Poetic – with apologise to TS Elliot

Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Poetic

Debbie illustrated her stanza of TS Elliot’s The Waste Land poem beautifully with references to Margate. The name reference made me laugh as I had just read another reason that he added an S to his name. As I am not English and don’t have a vast amount of photos from my times in England to illustrate my post, I shall have to with what I have here.

From the same poem, which has many stanzas, I have chosen this stanza and I feel my photo may be an Aussie interpretation. You have to know a bit about Australian insects and their behaviour to fully understand the part of the poem and my photo interpretation. All works well up to the last line. For those who could be unaware of my liking for all things in nature and could have an aversion to spiders, perhaps read the wonderful verse but proceed no further or as I would like, that you do have a quick peek to understand my reasoning for including this photo to match the poem.

“She turns and looks a moment in the glass,
Hardly aware of her departed lover;
Her brain allows one half-formed thought to pass:
“Well now that’s done: and I’m glad it’s over.”
When lovely woman stoops to folly and
Paces about her room again, alone,
She smoothes her hair with automatic hand,
And puts a record on the gramophone.”

Here is the full poem if you may be interested https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47311/the-waste-land

If you have any questions why I used the photo and how it matched the words, just send me a comment please

Shiny reflections and shadows

Photo a Week Challenge: Shiny
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Reflections or Shadows

You don’t want to look at this post

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Nightmare

OK You had to open this post didn’t you?

You have been warned.

Notice the word prompt?

Yes it is NIGHTMARE

and of course it is YOUR NIGHTMARE

not mine

I think she is lovely

even though you can’t see all of her

Thanks to the brave souls who just love nature

Here she is

You wonder how she can scrunch up and fit into small space

In the wild

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Get Wild

Not sure where to go with this prompt so let’s get wild, The names are in the tags

Those who know me will know whats coming next

Are you ready?

It’s just the next block or two

The size of nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Size Comparison of Objects

Well you know what’s coming next don’t you?

This is your warning as requested

But don’t be a chicken

It’s only a photo

Have a look

Go on

Look

It’s very close and scary

Jude’s 2020Photo Challenge #38: What’s the POV

This post contains a close up of a spider so if you have any phobias, please close this post to exit and seek help or listen to a bit of music to relax you if you would absolutely dare to go further!

This week's assignment - Shoot your subject from below. Looking up will give the illusion of smallness (the viewer). An upwards angle will make the subject seem much more important.

Thank you brave soul who has ventured into bushboys world. I found this HARMLESS Huntsman Spider in the wood pile. They don’t have webs and rely on their lightning speed to catch their prey. Huntsman Spiders can run at sixteen of their body lengths a second and that’s the slowest one of the 95 Huntsman species found in Australia.

Seen at my desk

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Knoll your desk

Some things that have been found at my desk over the years.

Are you afraid?

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Afraid

Warning: Images that may scare some people lay ahead.

Do you think I am Naughty  posting things that some people may be afraid of?

She is quite harmless and is a good natural way of insect control around the house. I haven’t seen any Huntsman around the house for a while but the rains have come one or two may venture inside to get out of their wet environment.

Now is your last chance to look away.

 

 

Isn’t she lovely

huntsman_named_home_march 2017
My hand gives an indication of her size170315_side view_huntsman_size
Are you still afraid?huntsman_home_named_nov 2014