simply watch through weary
eyes as an ever-changing world
ebbs and flows
or you could
keep on stretching fearlessly
higher refusing to accept
When my sister and I moved in to our new house, there was a pagoda in the garden that was barely standing beneath the weight of dead wisteria branches. We cut the wisteria back until all that remained was a stump with a couple of green shoots. These we decided to leave, hoping it would make a comeback. We then replaced several rotten pagoda posts and found the perfect place to hang the green man wall plaque.
We’re now considering whether or not to move the green man. The wisteria has definitely made a comeback! Those little shoots didn’t take long to grow, or to multiply, and they quickly tangled themselves around the post all the way up to the top. We worked out that they’re growing at a rate of six inches a day! When the photo was taken I was lucky enough to go into the garden when one of the shoots had tucked its tip into the green man’s mouth. Needless to say, it didn’t stay there long. At this rate, the whole pagoda will be covered again in wisteria soon, and, if he stays there, the green man will be well and truly hidden.
This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is Delta, and we’re asked to share a picture that symbolizes transitions, change, and the passing of time.
the stories that could be
told if the voices of the long gone
could be heard within those aged walls
but their tales have been forgotten
as our own too shall
This post is for Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. This week’s theme is buildings.
boundary lines marked
containing Earth’s wild spaces
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 area has recently been taken on by the same couple – Kate and Ollie – who own the meadow. They’ve been putting in a lot of work to regenerate the area. The first picture shows a stretch of dead hedging, created from branches and other foliage gathered during pruning. This type of hedging provides habitat for insects, birds and animals, whilst also providing a barrier that blends far more naturally into the landscape than a fence. The gate in the final picture below takes you through onto their own land next door. I’ve been invited to go through the gate to photograph around their pond, though I haven’t done so yet.
I hope you like the pictures.
rose tinted sunlight
lifting the land’s misty veil
romance fills the air
nurture an ivy heart:
ever thriving in defiance of adversity,
veins aglow with faithful affection,
binding for eternity
lonely gaze watches
abandoned to solitude
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 in groups than on their own, so I thought of it as soon as I saw this week’s prompt.
My internet connection is still very hit and miss at the moment. The last several days I’ve been told it’s been great during the daytime while I’ve been at work. Unfortunately it’s been abysmal each evening after I’ve arrived home. Grr. It took ages to upload this picture, and I’ve had the message ‘saving of draft failed’ flashing up on my screen every few minutes while I’ve been putting together the rest of the post. I’m now just hoping that I manage to get an internet connection long enough to actually post it! I’ll respond to comments, and visit everyone’s blogs as soon as I can, but, as you can probably guess, commenting is very frustrating when you have to type the comment several dozen times before it sends.
I was very happy to see that the Six Word Story challenge, run by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind, had made a return. I find the challenge of writing a story in only six words very enjoyable. Aptly, this week’s theme is return. The image I’ve included is from Pixabay.
Image from Pixabay
Young eyes open; old soul sees.
To read the other entries, click the little blue frog!
This is my 300th post! Yay!
Some of you may have noticed that a ‘Follow Me On Twitter’ widget has appeared in my sidebar. Yes, I’ve finally decided to actually use the twitter account that I created about 5 years ago! If anyone else uses twitter, I’d love to meet up with you over there. 🙂
This post is for the Six Word Story challenge, run by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind. This week’s theme is Help! Check out Ben’s blog to read the other entries.
Image from Pixabay
Years passed. Dreams of freedom faded.
This post is for the Six Word Story challenge, run by Ben at A Hopelessly Wandering Mind. This week’s theme is Betrayal.
Image from Shutterstock
With eyes opened, conscience demanded action.
If you’d like to read the other entries , click the blue frog.