WPC: Autumn Flame

the flame sways in meditative radiance * remembering days filled with laughter amidst autumnal golds and browns * breathing air thick with scents of damp earth and ripe berries and rotting plants and sugarbeet * a small hand held within age-gnarled fingers frog wellies stomping through fallen leaves *  days now circled beneath the wheel gone [...]

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As the Wisteria Grows

you could simply watch through weary eyes as an ever-changing world ebbs and flows * or you could keep on stretching fearlessly higher refusing to accept defeat 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 [...]

WPC: Inner City Green

rain washed greenery amidst an urban landscape tools laid down to rest as the day fades This post is for the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge. This week's prompt is It IS Easy Being Green. The photos were taken over the allotments (community gardens) near my sister's home in Lincoln (UK). It's nice to have some greenery in the [...]

WPC: 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 [...]

WPC: Graceful

History's enigmatic weight settles, cloak-like, upon your shoulders as you walk beneath the graceful arches. The weathered stones may be mere remnants of times past, but still they stand, elegant and proud, marking the route along which devout men once walked. As the wind dances around the columns you can almost hear the sound of male voices [...]

WPC: Anticipation

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 [...]

WPC: Local

Gentle light caresses fields shorn of their summer abundance as the newly awoken sun peeks above the horizon, tinting the wide sky in pastel shades. A lonely blackbird breaks the lingering hush of the pre-dawn hours. Soon it is joined by its fellows, and their voices rise in joyous chorus. Peace settles upon me as I breathe in [...]