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Smiling through the winter
22-NOV-2009

Smiling through the winter

I like pansies - I always fancy that they have smiling faces.
It was another cold and windy day so I just nipped out to the garden and
managed to grab this shot between the showers.
I don't really approve of Sunday shopping, not because of any religious objections, but because I think
six days a week are enough for the wheels of commerce to crank round and that we should have at
least one day for relaxing and spending time with our families and friends. But as I had done that
yesterday and as the weather wasn't suitable for doing anything else, I ended up going to Dundalk,
to the town's biggest shopping centre. Although a lot of people are certainly going north for their
shopping, The Marshes was full of people. Not sure if they were just walking around in the warmth
or if they were shopping but there were queues at the tills in the couple of shops I went to. Treated
myself to a new pair of slippers and bought Toffee a cute festive cat bandana for his Christmas portrait!

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Valene23-Nov-2009 18:41
Nice to see flowers this time of year!
globalgadabout23-Nov-2009 14:25
these pansies are so cheerful...a bit like butterflies with roots...agree it's positive to keep a day free from the cycle of earning and spending money, just for the peace of mind that affords...
Neal Nye23-Nov-2009 12:11
Sweet little faces. You've portrayed them so nicely here.
Kevin Chester23-Nov-2009 10:56
Nice shot, i agree with you on the shoping. We spent some time in Wales years ago and everything was closed on Sunday, it a pain at first then you just adapt and chill out.
Betty Vlasiu23-Nov-2009 09:33
gorgeous shot.
laine23-Nov-2009 07:57
That's one of my favourite flowers...I love their faces.
pkocinski22-Nov-2009 23:00
Yes Pansies are so pretty and they do brighten our days!
Máire Uí Mhaicín22-Nov-2009 20:38
These little ones and winter cyclamens brighten our days at the moment. Lovely image.
Colin Storey22-Nov-2009 20:24
Nice shot and story.
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