Anticipation clings to the air as the engine, wreathed in puthering smoke and steam, pulls steadily closer to the station. The gathered crowd jostles for position, each individual determined to find the best position available. Voices chatter excitedly, a thrum of excitement carrying along the packed platform. You strain your ears to hear the familiar huff and... Continue Reading →
Light and Dark Tammy hummed a tune as she walked, contentment a pleasing weight on her shoulders. Home's warmth drew her onwards. Until light shattered the darkness. She stumbled back, shielding watering eyes. Her throat tightened with sorrow. She'd known the summons would arrive someday - but, so soon? How could she leave everything behind? She wasn't ready...... Continue Reading →
embodied in resolute metal, he watches from the rocky heights, forever awaiting his call to arms, a silent guardian poised in enigmatic grandeur, the once and future mingling of legend and history This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. This week's theme is things made by human beings. The pictures were taken at Tintagel Castle... Continue Reading →
I thought I’d reblog some of the colouring pictures I shared last year. This is the first of a set of ten, all of which can be found in the Christmas Colouring Pictures category tab above. Feel free to download this or any of the others to print out on paper. Hopefully it’s perfect for keeping the kids entertained for a while.
I like to use this picture as part of a craft activity, where the kids use small bits of wool for his face, fabric for his antlers, and red foil for his nose.
To make it into a Christmas card you can position the picture on the right hand side of the page (in landscape orientation) before it’s printed out onto a sheet of cardboard. Make sure the picture is entirely on the right – otherwise, when you fold the sheet in half the picture will be partly on the back of the card. And, yes, I’ve seen this happen quite a few times!
Have fun. 🙂
He'd wanted a picture-perfect life: a happy family and well paid job with all the perks. Instead, young voices argued yet again while bills piled high. He sighed as gentle hands massaged the stress away, accepting reality - his life might not be picture perfect, but he wouldn't change a thing. This post is for Sonya's Three Line Tales... Continue Reading →
Preservation Loreli scratched at her temples where the threads made contact. After nearly twenty years of treatment she should be used to the sensation by now, but they still made her skin crawl. After all, while she knew she'd visited the clinic for years, it wasn't as if she could really remember it... "How much longer?" she murmured. The doctor would hear, no... Continue Reading →
During November, despite spending the majority of my time working on my NaNoWriMo novel, I still managed a few walks down the the wooded area, stream and meadow to take some photographs for Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons monthly photo challenge. Don't forget to click on the galleries for better views of the pictures. Come on in. Walk... Continue Reading →
willful late bloomer shrouded by chill apathy awaiting sun's touch I had intended to share my November Changing Seasons post today, but, as it's getting late here and it's still not ready to go, I thought I'd share one of the pictures I took during November instead. The haiku was written in my notepad with somewhat frozen fingers while I was... Continue Reading →
tread softly along paths gentled by hazy memory, strolling amidst recollections of yesteryear's cares where lost loves and old pains fade into ephemeral touches, phantom fingers brushing against present preoccupations This post is for Cee's Which Way challenge. The photos were both taken on a misty November morning on the lanes around the village. Here are a... Continue Reading →
It had been a long week - a long year, even - and she needed something sweet to brighten her day. The stacks of colourful confections were enticing. So too was the man behind the counter who served them with a smile and a wink: yes, something sweet, indeed. This post in for Sonya's Three Line... Continue Reading →
Time to Reconnect She hadn't written to them in far too long. Back in the early days, Felena had penned letters weekly, though each one had simply been added to the stack in her drawer. Eventually she'd forced herself to stop. She'd needed to move on. It was now over a decade since anything had actually been delivered to the... Continue Reading →