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Saturday, 5 August 2006

Visitors

Dovercourt, Essex - 5 August 2006, 2:49pm
















Saturday Sky from my friends' back garden, where a number of us from Clacton Friends Meeting enjoyed a lovely tea and the chance to have a good natter. Quaker worship may be based on silence but we can sure make up for it the rest of the time!

And here's a visitor to *my* garden this afternoon - a big, green dragonfly. She was about 3"/75mm* long with a 4"/100mm wingspan but still difficult to see against the leaves. I say "she" because I believe it was a female Southern Hawker (Aeshna Cyanaea).

*8/8 Amended from centimeters (thanx PB) - now that would have been a big dragonfly!

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3 Comments:

  • At 16 August, 2006 19:50, Blogger Laura aka Supermom said…

    I saw a link to this post on Scott's rink-a-link. I enjoyed it a lot. My family has a long history of Quakerism that follows many generations. My only "real" experience with Christianity was at a Friends church with my dad and grandmother. I know it goes back a few more generations and I would like to say that it could be traced back to the late 1600's when they immigrated to the US. Although I am not a Christian now, I know some parts of it have definitely stuck with me, like living simply and non-violence.

    Anyway, I enjoyed your blog and wanted to say hello! Also, I loved those crocheted flip-flop socks you made. They are so cute!

    Laura

     
  • At 17 August, 2006 21:28, Blogger jmk said…

    Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by. I had a nose around your blog, too (looking for a contact email, no joy, so I hope you read this) - glad you got your blogspot problem sorted out and your little escapee story had me in stitches!

    Interesting about your Quaker family history. I have no previous Q connections. I'd pretty much done my own thing spiritually since I was a kid. Decided a while back that I wanted/needed to be part of a faith group. I knew a bit about Q's but never did anything about it until 12 years ago when I went to my first meeting. It was love at first sit. ;-)

     
  • At 18 August, 2006 05:29, Blogger Laura aka Supermom said…

    Hi! I have an email address, laurbpfttit@gmail.com. You can email me if you want:)

    I did a family tree a year or so ago and found quite a lot about my family going back to when they crossed over. I knew that most of them came over in and around the late 1600's to mid 1700's and I believe it was because they were Protestant. My grandmother told me that at least her great-grandmother was a Quaker so I know it goes back quite a way. We also have quite a bit of Mennonite in there too. I hail from a long line of farmers and the part of Indiana they settled in has a pretty large Quaker community. But I grew up in California and nobody there really knew what a Quaker was. There was only one meeting house in town and my dad still goes occasionally. I always liked going to a Quaker church a lot more than any other denomination, really. It was always so much more accepting and laid back which is appealing to me.

    I enjoy your blog and thanks for poking around mine!
    TTYL
    Laura

     

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