Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Bitter Sweet Memories



Photo is the copyright of Maggie May.

This photo was taken while walking along a canal with my daughter and grandsons, on the east coast of England. We walked for miles along the side of the canal and had a very pleasant time. It was taken in the Autumn of last year, not long after the children had lost their dad. It has bitter sweet memories for me, but it is a lovely stretch of waterway.


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33 comments:

James said...

Very nice picture to go with your bitter sweet memories.
The canal looks alot like the one around here only ours has less water.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Beautiful photo Maggie, in harsh contrast with your family's terrible time, I hope that you are all finding peace.
God Bless,
Donnie XX

VALKYRIEN said...

Nice and special scenery! Even if the memories from that time is bitter sweet.
I am not used to canals like that, so for me it looks only sweet!

mick said...

So many boats on the canal! Is it always that busy? Great photo.

Pacey said...

Scenic shot and lovely watery post. Have a nice day.

lakeviewer said...

Very busy canal. You will forever connect these two memories together.

SandyCarlson said...

There is a lot to take in in this beautiful shot. Lovely walk!

Guy D said...

Cherish the memories, very nice photo. God bless.

Guy
Regina In Pictures

Carletta said...

Autumn is my favorite time for walks and this looks like a lovely place to stroll with much to see and enjoy.
Treasure the memories. I'm sure the children do too.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Ebie said...

Maggie May, so sorry for the memories, but the canal looks a long stretch of water ways, could accommodate a lot of boats. Have a great week!

at the cottage said...

What a lovely way to remember than to walk along the canal.

A beautiful photo Maggie May, especially knowing it has such memories. ((hugs))

Deb
teaandphotos

Granny on the Web said...

Lovely jumble of water-life. David and I used to have a share in a narrow-boat and later a Dutch barge. All great fun, but sadly got too much for my legs to be leaping about on and off!

Love Granny

Suburbia said...

That looks a very beautiful and interesting place.

Bitter sweet memories are a strange sort aren't they?

Dirk said...

Very nice pictures of what seems a beautiful area.

Gail said...

Lovely. I am always fascinated by the "roses and castles" imagery on barges.

The Green Stone Woman said...

I remember that, when you walked there and how all of your feelings were the. I liked the canal boats and how narrow they were and I wondered how people could live on them. That was a tough time, wasn't it, Maggie? So many mixed feelings. Aren't you glad at least this much time has passed already?

Martha in PA said...

What a beautiful photo, especially when enlarged.

Rose said...

It is a lovely scene. Hopefully over time, your memories will become sweeter and not so sad. Take care.

Nessa said...

Beautiful photo and a beautiful spot. Nature can go a long way towards healing.

Hilary said...

Beautiful photo. Hugs to you.

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

I love to walk by canals, it's always so friendly and interesting. So sorry to read about your loss.

cheshire wife said...

Canal boats always look colourful and interesting. I hope that time is dulling the pain.

MaggieGem said...

Excellent photo, love the reflection on the very still water!

Glad to see your enjoying the walk!

Wendy said...

Lovely photo. So much of life seems to be bittersweet these days.
Or are we getting older and wiser?

bindhiya said...

Beautiful picture Maggie!
((hugs))
bindi

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snap is sharp contrast to terrible time faced by the family.

Arija said...

English canals and thei traffic can be most photogenin.
I am so sorry at your loss.

Sandi McBride said...

Memories are always bitter sweet I think...lovely photo Mags, and I'm glad you shared it and the memories with us.
Sandi

2sweetnsaxy said...

What interesting little boats in the water. Sorry about your bittersweet memories. :-(

Akelamalu said...

It's strange how beautiful places can have bittersweet memories isn't it?

Working Mum said...

Bitter sweet describes it perfectly. Hopefully you are now building much happier memories.

Bim said...

I love the canals and all the houseboats that come with them, and your photo captures their feel well.

Indrani said...

Some places are precious. I understand. Beautiful picture.