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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
13 1.8k 3863 Canada
17 Feb 2008 6:16PM
Beautiful tribute to your Dad.


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Glostopcat 12 255 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 10 104 England
17 Feb 2008 6:29PM
Very nice,
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
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
casson 12 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 6:43PM
So sad but very touching
17 Feb 2008 6:49PM
Nice tribute to your dad Phil,
dazzaman 11 631 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.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
17 Feb 2008 7:00PM
so sorry to hear that, Phil.
my condolences.
take care.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Feb 2008 7:04PM
I love the little wren-- Happy Birthday to your Dad--

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
17 Feb 2008 7:05PM
A beautiful tribute and capture.
NickBrandon 11 29 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 7:21PM
An excellent, pin sharp image of a wren, lovely.

Well done, regards and best wishes, Nick
tigertimb 10 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
ericfaragh 14 149 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2008 7:38PM
A beautiful capture. Sorry to hear of your sad loss.
GalleryGirl 10 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 11 United States
17 Feb 2008 7:48PM
He can see him perfectly now Phil, Lovely shot, Happy Birthday to Dad.
skewey 11 31 England
17 Feb 2008 8:07PM
A stunning tribute.Our thoughts are with you.
fishy2 10
17 Feb 2008 8:08PM
top shot great detail.
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 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.
phil_j 11 134 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.

fatmod 11 22 England
17 Feb 2008 8:53PM
fantastic image of dads wren our thoughts are with you
dickiedriver 11 212 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

Rob_Taylor 14 661 5 Wales
17 Feb 2008 9:03PM
A fabulous shot and a lovely tribute

Pegon 12 78 1 England
17 Feb 2008 9:04PM
Another lovely tribute Phil. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
DerekL 13 188 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 Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
17 Feb 2008 11:14PM
A great tribute
User_Removed Junior Member 11 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
CarolG 11 199 20 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 11 17 1 England
18 Feb 2008 2:50PM
Lovely and touching too.

looboss 11 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 11 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2008 11:29PM
A beautiful capture and a lovely tribute to your Dad.

Assyrian 10 132 Scotland
21 Feb 2008 7:50PM
Lovely tribute and a great shot!


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