Saturday Night on the Bure

9th Oct 2021

Goodnight, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia.

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Blood-formed Laces

image by Ewa Urban on pixabay

They fought with guts and guns and taunts of come-on
They wiped the field on the defeated faces of human races
They patterned them with blood-formed laces
The legion from our region


32 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Prompt: Legion

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CCC153: The Last of the Ents

The Elder called us
Said there was business outstanding from the last meeting
Said sadly some of our numbers were missing
Said that was due to foreign intruders who have taken to eating us
We asked what could we do
Could we retrieve our nuts from their pooh?
He said look around, do we see many saplings?
And we looked, but we couldn’t see any
No new generations that we might call younglings.
Will we be the last of the Ents?
Destroyed by imported grey immigrants.


A word of explanation. Those wonderfully cute grey squirrels are not native to Britain and can, in the right (or wrong) circumstances, by stripping bark off our trees, cause their demise.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #153

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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Tuesday Treat: From Dawn to Dusk

I live on a spit of land. At the front is the sea. At the back is an estuary. The sea faces east, the estuary west. Here’s some shots taken 3 days apart. Enjoy.

7th Sept 2021: a misty morning 

7th Sept 2021 

7th Sept 2021 

And finally the sun burns the mist away: 7th Sept 2021 

7th Sept 2021 

4th Sept 2021 

4th Sept 2021 

4th Sept 2021 

One last gasp and the sun is gone: 4th Sept 2021 

Could have shown you more but… didn’t want to bore you with my sun shots!

 

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A Bit of a Slip

photo by Khusen Rustamov, pixabay

Come closer and hush
I don’t want to make you blush
You know that lady at number ten
I heard she went to the beautician’s
She went for her ‘tash, her upper lip
That’s what she said
But somewhere the words got mixed
It wasn’t her lip but her beard that was waxed
She was telling me, all of a rush
Don’t know where to put her face, she says
Still a ‘tash on her lip
But cos of the slip
She’s no brush on her tush


87 words for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Brush

 

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Sunday Picture Post: No Apologies, Sea & Surf

Last week we left the walk at Crazy Mary’s Hole that marks the transition of Kessingland & Pakefield and a marked difference in beach. Now to complete the walk. And as the title says, I make no apologies: This is mostly sand, surf and sea. Enjoy…

From a distance, Crazy Mary’s Hole: 23 Sept 2021 

Continuation of cliffs but now it’s a soft sandy shore: 23 Sept 2021 

23 Sept 2021 

Our sea is usually churning sand. This is fantastically clean: 23 Sept 2021 

North Sea? This could be the Caribbean: 23 Sept 2021 

Wind turbine in distance marks most easterly point of Gt Britain (Lowestoft Ness): 23 Sept 2021 

Kirkley, a fishing community: 23 Sept 2021 

 

On the distant horizon a cruise ship heads to the Norwegian fjords: 23 Sept 2021 

Atop the cliff, a thatched church; windows date to Tudor period: 23 Sept 2021 

The tide is high: 23 Sept 2021 

Lowestoft beach & our destination: 23 Sept 2021 

23 Sept 2021 

Hope you’ve enjoyed. Not many flowers seen on this stage of the walk. Therefore Tuesday Treat this week will be… ah, no, you’ll just have wait and see

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My Passion for Pylons

4th October 2021

Within a Frame, another title achieved from the list provided for #2021picoftheweek provided by Maria Antonia.

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CCC152: A Love-Lost Lass

Whose heart is this upon the shore?
Some distraught lass who’ll love no more
Her sailor-man has gone to sea
His ship is lost
She’s left to grieve
Now sadness bids me also leave
For that love-lost lass you know as me

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge 152

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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