PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson
“Shriek! Squeal!! Look! Mum!!”
“It’s snowed!” Sadie’s excited high pitched voice was soaked up and dampened by the effect of the snow as she danced on the spot under the porch.
“I want to be the first to make footprints!” she squealed, dashing back indoors to grab her wellies.
It rarely snowed where she lived and she’d prayed for weeks on end for a snowfall before winter disappeared again.
Unbeknownst to her, Garby loved snow too and was equally intent on investigating the white stuff.
As she opened the door, Garby came charging out, his paws christening the snow!
PHOTO PROMPT © JS Brand
The Vessel and The Water
“What can I do?! She won’t listen!”
“Ok, imagine … calm day, still water…
…along comes a vessel, moving through the water…
…creating ripples, sometimes waves.
Do you fight to flatten the waves, get rid of them?”
“Of course not! I’m going to move to calmer water!”
“So why not do the same with Issie?”
“It’s not that simple!”
“But it is… we’re all like both the vessel and the water…
…wherever we go we create waves, meeting others creating their waves.
If the turbulence is too much…
…go sail in a direction that feels happier.
“That simple, eh?!”
The beautiful late winter, early spring flowering crocus is native of southern Europe and Asia of which there are over 80 species.
PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Essence of Life
It’s autumn, the smell of wood smoke permeates the air. Oh how I love this time of year.
The tail end of the earth’s energy feels like a rush, a speeding up. The urgency to prepare for winter courses through my veins.
Excitement is building.
We have bottled fruit, tinctured herbs, gathered nuts, frozen vegetables and buried the tubers, away from harsh frosts and hungry foragers.
Now the last of the chores is almost complete.
This year we have had to say goodbye to our ancient apple tree.
I shall cherish your essence as you keep me warm.
… without it I would be unable to define my world.