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photoblog image Cromer Pier Norfolk ...1

Cromer Pier Norfolk ...1

 

Life sometimes plays out in mysterious ways.

On Sunday March 1st  2009 I  was  on this pier after spending most of the morning seeing my father in a nearby hospital. Quite a few of you will have been aware that he had been ill for a long time. I had left the hospital to have a break before intending to return and see him a little later. During the ten minutes that I was on the pier, and just after I had taken about a dozen images in the wet, I received a phone call telling me that he had died peacefully in his sleep aged 94.

Since that Sunday I have been heavily occupied with family affairs.

Yesterday's posting is of 'Helleborus Corsicus' ... it is a rather robust variety of the Hellebore family ... the most well known being the 'Lentin Rose' or as it is more commonly known the 'Christmas Rose'. My dad was very fond of the Hellebore family of flowers and had many varieties in his garden.

Cromer Pier Norfolk ...1

 

Life sometimes plays out in mysterious ways.

On Sunday March 1st  2009 I  was  on this pier after spending most of the morning seeing my father in a nearby hospital. Quite a few of you will have been aware that he had been ill for a long time. I had left the hospital to have a break before intending to return and see him a little later. During the ten minutes that I was on the pier, and just after I had taken about a dozen images in the wet, I received a phone call telling me that he had died peacefully in his sleep aged 94.

Since that Sunday I have been heavily occupied with family affairs.

Yesterday's posting is of 'Helleborus Corsicus' ... it is a rather robust variety of the Hellebore family ... the most well known being the 'Lentin Rose' or as it is more commonly known the 'Christmas Rose'. My dad was very fond of the Hellebore family of flowers and had many varieties in his garden.

comments (30)

  • VZ
  • United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 00:44
sorry to hear that news, Richard. A second one this week.
On other hand, gosh, I wish I could make it to 94!
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 16 Mar 2009, 06:22
I am sorry to hear of your loss Richard; we feel we are well prepared for the inevitable, but I am sure it was a shock. Good to see you posting again.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Mar 2009, 07:05
Well I'm very sorry to hear of your father's passing Richard - but he certainly lived a long span. 94 is a fine age to live to.

I suspect this picture reflects your frame of mind at the moment
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Mar 2009, 07:51
Richard, I thank you for your open words- I'm sad to hear of your loss- I can imagine your personal situation- you wrote "he had died peacefully in his sleep"- my second thought was: That might be a grace, a mercy for such a very aged person, it is a blessed, fulfilled age, and you have looked for him with love allover the time!
A beautiful homage to your father by the "Christmas Rose" yesterday (Surely your father might have known the Christmas Carol? "Lo, how a Rose e’er blooming from tender stem hath sprung!/Of Jesse’s lineage coming, as men of old have sung./It came, a floweret bright, amid the cold of winter,/When half spent was the night.")
The Cromer Pier photo in the rain, empty, some desolated, is really impressive and very atmosperic- and it might reflect your mood now and last sunday!
I'm interested in your following pics- I remermber a lovely journey through Norfolk and Cromer (with the most beautiful stones and some of them I took with me)!
I had a feeling that this was why you were away. Even when expected, death still comes as a shock. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
My sincere condolences on the passing of your father. The gap you feel in your life will heal slowly. But every time you see a flower of the Hellebore family you will remember him fondly and sadly.

This is a wonderful photo, perfect rain reflections, great perspective, and the melancholy look probably reflects your mood.
Very sorry to hear your news Richard. This is a very tranquil shot, looks like a good place to stop and 'think'. No doubt it will always remind you of your father when you look at it...
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 16 Mar 2009, 08:45
Sorry to here about your loss.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 16 Mar 2009, 09:02
My condolences to you and your family
good symmetry
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Mar 2009, 10:08
So sorry to hear about your father, Richard. Even though he reached a ripe old age, it must still have been a shock and no doubt you are feeling his loss very keenly. You have chosen a fine picture as a tribute.
Ingrid
I am very sorry to hear about your loss Richard.
My sincere condolences to you and yours.
I suspected your absence was because of your Dad Richard, I am very sorry to hear your sad news, the dismalness of this pictures no doubts sums up your feelings at the moment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Mar 2009, 15:29
My heart just broke to read this, Richard...and yet there was also a smile. A tear and a smile! These things all happen in their own way without our help or hindrance. So this image takes on special meaning for you, I'm sure. The wide angle seems appropriate for the breadth of life your dad must have experienced in his 94 years! My own dad died at age 78, and my mom at age 80. 94 seems very robust in comparison!
really really sorry to hear of your loss Richard just looked back through your archives, i remember the pic of him in the pub with his pint and steak, couldn't find it though.

I guess saying this is a belter of a photo will not cheer you up just now, so i will just say sorry for the loss once again all the best and hope you have plenty of fond memories mateysmile
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Mar 2009, 19:36
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Richard. I hope you have cherished members of him. The wet on the pier seems to suit the sad news...
A likey !
Reading your post, I'm sorry to hear about your father. You did a nice tribute to him here...
Sorry to hear about your father. It is a cliche, but 94 is a very good innings. The mood of this excellent photograph seems most appropriate to the sad news. With sympathy.
A first class photograph Richard. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
I'm sorry to hear your news Richard, great symmetry in this shot.
My condolences.

Looking at the Thumbnail it looks as if this is a mirror of its self, Very well taken Shot.
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 17 Mar 2009, 01:19
I lost my mom a few years ago and so have an inkling of what you are going through. Rest assured that you and your family are in my prayers.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Mar 2009, 21:42
A strong picture to remember the moment, although it is not about how it ended but how he lived. At least he has one son that can take good pictures - he was proud of you I believe.
condolences.
Look forward to many more most thoughtful series from the Trim.
My sympathies, Richard. My mother died in December aged 97. It was harder to bare than I thought and I still miss her very much. One thing is that we all have to bare these times of grief and it might be helpful to know that others know what you are going through.

Great photo btw.
Thank you all.
Gran simetria. (Creo que esta un poco torcida.) Una gran imagen.
My condolences. What a timeless piece.
Lovely picture. Sorry to hear about yor dad...

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