you have two options or so they tell you * door one or door two two ways to enter their boxes to enter four walls constructed from preconceptions and stereotypes two ways to enter four walls designed to hold you bound in their lies * or you could simply choose to keep on walking
sit amidst the long grass and watch the rising sun lovingly caress the meadow * golden rays revealing the innocence of daisies as they sway to a light morning breeze * breathe deep the blissful quietude and embrace the awakening of your soul These pictures were all taken at the meadow in my old village last month. I might not live there... 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 →
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 →
poised before an expansive ocean of stilted maturity presenting youthful enthusiasm whilst all outdated dictates constraining adulthood are deposited abandoned on the shoreline far below a life of graft replaced by a fun-filled existence happiness becoming the prime objective These pictures (which were taken at Tintagel, in Cornwall, UK) were nearly posted a few days ago for the... Continue Reading →
time flows with the shifting tides tumbling over castle walls to drown in watery obscurity This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is edge. The photograph was taken on the battlements of the castle at St Michael's Mount in Cornwall, UK.
she glows with the luminance of impending motherhood her gravid form embracing serenity future's promise cradled within her body
struck with scything blades the king falls laid low in golden splendour beneath nefarious skies as mournful gazes watch shadows creeping rivulets of life-blood seeping teardrops withheld as duty is done It's harvest time here in England, and the farmers have been busy in the fields around the village. Mostly I've come across the fields showing... Continue Reading →
she leans into his strength knowing he'll support her knowing the roots of their love are secure This post is for Cee's Black and White Challenge. The theme is still trees as Cee is currently taking a well-deserved blogging break. The pictures are of a pair of trees that have grown together beside the stream, leaning out... 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.
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.
weary bloom withers past beauty soon forgotten life yet lies ahead crone's wisdom cradled within next generation's promise
Proudly they stand, ancient stones steeped in mystery, weathered and windblown on the lonely roadside, sheltering stories of times long past. Name carved in stone, black feathers bathed in blood, warrior fallen in battle, legend unforgotten. Crawling on hands and knees, scrabbling and squeezing, hoping and praying that aches and pains are drawn away by weathered stone during undignified rebirth.... Continue Reading →
Over Gilded landscape Beneath watchful Moon's gaze Take to the sky with vibrant wing And soar This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is Cherry on Top, and we're asked to share a picture with a feature that makes a good shot even better. Last week I was out for a walk during the... Continue Reading →
On ephemeral wings she flits, never settling for long: never long enough to catch her, never long enough to bind her back into the cocooned existence she's fled.
light breezes caress swaying to silent music may I have this dance? may I have this dance? a murmur of sweet nothings advantage taken
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.
Breathe Deep Feeling nature's embrace, I Breathe deep. Cascading perfumes entwine, senses take to the sky, Feeling nature's embrace, I Hear the buzzing, the singing; let it fade to a sigh, Welcoming a serenity indigenous to sleep, Feeling nature's embrace, I Breathe deep. This is my first ever attempt at a triolet, a poetry form that intrigued... Continue Reading →
Poppies bathed in rain Remembering the fallen Teardrops on spilled blood One hundred years ago today was the first day of the Battle of the Somme. The Somme Offensive ran from July 1st to November 18th 1916 and was one of the bloodiest battles in history, with over one million men wounded and killed. The first... Continue Reading →
Air fills with movement Fleeting insects buzz, dart, dance A feast on the wing I had intended to share my monthly Changing Seasons post today but unfortunately I haven't actually finished sorting through all of the photos I've taken. I've visited and photographed the meadow so many times over the past few weeks that I have... Continue Reading →
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,... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's theme is State of Mind and we're asked to share pictures that reflect our emotions at the time we took the photograph. I often take pictures of reflections on water - I love to look at them as you do clouds, finding images in the play... Continue Reading →
This post is for Baheya's Miniature Writing Challenge. This week's prompt is Freedom. For this challenge you are asked to write either an ultra short story (50-150 words), a haiku or a little poem. This week I decided to share a poem. Self-Doubt Ensnared in a churning morass of fear, insecurity, spiralling ever deeper. Not as good;... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's prompt is time. Sunlight caressing A stark landscape awakens Vibrant leaves unfurl Days advance onwards Dancing on the turning wheel New growth supplants old Yesterday, for the first time in over a week, the weather was pleasant enough for me to venture out for a walk. It was nice... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's prompt is vibrant. Take flight, embracing each bright possibility, vibrant wings unfurled in joyous wonder.
This post is for the Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's prompt is optimistic. Hoping: warm sun remains, dispelling bleak darkness, setting winter to memory. Eager. We're having a very weird, wet, windy yet warm winter over here in England. Daffodils in January. Need I say more? The picture above I actually took right at the beginning of January - it was... Continue Reading →
This post is for the Miniature Writing Challenge run by An Artist At Heart. This challenge gives a picture and a short story prompt and asks that you write either a mini short story (50 – 150 words), a poem or a haiku (3 lines, 17 syllables). To read the full rules, go here. This week's prompt is... Continue Reading →
Finale As the year draws to an end, exploding in an exuberant display of vibrant reds and golds; as the day fades towards night, bathing the world in a gentle glow, the beasts stand in line with no awareness of their fate. This is my entry into Cee's Fun Foto Challenge. I've never taken part with this one... Continue Reading →
Shadowed What secrets lie hidden within the shadowed corners of history? With gazes drawn to the bright vistas, the carefully chosen points of focus, we view a scene shaped by the victors’ hands, by those in positions of prominence and power. Seek with a careful eye amongst the shadows: the secrets of the dispossessed may someday... Continue Reading →
Among the Toadstools Can you hear the lilting strains of the music of the universe drifting from within the fey circle? Let the melody captivate your senses and dance, carried on waves of pure enchantment footsteps flying in an intricate design, as you soar along the spiral of existence, celebrating life and death and every... Continue Reading →
An Image Of Concern Twisting, curling. A vague idea gathering form and substance. An inkling - troublesome yet indistinct. A hint, a look shared, an outline defined. Shading added. The caress of fear, pulsing worry. Something’s wrong, something’s wrong, something… An easy way to find the truth. A simple question. But… Do you really want... Continue Reading →