Debbie’s theme for One Word Sunday this week is ‘Devastation’, and for some reason, I always think in black and white for this kind of word. I have an odd mind at times!

The photo I have chosen is of the Flower Patch from last year, where all of those lovely little Seedlings grew. It looks like this now…

And here’s a photo of how things used to be…

Visit Debbie’s site for more interpretations of the theme.


Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Nature at work. Time for the bulbs to rest and recuperate for the next season’s growth.

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    1. Exactly, Raili. We all need our rest! 🙂

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  2. Black and white is pretty fitting. In times of trouble the color goes out of our life …for a moment anyway. Then the color comes rushing in and like the flower things turn pretty again.

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    1. So true, Beverly. And we need those black and white moments to appreciate the colour!

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  3. I should have thought of black and white!

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    1. I don’t know what makes me think in black and white with words such as this, Jackie…

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  4. Oh no…is it because of winter? And well, black & white does tend to lend the starkness of devastation..if I’ve used the word starkness right..hehe. The flower is so pretty…but you know, with devastation comes a form of re-birth 🙂

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    1. That it does, Shree!
      And no, it was just time. The flowers will be back in a few day’s time. I’m thinking wishfully here! 😀

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  5. We all must die to be reborn….The flowers will return. They were the ones I liked so much. Patience TL….Spring demands it! VK 🙂

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    1. Indeed, VK. I must be more patient. I always say that to myself – yet I never listen!!! 😀

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  6. How odd….I posted my comment and it disappeared! What? I had said “we all have to die to be reborn. The flowers will return and probably in a bigger patch as well…Have patience TL. Spring demands it from us!”! VK 🙂 Okay, I’m pushing post comment and we’ll see what happens this time.

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    1. Mystery solved, VK. And may I apologise for both of your comments being flung so unceremoniously into my spam folder. I clicked ‘Not Spam’ with vigour to retrieve them.

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  7. A great after and before – a good idea Tom

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  8. Black and white is very dramatic…just hoping my crocuses have survived round 2 of the “Beast from the East”…xx

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  9. Black and white definitely enhances the dramatic effect of the word.

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  10. Good choice Tom! 🙂

    Winter’s devastation before the rebirth of Spring’s glory! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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