Tuesday Treats: The Winter Queen Has Cast Her Jewels

Highlights and details from our wintry walk on 14th December 2022. Enjoy

Bringing colour to life…it’s what the sun does best

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Oak leaves from the crown of the Winter King

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Behold, the princess…

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An overspill of jewels…

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Gold I give you…

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And the Woodland King, himself…

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Hope you enjoyed our little shower of gold and jewels. I wonder what I’ll find for you next week?

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Sunday Picture Post: A Frosty Walk cont.

We continue our frosty walk on 14th December. We began at Thorpe Marriot with a woodland and a frozen pond, and we walked along Marriott’s Way, beside the River Wensum, to Costessey…where there’s more woodland and more frozen ponds. Enjoy

On the banks of the Wensum…

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And the smaller River Tud…

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Entering another frozen wonderland…

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And so to the ponds… no ducks today!

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And so back to the River Tud

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If you notice I’ve a certain affection for this place, you’d be right. Ever the places of our child days hold us tight

Hope you enjoyed. More photos from another walk next week

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What’s On Today’s Menu?

12th January 2023

Gotcha, one of the titles from Maria Antonia’s #2023picofthe week

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Gemini

image by Horst Winkler on pixabay

  • Castor and Pollux, thrown high into the night sphere – hanging around with nothing to do
  • Talented at acquiring more talents – if not with innate abilities then through their trading and dubious dealing
  • Maybe not kings but guardians of the way – for sure, their devious scheming “clever” ways
  • Twins yet not the same – opposites: this one’s black, the other’s white; this one’s destined to die, the other to remain ever in the sky
  • Subject ever to the mercurial Mercury – now you see me, now you don’t
  • Softly muttering – loquaciously

88 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Loquacious

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Fungi Friday

To continue this feature I’ve pulled from last year’s unused photos. These are from 7th November when we visited Costessey. Straddling two rivers, the village is blessed with ample woodland. Enjoy

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That’s all for now, folks. Hope you enjoyed. More next week

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CCC219: Charlie’s Aunt

Charlie sat on his favourite seat, high on Cannon Hill. Folks might have thought he was gazing out to sea. They might have thought – with how often he was there – that he was waiting for something or someone.

In a way he was, but not for a ship as the townsfolk might have thought. He was waiting for his aunt, or rather her ghost.

A circus performer, she had died when the cannon from which she was supposed to be launched misfired and a fault in the structure caused an explosion.

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge #219

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: Silver and Gold

Some of the details from our walk on 14th December when the frost was deep and the sun was strong. Enjoy

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That’s all for now folks. Hope you enjoyed. More next week!

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SPP: One Hoary Morning

14th December, our last walk before Christmas. We don’t realise how cold it is while on the coast. But stepping off the bus 25 miles or so inland… this

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We’re intending to walk Marriott’s Way through to Costessey. But there’s a little woodland at Thorpe Marriott we want to explore

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It starts with a frozen pond. Now we know it’s cold!

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But the frost hasn’t intruded into the woodland

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Back onto Marriott’s Way, the 25 miles of former railway, now a cycle-runners-walkers track

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It’s not so cold here, and the sun keeps shining through! But…ah, spoke too soon

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We cross the Wensum…

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We cross farm tracks too

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We’re nearing Costessey…but we’ll continue this walk next week

Hope you enjoyed, and don’t feel too cold now!

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Sail Away, Sail Away, Sail Away

Southwold, 12th January 2023

Thursday’s walk took us over the border into Suffolk and the small harbour at Southwold where every sized boat was hauled ashore for winter repairs. These caught my eye. I don’t need to say why.

Travel, one of the titles from Maria Antonia’s #2023picofthe week

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