Saturday, 30 April 2011

Royal Wedding and Shadows

Andy and I went up to Edinburgh this weekend, to see his Mum. We joined in the Royal Wedding festivities in the communal bit of the sheltered housing complex where she lives. It was great! A couple of the residents had organised the whole thing, and for a modest fee there was breakfast, lunch, cake, coffee and cava, plus a comfy sofa and a large tv! The lady who did the organising also cleverly made this knitted royal family wedding scene. Great isn't it?! We met lots of her friends who were all really sweet. When the hymns were being sung lots of people (myself included) were quietly joining in. I quite often take photos of the tv-second hand photos through someone else's eyes-weird! These are three of my (someone else's) favourite shots.
There was so much speculation about the dress which was beautiful. The strangely innappropriate BBC commentator's remark, as Catherine Middleton left the hotel for the Abbey was something about the dress being 'unsoiled'. Thank goodness!

Here are the shadows for shadow shot Sunday-in the folds of the train and skirt. I love this picture for the fact it is monochrome apart from the red carpet.

I like this one, as I wonder what Camilla is thinking. She looks very wistful.

After the wedding we went to the Botanic Gardens for tea. We walked through the gardens and saw lots of activity on the pond-swans, moorhens and lots of tiny ducklings.

The plant below is a Trillium. It is such a strange looking plant with the three leaves and the flower poking up in the middle. I would like some, but reading up on it I think it may be the wrong kind of garden here-it likes rich well soil and semi-shade, so maybe not!

When we go away my friend feeds the cats. They get along fine, but Lily finds it very stressful and does not usually forgive us for at least a day. They all had a mad half hour on the dirt patch when we got home, chasing after stones and sticks. Tiger even retrieved a stick! They are all settled down in front of the fire now so seem quite happy.

Shadow Shot Sunday is here.



13 comments:

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shadow shots!

My Shadow Shots, have a blessed Sunday!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great post Sarah. Love your shadow shot take this week. What a stunning dress she wore, and what an amazing event. Good on you Brits for putting on a great show.

Have a great week

Crafty Green Poet said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip to Edinburgh! It's always lovely to wander round the Botanic Gardens!

Lynne said...

I watched the wedding on my own. I seem to remember watching some royal event communally when I was little, when it was unusual for everyone to have a telly. I'm showing my age here! Sounds like the cats were overjoyed to see you back home.

Tracy said...

Hi, Sarah! Glad you had a lovely time in Edinburgh, and time to celebrate the Wedding. Still basking in the Royal Wedding glow me too! I was parked in front of the TV most all day Friday--even my hubby watching sometimes too... the happiness and delight was infectious! Kate's gown was so beautiful--that lace! They make a very handsome pair. Hope they do live happily ever after. :o) LOVED these peeks from the botanic gardens. Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

What a wonderful array of photos. You gave us a special treat this week with your botanical shadows.

My Link:
Sand, Surf, and Shadows

Have a glorious Sunday. Hope to have you as a visitor today when you find time.

frayedattheedge said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun on the Wedding Day! And what lovely weather for your trip to the Botanic Gardens. I resisted knitting the Wedding!

Linda Sue said...

The knitted wedding is so very clever! I have only watched the wedding three times and the highlights once- these things amaze me!

Gallery Juana said...

looks like a fun outing!
congratulations to cassie for figuring out the cat flap. My sputnik is like Lily. She hates to be left with a sitter. Tiger is something with the stick retrieving trick.

EG Wow said...

Sounds like you had a lovely time in Edinburgh!

Ralph said...

We woke up in time to see the vows - the television coverage began quite early (05:00), yet as Americans without any royal lineage - so we enjoyed the pomp, circumstance and a lovely couple. The captures are great, the day magical. I am not that jaded that I cannot look at a ravishing bride and her handsome mate and thoroughly enjoy the view...

rebecca said...

a royal knitted family.
enchanting!

Liz said...

I had the greatest time watching the Royal Wedding! What a fairytale! Catherine was lovely! And her and Prince William look like they are so in love! I wish them LOTS of happiness. My favorite part of the wedding was all of the hats! Some of them were very unusual. I am ready for another wedding...when do we marry off Prince Harry?...LOL!

Tigger is unforgiving when we go out of town also. It takes a while for him to come out from under the bed. I am glad that you had a good time in Edinburgh!