Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’


Summer wind embraced

As it touched my face

Like a loving hand

With me where I stand


Essence warmed my soul

And it soothed me whole

As the wind caressed

So the sunshine blessed


Blaze of evening skies

Cleansed so to arise

Breath within a dream

Thoughts of sunsets beam


(For the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’)


Weekly Photo Challenge: Relic


This boat is called the Vita Nova, a former Belgian trawler that is anchored off the Cumbria coastline of Roa Island in the Irish Sea. The rusting old trawler has been in its homely position for many years, as long as I can remember, and recently it has had a fresh coat of paint, in bright yellow.

At times this boat has appeared abandoned and yet a staple piece of the seascape. It has always been at the edge of the causeway and if it were removed, I believe the locals would be disappointed that the structure no longer resides in view of the coastline.

I believe that such relics, constant structures, do breed security with the familiar. The word familiar or famil derives from the Latin meaning, close relationships. As some of our anchored viewpoints remain the same, they remind us of our connections. If relics of our towns, of our past were to disappear it would be like saying goodbye to a dear friend.



Straight Lines



Reach on up to the sky
Peace stream from on high
From heaven to mind’s eye

Breathe deep the salty air
Soothing inner despair
Leaving no woes or care

Wind force my thoughts domain
From every holding claim
Clear my mind, hold this frame


(Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Straight Lines)