Floral Friday Fotos

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Good morning from another grey Hastings morning. I know that we are now into Saturday here, but it is still Friday around the world, so I still qualify.

This is another new challenge for me –Floral Friday Fotos.  I am hoping that by doing this I might learn a bit more about the flowers I am photographing.  Anyway there are some awesome photos out there of flowers so here is my humble offering.

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They have all been edited with FX Photostudio Pro.  I was just playing around with some of the effects.  These photos were taken a couple of days ago after the rain had stopped and before the wind had started to dry out the flowers.

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Lest we Forget

Lest We Forget

God of our fathers, known of old—
Lord of our far-flung battle line—
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

The tumult and the shouting dies—
The Captains and the Kings depart—
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

Far-called our navies melt away—
On dune and headland sinks the fire—
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe—
Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
Or lesser breeds without the Law—
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!

For heathen heart that puts her trust
In reeking tube and iron shard—
All valiant dust that builds on dust,
And guarding calls not Thee to guard.
For frantic boast and foolish word,
Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!
Amen.

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