Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Leap Day Door

Another one for the photo prompt, this time from Hugh…

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I Am There – Richard Ankers

Underlined and underwritten Each one does as he is bidden Fighting armies, slaying foes That’s how the lives of heroes go Without a chance to see a dawn Or touch the horn of unicorn…   Reblogged from Richard Ankers To … Continue reading

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Beyond the door…

For the photo prompt suggested last week, Geoff Le Pard from Tangental gave us this: ‘You have to guess what’s behind it or it won’t open.’ Sally looked smug. George, 2 years younger, asked. ‘Is that right Grandpa?’ ‘Reckon. Been … Continue reading

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The haw is the fruit of the hawthorn tree. The name comes from the Old English word for hedge and the thorn is an integral part of our hedgerows still today, making an impenetrable and thorny barrier to keep livestock … Continue reading

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The Door in the Wall

Originally posted on BOOK CHAT:
? This post is in response to Sue Vincent of Daily Echo‘s challenge to write a post of 100 words or less telling what lies beyond the door in the photo. The little door intrigued…

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Only the good die young…

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Helvellyn from Walking with a Smacked Pentax

An older post, reblogged from James at Walking with a Smacked Pentax… do click through to see some his photographs of the stunning landscape of the Lake District. Helvellyn mountain is one of the most beautiful in the English Lake … Continue reading

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According to the two thousand year old Doctrine of Signatures, medicinal plants were thought to resemble the area of the body for which they would be useful. Later  Christian writers  agreed with the idea, thinking that God would have wanted … Continue reading

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The Fairy Door by Helen Jones

From Helen Jones, author of the Ambeth Chronicles in response to the photo prompt… Beyond the door the pathway waits, Through trees and tiny fairy gates, Lined with velvet petals sweet Mosses soft beneath your feet Branches whisper as you … Continue reading

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