Crimson’s Creative Challenge #78


Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

Here’s how it works:

Every Wednesday I post a photo (this week it’s that one above.)
You respond with something CREATIVE

Here are some suggestions:

  • An answering photo
  • A cartoon
  • A joke
  • A caption
  • An anecdote
  • A short story (flash fiction)
  • A poem
  • A newly minted proverb, adage or saying
  • An essay
  • A song—the lyrics or the performance

You have plenty of scope and only two criteria:

  • Your creative offering is indeed yours
  • Your writing is kept to 150 words or less

If you post a link in the comments section of this post I’ll be able to find it
If you include Crimson’s Creative Challenge as a heading, WP Search will find it (theory)
by ‘Searching’ in the WP Reader (fingers crossed)

Here’s wishing you inspirational explosions. And FUN.

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65 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #78

  1. Lovely picture, inspirational

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  2. Jen Goldie says:

    Interesting photo and beautiful. I wonder what’s got his attention. 🤔😊

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  4. Many people consider rare breed beef as being exquisitely delicious. Then there are these Highland cattle which are merely pallet-able.

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  5. What sort of bull is that?

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    • Apart from knackered? It’s Highland Cattle. By long long tradition cattle were driven down from the Highlands (and elsewhere in Scotland) to graze the sweet pastures between the rivers Bure & Yare (which are the marshes at the back of Gt Yarmouth, where I live) to fatten for a season or two and then be driven to market (driven on hoof, not in vehicles). However, this one was found about 25 miles inland.

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      • Thanks. Cindy was wanting to know as she gazed at it….


      • Yea, I understand. Knowing its breed probably makes all the difference to the level of inspiration. Oh, and now I imagine a story where the cattle do the Highland Fling. Don’t know what the Highland Fling is? It’s a Scottish Dance. Yours truly once performed it on telly (I was only 10)

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      • I’ve heard of the Highland Fling, but I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen any one dance one.

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      • I used to be in the school dance display team. Years later, my sister and I were both pregnant with first babies. My sister complained that she couldn’t reach her toes to cut her nails (she was 3 months behind me), so I scoffed at her. Oh, she says, I suppose you can still do the Highland Fling. Yep, answered I. And did so. My oldest child was born about 6 hours later. 🙂 Yes, I can still do it, but prefer not too; joints are getting old, and the back isn’t good.

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    • ceayr says:

      It’s a cow!
      What we in Scotland call a Hielan’ Coo.

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      • Yep, sure is. What you in Scotland used to drive all the way down to our Acle marshes to fatten on our sweet grasses to sell-on at Smithfield 🙂 And we still have some of them 🙂


      • BTW, how’d you know it’s a cow and not a young knackered bull? Sure, it didn’t have testicles but neither did I see an udder.


      • ceayr says:

        The coo’s horns are more elegant, longer, finer and higher than the gentleman’s.
        Interesting use of the word ‘knackered’, we use it to mean puggled, or puffed oot, or very tired.
        But the knacker’s yard is where old horses, and perhaps other animals, go to be made into glue!

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      • Right, I shall bear that in mind in future. I thank you. No one has ever explained it, merely the requirement to look underneath
        As to the word knackered, I can attest it is a word used in parts of Norfolk (or was in my youger days), though admittedly by pig farmers. 🙂


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  10. Had a bit of trouble with the ping but I think I’ve got it now!
    Almost got me in a mood! 😉

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  11. Ben Naga says:


    We’ve had words
    Now there’s just silence
    Hanging in the air
    Our backs are turned
    We stare into the distance
    For the present moment is
    Too uncomfortable to bear
    Perhaps in time …


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  12. Jen Goldie says:

    I don’t much like commenting on your posts. I was just being polite. This City girl knows better than to tangle with comments.

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