A Buttercup’s-Eye View

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Today’s intended walk was cut short a mere five minutes from home – instead of wandering over to the duck pond as planned I changed my mind and simply sat down on the short mowed grass on Wanstead Flats for a while and watched the world go by…

Feeling much refreshed and relaxed, spending quality time in nature doing little more than enjoying the good weather never fails to cheer me up  ❤

Daily Prompt: Create

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Being a creature of habit, I tend to walk the same local walks regularly so many of my images tend to be variations on a theme of the same basic scenery. So yesterday I tried to be a bit more adventurous and use the heavy dark foliage hanging down above my head to help create a kind of natural frame for my landscape views. I’m not sure how successful this has turned out, but my experiment seemed to fit today’s prompt word perfectly… 🙂

Daily Prompt: Create

Daily Prompt: Total

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Hmmm… so, total  confusion for me today as there seem to be two Daily Prompt words… so I’ve decided I shall simply seize the opportunity to just post whatever I want!

These images from our local boating pond, Hollow Ponds here in Leytonstone, East London, were taken this afternoon while I was out for a walk in the welcome breezy fresh air and intermittent sunshine 🙂

Daily Prompt: Total

A Grave Reality…

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A Grave Reality…

My death once brought me peacefully to rest

Six feet beneath the ground kept safe from harm

Dark fertile soil packed tight across my chest

A covering of leaves to keep me warm

I’ve lain beneath my heavy quilt of green

Tucked up in Mother Earth’s last warm embrace

Till gravestone legend, weathered and worn clean

Shows few marks now on roughened blasted face

I’ve lain here for what feels eternity

My empty sockets staring up in vain

No living soul exists who once knew me

No memory of mortal life remains

As seasons change, I watch each passing year

Whole centuries roll by while I lie here…

Churchyard Roses

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The rose bushes growing in our local churchyard are looking beautiful just now, so I stopped off on my way past this morning to capture them for posterity before they start to lose their lovely bloom 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order

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Sometimes its fun to mix things up a bit photographically, but I really love the natural order inherent in the distinct layers of a landscape – a clear strip of foreground, a generally more interesting strip of middle-ground, and an undulating strip of background topped off with a beautiful blue sky, all together creating a harmonious blend that never fails to delight the eye  ❤

Weekly Photo Challenge: Order