Landscape of despair
Bare branches bleached and blighted
Reaching out for love
Lost, lonely and forsaken
A stark, joyless existence
A glimmer of hope
Holding life and light
Shadowed depths the birthing ground
Multicoloured beauty grows
The photo for this week’s prompt was taken on the road into Sheffield, at the gate to the moor and the path that leads to Barbrook. Beyond the trees is Big Moor, where we had encountered an adder and from which the shadows of the past had chased us one day.
Most of the year, these moorlands may seem bare and bleak to eyes and hearts that love them less than I, yet throughout the year, they are rich in life and colour. In spring, the greens are vivid, exuberant. Summer brings the purple glow of heather. Autumn sets the land aflame with scarlet and gold… while winter’s soft palette is russet and bronze, until the snows blanket the hills in bridal white, streaked with blue shadows.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part this week! Once again, there were too many reblog all of the posts, but they are all listed below, so please click on the links to read them and leave a comment for the author! Thank you too, to everyone who reblogged the prompt, round up and the individual responses!
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A new prompt will be published later today. I will reblog as many contributions as space and time allows, as they come in… and all of them will be featured in the round-up on Thursday.
As there are usually too many contributions to reblog all of them every week, and so that we can get to know their writers, I would like to invite all writephoto regulars to come and introduce themselves on the blog as my guest! ‘Regulars’ does not mean you have to take part every week… Click here for details
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Many thanks to this weeks contributors: