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September 2019



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Touch (Smell, Hear, See and also Fire...)

So I've been failing to participate... Oops. (When you see how pathetic my thing for fire is, you will understand why I lost heart for a while.) But here you go for a tactile, textured, touch entry - don't you just want to run your fingers all over it:

I went and got 'smell' today, specially for you, and not at all because I was running out of delicious shower gel. Hello, Jo Malone store. You always, always make me want to buy too much. (And spend ages at this horseshoe of their fragrances, spraying them all and sniffing and wanting to buy everything...)

'Hear' is a lousy photo but is also the other part of the explanation for me not being around, for I was organising a conference for 100 people, with 18 speakers, and lots of sideshow stuff as well. It was, I promise, much more fun than this looks...

'See' is a surprise, because I didn't think this would come out - it's taken from the top deck of a bus. This place isn't secret or anything, but hanging around with a camera might get taken the wrong way. It's the home of the Office of the Apostolic Nuncio, the representative of the Holy See in Great Britain. Basically, the ambassador for the Pope, hence the massive gold crest over the door, including the papal tiara. (This is not too far from me, in a part of London with a fair few embassies, and other official residences. When a major explosion happened at an oil depot many miles away in 2005 (Buncefield, for those who remember it), the bang could be heard round my way, and near my parents too. My dad woke up thinking it was a bomb in one of these embassies, because he'd heard such things before - I'm obviously too young to remember that part...)

And 'fire'... If I promise someday to take a photo of the plaque commemorating where the Great Fire of London was stopped in 1666 (which was my cunning plan but then I didn't have my camera or it was too dark on both times I passed it), will you forgive me for this one? Besides, it's London. Fire makes us nervous... *g*


Nicely caught up! Love the tree!
Thanks! It was begging to be photographed.
I do love that tree - but actually I think my favourite is 'See'!
I've been meaning to take a photo of it for ages - I might actually go back and try to get the gates, which have the tiara and crossed keys in even bigger tackier gold. Now that the Pope has already visited, I think they're a bit less twitchy than they used to be...
I do. like the tree. The bark reminds me of the black willows that grow by the shore at the lake here.

These prompts are not exactly easy, in my mind anyway. Don't worry about being late--I'm not caught up either, I have some pics ready, but my Internet connection isn't working this morning. I'm posting this from a tablet but I can't get photos loaded onto it, so will have to solve that problem before I can go forward, and then I have to figure out what to do for the rest of the prompts...

The scents in that shop do look very inviting...and I like to imagine what they might be like.
Thanks! Good to know others are having a few issues.

Jo Malone scents are *wonderful*: even the website is pretty lovely
I'm so far behind I can barely see the rest of you...! I always like your pics - mine seem so boring!
Oh, I hope you can get back into the swing of it! I missed not posting, though I was still looking around for things to fit the prompts.
The tree is marvelous. I think some mythological creature must live beneath its bark.

Even when the prompt is difficult and a person provides a photo she feels is very ordinary, it can be quite exotic to someone else. There certainly aren't any golden tiaras over any of our doorways!
That tree is stunning! And I love your interpretation of "see." Very clever.