Once a knight

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Brandish

Here is a song that I have loved since I first heard it. An Australian group of schoolkids, King Fox, won a Battle of the Bands doing a version of this song.

OK….now onto my
Knight of the Rooves
Always there,
brandishing his fearful very spikey
whatsit
guarding the roof tops
of Paris.
Sir Tuyau de Cheminée
has many other guards
ready to go
at the first sign
of trouble.

All lined up,
their steely gaze
seems to just drift
over your head.
You decide to go
remembering what
has been said
turn to loook
one more time
One day things
will get hot
around here

On the roof

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 5: Count Chimneys
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Some are in a linechimney pots_paris_named_oct 2015
This one is quite tall180607_blog challenge_traces of the past_chimney_coal mine_scotland
There are others that can look quite fierce190328_blog_challenge_in_a_row_chimney_pots_paris1

Or even like Ned Kelly
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Ned Kelly, for those who are perplexed, was a notorious bushranger, an Australian rural outlaw of the 19th Century.

Kelly made a suit of armour
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In 1879 – the year before the Glenrowan siege and Ned’s ultimate capture – the Kelly gang began constructing the suits of armour from mouldboards, the thick metal parts of a farmer’s plough * More on Ned Kelly

All in a row – chimney pots from Paris

The Photo a Week Challenge: Getting all your ducks in a row

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and of course I had to put in some ducks in a row – Plumed Whistling Ducks190328_blog_challenge_in_a_row_plumed_whistling_ducks

The chimneys

The word prompt for Bren’s Photo a Week: Chimneys and Fireplaces

My biggest chimney from Scotland
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A trio of serious looking chimney pots
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Chimney pots from Paris
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This chimney pot in Paris reminded me of Ned Kelly
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The fireplace of a good friend who lived down the road. He built his house from rock and timber on the land. I went back to see what had happened to his place years after he had moved and later died before his wife sold the property. A lot of the house had rotted away, exposing the place to the elements.  Of everything, the kitchen fireplace remained.
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52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 36 – Simple Things

I love the idea of Simple Things.

Like a little Super Fairy Wren looking for a snack

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A row of chairs in a church in Verona

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An old tap the one day may be turned on again in Venice

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A blue bottle left on a plinth with blue graffiti in Bologna

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Chimney pots in Paris

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Days end in a cafe in my home town

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Or the Simple Thing of finding that place to have a rest in my garden

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Look at the Simple Things that other have found