Maureen and the family all watched as I opened the cardboard tube ...
There inside was an exquisitely beautiful image of Melrose Abbey, photographed and manipulated by Derrick into a lovely pastel range of colours!
"Pink!" squealed Necky Becky and Nexi simultaneously.
"How atmospheric and serene!" sighed Maureen.
As I held up the picture, I realized that there was not only one present, but two! Underneath was a print of the original photograph Derrick had taken of the Abbey ... wonderful!
We lost no time in getting both pictures framed, so we could hang them on our walls! You can see them both here in the frames made for us by Gaffer Giraffter of Our Neck of the Woods Timber.
As a family we thought we'd try different placings near our fireplace.
Maureen, Littl' Nicky and I all agreed that they looked best hung one-over-the-other next to the fireplace.
My sister Nektareeni and Girth preferred them one on either side.
Help me, dear bloggy friends!
Where do you think these lovely pictures look best?
And Derrick, a most hearty THANK YOU from all of us at Necky Knoll House!