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Lost Post

Today’s posted post
Is a post at a cost
As today’s intended post
Was a post that I lost
So today’s posted post
Has its wires crossed
As I try to make the most
Of the memory I’d forgot

Today’s posted post
Resembles does it not
A feather-brained host
Who in his journal didn’t jot
The idea for the post
That came all bright and hot
From a dream that he can boast
Although remembers not a lot

The story of the post
The old one that I sought
Now looks like a ghost
And not as clear as I thought
The new post that I host
Is terrible and fraught
With discombobulated prose
And odd length lines that support

So today’s posted post
Is a post but not the post
That should have been the post
For today’s posted post
Most of the post
Isn’t even in this post
As the post that was the post
Is, like the plot, well and truly loast

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Wordle: Nature’s Fury (Entwined)

Broken branches
Thread and wrap themselves around each other
Entwined. Entangled. Enchanted.
Where they touch,
An echo of a tempestuous past
Where apart,
Wind whistles through
And now gnaws at the lifeless bark.
But with the wheel of life
Cobwebs weave and ring
In the oddest places,
Waiting for unsuspecting victims
To fall fowl to their sticky traps
Not a word from the owner of the lair
Patiently waiting, hidden,
Within the prints
Created by Nature’s fury

Debbie’s theme for her One Word Sunday photo prompt this week is ‘Entwined’. I thought it would be fun to entwine this post with Brenda’s Sunday Whirl, and a photo I took as I was out for my scorching walk yesterday. I was also toying the the idea of creating a hybrid button, The One Word Sunday Whirl, but this turned out to be impractical as I needed two links. So, if you’d like to see more takes on both of this week’s themes, the links are in the buttons above.

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A Nice Walk Through The Woods

Phew!

It’s been a warm one today. And of course, I decided to go for a walk through the woods on possibly the hottest day of the year so far. It was hot everywhere.

Out in the open:

No shade, searing heat.

Overlooking the Lake:

Not a lick of a breeze.

Further around the Lake:

Stillness everywhere.

I think I time-travelled as I walked. Found myself in what looked like the Jurassic period. Does anyone know what type of bird this is? (Apologies for the quality, but I was too far away to get a decent zoomed-in image:

Not that I’d have ventured too close to it, as it happens.

It might have been a heat mirage – but one that affected the camera on my mobile phone as well.

I noticed it looking at me. Not wanting to end up its dinner, I ran.

Yes, even in the heat. I managed to catch this photo as I did so:

Eventually, I found the track that entered the wood.

Ahead of me, I heard a cawing.

“This way. This way. Aw. Caw. This way. Look there. Look there.”

Ahead of me, a raven or crow flew at head height, flying round to make sure I was following. (S )he perched high up and looked over fixedly in one direction. What was I being showed, so I looked over in the same direction.

On a fence post, this chap was also perched:

Posing for his photograph. I took a few shots, and off he toddled into the grass beyond.

In the woods proper, it was still hot.

Even the shade had been warmed up to ‘hot’:

Although, I’m pleased to say there were some nice cooler areas:

Which enabled me to carry on with my walk.

Passed the old old tree I walked. Onward through the cooler shade.

Soon, the shade began to feel warmer again, as I was on my way out of the woods once more:

I walked passed Veronica’s Gulch:

Across the clearing:

And back to the Lake again:

Where these little critters suddenly made an appearance:

So naturally, I had to take a few shots of them also.

One in particular:

And then, it was time to make tracks back:

And have a long, very long, rest!

Did I say it was hot?

Phew!

Hope you’ve had / are having a fabulous Saturday yourself!

This has been a photo-heavy Six Word Saturday post. Visit Debbie’s site for more six worders!

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Wordle: The Miracle Within

Close your eyes
Ignite the power within
Don’t be surprised
As our journey begins
Breathe in and out slowly
Rest and relax
Commit yourself wholly
As we start making tracks
We walk through a wood
All dense and green
And everything’s good
Even those things unseen
We go into a trance
Right where we stand
We stop and give thanks
As we enter dreamland
Through shadow we float
And whisper we rise
Any thoughts we take note
They could be a guide
‘Though rancid thoughts repel
We don’t need them here
And on them don’t dwell
Just to be clear
Now onward we go, away from the crowds
Through vast open skies
Feel the touch of the clouds
Then down into the depths
Of the water below
Feel every ripple, go with the flow
Refreshing and clean
Coolness sharp as a pin
Invigorated and keen
We’ve invoked the miracle within
The power of the mind
Is there to be used
Use it well, use it wisely
It shouldn’t be abused
We’ve now reached the end
Of our meditation
Open your eyes and stretch
And give your thoughts consideration.

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Abstract

To me, using a mobile phone to take photographs allows me to experiment with totally different objects from a variety of different angles. I like getting in close, and trying to take an image through the object if possible. It isn’t the subject on the other side of the object that’s important, but how it appears through the object. Debbie’s One-Word photo challenge for this week is ‘Abstract’ (which I’m pleased to be re-joining after a couple of weeks away), and the following photos are all of the Living Room here in the Mansion, taken through a blue paperweight. I feel like I’m underwater when I look at them, surrounded by currents and bubbles, and yes, Whalesong… and being Piscean that feels very comfortable indeed (apart from the fact that in real life I don’t like being submerged in water – most abstract!)