The waterfall cries extraneous tears
which catch on the wasteful wind
then drop, and pool in puddles on the ground,
where people walk, regardless.
Posted in response to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme: ‘I’d rather be…’
Since my daughters have grown up we’ve only had one holiday together, and it was this one in Northumbria a couple of years ago. It was a typical summer holiday in England – dull, cold and windy, so not wanting to waste such a brilliant beach we bought ourselves a kite. Those four people (this includes my daughter’s partner) right there are the ones I love most in the world (as well as my mum of course – I have to say that, she reads this 🙂 ), and I remember watching them in the shadow of Bamburgh Castle, attempting to fly the kite in what felt like a gale, and generally being daft, and thinking just how lucky I was to be in such a beautiful place with such beautiful people. Yep, I’d take that over a Caribbean holiday any ol’ time…
…on second thoughts, sod the cold, ideally I would be with them in the Caribbean swimming in a warm sea or lying on a white sandy beach sipping at a rum punch…oh yeah…!
Posted in response to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge. This week’s theme ‘A Face in the Crowd’
I couldn’t quite decide which photograph was more appropriate for this challenge so I’m sharing two. The first is a lady that I captured buying olives from an impressive display. I really liked the colours and patterns.
The second is a picture of my friend Gill taking in the wonder of the Great Wall of China. How I managed to get a shot of her completely alone I’ll never know as there were plenty of others about! I must admit this is my favourite of the two pictures. I just love the way Gill’s coat splays out echoing the curve of the wall, and the sense of vastness and solitude.
Be interested to know which one you prefer, and if either fill the brief, cos I’m not quite sure!
Even the smallest tree
will become taller
when it reaches for the stars