Lost at Sea

Paula’s black and white Sunday this week is ‘Traces of the Past’.

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This bronze by Jill Watson was commissioned by the people of Berwickshire to commemorate the women and children left by the East Coast Fishing Disaster of 1881.

The small bronze figures are the wives and children of Charles Purves, James and William Thorburn, three men lost at sea in 1881 from the fishing village of St Abbs. In total 189 men from the east coast of Scotland perished on that fateful day.

WPC: Mirror

There are lots of ways to interpret this challenge and I have used mirror reflections such as images reflected in an actual mirror; shiny metallic objects; glass and probably the most common – reflections in water – before.

Beth Chatto Gardens
Beth Chatto Gardens

But yesterday I was fortunate to be able to visit the famous Beth Chatto Gardens in Essex and although she is best known for her gravel garden, there is a lot more to see including the lovely feature pools.