Friday, 17 December 2010

Final Farewell.

Today will be a difficult day when I and the rest of my family say our final farewells to PJB .... I have no idea how I will react but at least there will be the comfort of friendly faces around me and memories of better days.

So here are a few images of the birds PJB would have seen, some more frequently than others.

 Grey Heron in waiting mode.
 Dabchick (Little Grebe) fluffed up against the cold.
 Mrs. Mallard.
 Mr. Mallard in a flap.
 His garden regulars ... House Sparrow, Blue Tit and Magpie

Farewell PJB ... we'll meet up again sometime .... FAB.

26 comments:

  1. Those are lovely photos FAB, posted by a loving brother for a loved brother. I wish you peace. Susan

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  2. So sorry, Frank. A hard time made doubly so by the holidays. Blessings and condolences to you and your family.

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  3. An excellent tribute. Know I'm thinking of you. ~karen

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  4. A great set of bird portraits Frank.

    A difficult time Frank. I found it a great comfort being among friendly faces at such moments. They do help one get through such an emotional time.

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  5. Hi frank. I hope today is not too traumatic for you and your family. Your brother is in a better place now, watching over you. Best wishes to you and yours. Tony

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  6. My thoughts are with you, Frank. And that's a beautiful series of photos today!

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  7. Fantastic, your brother would be so proud, very moving.

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  8. Really lovely photos Frank...God and peace be with you today.

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  9. Great shot of the Dabchick Frank, I have never seen one doing that.

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  10. Beautiful post Frank, and a lovely tribute.

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  11. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, Frank.

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  12. Frank, my sincere thoughts are of you and your family. It has been a long time waiting for this day for you and yours and I know it is going to be difficult. Yet, you know that your beloved brother is at rest and you all will find your way to peace~

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  13. My very personal thanks to Susan, Kelly, Karen, John, TonyC, Mona, Phil and Mandy, Jann E, Keith and Emma for all your supportive words.

    I'm delighted to say the day went better than expected; yes a few tears but catching up with some close friends of PJB who I haven't seen for years was a bonus. FAB.

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  14. Thanks Roy. From memory it was a particulary COLD day ... so the only way for it to stay warm.

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  15. Thanks Mary .. a message in on its way to you. FAB

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  16. It's difficult to know what to say or do at these times of good bye , but the memories will survive.

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  17. Thanks Red .. appreciate the sentimemts.

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  18. So sorry to hear of the v. sad news of your brother - I know I don't visit your blog on a regular basis but just know you're very much in our thoughts at what must be a v. difficult time. Take care - Miranda

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  19. Great images, Frank, and such a nice tribute to your brother. I am just able to connect to check in so I am a little late getting here. I hope the day was one of warm memories for a brother obviously loved so well.

    Hugs,
    Lois

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  20. Hi Miranda. Your visit and words are much appreciated.

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  21. Hi Lois. The day went well and fortunately the snow storm didn't arrive until after the event.

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  22. Frank, Words can't describe how sad I feel to know on this holiday season you have to endure such sadness. I hope and pray you will try to enjoy this holiday season for I'm sure PJB would want that. I'll say a prayer for you and your loved ones. Take care. Carol

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  23. Frank, got here a little late. Your post was a nice tribure to your brother and glad the day went well for you and your family. It's always hard to lose a family member and especially at the holidays. You are in my thoughts.

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  24. Hi Carol and Beatrice.

    Thank you both very much for your kind thoughts. PJB is at peace so we must all now try to move on.

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  25. Frank, I did not know you lost a brother. I am so sorry. I have 3 brothers and I would grieve to lose any of them. I pray your heart is comforted and that your brother is at peace. I love the photos of the birds he saw, especially the "dabchick" a word I have never heard before! Thank you for all your visits to my blog.

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