Photo prompt round-up – Low tide #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at Grange-over-Sands a couple of years ago when I joined my son for a couple of days touring the Lake District. The winter days were short, but the air and the light were incredible, making for some of the most beautiful pictures we had ever been able to take. It was a first solo voyage for my son… I merely joined him for a day or two. My final morning saw the sea at low ebb, turned to liquid gold by the dawn, symbolic of my son’s own journey to recovering his independence in many ways, though he had not simply waited for the tide of life to turn…he had made it happen.

More wonderful entries this week. Thank you to everyone who took part. Please click on the links below to visit all the posts and leave a comment for the author! A new prompt will be published later today and I will reblog as many as I can as the entries come in… but given the volume of entries we are getting now, that may not be all of them. All contributions will be featured in the round-up on Thursday

The vagaries of WordPress mean that occasionally a pingback won’t get through. If you have written a piece for this week’s challenge and it does not appear below, please leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the list.

Come and join in!



The waters of life
Distant at their lowest ebb

Unstoppable flow
Running through fingers that grasp
Illusive stasis

Pools of liquid gold
Revealed by receding tides
Reflecting heaven

Laid bare on the shifting sands
Invite attention

Hitherto unseen
Opportunities offered
Revealed by absence

Tides stand never still
A moment lost forever

The rhythm of the waters
Complete the cycle


Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

Lady Lee Manila

Jane Dougherty Writes

Hugh Roberts from Hugh’s Views and News

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Willow at willowdot21

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Michael from Morpeth Road


Reinventions by Reena

Neel Anil Panicker

Prajakta at An Armchair Perfectionist

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Lorraine at My Frilly Freudian Slip

Geoff Le Pard from Tangental

Inia Jardine

Kerfe from methodtwomadness

Sangbad at Thoughts of Words

Life at 17

Stuart France

Robbie Cheadle

Elizabeth Mclaughlin at Lemon Chronicle

Hayley at The Story Files


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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41 Responses to Photo prompt round-up – Low tide #writephoto

  1. Reblogged this on ladyleemanila and commented:
    low tide tales 🙂


  2. alaraoluwaseyi says:

    Sue please how does this photo prompt work? Can I still write on it and post after the day for the prompt?


    • Sue Vincent says:

      The prompt is posted every Thursday at 12 noon GMT and you have six days, until the following Wednesday, 12 noon, GMT, to post your contribution. if you post after that, I can still add your entry to the round up if you leave a link for me, but I won’t be able to reblog it.


  3. hrh66 says:

    Hi. Sorry my post is late this week, but I started a full time job yesterday and I’ve been super busy.


  4. Ritu says:

    More great entries!!!!


  5. rivrvlogr says:

    I love you poem. Your photo must have been at the back of my mind this week, because the possibilities revealed by a receding tide came up in my attempt to rewrite a poem from a few years back.


  6. Awesome poem, Sue loved it.👍👍👍👍👍


  7. A brilliant poem, Sue.


  8. Grange over sands! I used to go on holiday there with my parents, loved it! I have many fond memories of that place 🙂


  9. memadtwo says:

    Opportunities offered/Revealed by absence…that is just right. (K)


  10. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent has a legendary #photo prompt challenge and she shares the responses to this week’s Grange Over Sands image.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Helen Bushe says:

    I agree, It is a beautiful part of the country and not far from us. Not too busy considering its proximity to the Lakes,


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