#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – FEATHER CLOUD

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JULY guest photo!

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow.

A great big thank you to Alethea for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at https://aletheakehas.com/ to show her some love!

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

Got a photo that screams out #writephoto prompt? Fancy being next month’s guest photographer? Send your entries to kl.caley@yahoo.co.uk

#Writephoto – Guest Photographer Invite.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

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#Writephoto Round-Up – Subsea

Sometimes there is treasure
Sometimes there is sand
It always brings me pleasure
Stepping off of land

Diving ever deeper
Below those ocean waves
The escape getting steeper
Feeling very brave

Watching all the fish
Darting to and fro
Looking for that swish
Of their tails as they go

Mesmerizing beauties
I worship them as I gaze
To the sea we have a duty
To protect what lies below the waves


Subsea – Image by KL Caley

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.

― Dave Barry

I tried diving a few years ago and absolutely loved it. It’s always something I wanted to go back to do again when time allowed. I am also very lucky to have once snorkelled in the Bahamas. It truly was amazing to see the coral reef, it was teeming with fish that were so friendly and inquisitive. We also saw a beautiful sea turtle. It was mesmerising.

What brilliant subsea responses this week. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). Hope you all enjoyed this fishy adventure.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Subsea

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – SUBSEA

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

What awaits you underwater with this weeks photo?

Subsea – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a speckled fish emerging from a pot in an underwater scene.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#Writephoto Round-Up – Community

We’re all in this together
At least that’s what they say
Yet this is often forgotten
As people go about their day to day

The overworked receptionist
Who comes across a little rude
Takes it out on the next patient
Without meaning too

The taxi that’s turned up late
Making you miss that meeting
You ignore his apology
And don’t return his greeting

The stressed-out mum shopping
With 3 lively kids in tow
Couldn’t she do this through the week?
Just watch the other shoppers eyes roll

It only takes a second
To stop and take a breath
Give someone a second chance
They are probably trying their best

There’s no magic crystal ball
That tells you all about their life
Perhaps they are having a hard time
Living a life full of strife

Your kindness may go unnoticed
Or it may just make their day
But what harm is there to try it
Be kind, or so they say.

Community – Image by KL Caley

I’ll be honest, I think this is one of my favourite images. I’ve been hoarding it for a while. I had no clue what I would write and still didn’t when I posted it. The inspiration came to me on Sunday, well theoretically Monday after a long night in A&E. When I entered I was told the wait time was 4 hours, as each hour passed another half an hour was added to that time until it was 7 and a half hours before I was seen. A rude receptionist and a care assistant who seemed more interested in scrolling through his phone didn’t help the experience, but with a bit of clear air, any frustration I felt soon subsided.

These were two people working long shifts in an already difficult environment, the receptionist on top of her regular jobs was also now responsible for dishing out water and being interrupted regularly to do so. The care assistant trained to do many jobs was sitting at a desk taking temperatures, not what he would likely want to be doing. On top of all that they are living with the constant fear of covid and all that brings with it. They are truly the front line, overworked, doing additional jobs they probably wouldn’t normally do and seeing the true ravages of this disease (and probably the worst side of people). That’s not even starting on what they may or may not have going on at their homes.

My interaction with these people was small and limited in terms of time but I am incredibly grateful to them and the job they do. When I left the A&E, I said thank you and good night to them both and wished them an easy shift for their remaining hours. I even got a smile.


What a variety of responses this raised in you guys this week, brilliant! I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – Community

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – Community

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

What does this little community mean to you. Toy takeover? Drama at the neighbourhood watch?

I can’t wait to read your entries with this one, I think it could prove an interesting challenge!

Community – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a collection of toy people all gathered around a sign with the word “Community” on it.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#Writephoto Round-Up – The Stairway

The light shone in, tempting her. The stairs were rocky and uneven. Should she go back, the way down wasn’t an easy one but at least she knew what she was expecting, she’d done it one way, it was the easier route to take. Yet, something called her, again and again towards the light. What lay beyond? She wanted to know.

“Mum”, a voice called her from below and in that second her decision was made. She would go back, for now. The beckoning light would wait for another day.

The Stairway – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a stone stairwell with an opening obscured by a bright light.

This image was taken at Richmond Castle in Yorkshire. It’s a beautiful castle with a lot to see and read about. It’s also a beautiful town with a proper bookshop, plenty of charity shops and some great cafe’s filled with yummy things. I love to visit.


I’ve had so many wonderful responses and enjoyed each and every one. I have tried to reblog a few since the post went out so hopefully, you will have seen some of them trickling through, but here is the list below (if I have missed anyone, please let me know). It makes for fantastic reading.

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto – The Stairway

Take Care
KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – THE STAIRWAY

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Where are you climbing to (or from), what’s beyond the light? I’d love to know.
I can’t wait to read your entries!

The Stairway – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a stone stairwell with an opening obscured by a bright light.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, check out last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#Writephoto Round-Up – THE COW

The Introvert Cow

They call me an introvert but what do they know?
Because I don’t follow the herd and I decide where I want to go.
Just because I’m reserved they refer to me as quiet
Well, in my mind, a few of them should try it!

Sometimes I just need to retreat when the world has got too loud.
Away from that drama, away from that crowd.
Their endless social dramas leave me quite drained
It’s just easier to go off on my own than try to explain.

The Cow – Image by KL Caley

I came across this cow early in the year whilst having an early morning walk (just down the road river from “the fisherman” for those that took part in that prompt). Whilst the rest of the herd were on a grassy mound around the corner, she’d wandered off down by the water by herself. I originally called the image the contented cow as that’s what she appeared to be, happy in her own company.

Are you an introvert or extrovert? I’m not sure which I am. I would never be described as shy, I am quite a chatty person and happy in company. However, I also seek solitary time, quiet to concentrate and prefer to write than talk.


Thank you everyone for still entering and playing along whilst I have been unwell. Apologies that re-blogging time has limited. Normal service to resume asap. Please take a moment to read the entries. A brilliant collection (as always).

Entries:


I hope you’ll join me for another #writephoto challenge published today at 12 o’clock GMT.

Thank you all again for taking part in #writephoto –

With special thanks to Sue who originally made the #writephoto challenge so meaningful for all of us and gave me her blessing to continue it.

Take Care
KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – THE COW

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Sorry I have been MIA these last few days. I was on holiday and took unwell. Still recovering but slowly starting to feel better (not COVID). I hope to get up to speed with everything soon.

I can’t wait to read your entries with this photo!

The Cow – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a single cow on a cobbled beach sipping from the water.

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤

#writephoto Challenge

#WRITEPHOTO – TREE MAN

Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JUNE guest photo!

Tree Man – Image by Willowdot21

For visually challenged writers, the image a tree that has partly been carved to represent a man (or an ape I’m undecided).

A great big thank you to Willow for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/ to show her some love!

The regulars already know this bit, but for those that don’t:

  • Each Thursday at Noon GMT I will post the #writephoto prompt
  • Use the image and prompt as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, as long as it is fairly family-friendly.
  • Please have your entries linked back to the original prompt post by the following Tuesday at Noon GMT.
  • Link back to this post with a pingback (Hugh has an excellent tutorial here)  and/or leave a link in the comments below, to be included in the round-up.
  • Please click their links to visit the blogs of other contributors and take time to read and comment on their work.
  • Use the #writephoto hashtag in your title so your posts can be found.
  • There is no word limit and no style requirements, except that your post must take inspiration from the image and/or the prompt word given in the title of this post.
  • Feel free to use #writephoto logo or include the prompt photo in your post if you wish, or you may replace it with one of your own to illustrate your work.
  • By participating in the #writephoto challenge, please be aware that your post may be featured as a reblog on this blog and I will link to your post for the round-up each week.

If you need some more inspiration or fancy a bit of light reading, click here for last weeks round-up.

I can’t wait to read your creations.

Take Care.

KL ❤