They huddle beneath the sheltering branches, hidden from view by tangled growth. Soon they'll have to move - their pursuers won't have given up so easily - but for now they sleep in restless slumber, recovering their strength for the struggle ahead. Their dreams are haunted by dark figures who laugh as blood cascades over a... Continue Reading →
nature's adornments spun in finest filigree mother's parting gift This post is for Susan's Macro Moments Challenge. This week's photograph was taken at the wildflower meadow during August on my Canon EOS 1100D, with the 18-55mm lens: ISO 100 f/4.5, 1/400 sec, handheld.
She'd always complained that there weren't enough hours in the day as she dashed from task to task, her to-do list never shrinking. Then fateful words caused her world to shatter. Suddenly she had all the time she'd ever needed, but nothing could fill the interminable hours as they dragged on into an increasingly bleak future. This post... Continue Reading →
Seven PM Edmund stood on the shoreline. Waiting. It was something he was good at. As a child he'd waited for his father, watching the ticking clock. At seven pm, daily, the man would hear the governess' report, granting him a fragment of his time: a smile, a question, a word of praise... if the report was fair. On days when... Continue Reading →
spirals progressing life's moments shifting outwards embodying change This post is for Susan's Macro Moments challenge. This week's picture was taken in the gardens at St Michael's Mount in Cornwall. The camera used was my Canon EOS 1100D, with the 18-55mm lens: ISO 200 f/9, 1/40 sec, handheld.
I know I've been rather absent from my blog over the last week or so, and I apologise to everyone who's comments I haven't replied to. Unfortunately I seem to have fallen down the rabbit hole! I've read seven books of a series in a little over a week. And I still have several books to go. This is... Continue Reading →
Every Wednesday all across the internet bloggers post a photograph with no words to explain it. Here is mine.
swift cloudburst tumbles droplets weighing fragile wings time to find shelter This post is for Susan's Macro Moments challenge. This week's photograph was taken at the wildflower meadow back in June. It was taken on my Canon EOS 1100D, with the 18-55mm lens: ISO 800 f/8, 1/200 sec, handheld.
He'd collected many tools of the trade over the years, as he moved from job to job in search of a career that fulfilled him. Each time he'd thought he'd found it, thought that this time he'd be happy - only for boredom to soon set in. But this time... this time would be different. This post is for... Continue Reading →
If you listen carefully, you might hear them on the steps, their laughter echoing in the summer air. They climb ever higher, curiosity drawing them onwards. Look. There. Can you see them - twisting in the sunbeams? This post is for Cee's Which Way Challenge. I've really missed this challenge - paths, staircases and signposts are some of my... Continue Reading →
Sidelines Jenny hurried past the sports field with her head down, eyes fixed on the path before her. The hubbub of the players stirred memories she'd rather ignore. Plus, he was there. She could hear his voice, bellowing orders over the field. She could feel the weight of his knowing gaze. She'd spent so many hours standing on the sidelines, cheering... Continue Reading →
wait soon it will emerge the beloved of the sea pathway to secrets released from watery slumber as the morning tide recedes * step carefully ahead footsteps on slick cobbles the journey to the truth is treacherous This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is morning. The photos were taken at St Michael's Mount... Continue Reading →
The Children "For your disregard of our laws-" "Father, please," Lia said, tears flowing. But no trace of her doting parent was visible. It was the High Councillor who faced her: stern and forbidding as he passed sentence. "-you are hereby banished." Her hand tightened on the pony's reins, and she avoided looking at the children on the... Continue Reading →
sunburst bathed in rain dispelling night's toxic fears newborn day washed clean This post is for the Macro Moments challenge run by Susan over at the blog Musin' With Susan. This is the first time I've joined in with this challenge, but seeing as I take a lot of macro photographs I thought it was about time... Continue Reading →
Last month I again spent many pleasant hours photographing the wildflower meadow, wooded area and stream for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons photography challenge. As you may know by now, this is my favourite place in the village, and where I like to go to write. In June the main feature of the meadow had been the daisies. During July these... Continue Reading →
She'd always dreamed of a fertile union. In her youth she'd painted her lips cherry-red, desperate to attract a partner to fulfill her desires, only to be left with a sour taste as their rot spread through her life. Now her season was waning - maybe it was time to reach for the promised fruit alone. This post is for Sonya's... Continue Reading →