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October 18, 2013


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Childhood Memories

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 6:41 AM

Please, please read this in the Journal tab so the deviations display correctly, they look badly collated on my profile page! :iconchibispainplz:

I've been meaning to write this journal for... probably about a year :rofl:  As I've travelled the paths of dA I've seen things that remind me of my childhood home and have collected them for the beautiful memories and would now like to share them.

I was born in the town (now a large town I believe) of High Wycombe in Bucks (Buckinghamshire) in England in 1956.  When I was 11 we moved to the countryside and I spent 4 idyllic years (when I wasn't at school) wandering the farmland and woods surrounding our family home.  These years were very, very precious to me and I will cherish the English countryside inside my head for the rest of my life.

When I was 15 we got on a cruise ship and sailed away to Australia to live and I have never returned to the UK.  Well, not yet anyway.

Thanks to everyone who has posted pictures that have kept these memories so fresh for me.  Even though quite a few of these deviations were not taken in the UK, they were familiar sights to me when I lived there.

I remember this one - the actual place, not just one like it.

High Wycombe Water Mill by GMCPhotographics
I won't talk about each picture, but mostly they are the sights of nature that I loved so much for my final 4 years in the UK.  I could hear a donkey bray each morning from my bedroom and pick fresh hazelnuts from the tree just a few feet away.  But anyway, if you have any questions about the memories of any specific deviation, just ask.  And now I'll be quiet and share the beauty.
 Donkey Days by SilkenWinds Stirrup by tanikel
Thistle by Hedgehog101 Love by Deb-e-ann
Fox Cub 13 by Alannah-Hawker
Hide and Seek by WildWinyan Is That Canon ? by JoannaMirage
I Know What You've Done by WishmasterAlchemist .. by Weissglut
Circle of Life 1.2 by Optionator Path to light by Stygma
Bluebell Woods 2 by The-WrinklyNinja
Katjes in the sky by Stilleschrei Beech by JakeSpain
Earth Stood Hard as Iron by smallsofthamish Water Like a Stone by smallsofthamish
Winter in the trees by iamBlackfox Last Bus Stop by Teakster
Romania Sunset by skyzorR
Ripe Autumn by Antarasol Acorns by gigi50
3 by mobarfield Sweet pussy willows by gigi50
                      Spring forest-birch family by gigi50
Horse chestnuts 2 by Lupsiberg Why Autumn? by Amalphi

Flowers & Fruit
Wild Roses 4 Candy by Tailgun2009   Lucky clover by sweetmarly   Wild violets 1 by Toxic-Muffins-Studio
    Senses by TeaPhotography    Pansies by Anawielle    grape hyacinths by loreleft27
                 Rapsberry by KmyGraphic        Raspberries by Nataschaa
  Grace by VasiDgallery  cowslips by Astrocat
Narcissus of spring 4 by oOFloraNatureOo  Primula V by miss-gardener  Yellow by StainXY
lime green by miss-gardener  Joanna's Foxgloves by kach-back   Rhodies by snoogaloo  Rhododendron by Otoff
    Purple beauty 4 by JanuaryGuest  Fields Of Regal Purple by 33M  Lilac by O-Gosh 
    Field of colours 7 by Isyala  Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow  I by LUCILALEYLA  Ring My Bells by LittleMissMischief
  Iris Portrait by ladyfern  Bliss by TehYawn  And This Is Just The Beginning by Emmlee
  better days III by indojo   White Bell Flowers by juju5045  <da:thumb id="216100468"/>
  summer dance by Maila-M  Bluebell Path by danUK86
Who's your favourite singer? 1 by Isyala   Blue tit in the snow by WendyMitchell  Long Tailed Tit by Albi748                         Down Time by Eresh-Kigal
so cute by silvernight10  January 31st Robin by Taliesin-Neonblack  justaleave by Yoonett

And even now I've had to leave some out, but I think I'd better stop :iconteheplz:

Love to you all

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Amalphi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Thank you so much for adding my photo to your wonderful journal :bow:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome, it was my pleasure :iconpenguinsnuggleplz:
ChloeClik Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Such a beautiful feature :love: I adored looking at this and found it very moving. Thank you for posting something so beautiful :hug:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ChloeClik Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, you're very welcome :iconyaayplz:
1001G Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
those gooseberries brought it back for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes!  Have you been gooseberryless since your move too?
1001G Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Yoonett Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013   General Artist
Very beautiful. Thanks you for including my Robin :tighthug:
MayEbony Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
  Gern   liebe Yoonett
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