Living free

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Walls
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Freedom

Upon my walls
they run free
keeping
my house
insect free
They have
their freedom
bother
no one
Behind the
pictures
on the walls
scouting for
insects
a mate
Beautifully named
Velvet Geckos
exist with me
Under the light
is one
I named
Keith
any insect who
drops to the
floor
is dinner
But upon
the walls
they run free.

Say hi to Keith

Tiny worlds

Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Moss

Searching
down there

looking
down there

among the rocks

on the logs


can you
see some?

Tiny worlds
of wonder

Tiny worlds
of fantasy

Cascading down
crevices and cracks

Tiny worlds
of faeries
of mystery
of imagination

Can you
see some?

You may
if the light
and your
imagination
lets you

Follow the track

Bloganuary – What was your favourite toy as a child?

I had a truck
it was a big truck
I was a small child
I would ride around on my truck
my mother said
I still have my truck
it’s made of pressed metal
the driver still sits proud
old and worn
but will always be loved

Boomaroo is an amalgamation of Boomerang and and Kangaroo. This one is from around 1955 or 1958. The trucks were made from 1955 to 1960. There is a similar one for sale on e-bay for $900

This is the information from the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney about my truck

This is the one in the museum

Always watching

Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Angel

Looking down
from on high
cold unblinking
eyes
She watches
she knows
your thoughts
your actions
Watching
eternally watching
with cold
unblinking
eyes.

The big finale

Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Celebration
Becky’s Square Photo Challenge:Past Squares

We were there
it was a party
a street party
The whole town
went along
Shows appeared dazzling


inside large tents
outside in the park
people wander entertained
There’s a boom
over there
Look….lights…..music

Look up
in the sky
dazzling brilliance
colours and noise
a celebration


There’s dancing
the whole town
a street party
it was a party
We were there.

Misty squares quiet places

Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: Past Squares
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Quiet Places
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Mist

I love a
misty morning
everything’s still
a hush broken
Kookaburra
a hush broken
nothing’s still
misty morning
I love

A close up of the tree in the middle of the above photo

Heading up the Gibraltar Range from my place to the Raspberry Lookout

Getting to my quiet place to sit for a bit while…….

…….the mist sits in the valleys

Or just be at my place in my other quiet places

I know what your phobia is so look away now

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Wednesday: Phobia

As usual a word of warning follows…….

You know I’ve got them
here on the screen
ready to make you scream
Some that slither
some that fly
some with many legs
hairy and slim
Who will bite?
Who will sting?
They await you
to make you sweat
tremor with terror
or shake like a leaf
Yes almost time
to peek through your fingers
if you dare
ready to scream
soon, here on the screen
You know I’ve got them.

The Phobia Gallery – not full size so you won’t faint with a surprise at the end


Sometimes it’s hard………

……..being a Swallow

The Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Swallow

There is always washing to be done,

after that drying in the sun,

invite friends over for some fun.

Say goodbye, a good time, one of the best

But now it’s onto building the nest

Yes that’s right, soft feathers we need

and soon it’s babies to feed

three fat babies crammed into the nest

sitting around and getting fed is the best

The day is over and we are quite spent
’tis wearying being a parent

A busy day tomorrow
so enjoy the morning
with the Welcome Swallow