Sunday Picture Post: Greenways and Wet-Ways

Jump aboard the bus, we’re going to Brooke, a small village south of Norwich, from where we’re walking back to Poringland, a one-time village now dormitory of Norwich. Oh, and put on your wellies. It’s not raining, but that’s the first time in several days.

The way is signed, but the sign of smothered in foliage: 7 July 2021
A sign of the times? 7 July 2021
This was the least of the puddles: 7 July 2021
Puddles there might have been but the way was green: 7 July 2021
Planks allow the walker to cross the ditches: 7 July 2021
Though I think this little fella had other ideas: 7 July 2021
A little bit of road… no passing please: 7 July 2021
Harvesting parsley: 7 July 2021
The sky tries to brighten: 7 July 2021
Maybe the sky is reflecting the brightness of grain?: 7 July 2021
Stoke Holy Cross radio mast, erected during WWII on the second highest point fin Norfolk: 7 July 2021
Not one radio mast, but two: 7 July 2021

And the sky has clouded again. Never mind, we’re very close to the bus stop now, time to go home.

See Tuesday Treat for Flowers & Flutters seen on this walk. Hope you enjoyed

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Back in the Day

7 July 2021

Back in the day (Word War) these towers supported the latest tracking devices (enemy planes incoming!!!). Now they are used by every communications company.

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

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CCC140: Waiting

Freddy opened the small canvas-seated fishing stool his grandson had bought him five Christmases back and set it firmly on the woodland floor. From his satchel he pulled out his props – a sketch pad and pencil. The fabric creaked beneath his weight as he settled, but he was used to that now. He opened the pad at the part-drawn tree. And as he had done every day since Poppy ran away, he waited. Some days it seemed to him she did speak. But most days her head and her voice remained hidden in the tree that had taken his beloved away.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #140

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: Flowers

Continuing the flowers seen on my last walk (19th June 2021)

Honeysuckle… everywhere: 19th July 2021
Teasel: 19th July 2021
Biting Stonecrop lines a former lane, now a footpath
White Stonecrop: 19th July 2021
Wood Spurge: 19th July 2021
Ornamental cherry trees form an arch over the churchyard gate: 19th July 2021
19th July 2021

And in the churchyard

Scabious: 19th July 2021
Yellow Rattle: 19th July 2021
Pyramidal Orchid: 19th July 2021
19th July 2021
19th July 2021

There is no flower that can follow the orchid

Hope you enjoyed

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Hard Work

6th July 2021

I wasn’t sure about answering Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt this week. Since moving, time seems always in short supply and the wordcount is high. Moreover, though I rake through my mind, nothing crops up… unlike the weeds in my new garden. I wonder, would Sammi notice my lack of participation? And if she notices, will she forgive me?

I glance out the window at what’s best described as a jungle. I know what’s needed there. Saplings lopped, roots spaded out, weeds teased free: hard work.

But this prompt? Maybe a coffee will tempt Lady Inspiration, the basic requisite.

98 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Requisite

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Sunday Picture Post: Hethel Part 2

I left you last week at the Team Lotus base on the outskirts of the small Norfolk village of Hethel. Now we continue the walk

19th June 2021
An old road takes us through a damp woodland: 19th June 2021
A military installation/accommodation. Both that woodland road & these buildings date to WWII: 19th June 2021
And here is the explanation: 19th June 2021
And in the local churchyard: 19th June 2021
We continue our walk through woodland: 19th June 2021
The path we’re following delivers us at an old gate: 19th June 2021
In a small clearing off the main path: 19th June 2021
We find the farmhouse with its outbuildings: 19th June 2021
19th June 2021
and take a last look back: 19th June 2021
And a visit to the church before heading for the bus: 19th June 2021

Hope you’ve enjoyed

For the flowers seen, check out this week’s Tuesday Treat

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In Former Times

7th July 2021

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

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CCC139: Another Land

Come with me, come take my hand
I’ll take you to another land.
In doubt I shook my head
And yet agreed as he had said
Led down an avenue of trees
Flowers fragrant on the breeze
Until he stopped and drew me close
My heart then surging to my throat
And with willing lips as he had planned
He took me to another land

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #139

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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