Daily Archives: July 6, 2017

The exploding optimist…

It is often said that optimism is a failure or refusal to recognise what is. This is untrue. Optimism is the ability to look reality squarely in the eye and decide you want a second opinion. Take this week, for … Continue reading

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The small dog’s obsession

The small dog had a special ball She loved with all her heart, She groomed it, chased it, cared for it As though they’d never part. *  But one sad day it disappeared Into the distant field, A thorough search … Continue reading

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Peace – #writephoto

Originally posted on Trent's World (the Blog):
Photo by Sue Vincent This is part three of the story.  All of these are written to Sue’s #writephoto prompts.  Here is part one and here is part two (last week) —…

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An Eye full of Reflections (6 of 7)

Originally posted on The Silent Eye:
? Apart from its sheer presence in the landscape, the castle at Harlech has a location that is breathtaking – perched high in the elevated centre of the small town, looking back down the…

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The Spirit of Dronacharya

Originally posted on Reena Saxena:
The guide, Jay, stopped talking on reaching this spot, folded his hands in a namaskar, and bowed in obeisance for a minute. He moved a few steps back, and then, proceeded to inform us in…

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Ephemera

Spun-sugar morning Above the sleeping city A piquant contrast Nature’s daily orison Enlightening the dreamers In summer, I miss the winter. Dawn breaks too early, even for the dog. Doubtless, she would not refuse a walk, but should I rise … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt – Peace – #writephoto

This week’s photo shows a bed with a pillow, all carved from a single tree trunk and left in a wood… Use the image to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round up – Flight #writephoto

The photo for this week’s prompt was taken during an urban dawn when the sun rose late behind a false horizon of chimneypots. If you have written a piece for this week’s challenge and it does not appear below, please … Continue reading

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The Wyrm and the Wyrd: Harlech

Leaving Portmeirion and its mysteries behind, we drove across the estuary to Harlech in search of lunch. Stuart and I had parked beneath the Norman castle that morning when we were in search of breakfast. The imposing bulk of the … Continue reading

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Thor’s Cave… Stuart France

* Had there been any doubt about where we were going next… Which there wasn’t. * * For once, our destination proved quite easy to get to. A car park was suggested by the guidebook and in the car park … Continue reading

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