In Memory of Dame Jean Maxwell - Scott by Larry Lingard-Davis

In Memory of Dame Jean Maxwell - Scott by 

I dedicate this image to a wonderful Grand Lady, Dame Jean Maxwell–Scott ( 8th June 1923 — 5th May 2004 ),
whom I had the pleasure of having afternoon tea with, and who I will always admire and have a place in my heart for…..
My tears do flow.


Dame Jean Maxwell–Scott ……..( 8th June 1923 — 5th May 2004 )

Located near Melrose, on the south bank of the River Tweed in the Borders of Scotland,UK, this was the home of Sir Walter Scott.
I took this shot from the doorway of the glasshouse in the private garden, which was for growing cut flowers as well as vegetables……
Bought by Sir Walter Scott in 1811, this grand home is to die for, and is a must for anyone visiting Scotland…..Click here if you want to read about its history.

Taken with a Pentax 35mm camera and later scanned with post op on Picasa3.

IVANHOE by Sir Walter Scott


I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 4 years ago

    Larry, your’re so sentimental…and it’s wonderful and so is the photo!!! fav…Lorraine
    (great info)

  • As a poet, you must be like me and appreciate the works of Sir Walter Scott.
    I was very lucky in this life to have had the pleasure of meeting his G.G.G.G. Great Grandaughter who inherited “Abbotsford House” from her elder sister in 1998.
    Dame Jean was like a long lost auntie whom I felt as though I had know all my life.
    And when she died I felt like I had lost of friend.
    Thanks buddy for your appreciation and wonderful words.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • For Lorraine.

    Sir Walter Scott is walking by my side, he knows when I’m asleep or awake.
    He guides my thoughts through my sleeping hours, and helps with the words that I make.
    He lives today with the old and the young, and he gives water to fill the creative lake.
    He guides my hand and the pen I do hold, to form verse like leaves gathered with a rake.
    I make it fun but am serious as well, when I place my mark with a pen
    So I say what I feel and I feel what I say, but it only happens with a now and a then.
    So I gather my thoughts and I write them at will, and I hope that I am honest and true
    For every verse that I write is something I feel, will always be spontaneous and new.
    Larry D… 22 May 2011.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Poete100
    Poete100almost 4 years ago

    You are outstanding Larry!!! A tribute to Sir Walter Scott… five ****

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous place….the home and the gardens are amazing!! Lovely perspective….so how on earth did you come to have tea with the good Lady!?

  • As I have been involved with horticulture all of my life, I wanted to see the gardens at Abbotsford House.
    I wrote to Dame Jean and she invited me to spend the day with her.
    She showed me over the whole area.
    I also wrote to Hampton Court Palace and got a personal one on one tour of its whole workings.
    I must admit though, I also represented the local council whom I work for and they gave me a letter of introduction for where-ever I went.
    But most of it I did off my own back before I left, including spending time with the Glasgow City Council.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful image mate…… I know why you wrote the poem……;-))

  • Thanks Steph.
    You are a great friend.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture and treatment. Beautifully done.

  • Thanks Bunnykins.
    I’m glad you can appreciate it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...almost 4 years ago

    Sir Walter Scott was one of the first writers that my Dad used to read to us when we were children – maybe a little old for us but we were enthralled – this is a beautiful capture and image, Larry, with excellent editing !!

  • Thanks Mattie for your appreciation and kind words.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • leystan
    leystanover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your work has been featured in “A Home Somewhere…” — This week our features all have the theme of castles.

  • Hi ya leystan.
    Again I thank you.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • leystan
    leystanover 3 years ago

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on January 15, 2012!

  • Thank you so much Marilyn..
    This Bonus helps do balance things ….
    I tried to do Dame Jean Maxwell – Scott’s residence justice, so I’m glad you can appreciate it.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

  • LarryB007
    LarryB007about 1 year ago

    A beautiful image image for your friend Larry, Congratulations on you feature in “Shelters”

  • Thanks mate…. I’m just happy to spread the word about this incredible Lady and location.

    – Larry Lingard-Davis

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