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Dad's Wren

By phil_j  
Today would have been my Dad's 72nd Birthday, he passed away suddenly three days ago, and we are all missing him so much.

You have all been very kind and supportive with your messages, and my Mother read all the comments today which gave her added strength to help ease some of the pain.

As a family we went ahead and celebrated Dad's birthday, with a full Sunday lunch as we would have done any other day.

So many little things happened today, which made us feel that Dad was with us celebrating, including the visit of his little Wren to the garden.

Funnily enough we call it Dad's little Wren despite the fact he could never see it!!.

Many a time I would be round with Mum and Dad and notice the Wren in the garden, we would pointout to Dad that his Wren was there and he would frantically search in the direction we were trying to indicate to him, but he was also too late to see her before she flitted off elsewhere.

Today as if by appointment she arrived and posed for a number of shots, allowing me to get a good close up of her, so I hope you can see her now Dad!!

Happy Birthday Dad, Love you.

Phil & Janet

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

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banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3512 Canada
17 Feb 2008 6:16PM
Beautiful tribute to your Dad.


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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
17 Feb 2008 6:20PM
A wonderful tribute to your Dad, love the way you've caught the sunlight on little Jenny Wren
Cabit 9 104 England
17 Feb 2008 6:29PM
Very nice,
Dave
17 Feb 2008 6:40PM
A perfect tribute to your Dad. I filled up reading your editorial, remembering losing my dad a number of years ago. A stunning capture with superb lighting
Mike
casson 10 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 6:43PM
So sad but very touching
john
17 Feb 2008 6:49PM
Nice tribute to your dad Phil,
Fred.
dazzaman 10 631 England
17 Feb 2008 6:55PM
so sorry to hear this news phil. you have made a beautiful tribute to him.he will be watching over you all.take care of youself,and your mum.
darren.
Coleslaw 11 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Feb 2008 7:00PM
so sorry to hear that, Phil.
my condolences.
take care.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2008 7:04PM
I love the little wren-- Happy Birthday to your Dad--

Jennnnnn
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
17 Feb 2008 7:05PM
A beautiful tribute and capture.
Andy
17 Feb 2008 7:21PM
An excellent, pin sharp image of a wren, lovely.

Well done, regards and best wishes, Nick
tigertimb 8 40 66 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 7:21PM
Great shot of the wren, nice detail and a good bit of sunshine.
Just catching up and very sorry to hear the news; my thoughts are with you and the family
Tim
ericfaragh 12 132 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 7:38PM
A beautiful capture. Sorry to hear of your sad loss.
GalleryGirl 9 4 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 7:39PM
Happy Birthday Dad. I'm sure Dad was looking down and happy that you continued the day as 'normal'.
Great shot of Dad's little wren.
Marilyn x
GlenD 9 United States
17 Feb 2008 7:48PM
He can see him perfectly now Phil, Lovely shot, Happy Birthday to Dad.
Glen
skewey 10 31 England
17 Feb 2008 8:07PM
A stunning tribute.Our thoughts are with you.
Paul
fishy2 8
17 Feb 2008 8:08PM
top shot great detail.
jase.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Feb 2008 8:43PM
This is a cracking Wren image Phil. How amazing it seems that this Wren should put in an appearance like this on such an occasion for your family.
Very emotive.
Brian.
phil_j Plus
10 134 4 England
17 Feb 2008 8:44PM
Thanks again everybody, been a tough few days but I've found that being able to just take a few minutes on here, and express my thoughts and feelings through words and pictures has really helped me a lot.

I will try to catch up with everyone sometime during the week.

Phil
fatmod 10 22 England
17 Feb 2008 8:53PM
fantastic image of dads wren our thoughts are with you
dickiedriver 10 212 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 8:54PM
What a lovely shot and fitting tribute to your dad he would be proud our thoughts are with you all

Richard
Rob_Taylor 12 660 5 Wales
17 Feb 2008 9:03PM
A fabulous shot and a lovely tribute

Rob
Pegon 11 78 1 England
17 Feb 2008 9:04PM
Another lovely tribute Phil. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
Pete.
DerekL 11 165 24 England
17 Feb 2008 9:20PM
A beautiful tribute to your dad.
Small things like this will remain with you in your memories of him in the future. In your sad times my thoughts are with you.
Nick_w 9 4.3k 99 England
17 Feb 2008 11:14PM
A great tribute
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
17 Feb 2008 11:21PM
Beautiful capture Phil, lovely light and setting. Lovely that you all sensed your Dad's presence and that his little wren turned up. Things move in mysterious ways. Stay strong; love to you all
Andrew
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
18 Feb 2008 8:00AM
What a wonderful tribute, and I'm sure your dad can see this wonderful image that you have produced for him. Great work, and may your sorrow ease in time. Carol
BarbaraR 10 17 1 England
18 Feb 2008 2:50PM
Lovely and touching too.
Bless.

B.
looboss 9 3.1k 7 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2008 10:57PM
Beautiful and so full of sentiment behind it, This should go on the wall framed and hanged proudly.
trissie 10 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 11:29PM
A beautiful capture and a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Trish
Assyrian 9 132 Scotland
21 Feb 2008 7:50PM
Lovely tribute and a great shot!

Chris

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