Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIA

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is NOSTALGIA.

Nostalgia is a state of mind, remembering something or someone in the past that brings joy and peace. It’s fun to look back and remember.

I took this photo in the spring of 1963 near Lake Isnik in Turkey. The wild flowers were going wild and were so extraordinary, so beautiful, so plentiful. We stopped on the side of the road, and my Arranger gathered a handful of colorful flowers. She’s been in love with them ever since.

Wouldn’t it be fun to go back and relive the moment?

Alas! Impossible!


About johnvic8

John Viccellio retired after 24 years in the U. S. Navy and began to dig into gardening when he could finally land in one place. He completed the Master Gardener course in 1992 and has since designed and constructed two of his own gardens. He wrote a monthly garden column for ten years and was a regular contributor to Carolina Gardener magazine. John published his first book, Guess What's in My Garden!, in 2014. He lives in a retirement community in Matthews, NC.
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43 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: NOSTALGIA

  1. Sue says:

    Love the picture! Very beautiful and nostalgic. Great choice for today.


  2. Wistful for wildflowers! 🙂


  3. viveka says:

    John, the best entry so far!!!!! Lovely image …


  4. Irene says:

    Your picture made me smile. I love it! 🙂


  5. Cathy says:

    What a wonderful photo! Tell your arranger from me how pretty she looked in her spring-like dress among all those beautiful wild flowers. 🙂


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  7. Simply beautiful! And I like the flowers too.


  8. HesterLeyNel says:

    This is really a charming picture – beautiful girl amongst the pretty flowers.


  9. kimannwil says:

    Beautiful – both the flowers and your Arranger…


  10. How sweet, John! She’s a beauty despite those glasses. (I had a pair of Catwoman glasses, too, so I say that without mocking.)



  11. What a great photograph! I assume you digitized it, something I need to do with some of our old family pictures. I would so love to be in Turkey for the spring wildflowers.


  12. lexklein says:

    Beautiful image and such a sweet memory – I love this entry!


  13. Susi Lovell says:

    What a fabulous photo! I hope it’s in a frame!


  14. wiltedwarrior says:

    Beautiful picture, absolutely love the glasses. Several years back when our family was splitting up my great grand parents estate I got this beautiful antique library table. Inside the drawer was a pair of my great grand mothers cat eye glasses. Thank you for this picture, it brought me back.

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  15. Those glasses are sheer nostalgia! Loved the photo


  16. zuckerimsalz says:

    I love her sunglasses 😀


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  18. It’s a lovely photo and post.


  19. estelea says:

    What a great post! this picture has this something that automatically put a smile on my face 🙂 thanks for sharing!


  20. Fabulous photo. Love looking at it!


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