The Darkness Within

The light that poured in through her window was the only source of illumination in an otherwise dismal existence. They said her harsh treatment was deserved, that her idle ways had led to an inevitable conclusion. Only she knew just how hard she’d strived to avoid such a fate. She tried not to let bitterness … More The Darkness Within

Boundaries

boundary lines marked containing Earth’s wild spaces guardianship claimed This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Letters A or B, and I decided to show pictures of some of the boundaries of the meadow and wooded area. Both the first and last pictures show newly erected boundaries, as management of the wooded … More Boundaries

Solitary Watcher

lonely gaze watches abandoned to solitude awaiting friendship This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s prompt is solitude. I photographed this jackdaw when we were in Cornwall last summer. It was sitting all on its own in a tree in the middle of Tintagel village. Jackdaws are very social creatures, seen more often … More Solitary Watcher

Late Bloomer

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 … More Late Bloomer

Dionysus Smiles

lord of wild spaces revelling in vibrant shades before frosts return I thought I’d take a little break from my NaNoWriMo writing to share a couple of photos and a haiku with you. These pictures were both taken in my sister’s garden – a fascinating area that’s full of little moss covered statues and odd … More Dionysus Smiles

Dragonfly

sun-kissed wings shimmer calm affirmations exchanged connection achieved Yesterday morning I was sitting on a bench in the corner of the meadow, my eyes closed as I listened to the birds singing, my face tilted to the sun as I enjoyed its warmth on my skin. I was feeling incredibly relaxed and happy, and connected to … More Dragonfly

Nature’s Filigree

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.

Macro Moments: Week 9

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.

WPC: Look Up

Gathering storm clouds Ominous shadows spreading Time to seek shelter This post is for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Look Up.

Beautiful Dawn

Awakening touch Virginal blossom caressed Before bees arise Today’s pictures were taken at the wildflower meadow on a beautiful June dawn. Yes, after months (possibly even years) of saying I was going to go out at dawn to photograph, I finally did it! And it was an enchanting experience. As I watched the sun slowly extend its … More Beautiful Dawn

WPC: Curve

Protective arms reach Offering shelter from storms Open seas cry home This post is for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge.  This week’s theme is Curve. The pictures were taken in Newlyn, the fishing village in Cornwall that we stayed in during our recent  holiday. Newlyn harbour has been in use since at least 1435, … More WPC: Curve

Beltane Fires

This post is for Cee’s Oddball Challenge, a photography challenge that asks for you to share pictures that don’t seem to fit any particular category. I’ve been looking at these shots for a while now, trying to decide what I could use them with – oddball seems appropriate. Flames dancing skywards Challenging encroaching night Bright … More Beltane Fires

WPC: Harmony

This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is harmony. Exultant voice trills Joining triumphant chorus Harmony embraced I encountered this incredibly tame robin when I was down at the stream last week. He flew from branch to branch in the tree above the bench where I like to stop to write, singing … More WPC: Harmony

Midnight Birdsong

Blackbird serenades Serene glow of pregnant Moon Long night stretches on In the early hours of Christmas Day, just as I was settling down to sleep, I was drawn to my window by the sound of a blackbird singing. The light of the full moon made the sky strangely bright for 1:30 AM and was … More Midnight Birdsong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

This post is in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Change. Don golden garments Dance through the spiralling year Winter soon will come I love this time of year – as summer shifts into autumn, greens fading into gold. With this week’s theme I thought I’d capture that change in progress. I hope you like them.