Daily Archives: April 5, 2018

The Wee Man – by James Elkington

Reblogged from Walking with a Smacked Pentax: I have recently returned from a trip to the Scottish Highlands – visiting Paul, an old friend who lives there. I also took along Mackenzie, my 9 yr old grandson. The Highlands are … Continue reading

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Shelter -Bobby Fairfield #writephoto

“Look at that dad!” ”What are you pointing at Joey?” I asked straining my eyes to see what he meant. ”Over there, in the hedge, it’s a big black teddy bear, can I go and talk to him?” I laughed … Continue reading

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Esoteric Shipbuilding – Steve Tanham

It was a ‘stream of consciousness moment’; one of those that acts like a time machine. The flash of memories cut right back to my childhood – seven or eight years old. It included the sight and texture of the … Continue reading

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Pictures from an Exhibition blog tour with Tallis Steelyard – Partannese Promenade

I suspect that future amateur cultural historians (I cannot conceive of a society so wastrel that it would pay historians whilst honest poets go hungry) will ponder long over the various influences on Port Naain. Now ask anybody in Port … Continue reading

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Spring stems from winter Smouldering in cold ashes Waiting for the sun Petals unfurl in shadow Alchemy of light and joy For Colleen’s Poetry Challenge

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Thursday photo prompt: Shelter #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.  If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed. I usually share something about the place … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Valley #writephoto

Tall the cliffs of stone That mark the entry to my heart’s domain, Wild and empty in its vastness The solitude of living earth. The wind lifts the heart And bears it through the storm To where the lichen crusted … Continue reading

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A flying visit to Stratford-upon-Avon

Because I’d been at work that morning, it was well after lunch before we even set off on the 60 mile trip to Shakespeare’s home town. We knew before we left that there would not be enough time to explore … Continue reading

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Considering White-Skunk III… Stuart France

* That White-Skunk possess power is not in doubt. Bald-Eagle himself is wary of it. The point at issue is the uses to which that power is put. White-Skunk uses his power as a weapon to serve his own ends … Continue reading

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Written #midnighthaiku

Tongue-tied emotions Verbiage spilled unspoken Fills virgin pages * Words that have voice Passions revealed by the pen Remain evergreen *

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