A Splash of Growing Towards Victory


In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Victory.”

Although the grandkids, in past week,
At galas, they did go for it,
I fear my shots were rather bleak,
So I have naught to show for it;

R Winning Backstroke

R (7) winning backstroke – even though legs have stopped working while she reaches for the edge.

J after winning freestyle

J (4), in pink, won the freestyle too quickly for my shot to be in time.

Much better are the ones I took
Of winning gardens, recently;
Indeed, now that I take a look,
They came out pretty decently.

Winning garden1

Winning garden 2Winning garden 4 Winning garden 7 Winning garden 8

You may note here, with some surprise
The garden size seems to have  grown
Joint first explains the change in size –
For neither won the prize* alone!

 Winning garden 12BWinning garden 10B Winning Garden 6BWinning Garden 11B

*Durban and Coast Horticultural Society ‘Garden of the Year Competition’.
 © Colonialist (WordPress) November 2015
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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17 Responses to A Splash of Growing Towards Victory

  1. Ruth2Day says:

    big congrats on the win. and such lovely, lovely gardens

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  2. Voor hulle vir SA gaan deelneem sal jy jou fotogrfie moet opknap… *koes* Die tuin is darem pragtig.

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  3. Gobetween says:

    Lovely gardens, the dry hot weather isn’t doing our garden any favours.

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  4. Colline says:

    The gardens are beautiful. I would love to spend some time reading quietly in them.

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  5. disperser says:

    You did wonders with your grounds. Really magnificent. You should be justly proud of them, and perhaps even worth opening them up to the public.

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  6. The story of my life with photographs I really wished I’d taken.

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  7. Beautiful gardens. What a pleasure it must be to see these winning masterpieces, and how difficult to judge. Well done to your two little grand-fishes. 🙂

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