As November Closes

Heather and Butterfly

This is it, the last day of November 2022. I found Becky’s WalkingSquares challenge rather late into the month. Tomorrow will start the countdown for Christmas…

So, my contribution to the final Walking Squares of November 2022, is this image photographed back in 2012 on our walk around Sheffield Park Gardens.

Heather and Butterfly
A photograph of a butterfly on heather at Sheffield Park Gardens in East Sussex.

Whilst most of us will enjoy the festivities and what Christmas brings others will be facing their first Christmas without a loved one, whether it be their partner, parent, a family member or even a pet. Just like Becky, our blogging friend, who lost her beloved back in April.

Our late Queen, Elizabeth II who passed away in September 2022, spoke these words in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Grief is the price we pay for love.

Queen Ellizabeth II

And as Alfred, Lord Tennyson said:

Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Becky, us bloggers who have followed you throughout your blogging time, send you a heartfelt Virtual Hug at this painful time in your life. We may not by physically here, and I am sure I don’t speak just for myself when I say, “We are here for you in the blogging virtual world too, should you need us”.

Well done on completely this month’s challenge. ❤ ❤


17 responses to “As November Closes”

  1. oh you have brought a tear to my eye. It’s good. Just so lovely to have you and the other Squarers sitting beside me as I navigate my way in my new life. Thank you so much for your beautiful words and final square

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    1. You are welcome Becky xx I’ve thoroughly enjoyed WalkingSquares.. I’m sad to see it end xx

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  2. Beautiful photos with very eloquently expressed thoughts. May I join you in that virtual hug for Becky please?

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    1. Of course, you can …. This time of year is so hard for people who’ve lost a loved one xx

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  3. Oh yes, group hug required. Well said Bren! xx

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  4. Thank you for the post, Bren! ((hugs))

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    1. You are welcome xx


  5. First, such a beautiful photograph. Next, I am just now getting into photography blogging. I don’t yet know Becky (but I hope to). Your heartfelt “hug” was lovely.

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  6. Yes, I agree we all are supporting Becky, and I am so priviledged to be a part of this lovely community!

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    1. It is a lovely community…

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  7. Beautiful flower and butterfly. The virtual hug for Becky is echoed by me!

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      1. You’re welcome! xx


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