#writephoto Challenge

#Writephoto Round-Up – Bridge

Morning All,

Not so much love for our little bridge this week but still some fabulous entries so please do check them out.

Bridge
Bridge – Image by KL Caley

A very good spot by Willow this week, who recognised the bridge as Tees Newport Bridge in Middlesbrough. During lockdown we took our little one on the riverside walk down by the tees, my husband regularly works locally but I have never been so it was all new to me. There are signs along the walk that give a bit of an insight into the river (past and present).

Originally, 12 men would have been employed to man the bridge around the clock, usually requiring four to drive it at any one time. As the number of ships needing to sail up to Stockton-on-Tees declined, so did the usage of the bridge, with the final lift taking place on 18 November 1990. In 1988 the bridge was given Grade II Listed Building status.


Thank you so much to all who joined in. Here are this week’s wonderful entries (if I have missed any please do let me know and I will add them):

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 – Bridge

Take Care
KL ❤

Band Stand
#writephoto Challenge

#Writephoto Round-Up – BANDSTAND

Isa watched from the window.

“Gladis, it’s happening again.” She called over to her friend.

“Yea, yea. You always say that and by the time I get out of this chair and to the window no one’s there.” Gladis turned the page of her book but remained where she sat.

“Please Gladis, someone else’s got to see it to. I don’t know if I’m going mad or if it’s these damn pills they give us but I don’t trust telling anyone else. Your my best friend will you please come look?”

Gladis groaned, then with all the strength she could muster pulled herself from the chair and onto the walking frame. “For what it’s worth I do think you’re mad.” She chuckled then slowly began to make her way across the room.

Am I mad? thought Isa. She’d adored the views of this car home looking out across the park. Hearing the children’s laughter and being able to watch people go about their normal lives. That was until night fell. As twilight began, movement and music filled the bandstand. Small lights, twinkled in the darkness. Ghosts, faeries? She couldn’t tell but normal it was not.

Band Stand
Band Stand Image by KL Caley

I love this little bandstand, it’s so beautiful and very rarely used. I used to take my LO in there to play tag when it was raining. As in the story, the building in the background is an elderly care home, I quite like that idea, having a nice view of families playing in the park.


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 – BANDSTAND

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 Round-Up – Portal

Morning All,

Sorry for the delay in rounding up this week’s responses. We’ve had those pesky cold and flu gremlins visit our household again causing a very sleepless night. ZZzzzzz….

This week’s prompt photo has a really fun feel to it. I am so pleased to have had so many creative entires. A great big thank you to Rebecca for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What an interesting photo for us. Pop over to her blog at rebecca.douglass@ninjalibrarian.com to show her some love!

Here’s what Rebecca had to say:

Rebecca M. Douglass writes cozy murder mysteries when she’s not walking and hiking, and enjoys a bit of photography on the side. This glimpse into another world was shot with an iPhone on a walk in the park after a night’s rain. The puddles looked to Rebecca like portals through the pavement to a mysterious land!

The New Arrival – Image by KL Caley

This little portal has certainly stirred some magic with a fantastic collection of entries. Do have a read through them, I’m sure you’ll enjoy:

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 – PORTAL


Got a photo that screams out #writephoto prompt? Fancy being featured as one of our guest photographers? Send your entries to kl.caley@yahoo.co.uk

#Writephoto Round Up

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 Round-Up – Office

Morning All,

This week’s prompt photo has a really fun feel to it. I am so pleased to have had so many creative responses from you all. Do have a read through them, they are fabulous.

Kid, there are heroes and there are legends. Heroes get remembered, but legends never die. Follow your heart, kid, and you’ll never go wrong. 

Babe Ruth, The Sandlot
Office by KL Caley

I type and puff and moan and sigh
The creative well is running dry
Get up and leave the desk behind
It definitely must be cuppa time

Return to find someone in the chair
A little person who was not left there
He types and clicks and giggles with glee
Oh what I’d give to go back to being three


This little chap will do anything to get his sticky little paws on the keyboard, to him the computer is a magical world of CBeebies, youtube and family video calls. Working on PC’s all day I often forgot to do something joyous on them, yet the energetic glee of a toddler will soon remind you, the world is a magical place.

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 – Office

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 Round-Up – Cliff Edge

I stand on the precipice
My eyes gazing out
My future’s mapped out
Yet I have my doubts

To stand where it’s steady
Or to take that leap
Never quite knowing
What’s under one’s feet

Cliff Edge – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a high area of rock with a very steep side beside the coast. The cliff has a grassy top. The sea can be seen further out.

This lovely Cliff Edge was taken at the seaside town of Bridlington. I was amazed that you could get so close to the edge here, it’s actually steeper in places than the image perhaps looks. It was a beautiful day but the wind was blustery and you did feel it could lift you off at any moment.


What an astonishing week for entries, my little shot of a stroll by the sea seems to have inspired you all, and what marvellous creative pieces you have all made. Thank you all for your continued support. 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 – Cliff Edge

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 Round-Up – Arch

Morning All,

I love this view.

I always feel it’s like stepping through from one world to the next.

This photo was taken in spring, quite early in the morning, one of those moments when the world feels totally at peace.

Arch – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a stone archway, through which a pond and some steps are visible.


I’ve had so many wonderful responses. 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 – Arch

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 Round-Up – FEATHER CLOUD

Morning All,

This week’s prompt photo has a really fun feel to it. I am so pleased to have had so many creative 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!

Here’s what Alethea had to say:

Alethea Kehas blogs at “The Light Behind the Story.” She is also a yoga instructor and the author of the middle-grade visionary fiction book, The Labyrinth, and a memoir, A Girl Named Truth. Several years ago, while watching her son play baseball, her eyes were drawn towards the sky where she found a beautiful feathered cloud in the colors of a rainbow. It was one of those lucky moments captured by a camera. 

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

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


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


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 – FEATHER CLOUD

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 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 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 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 ❤