Photo prompt round-up: Rooted #writephoto


Roots drink deep of earth

Minds open to welcome light

Heart keeps its secrets


The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at the great stone circle of Avebury. This stand of trees is well known to those who visit the stones and seems to offer a portal through which dreamers may pass.

I have written much of the circle, but little of the trees… mere youngsters beside the stones that have stood there for thousands of years. This little copse grows on the earthen bank of the henge, standing guard over the eastern entrance to the stones.

Their roots, exposed by weather and the erosion of many feet, form an intricate lacework across the end of the henge…. and always remind me of my great-grandmother’s antimacassars, pritecting what lies beneath.

Click the links below to read more about this incredible ancient site.

The Avenue   Silbury Hill   The Sanctuary   West Kennet Chambered Tomb   The Great Circle    The Cove    The Inner Circle     The Longstones

Using the Search Bar will locate many posts on this, and many other stone circles and ancient and sacred sites.


My thanks, as always, to all those who took part. All the posts inspired by this image are 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 resposes.

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.

Many people are having problems with pingbacks not coming through… and I can miss things too… so 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.

A Reminder and an invitation

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

Come and join in!


Please leave your comments for the contributors on their blogs.

One from me

Jen Goldie

Tanusri Sen at With Nature

Mary Suzanne Barrett at God is I Am

Kathy Lauren Miller at A View to a Book

Janette Bendle at What She Wrote

and a  second one from Janette

Geoff Le Pard at Tangental

Michele Jones at Out of the Shadows

Balroop Singh at Emotional Shadows

Hayley R. Hardman at The Story Files

Rebecca Cutler at Beckie’s Mental Mess

Roberta Eaton at Roberta Writes

Ruth Scribbles

Bladud Fleas at The Moon is Rising

Hélène Vaillant at Willow Poetry

Suzanne at Being in Nature

The Indishe

Frank J. Tassone

Sisyphus at Of Glass and Paper

M. Brazfield at Words Less Spoken

Kyt Wright part one and part two 

Sadje at Keep it Alive

Adele at Notes to Women

Teresa Smeigh at Tessa can do it

Thady at Track or Cushion

Fandango at This, That and the Other

Anita from Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie

Lady Lee Manila

Michael at Morpeth Road

Daisybala at freshdaisiesdotme

Willow Willers at willowdot21

Di at pensitivity101

Ritu Bhathal at But I Smile Anyway

Na’ama Yehuda

Trent P. McDonald at Trent’s World

Tina Stewart Brakebill

Iain Kelly

Jane Dougherty Writes

Anjali Sharma at Positive Side Of The Coin

The Dark Netizen

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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20 Responses to Photo prompt round-up: Rooted #writephoto

  1. Patty says:

    Reblogged this on Campbells World and commented:
    Good morning everyone.
    Here’s a great roundup post of all the week’s #WriterPhoto prompt posts.
    If you’ve never enjoyed these you should sure take the time to do so, and if you’ve never participated then, well, shame on you.
    Even blind and visually challenged writers can do so because Sue has taken the time to describe all her #WriterPhoto prompts.
    A new one will be coming out later today, so be sure to watch for it and have a go.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ritu says:



  3. Tanusri sen says:

    I love youd photo prompt challenges. It is very interesting. I will surely mail you about my details as I come to know about your invitation..


  4. balroop2013 says:

    What seems special to me about these roots is that they are green at places and so well connected. Thanks for this word: antimacassars. 🙂


  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Hi Sue 🙂 I posted early, May 9th. I think you missed my post 🙂 If you’d like to add it here’s the link. Thanks.


  6. This photo is even lovelier after learning where it is. Some wonderful stories and poems. 🙂


  7. willowdot21 says:

    Excellent entrees as ever 💜


  8. Glad I found you again. I used to follow you, but somehow I lost you!
    It seems like serendipity that I found you today going from one blog to another, then to yours.


  9. Reblogged this on SherrieMiranda1 and commented:
    I didn’t know that ROOTS were what I needed
    I was told to reconnect with my past
    And bless it
    When I did I realized
    There was a lot more happiness there
    Than sadness
    Then I started reconnecting with friends
    From former lives
    Former times
    Finally I started writing my novel
    And connecting with people
    I never planned to see again
    Now I’m on my second book
    And I pray that some of these people
    Will see themselves in it
    And contact me
    I had no idea how much I missed them

    Sherrie Miranda’s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel “Secrets & Lies in El Salvador” is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too:

    Watch for the prequel coming out soon! “Crimes & Impunity in New Orleans” follows the dramatic story of naive, sheltered Shelly going to “The Big Easy” to prepare for El Salvador, but has no idea she will encounter sexism and witness racism as well as illegal activities by government agents.


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