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© peggy gardner
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UploadedJuly 28, 2008
TakenJuly 26, 2008
ModelCanon EOS 30D
Exposure1/250 sec at f/11
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length31 mm
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in loving memory of my mother, jane.

a lover of the sun, a sun flower lover..

and the most wonderful woman I have ever met.

9 years since she passed away late one her sleep...I remember the night before she begged me to email her a picture of my new hair cut, and I with my swifty new sony mavica (the ones that recorded directly on floppies, what a marvel !) quickly snapped a self portrait of me wearing oversized red clown sunglasses, it was that time of year (halloween).

I came to the realization after her passing of the value of photographs that make people smile, or tickled her funny bone... she had a good laugh, and then peacefully, retired.

if your last expression can be a laugh or a smile, then you have out witted death....

I watch america's funniest pets a lot at night before I go to far, no luck, but I keep laughing, just in case.


82 responses

  • Diane Peterson

    Diane Peterson gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Very very nice!

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Beautiful! Great tones!

  • Andrew Lorimer

    Andrew Lorimer (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    Amazing tones amazing capture!! Peggy !!

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    That's gorgeous, Peggy. Great tones

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    another stunning work of art!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (27 Jul 2008):

    beautiful. love the tones!

  • Jessica Martinez

    Jessica Martinez gave props (28 Jul 2008):


  • Ebrahim Ali

    Ebrahim Ali gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    Niiiiiiiice SHOOOOOT

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (28 Jul 2008):


  • Patricia Shanahan

    Patricia Shanahan gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    AWESOME shot ! Warm,sunny tones. Beautiful !

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    I think you be in da sun to long if you thin sellin' somethin' in the blazin' sun a good idea. But the pic rocks!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (28 Jul 2008):


  • ( Jasmine ♥ Thompson )

    ( Jasmine ♥ Thompson ) gave props (28 Jul 2008):

    amazing !

  • Lindsay

    Lindsay gave props (29 Jul 2008):

    wonderful shot Peggy!!

  • M B

    M B gave props (31 Jul 2008):

    Wonderful one!

  • Studio Moirae

    Studio Moirae gave props (5 Aug 2008):

    Something I would hang in my home. . . .very cool

  • Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid

    Audrey Kanekoa-Madrid (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2008):

    beautiful tones

  • David Eastham

    David Eastham gave props (28 Aug 2008):

    OOoooooo pretty Peggy !!

  • Nicole Zavou

    Nicole Zavou gave props (3 Sep 2008):

    So beautiful!I love sunflowers!

  • Camille Susak

    Camille Susak gave props (2 Oct 2008):

    Oh my gosh-this is just beautiful!!!

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    My favourite flowers...great shot, well done!

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    Great Image!!

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):


  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    awesome tribute to your loving mother, I wish this will be published!

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    I don't know how I missed this! It's wonderful!!!!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    lovely tribute...great photo!

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (11 Dec 2008):

    awesome photo ,great memories,voted

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Zenfully good...oh yeah! It rocks!

  • Cass Nicole

    Cass Nicole said (11 Dec 2008):

    the picture is beautiful as well as what you wrote

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (13 Dec 2008):

    yeah and it's good enough to eat.

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (13 Dec 2008):


  • Courtney Brown

    Courtney Brown gave props (14 Dec 2008):

    Such a beautiful photograph of sunflowers...great job!

  • ♥ Cairenn ♥

    ♥ Cairenn ♥ said (15 Dec 2008):

    A Beautiful Honouring Peggy*

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    I like this a lot! The faded yellow tones make it very special. Yeah vote!

  • Micah Mackenzie

    Micah Mackenzie gave props (16 Dec 2008):

    love the light on the colors!

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (18 Dec 2008):

    Zensational!!! FAB entry, Peggy!! Yeah!!

  • Teresa

    Teresa gave props (19 Dec 2008):

    This is beautiful, the photograph as well as what you wrote.

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    It rocks, my vote!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2008):

    Amazing capture! Great job. Voted Yeah!!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    Great, my vote

  • telma russo

    telma russo gave props (24 Dec 2008):

    GIRASOL!!! i love this plant i just lovit lovit!

  • Mayette Ignacio

    Mayette Ignacio gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    back to vote on my fave

  • Winston Baltasar

    Winston Baltasar gave props (26 Dec 2008):

    Soaked is correct. Lovely tribute to your mother. Voted!

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 Dec 2008):

    Peggy, such a beautiful photo and tribute. It certainly gets my vote.

  • Ayelet

    Ayelet gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    I Must say You brought tears in my eyes.

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Wow, great tribute so well done and lovely tribute of love and laughter for your mother!

  • Lois Martin

    Lois Martin gave props (1 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful photo and tribute, got my vote!

  • Donna Weston

    Donna Weston gave props (3 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful, absolutely Zen!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (4 Jan 2009):

    Wonderful Shot Peggy Gets my vote!

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (6 Jan 2009):

    Goodness..I wasn't expecting to So beautiful. I'm gonna call my mom now. :)

  • Victoria Burgamy

    Victoria Burgamy gave props (7 Jan 2009):


  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful photograph and sentiment. I love the warm tones of both. I vote "Yeah!" R

  • triciamary

    triciamary gave props (9 Jan 2009):

    Peggy - I have tears in my eyes reading this! What a beautiful tribute for your mom and for the power photography plays in our lives. Thank you for sharing.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (11 Jan 2009):

    love the colors...

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Beautiful tribute and a ZENsational image, Peggy!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (12 Jan 2009):

    Both the photo and your words are awesome. Also your words are so true humour is so important in life, "laugh and the world laughs with you". Yea it rocks!

  • Brad Flora

    Brad Flora gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    In the words of John Linton, "Oh Yeah! It Rocks!"

  • Lesley S

    Lesley S (Deleted) gave props (15 Jan 2009):

    Wonderful shot. Warm - like your memories. Got my vote.

  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (15 Jan 2009):

    love the tones..

  • Alexandra Zimmer

    Alexandra Zimmer (Deleted) gave props (18 Jan 2009):

    amazing.. my vote for sure :D

  • Vaiva Kamaityte

    Vaiva Kamaityte (Deleted) said (18 Jan 2009):

    real summertime.. love it!

  • David Eastham

    David Eastham gave props (29 Jan 2009):

    Have to vote for this. :)

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    back to re-vote em!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Feb 2009):

    me too. back to re-vote. very good to see it again.

  • Sherry

    Sherry gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    Voting again on all 3 voteables ^-^

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (6 Feb 2009):

    Came back to vote again, because not all your votes are up!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton gave props (16 Feb 2009):

    It Rocks - voted

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (28 Feb 2009):

    Gorgeous photo, and meaningful too. I'm certainly voting!


    JOE FAILK gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    Very well done! Vote

  • molly .

    molly . gave props (3 Mar 2009):

    this is an overwhelmingly beautiful shot, and your story is moving. thanks for sharing it.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2009):

    Lovely Tribute...

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (12 Mar 2009):

    back to vote again :~)

  • Robin Smith

    Robin Smith gave props (25 Mar 2009):

    beautiful pic....but even more beautiful tribute...bless you.

  • Georges Maroun

    Georges Maroun said (27 Mar 2009):

    Perfect my vote..

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (26 Apr 2009):

    Beautiful image, and oh such a moving tribute to your mom. I love your sense of humor as much as your photos. Hoping this gets published! Voted!

  • Vidyavati Chandan

    Vidyavati Chandan (Deleted) gave props (22 May 2009):


  • Stephanie Ponce

    Stephanie Ponce gave props (2 Jun 2009):


  • catharine amato

    catharine amato gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful! and the story that goes with it. voted!

  • G. Downie

    G. Downie gave props (5 Jun 2009):

    Warm and wonderful picture here Peggy. Touching tribute, to a special lady. Nice.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (8 Jul 2009):

    Exceptional, Peggy - your love and the photo!

  • Giviner

    Giviner said (5 Sep 2009):

    what a touching story attached to this pic.

    bless her.

  • Lynn Pepper

    Lynn Pepper gave props (10 Aug 2011):

    Touching narrative and photo!

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