CCC182: The New Black

We used to Mend and Make Do
Then after the war a new generation arose
More energy than money
They Did It Up and made it like new
They were all arty
And crafty
That generation put on some years
And where before they’d done up
Now they tastefully Converted
Generations come in waves
The next swept in
The nouvelle crowd with their nouvelle cuisine
Maintaining style with eyes that were keen
These enterprising builders Renovated
Now today’s generation talk of the New This and the New That
Like black’s the new white and white’s the new black
And they look at this barn and inspiration rushes
Cleary this building has to be Repurposed

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #182

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


The photo shows a barn, but please interpret it as you will

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Tuesday Treats: Flowers

A few of the flowers seen on our walk through the Tas Valley

Butterbur: 11th April 2022 

Mistletoe: 11th April 2022 

Cowslip: 11th April 2022 

Marsh Marigold: 11th April 2022 

Early bluebells & Celandine: 11th April 2022 

Forgetmenots: 11th April 2022 

Lords & Ladies: 11th April 2022 

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Stitchwort: 11th April 2022 

Few-Flowered Garlic: 11th April 2022 

Laurel: 11th April 2022 

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And finally…

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That’s all for this week, folks. Hope you enjoyed

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Sunday Picture Post: Water Meadows

11th April, we catch the bus into Norwich, and out to Swardeston, a Norfolk village with two commons, an upper (dry) common and a lower (wet) common. It also has a delightful walk through the Tas Valley. We continue the walk along to Intwood. The walk’s not too soggy, no need for wellies. Please come along with me

The Upper Common where cricket is played

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The village pond… cos all villages must have one

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The Lower Common, beloved of dogwalkers

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Then across the road… oops, watch out for tractors

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And into the meadows… we walk the dry path, at the top and leave cattle and heron to wade through the mud

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One of my favourite trees is here…isn’t she fantastic!

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And into the woods… well, more of a thorny copse

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Across the tiny bridge over the tiny fairies’ pond…

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And across the fields…

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Thereafter by road to Intwood just in time to sit in the churchyard and enjoy our packed lunch

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Now heading back to Swardeston to catch the bus home we cross  the tiny River Tas

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And a last look back…

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That’s all folks for another week. Hope you enjoyed the walk. With the bluebells now out, we could be in for proper treat next week!

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At Day’s End

20th April 2022 

Since moving last summer, I have spent so much time around the banks of Breydon Water. But it was such a pleasant evening, the sun tempted me out. So glad I responded.

At Day’s End, another title from the list Maria Antonia has given us for #2022picoftheweek

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A Killing Scene

He was coming at her with great long strides. And she bemused, not understanding, stood stick still, her luminous exudation twitching and tiny-gust-swirling when she should’ve been in his head.


30 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Luminous


Taken from an old edit of The Spinner’s Child

 

 

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CCC181: In memory

He was a tutor at the art college when work began on the new bridge. Every weekend and many evenings he’d be there, sketching, recording the progress. But the art college closed, and he moved away, so he hasn’t seen it as it is today. So I give him this photo and imagine he’s the person driving that car.

In memory… he was my tutor

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #181

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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Tuesday Treats: Yellow

To me, Spring is typified by two colours: Yellow and Purple. Enjoy

Fritillary: 8th April 2022 

The fritillary is a rare flower to find growing wild these days. It comes in those two colours

Fritillary: 8th April 2022 

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Is it a cowslip or an oxlip? I always muddle them. Yet they’re not so alike

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The primroses, here coupled with a violet. Yellow and Purple, the colours of Spring (ok, so this violet veers more to the blue)

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I think (but I’m not sure) that this is Fairy Flax

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Ground Ivy: 8th April 2022 

Red Dead Nettle: 8th April 2022 

White Dead Nettle: 8th April 2022 

And appearing like an exclamation mark, and cultivated, not wild (but I couldn’t resist)

Canola: 8th April 2022 

That’s all folks. Many of the earliest flowers are now fading away. Perhaps next week I’ll have something different for you.

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Sunday Picture Post: Not So Common

8th April seems so long ago, yet I’ve left us at Fritton Common, and we’ve a bus to catch to take us home. So best we ignore the date and get walking again. Please, come along…

At the south of the common, signage directs us to Boudica’s Way. But that’s not the Way we want.

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This is the way we want…

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It takes us alongside a rather wet woodland looking wonderfully green…

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Now which way?

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Apparently this way…

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And into a pasture, beyond which…

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But first we have to cross the stile… and I do swear it was designed for a giant; it’s all crazy angles and made of slippery iron (not to mention the barbed wire beside it just waiting to snag us)

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And we’re into a field of canola. In UK it’s called rapeseed. But with such sunny flowers, and such a sweet scent, I cannot use such a horrible name

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Almost back from our walk, reluctant to encounter traffic and people, I take a lingering look back

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And onto the last few yards of a footpath which will deliver us to the small town of Long Stratton

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Hope you enjoyed our walk. Next week we head out to the water meadows of Swardeston. Till then…

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