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July 24, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Beauty after the storm


Due to its very sheltered spot this is one of the few flowers not battered by the recent torrential rain and what a beauty it is. By the way, my sandbags and pump are ready for another round of thunderstorms overnight.



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  1. Artattack - not only about art / Jul 24 2013 10:01 pm

    Reblogged this on artattack.

  2. Artattack - not only about art / Jul 24 2013 10:07 pm

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  3. rubytheblacklabrador / Jul 25 2013 12:52 am

    Hope you survived the storms. Fushia’s were my granny’s favourite flower and these remind me of my summer holidays when we used to visit her in sunny Southport and play on the beach with no sand and where the tide never seemed to come in. Thanks 🙂

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 25 2013 8:21 am

      Thank you. Lots of happy memories there. Simple things can be such a powerful link to the past. I have a similar connection to my granddad when I hear a blackbird singing. We survived the storm. In fact I slept through it, and although the sandbags were in place it looked like they weren’t needed. Not as bad as forecast it seemed. Thanks for your good wishes.

  4. rainbowarc / Jul 25 2013 1:15 am


  5. Gallivanta / Jul 25 2013 5:24 am

    Wishing you dry feet!

  6. maryoconnor12 / Jul 25 2013 1:42 pm

    I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award, a little sunshine to enjoy after the storm! Best regards, Mary

  7. aleksmile / Jul 25 2013 2:54 pm

    Thanks so much for liking my first blog entry! I really appreciate that! I did not expect anyone to read, much less like, my first post!

    I will thank you again in tonight’s blog post and link to your profile!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Jul 25 2013 3:49 pm

      You’re welcome. I’m honoured to be the first and I’m sure many more will follow. Your blog, like mine,is about recognising and celebrating the beauty in the everyday things around us. Good luck.

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