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i love when the first purple of the year forces it's way into the garden
29th Jan 2007, 21:29   | tags:,,

Dhamaka says:

lovely shots - especially that top one

... start wearing purple, wearing purple...

29th Jan 2007, 21:37

FilbertFox says:

i wear purple most days!

And ta, had to lay down on belly to get that top one, getting up again afterwards was tricky - i was knackered after my bike ride!

29th Jan 2007, 21:40

Dhamaka says:

you did well :)

29th Jan 2007, 21:41

FilbertFox says:

ta again

29th Jan 2007, 21:42

MaggieD says:

Do like that top shot .... and yay for the first purple of the year!

29th Jan 2007, 21:46

Jesson says:

I do love purple and these flowers are very beautiful.


When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandlas, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Jenny Joseph

29th Jan 2007, 22:06

FilbertFox says:

i have been living by this for years now!

29th Jan 2007, 22:10

crikey, crocii!

30th Jan 2007, 02:14

paintist says:

luverly.....and now I have the image of you lying on your stomach as well ;-p
well deserved highlight me ducks

30th Jan 2007, 08:12

Number one is aces :)

30th Jan 2007, 08:26

FilbertFox says:

wow a HL

It was not a pretty site P!

30th Jan 2007, 08:45

Dhamaka says:


a HL!!


30th Jan 2007, 08:49

crickson says:

Very strong colours! Well worth a HL : )

30th Jan 2007, 10:41

FilbertFox says:

praise indeed Crickson - ta me ducks

30th Jan 2007, 12:42

Viv says:

love the crocus shot

30th Jan 2007, 13:17

when im an old lady i intend to do all those only wearin mustard yellow but insisting its pink. just for a change.

30th Jan 2007, 21:42

JokerXL says:

That's early!
Earlier than at ours, anyway.

31st Jan 2007, 09:05

FilbertFox says:

i hate to be late for anything Joker

31st Jan 2007, 12:04

Puddikat says:

Ooh they're lovely shots, especially the top one, well deserved highlight. I'm a huge purple fan myself

31st Jan 2007, 19:05

swamprose says:

lovely shots. and on your tummy, such dedication. kudos on the HL.

1st Feb 2007, 14:06