Thursday, 23 December 2010

HAPPY CHRISTMAS! - and my best photos



Carmi's Challenge over the Chriastmas period is "My best Photographs".

My best one has got to be the cosmos I photographed in my sister's garden in Surrey back in the Spring. She is a clever gardener, and grew these from seed, but they looked absolutely beautiful, and were a great attraction for bees and other insects. It also reminds me of a lovely holiday I had with them, and I feel warmer just thinking about it!




These crab apples are in the park, and looked so lovely against the blue sky.




The Horse Chestnuts, or conkers I found in the park, and brought back. I love the dark shiny skins, so smooth to feel in your pocket! When I was a child I used to make little chairs with pins stuck in for legs, and wool woven round pins for the back.

Ah, happoy days!

Have a really good Christmas, all of you!

11 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Gilly - the wind is starting to howl right now, snow may be on the way. Thanks for the little shot of spring!

Tracy said...

:) the flower is a delight! and those Horse Chestnuts, or conkers, are they also referred to as Buckeyes? Being from Ohio I saw them and immediately thought of that...
Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos! Merry CHristmas to you...

VioletSky said...

and a wonderful, happy Christmas to you!

Diane said...

What great photos. You have a good eye (and you will have again when it mends) for a great shot. xxxx

kenju said...

Merry Christmas, Gilly! I love your photos; cosmos is one of my very favorite flowers!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Merry Christmas Gilly and a very happy new year. A x

KathyA said...

Wonderful photos, Gilly! I like the horse chestnuts, too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Beautiful pictures!

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Gilly's Camera said...

i so love these conkers

Hollace said...

You have such beautiful pictures, full of color and texture. I don't remember seeing your cosmos one before: it is so bridal and lovely.

awareness said...

Gilly! I love your Cosmos picture!

Happy New Year to you friend! Hope you're well. Take good care.

dana.