The Moment of Birth

Tawny Grisette: 📷 06/10/2020

This is not a common fungus, and to be at its birth… wow! Definitely qualifies for A Day in the Life, another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek

Tawny Grisette: 📷 06/10/2020

Tawny Grisette: 📷 06/10/2020

 

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CCC100: Soul to Soul

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #100

I walked a woodland dark and damp
Until I came upon a bank
Moss encrusted
Soft and green
Where I met the mellowest man I’ve ever seen

Not a care did crease his brow
Rich and loving was his soul
He said for me to sit a while

There we talked soul to soul
Till from this Earth we had to go
No mine, no yours, but ours
Our love, like gold

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #100

CCC#100

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: All Sogged Out

It’s been raining much of late. Don’t believe me?

South Quay, Great Yarmouth: Sunday 4th September, 7:30 am

And in wet weather, the fungi proliferate. Enjoy…

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Bryony berries 📷 28/09/2020

Umbellifer seed head: 📷 28/09/2020

Yellow flag seed-pods: 📷 28/09/2020

Rosehips: 📷 28/09/2020

Haws (fruit of the thorn): 📷 28/09/2020

All photos were taken in Damgate Carr, Acle, and along the adjoining stretch of Weaver’s Way

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Our Daughter

Mousehold Heath: July 2019

See there on the heath, she’s sitting
Bell-flower jingling, chuckling, giggling
See there on the heath, she is spreading
Purpling, rusting, adding colour
That’s Heather, our daughter

27 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Heather 

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Sunday Picture Post: A Wet Walk to Wickhampton

On Saturday 12th Sept I got up real early and bused out to Acle, thence a walk that skirted the grazing marshes as far as Wickampton, just inland from River Yare. 10-miles round trip. When I related the walk to my daughter, she wanted to make the walk too. So again the early rising, this time in the rain.

The start: 📷 23/09/2020

Damage Carr in the wet 📷 23/09/2020

Yea, well, the word carr does mean wet woodland. So…

Weaver’s Way 📷 23/09/2020

Weaver’s Way runs from Cromer (North Norfolk coast) to Great Yarmouth (East Norfolk coast). While some of it follows lesser-used roads, most of its 61 miles are along footpaths and other trackways

Autumnal Reeds and Great Willowherb: 📷 23/09/2020

Have I said that I love reeds? I love reeds 🧡

The Fleet at Acle Marshes: 📷 23/09/2020

The Fleet forms, as it were, the main artery for this part of the draining system

Detail of flora along the Fleet: 📷 23/09/2020

At last, the cloud is breaking: 📷 23/09/2020

It wasn’t to last. But at least there was no more rain

Beef cattle 📷 23/09/2020

Farm buildings: 📷 23/09/2020

We’re off the marsh now and we’re walking on a proper road. Single laned with some wide and deep puddles.

Sunrise? 📷 23/09/2020

It might look like sunrise, and we are looking to east. But this is 9:00 am.

📷 23/09/2020

What does one call a gathering of trees? A Twitter-friend of mine suggested an Ent-Moot and we decided Tolkein wouldn’t mind.

23/09/2020

Destination reached: Wickhampton grazing marshes stretch down the river. But gates were closed, the farmer moving his cattle, so we could go no further. Myself, I was content to take photos of the clouds.

See this Tuesday Treat for flora and fungi from this and related wetland walks

 

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Blue Schooner

De Gallant: 📷 23/09/2020

Something Old, Something New. another title achieved in Maria’s Antonia’s #2020picoftheweek

I arrived home from my walk on 23rd September to find this moored just across the quay from me. Delighted and curious to see a schooner in port, I had to investigate.

De Gallant belongs to Blue Schooner Company who operate a Voyage Cargo Scheme offering opportunities for producers to ship their goods using the power of the wind. The ships are manned by volunteers. On this occasion, it was carrying coffee and rum from South America.

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CCC99: The Greys. Again.

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #99

The bus trundled on through the rain, through a peopleless landscape. Where would their journey end?

And who was driving this bus? Rosemary asked those passengers nearest. Had they seen?

Someone called back from the front, “I caught a glimpse of grey.”

“You mean, a grey uniform? But that’s not the colour of this company.”

“Not uniform. Skin. And he’s a big headed fella.”

Nausea swept through Rosemary. Fear tingled every part of her. They’d been abducted, they all knew that. But by Greys?

Those wretched aliens again.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #99

CCC99

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.


For those interested, this was the 6:25 am bus I took on 23rd Sept, Great Yarmouth to Acle. Double-decker, top deck. As you can see, it was raining.

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Tuesday Treat: Flowers and Fungi

The numbers of wildflowers diminish while we still wait upon the autumnal plethora of fungi. But here are some. Enjoy

Like a clutch of eggs: 📷 12/09/2020

You can see how small these are by the size of the moss surrounding them

Halloween garlands? No, bryony: 📷 12/09/2020

Bull-rushes and Great Willowherb:📷 12/09/2020

Oh, that’s me: 📷 12/09/2020

Fungi & Lichen: 📷 12/09/2020

Webs on hogweed: 📷 12/09/2020

Meringues? Swirled Potatoes? Na. Fungi: 📷 12/09/2020

Tutsan (wild Rose of Sharon): 📷 12/09/2020

Tiny fungi-caps : 📷 12/09/2020

These had sprung up during the morning. Not there when I passed on the way out, yet there when I returned.

Shaggy Inkcaps: 📷 14/09/2020

Found these while taking photos of the sunset on Breydon Water.

Water mint (?spearmint?): 📷 17/09/2020

All summer, trying to get a decent photo of this mint. Finally, at summer’s end…

Earth-Ball (fungus, edible, large): 📷 17/09/2020

Plantain: 📷 17/09/2020

Such a common plant, much ignored. Yet it’s one of my favourites

And as we begin, so we end: 📷 17/09/2020

Fungi, the alpha and omega… hope you enjoyed.

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