Sunflower 🌻

Some times tending to the allotment can be a slog. The endless weeds, the war with slugs and of course, trying to navigate the joy that is the great British weather.

But watching this little chap lovingly attend to his sunflower 🌻 and the joy on his face when he gets to bring home a basket of bounty makes it all worth it.

Anyone else grow sunflowers? Ours just begun to bloom this week.

Sunflower 🌻

Nothing beats hearing the right words at the right time

Nothing beats hearing the right words at the right time.


Sam curled up in a ball, she pulled the blanket over her head and sobbed into the sheets. The force of the sob caused her to choke and cough but she couldn’t stop, her whole body needed her to cry, to release some of the pent-up pain, anger and frustration. Eventually, the noises stopped, her breathing calmed and she lay on the bed exhausted. Removing the quilt she rolled over and lay staring up at the ceiling. She had no idea how long she lay there but she could see the light from behind the curtains was fading and causing shadows to dance along the ceiling. Her phone rang loudly startling her.


“Hi, just calling to say that’s me setting off now.”

“Okay.” She sat herself up on the bed, she needed to go to the bathroom, wash her face and then try to muster the energy to face preparing tea.

“Have you been crying again?”

“Yes,” her voice escaped her in little more than a whisper.

“Okay, I’ll be home as soon as I can to give you the biggest hug.” Despite her mood, she smiled. “Don’t worry love, we’ll get through this together.”

“Okay, see you soon.”

“Love you.”

Nothing beats hearing the right words at the right time. – Francheska

Originally written in response to:


Afternoon Everyone,

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

Characteristic Croaking

The sound of the frog

As it sits on the edge

of this leafy bog

Can you tell the story of these two little fellows?

Ribbit – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a two frogs (or toads, I’m never certain of the difference) in amongst some water and leaves.

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 Round-Up – SEAHORSE

For something so small,
So many were inspired
Some pieces made me laugh
Some made me cry hard!

Seahorse – Image by KL Caley

My entry:

Wow, what a wonderful week, with a real variety of entrants, thank you all for such great contributions. 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.


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 – Seahorse

Take Care
KL ❤

#WRITEPHOTO – Seahorse by Gary A Wilson Stories

Wow, you are all submitting such beautiful entries this week, I’m an emotional wreck. I hope you enjoy this marvellous entry which is great for autism awareness by GARY A WILSON STORIES

Gerald opened the door, smiled awkwardly and said, “Ms. Davis. You came. I’m so pleased.”

“Yes, um, you never told me your last name.”

“I really prefer just, Gerald. Please come into my shop. I don’t open for another two hours so we have plenty of time.”

As she stepped in, she left a small, wary little girl who had been hiding behind her mom.

Gerald stooped down to greet her. “And you must be Rachel,” he said holding out his hand, but Rachel only made a face of discomfort and stepped back away from him.

“Rachel doesn’t like being touched, um, Gerald. I’m sorry, I should have . . .”

“Oh, that’s okay. I understand. Perhaps she would let Tom greet her.” He turned to pick up a well-used teddy bear and, with a kind smile, offered it as a go-between himself and Rachel.”

See more at:

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a yellow seahorse bobbing along in the water.

Seahorse – Image by KL Caley

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto prompt

Much Love

#WRITEPHOTO – Seahorse by Raven

A truly beautiful and breathtaking entry by Jez.

Before my journey to me
I carried you sweet child
taking morning sickness in my stride
burying deep what had to be denied
briefly wishing I could be dad

This is just a short extract, please take a moment to pop over to Raven’s site to read the full verse:

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a yellow seahorse bobbing along in the water.

Seahorse – Image by KL Caley

Thank you so much for taking part in the #Writephoto prompt

Much Love