...beautiful indeed. V1's colour and light is first class shot..great work,Lynne.
I'm sorry to hear that Gareth needs urgent surgery. I wish the operation will be successful and a quick recovery afterwards...My best wishes to you both. Take care.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 5:37PM
A stunningly beautiful posy, this set, and the presentation is simply superb.
I keep my fingers crossed for Garrath's surgery and then yours to be a complete success. Your health is more important than photographs and epz.
Thinking of you both.
Very best wishes
GarrathE 9 4 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 5:39PM
Thank you for everything!
I'm sure we will all be behind you Lynne, a hard time for you both, I'm sure that all will go well. Try to take some time out to rest between being by Garrath's bedside to rest and recuperate your self. My thoughts are with you.

All the very best of luck and good wishes,

21 Nov 2012 5:51PM
Wonderful set of floral images Lynne.
So bright and colourful.
I wish you both the best of luck.

milky 14 Wales
21 Nov 2012 6:10PM
Excellent capture a beautiful set V8 for me------------Milky
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Nov 2012 6:13PM
A worrying time for you both, Lynne: my best wishes to Garrath for a quick and full recovery, and I shall keep both in my thoughts and prayers.
And a wonderful set of floral images, the LED lighting working so effectively to show off all the detail and colours.
Best wishes.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 6:16PM
My thoughts and prayers are with you both and all your friends on this site will be thinking of you. Take care.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 6:41PM
my sincere thoughts are with you both at this difficult time
you will both be fine....
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 6:41PM
Best of wishes to both of you, hope all goes wellSmile
V4 and V2 are my faves!
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
21 Nov 2012 6:42PM
Best wishes to you both, Lynne. Hope everything goes well.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 6:52PM
Get well soon flowers. I sincerely hope that all goes well.
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 6:55PM
Sending best wishes to both of you - Helen
9 10 10 England
21 Nov 2012 7:31PM
It's always a special treat when you upload a set of shots Lynne - my very best wishes that everthing goes well.
21 Nov 2012 7:40PM
the piccies are good but more importantly hope you both get through the ops ....take care
best regards to both

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
21 Nov 2012 7:47PM
An excellent set of images and I do hope that all gets well

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 8:26PM
please add my best wishes for Saturday my thoughts are with you both, next time we hear from you Lynne pray god its good news
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
21 Nov 2012 9:08PM
In my eyes Lynne! Every one a winner an exceptional set of flower photographs, best wishes to you both on a speedy recovery.


cabbie Plus
11 31 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 9:52PM
Have to agree all the very best to you both

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2012 11:40PM
Wonderful set of images which I imagine was very therapeutic for you.
I do love V10 and V6 is also that little bit different with choice of b/g.
Lynne we'll all be thinking of you and Garrath on Saturday.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 12:35AM
This is the second upload I have seen Lynne,that makes me feel guilty about my moaning with feeling a bit under the weather on my upload !! I wish you and Garrath all the best for both of you to get through this difficult time. My sincere best wishes to you both !!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:32AM
Thanks for your good wishes guys, all very much appreciated.
Tibetan 6 3 England
22 Nov 2012 8:12AM
There has to be hope! an inner strength we all have to fall back on in times of need! may that inner strength come to the fore so you are both able to survive this present situation, may a calmness settle upon you both to help you through a difficult time. May the beauty of your flowers return happiness, you give to others!, blessing on you both, regards Leon.Grin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 9:15AM
Sincere wishes for successful ops and a speedy recovery, a very difficult time for you both. We shall be thinking of you on Saturday.
Carole and Nick
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
22 Nov 2012 10:51AM
Hope that all goes well on Saturday as I'm sure it will and that he is back on his feet soon. I'm sure that you will enjoy spoiling him during his recovery.

Best wishes to both of you

BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
22 Nov 2012 11:34AM
Best wishes, to you both.
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
22 Nov 2012 12:44PM
You have all of us sending you good thoughts and prayers. I hope your rough patch is soon behind you both.
debu 8 India
22 Nov 2012 2:04PM
Superb set,V3 and V4 for me.
22 Nov 2012 3:52PM
A superb set. Best wishes for a fine surgery & speedy recovery.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
22 Nov 2012 3:55PM
Lovely well thought out images. All the best, Ann.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
22 Nov 2012 4:03PM
What a wonderful set, Lynne, love the way you frame and present them Smile
Hope all goes well for Garrath, give him my regards.
Take care and all the best,
Trev Smile
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:18PM
Your images show true emotion! A fine gift! Wishing for your husband Gods healing and a fast recovery. IB
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:53PM
my thoughts are with you both lynne
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 4:53PM
Wish you both well !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May I say here and now That I wish you both what you wish for the most. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you both. lovely flowers captured and preserved for much better times to come. My very best regards

AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 6:14PM
My best wishes to you and Garrath Lynne - I hope everything goes well for Garrath on Saturday and that there will be good news. I'm sorry you are both having such a difficult time and can only hope for the best for you.
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2012 8:02PM
Lynne, I hope all goes well for Garrath on Saturday and for you too. Please give Garrath my best wishes for a speedy recovery. Thank God for our NHS. I will be thinking of you both on Saturday. Do look after yourself as well Lynne.

Ps. Lovely photographs
22 Nov 2012 8:29PM
A gorgeous glowing set Lynne, love them all.
My very best wishes to you both Lynne, and I wish your husband all the luck in the World.

John Smile
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 12:02AM
Trying times, Lynne, my thoughts are with you.
Such lovely messages above.
It was this time last year that my partner suffered a heart attack and had a quadruple bypass over the Yule period. It doesn't seem a year ago. He is now fine!!!!!!!!!
bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2012 8:08AM
My thoughts and wishes with you both Lynne hope every thing goes well .A beautiful show of flowers here Lynne wonderfully presented with your tinkeringSmileSmile
wnbeat 12 56 Scotland
23 Nov 2012 9:33AM
A beautiful collection , each and every one !!SmileSmileSmile
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
24 Nov 2012 8:44AM
Sincerely hope all goes well today, Lynne.
Try to remember to think of yourself at times too. You are no use to Garrath if you are all worn out and too tired...
Very best wishes to you both.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:39PM
Thinking of you and Garrath today Lynne and praying hard for you xxxx
6 3 8 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2012 4:41PM
Lovely colours and detail. Also the presentation is top drawer!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Very well presented series.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
25 Nov 2012 4:41PM
That must have been some bouquet then Lynne as you have a whole load of super shots here.
Am sorry to hear of Garrath's health, please give him my best wishes, and also to yourself too. Take care, as a very busy period ahead of you. Moira
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2012 5:06PM
Super set of image.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
25 Nov 2012 8:00PM
God Bless the Lad !

ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 7:23AM
V12 then V1 for me here...
Great work...

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2012 9:38AM
A very special set of images, i hope you both recover well, my sincere good wishes to you both,
regards Ali
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Nov 2012 4:51PM
Beautifully done

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