Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring & Weekly Travel Theme: Close-up

Time to post for the Weekly Photo Challenge, and Ailsa’s Travel theme….Yes, being a tad short of time, I’m combining two challenges, and horror of all horrors, using an image that has been posted previously, this month 2 years ago! So it’s safe to say it’s not been see let alone remembered too much!

I love this image because of the detail in the drops of rain hanging from the flower, and because it is ‘essence of Spring’ to me…. it has life, colour, young growth:


But then, I decided to have another shot at the challenges, and here is a close-up of my aged and much loved bear, showing the ravages of time…wearing a pair of trousers I made for him zillenia ago, and a borrowed top from another bear  (but hang on- how does he fit into Spring? Because, dear reader, he arrived in the springtime of my days):





  1. You have a great idea of combining two challenges and I like your choices.

  2. Great combination and beautiful colours!

  3. Good combination, Susan and good story to macth! Looks like you beloved Teddy could do with some socks, though. 😉
    All the best to both of you!

  4. Ahhh A pure delice!! Any older dreams about a newer 🙂

  5. The magnolia in the rain is priceless.
    I have a similar bald teddy, with one eye, but he has better feet than yours has – what on earth did you do to him?

  6. Sue, what an amazing …. image!!! There is nothing so nursing like a spring rain.

  7. Suzanne

    What a gorgeous teddy. He looks like he has really enjoyed his life with you. 🙂

    • I think he has a characterful face! For years he sat in a cupboard, but I thought he deserved better, and is on a shelf in the bedroom now.

  8. Love the drops of water on that flower. Great capture. Am going to work on getting something like this myself because I’d love it as a screen saver!

  9. Sweet post. The flower is gorgeous and your bear is adorable.

  10. I love your teddy 🙂

  11. Love the flower but was totally entranced by your little springtime-of-your-days fellow! How sweet that he’s still a treasured companion!

  12. Sonel

    That is one stunning capture indeed Sue and what a cute little teddy. I love teddies. 😀

  13. poppytump

    Aww Sue he’s one well loved Ted 🙂 it’s always the feet isn’t it … makes you wonder where they wander off to when all the world is sleeping ….
    Love your droplets … *ping .. ping

  14. My Ted is quite similar – both in style and well loved wear! He needs chiropody too 😀

  15. A spectacular shot Sue! And a very special teddy from the looks of him 🙂

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