Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – “Solitude”


Solitude comes at dawn when I am alone with the world beneath a molten sky. Whether I am walking with the small dog or taking the long road home from the north, it is a time when alone is never lonely.

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It is impossible to do anything other than revel in such solitude. There is, or so it seems, only me and the wide, painted sky ablaze with light and colour. It is an intimate moment when I touch and am embraced by the heart of Nature. Sometimes a kite soars overhead, a silhouette against the gold. A creature alien to the land, born to sail the skies…and my heart soars with it.

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And sometimes, the earth beneath my feet is that of home. Its gilded bones and mine are kin, singing the same song to the morning… and beauty calls forth joy to fall as dew on the heather.

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Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – “Solitude”

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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51 Responses to Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 20 – “Solitude”

  1. jenanita01 says:

    most people misunderstand the word ‘solitude’ and I must admit, it does sound at first, like something you don’t need. But, once truly enjoyed, it is something you have to have, and often…


  2. Ritu says:

    Beautiful skies!


  3. From he photos, Sue, it looks as if you could be the only person in the world. Perfect for the challenge of solitude. Thank you for sharing the magic of your photography and words with us


  4. BunKaryudo says:

    They’re all lovely photographs, but the one with the bird is particularly dramatic. 🙂


  5. Magical photos. And look what you’d miss if you slept late ??? “alone but never lonely”…that says it all, Sue. ❤️


  6. Judy Martin says:

    You have some simply stunning photos there Sue. I love the early mornings too and I think that feeling of being at one with nature is something that is especially prevalent then. Thanks so much for sharing these, I always love looking at your photos 🙂


  7. Elizabeth says:

    Wow, great photos and places.


  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely words and stunning photos, Sue. Truly!


  9. macjam47 says:

    Magnificent photos and a heartfelt story.


  10. Helen Jones says:

    These photos are just gorgeous, Sue – I love the light at the turning of the day, and your photos are simply glowing. Perfect time for solitude.


  11. Ali Isaac says:

    Just beautiful Sue, words and images both. Xxx


  12. dgkaye says:

    Those photos are certainly enough to want to enjoy solitude. Everybody needs some sometime. 🙂


  13. Beautiful… 🙂


  14. cindy knoke says:

    Gorgeous Sue!


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