Let there be bounty
seeds and grains in abundance
for little brown wings
to spread safely through winter
and so reverse the decline
This week, Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress Daily Post asks that we show photos of our interpretation of ‘descent’. We can take it literally, experimenting with point of view or take it deeper.
I’m going to show you the descent of my favourite rivers, six of them that all descend to the sea on the south coast od Devon.
If you’ve known me a while you’ll know how much I love estuaries, those liminal, transitional places that tap into our ancestral memories.
The first is my beloved Exe, flowing into the sea at Exmouth.
A few miles to the east is the river Otter – and yes, Otters and even Beavers have returned to the Otter!I’d like to be able to photograph them.
The river Avon is the furthest west, flowing into the sea near Bigbury, in the beautiful South Hams.
The river Teign flows down from Dartmoor to the estuary between Teignmouth and Shaldon.
The Dart also descends from Dartmoor to reach the sea at Dartmouth, via another of my favourite places, Totnes.
Back to east Devon, the Axe joins the sea at Axmouth, with Lyme Regis just around the corner in Dorset.
I’m going to end as I began, with the Exe. It may not be a mighty river like some around the world, but it’s my river and my soul is wrapped in it.
You can join in with the challenge and see lots more descents at,
Pete Rosos says,
For this week’s Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. Would the image inspire us to take a peek through the pages, listen to the music, or buy a ticket to the show? Would it strike a chord with viewers, making them reflect on or revisit memories of places, people, and experiences?
This calls for weird doesn’t it? or perhaps its just an excuse for me to be silly. So this is the cover of a book that I would never write!
What would your book cover look like? Show us or see more at
Last weekend I went to Killerton in search of some autumn leaves, but summer was still there, with loads of colour.
There was autumn colour to be seen at Killerton of course, but that will have to wait for another day, hope you enjoyed early autumn in East Devon.
This weekend coming is apple time at the National Trust’s Killerton estate, just east of Exeter. I won’t be able to make it but I popped out last weekend for a walk and found that the orchard was being readied for visitors.
There was an abundance of apples, lots of windfalls and still many to pick.
Families were strolling around looking at the different varieties and children were given little wheelbarrows to collect the fruit. I sampled some Killerton Cider, quite dry and strong, I didn’t dare have more than a very small cup as I was driving.
The bit I enjoyed most of all was watching a dead tree being brought back to life and colour, being yarn bombed
Sue Dreamwalker has created a special post for International Peace Day, spread the peace the World needs now. Imagine.
Originally posted on Dreamwalker's Sanctuary:
Remember WE Create!
WE are the WORLD
Just Imagine it
ALL the People sharing that same Dream…
So Lets Join in the Dream of John Lennon
September 21st is World Peace Day—Everyday should be a day of Peace..
Wishing you Peace Now and Always
Enjoy your weekend