Along the path

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Path

setting off
which way to go
each path
will have an end
shall we head
up or down

there!
this way look!
we must go
discovery we must
shall we head
up or down

again a choice
discoveries
have we found
more discoveries
shall we head
up or down

look down
there
quaint bridge
oh let’s go
shall we head
down and cross

Botanical Gardens Lismore

down here
seeing along
bridge wood
must up
shall we head
up and along

here we
are again
choices
which one home
shall we go
up or down?

each path
did have an end
each end
stop
reflect

shall we go home
tea or coffee

Grandfather and Ben

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Pet Pampering

There was often talk
of Grandfather and Ben.
Never a better pet,
was said far and wide.
Ben could do
what no other could
but rarely
left Grandfathers side
pampered.
After a time
both could not do
what needed doing
on the farm.
Everyone loved to visit
Grandfather and Ben
have a cuppa
a bit of a yarn
always in the kitchen
in Summer
and in the lounge
which was the
comfy chair drawn close
to the stove
in Winter.
both pampered
It was towards
Summer, I remember
when a few
of the family
knocked the door
of Grandfather and Ben.
Grandfather they called
we have to talk
How long have you
had old Ben?
Dunno, the old man
said
must be maybe
thirty or more
the family looked to
each other before
one spoke
Grandfather
Grandfather
you know
Ben has
been gone over
twenty years now
it’s time
to go
Ben’s not looking the best
and that
Taxidermist
did such a
bad job.

Not now

FOWC with Fandango: Avoid

Look
up there!
Did you see
that?

What?
I said
That he said.
OK I said
I see a FOWC
but was going
to avoid this one.

But why he said?
I don’t have anything
not even a photo.
You must
have a photo
that’s what you do!

But I write
I said.
So maybe some words
and avoid a photo.
But have you words
No one will read them
Quick
get a photo.

We can post it later
and avoid
the rush
Have you found a photo?

Did you want
to scare people?
No, of course
not
It is a way
to say
AVOID


Your favourite images from 2020

The Lens-artists Photo Challenge #129: Favourite Images of 2020

I have gone back through my stats to find what was your favourite post of the month and then get the image or pick one if there is a few photos in the post. It appears that people have taken to the Last on the Card Photo Challenge as it is the most popular post almost every month. Considering it was started as an impulse by me in January 2020 it is fitting that that image of the Sacred Kingfisher be the one for January.

JANUARY 2020

February the Last on the Card and the This is January were popular by you. These two posts, Last on the Card and the This is……. series, are the most popular for the est of the year so I am going with the next one down. This was a Six Word Saturday

FEBRUARY 2020

The favourite from March was a reflection photo part of a three photo challenge

MARCH 2020

April saw the return of an old favourite as part of a photo challenge Animals. This photo is a firm favourite every time it gets and airing.

APRIL 2020

Another photo that has fast become a favourite is the Satin Bowerbirds Bower with his collection of blue stuff. A bit of luck in finding the set up just right

MAY 2020

For June I decided to use a Last on the Card as the following posts had lots of photos and was too hard to pick one.

JUNE 2020

July was time for one of Becky’s Square photo challenges. The photo looking down my road was a favourite for Square Perspectives

July 2020

One of your favourite bridges is the Grafton Bridge. This photo is from an older post re-blogged which turned up a lot of new readers. A post in black and white is always a bit different. I picked an image that I like from this post.

AUGUST 2020

September bought Teddy into our lives and into your hearts too

SEPTEMBER 2020

October was a kindasquare month with so much kindness floating around there had to be one of the months kindas that was the most popular

OCTOBER 2020

I am lucky to have a garden and birds but sometimes they can be a bit demanding. This Little Friarbird was at the window squawking until I moved rooms. You liked his blue face and unruly feathers

NOVEMBER 2020

For December I took part in a 10 day travel photo challenge. It looks like of all of the travel photos, the Pont-Du-Gard aqueduct in France was a favourite

DECEMBER 2020

Pont du Gard

Here is a selection of some of my favourites

Also Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Goodbye/Hello

I was…..

The Ragtag Daily Prompt: Procrastinate

…..going to write this post on Friday
I sat and thought
what would be a good
idea
for this theme
I don’t have any
photos I would use
and words didn’t seem to come.
What was I to do
other than procrastinate
think of something
eventually
Maybe add a photo
anyway

On the bus

The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Bus Riding

One day we waited
for the bus.
Like any other day
we waited for the bus.
Suddenly a glow
we looked amazed
No more
waiting for the bus.

Also for Bren’s Mid-Week Monochrome

Every year

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Seasonal

Every year
they appear
hundreds here
thousands elsewhere.


Migration thing
on wing
look flowering
nectare bring


Caper White
takes flight
gossamer light
such sight


every year
they appear.

Beauties still soaring towards our Moon

Debbies Six Word Saturday and One Word Sunday: Night

T’was night
our Moon
lighting our World
incredible sight.

Betwixt the tree
darkened shapes
our Moon
being free.

Look to the sky
see shapes
see above
Our Moon will fly.

Incredible sight
lighting our World
our Moon
T’was night.