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Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #62

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 … Continue reading

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General Genres on the Menu

I am an avid reader I eat books as another eats a feast Though wary I am of the English Bard His Complete Works is a beast On Christyesque Whodunnits I like to snack Thrillers and Political Espionage might fill … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Worth His Salt

Bronimir sat upon the table, not his usual place at all. He sat between a yeasty loaf that made his clay mouth drool and the smallest imaginable dish of salt. His family wanted something of him, and he knew what … Continue reading

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Sunday Fungi: All Puffed Up

I like puffballs. They’re easy to identify. And unlike the wood-eating variety of fungi, they tend to cluster in grassy places… where they’re easy to see!

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In Shades of Grey

I confess I did tweak the photo. Those bins were very dark green. Otherwise, the photo captures another grey day in Great Yarmouth. And it had begun with dazzling sun! See here for a list of titles for Maria’s Antonia’s … Continue reading

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Harbinger of Spring

I was out on Wednesday, a walk alongside the estuary known as Breydon Water. As you can see, the tide was high. And look what I saw… And… Which was enough to make me think Spring is on its way! … Continue reading

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CCC#61: The Estimate

For the third time, Mr Davidson looked at the address he’d been given. Marine Parade. Not Marine Crescent or Drive. Marine Parade. He looked again at the items listed on the estimate: Remove rust Repair and replace defective metalwork Sealant … Continue reading

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #61

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 … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Maid

Up before the family stirs, rooms to clean, beds to turn, slops to empty, floors to wipe, rugs to lift and outside shake, grates and irons to clean, fires to lay in hearths and stoves, doors to answer, gloves to … Continue reading

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Sunday Fungi: In His Cups

Can’t help thinking of the Maid of Hearts… 🙂 but inadvisable to eat. And, you might note, it was a very wet day! The interior of this cup-shaped fungus is  described in the field guides as dark brown. But herem … Continue reading

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