On day down the road

Kate’s Friday Fun: Nonsense

One day
down the road
a number of things
found
which helped
to create nonsense.
Always on
the lookout
for things
which make us laugh.
We add
find
add a bit more
until our
small bit
of street art
is done
left for others
to find.

on the road_art fun_named_jackadgery_feb 2018

Return

The first Ragtag Daily Prompt from Emily: Return

Every year
the water’s filled
with splashes
with gasps
from the crowd
who line
the coast
hoping for a glimpse
of majestic
Humpback whales
as they return
to warmer waters
to calve
and mate
giving hope
of a new life
as they travel
giving pleasure
to people
who return
every year
to watch
and wait.

humpback_whale_tail_splash1_named_ballina_headland_june 2019

PS It’s my turn tomorrow for my first Ragtag Daily Prompt

What was that?

It’s not often I do a combined photo challenge.
So we have Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt: Vanish
and Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge: Timing is Everything
and Franks Tuesday Photo Challenge: Overhead

One day I was sitting in the garden
When from overhead
I heard something buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I looked towards the horizon
Nothing
I looked towards the mountains
Nothing.
Hold steady I said
The sound began to get louder
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar.
I held my camera to my eye
Hold steady I said
Timing is everything
The sound was almost overhead
I waited
from the tree tops
The sound was there
I held my nerve
I saw it as it flew overhead
Timing is everything
Quick get that shot
before it could vanish.
The sound started to wane
That strange buzzing
growling, perhaps a deep throated roar
In great excitement
I looked at my camera
opened the screen to reveal……….

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Timing is everything
when something is overhead
otherwise it will vanish.

 

Remember when…..

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Nostalgia

What we like
Can be puzzle
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A red elephant
on a shelfelephant toy_shop_named_murwillumbah_sept 2014
A truck
from years ago180816_blog challenge_toys_tin truck

Riding off
on a wooden horse
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Finding treasures
in the tip truck180816_blog challenge_toys_tip truck
Or a train
that grandpa made
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Our nostalgia
always comes out
in the wash180414_odd ball_toy washing

In the distance

The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Hill

There
they said.
We want it
there.
Atop
that hill
they said.
Many years ago
it was done
There
atop the hill.
Built with
splendor
to be
important.
Viewed from
afar
the splendor
dwarfed by
rocks
and clouds
stands
engrossed
in it’s
self importance.
There
they said
We want
it there
so all can see
our might
and power.
The clouds
laughed.
The rocks
sighed.
It is there.
Nature
encroaches
but none shall
not know
it is
there
atop that hill.
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Dreamy

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Dreamy

The distant hills
bathed in yellow
beckoning
join the dream
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To watch
nature glide by
enveloped in wonder
flying to a dreampelican_fog_clarence river_grafton_named_july 2014
The distant hills
alive as
the Sun glows
awaken to now
but still we dream180228_hills_sunset

Fly

The word prompt for Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Fly

We look at the word fly
What do we see
Of course I see a fly
Sitting on my arm
Ready to bite
march fly_nov 2013
Or is it
A spider and a fly
caught in the web
Buzzing, thrashing
Awaiting the inevitable
spider and the fly_binna burra_jan 2014
Or perhaps a butterfly
Sitting upon a leaf
Resting after a long flight
Showing it’s splendor
Enjoying the Sun
common crow butterfly_named_grafton_nov 2017
Maybe a Dragonfly
Looking about
Watching the camera
To ensure a capture
Of its good side
dragonfly02_binna burra_named_dec 2015
But it is always
a Fly that keeps
Coming back to the thoughts
When Fly is mentioned
Some doing laps of a jug
fly_named_home_oct-2016
But Butterfly is the best
Resplendent in colour
As it sits atop a flower
Drinking the nectare
In The morning suncommon jezabel butterfly_named_binna burra_may 2018
But no
It is always a fly
A large horsefly
Buzzing around waiting
To find a place to bitetriclista-singularis-horse-fly06_named_home_jan-2017
Who could dislike
Those splendid features
Eyes that can see
In multiple facets
A proboscis ready to draw blood
fly_named_home_march 2017
But some may venture
Further afield
And wish to fly
To be aloft
ready to exploreplane2_flying_lismore air show_named_july 2018
I seem to think of birds
There are many a bird
Who will invoke the fly
A Leaden Flycatcher
Will make you think Flyrestless flycatcher_face_front_home_named_feb 2014
Soaring above
The sky it’s domain
A Square-tailed Kite
Showing us the wonder
Of being able to flysquare-tailed-kite_flying_named_home_sept-2016

But for most of us
When we see the word
Fly
It is mostly the humble
Little creature – The Fly
fly_yellow face_named_home_march 2017

He had a job

The word prompt from Sheryl: Riveting

We were talking
He said
“I have a job”
“Really” I said
“Yes” he said
“You!”
“a job!”
I said
“Yes” he said
“a job”
“Where?” I said
“On the new
bridge” he said
“You don’t know
about bridges
let along building”
I said
“But I have
a job”
he said.
Weary of this
conversation
I just said
“Riveting”
with a sigh
“Yes” he said
“how did
you know?”

 

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