Midwinter flowers and Happy New Year

My previous post got me accused of naughtiness. Like this was a surprise or something! So in an attempt to restore my sullied reputation (too late I know) I thought I would show my accusers and other followers that I still love them.

2017 began with my being at a very low ebb. I honestly did not expect to see 2018.

What a difference the last six months has made. My energy and enthusiasm and sense of humour have returned and, best of all, thanks to this blog I have found wonderful friends around the world who have brought such light into the darkness that I existed in before. I even have a new nickname, theme song and logo….

I want to take this opportunity to send you all a huge hug and my very best wishes for 2018.

With love from Darren aka Super D

Now for some rather prettier pictures:

These were all taken in December, despite it being midwinter.


  1. Super D! Where is your smile?! I know, you are trying to be a serious super hero, but even a super hero can smile! Thank you for sharing your amazing humor and beautiful gift! I am blessed and honored to know you! By the way, I think my mail-lady knew your card was extra special and kept it for herself! It still has not made it to my little box!πŸ˜‰

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    1. I almost never smile Roda! The grimace in the Diwali picture is the best I can manage. Be assured I am smiling on the inside! You should be thankful I bravely posted a picture at all given how much of a cameraphobe I am πŸ˜€β€οΈ

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      1. Perfect! That will be my goal for 2018! Super D will smile!!Smiles and laughter brings joy to the soul! I love a good challenge! You are in for it! 2018 is going to be fabulous! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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      1. But you are not Batman, you are Super D! Batman lives in the dark. You live in the light with plants and flowers! Daytime super hero’s must smile!!πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. Such beautiful pictures.. I would love to spend some days camping in your garden. 😊
    A very happy new year to you my friend!!! Hope you get to smile a lot this year… More power to you. πŸ’πŸ’

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  3. 1./ Is that picture you?? If so, you don’t look like your logo picture at all. I would never have recognized you.
    2./ How beautiful those flowers ! And they grow in winter!
    3./ I wish you a very Happy New Year Darren

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    1. It is indeed me. My logo pic was taken ten years ago. Pre beard. Pre gym. Pre lots of things! When I started the blog it was the only picture of me I had as I avoid cameras.
      Thank you for your comment and have a wonderful 2018!


  4. Happy New Year Darren. I think your photos show that all things blossom in their own time and when the conditions are just right! Happy New Year and happy continued blogging and connecting and thank you for your frequent visits to a little piece of Ireland!

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  5. I do like the purple floral print shirt, perfect for you The Arty Plantsman! Love so much your flower pics. OMG Number 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 are stunning. My favorite is definitely number 6 though. Just so you know you have brought so much light into the WordPress community… I think I speak for every readers of your blog when I say that your kindness, humour and creativity are a precious gift. When ever I receive a notification that you have post something, I can wait to go and check it out because I know I will enjoy, often laugh too. You may find difficult to smile yourself my friend but you sure know how to brighten up our day with your beautiful drawings, writing and pics. Thank you and all the best to you Darren for 2018.

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          1. Somehow I knew you were gonna say that but pardon my French it is total BS. You’re right in a way though, you are not just pretty… You’re Awesome! An awesome and beautiful human being. How come you don’t see that while every body else around you does is beyond me. 😍

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