A Grey Day

the world shifts into monochrome,
vivid joys sinking beneath a blanket
of dour uncertainty as muggy winds
drive downpours in sweeping passage … More A Grey Day

Out of the Darkness

darkness creeps sticky tendrils dragging ever deeper into the depths of fear and hate and hopelessness desolation clinging with tar-like viscosity * but don’t give up * glimpse the light that lies ahead  encompassing hope of better times to come leave the darkness behind and embrace the future’s bright promise * don’t give up * never give … More Out of the Darkness

A Family Gathering

laughter and camaraderie found throughout the ages amidst the love of family Those of you who’ve followed my blog for a while may remember that I used to regularly join in with the One-Four challenge, editing a picture in four different ways over a month. Unfortunately, the challenge changed from being monthly to being quarterly, … More A Family Gathering

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

Silent Guardian

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 … More Silent Guardian

Sign

here, amidst the overgrown tranquility, let’s hope to see no discarded packets or rusting cans: the only litter allowed is nature’s own This post is for Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is signs of any kind. The picture, in case anyone is curious, was taken on the lane near to the meadow I … More Sign

All About Nature

In amongst the minutiae, the everyday, the hither and thither of life rushing by, there’s no time to talk, no time to rest, no time… Stop. Breathe deep. Tilt your face to the sun; feel the warmth on your skin. The world will wait. Listen to the harmonies of nature’s music as wind strummed trees join in chorus with buzzing … More All About Nature

Droplets

fragile gems draped in elegant purity amidst an array of elusive dreams interlaced with droplets of shimmering starlight in celebration of the morning This post is for both the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, with the theme H2O, and Cee’s Black and White challenge, with the theme liquid. The pictures were taken on a very misty morning … More Droplets

Cee’s B&W Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines

This is my entry into Cee’s Black and White Challenge. This week’s theme is Crooked and Squiggly Lines which immediately brought to mind the many pictures of curious tree roots I have in my archives . I hope you like them. Writhing,  coiling, serpentine formations slithering  out of the darkness of concealing earth, tendrils stretching into sunlight in search of nourishment,  longing for … More Cee’s B&W Challenge: Crooked and Squiggly Lines