Photo prompt round-up: Carved #writephoto


Ancient bowls of stone
Embracing earth holds the sky
Clouds mirror themselves
Within the silver surface
I am myself reflected

Dawn breaks, waking to beauty. I am a bridge between worlds. Far below, the valley sleeps beneath the veil, unknowing and unknown. The intimate embrace of earth-born mist dances with the cool caress of the sky. The breath of morning shimmers and shifts, smoke within the bowl. Breathless possibility breaks my fast as I drink the tears of morning. We are kindred spirits.

 Empyreal flame
Vivifying motes of dust
As Eden weeps


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on Higger Tor , on the border between Yorkshire and Derbyshire, one misty morning in late summer, when the heather echoed the colours of dawn.

It is a spot I visit often on my way home from the north, a last look before hitting the roads… usually around sunrise. We have watched the dawn here during one of our workshops, and braved the winding pass in snow, rain and fog…and it is always beautiful.

The stone bowl is curious, as tall as me…perhaps the product of erosion, perhaps shaped by the hand of man. Either way, in this ancient place where man lived and worshipped in the way of the times, this stone, like many others, would have been seen as special and used.


Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week.  All the posts are listed below, so please click on the links below to read them and leave a comment for the author!

A new prompt will be published later today. As always, I will reblog as many contributions as space allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.

Pingbacks do not always come through… if you have written a post for this challenge and it does not appear in the round-up, please leave a link to your post in the comments and I will add it to the list.

Come and join in!

Many thanks to this weeks contributors:

My struggle against silence

Frankie at Freed by Fiction

Leena at Soul Connection

Neha at Forgotten Meadows

Wallie’s Wentletrap

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Jan Malique at Strange Goings On in the Shed

Bobby Fairfield

Eric Pone at Backyard Knowledge

Suzanne at Calm and Chaos and a second article here

Kate at Aroused

Sight at Journey

Vivian Zems at Smell the Coffee

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Trent P. McDonald

Stoner on a Rollercoaster

Jane Dougherty Writes

Kim Blades

Anurag Bakhshi at Jagahdilmein

James at Powered by Robots

Sandi at Humble but Humorous

Joelle LeGendre at Two on a Rant

Michael at Morpeth Road

C. M. Smile Photography

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Scott Bailey at The House of Bailey

Pamela Morse at mermaidcamp

Fall Musings

Dorinda Duclos at Night Owl Poetry

Sarah at fmme writes poems

Alethea Kehas at Not Tomatoes

Kim Russell from Writing in North Norfolk

Ken Gierke at rivrvlogr

Willow at willowdot21

Iain Kelly



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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13 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Carved #writephoto

  1. calmkate says:

    wow lots of participation, well done Sue, thanks for motivating us all 🙂


  2. Pingback: Photo prompt: Carved  – The Militant Negro™

  3. Ritu says:

    Love the entries!!!!


  4. balroop2013 says:

    Thanks for the story behind the beautiful picture Sue…a rare one!


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