Castle in the Air


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He’d climbed that hill for many days

till he decided to stop at a misty spot

ahead a crafted house

with spires and towers and follies

the occupants? off and away on their jollies

had he found heaven?

hard to say

but for a while he’ll rest here

have a picnic and play


Atop the hill


Climbing the hill

The hill climb

through wind and snow

was treacherous

One false move

and the tribe would tumble

headlong down the mountain

Their destination

just over the other side of the

snowy tops

but for a brief moment

sweet relief

as the chieftain picked out his purse

and the Hut Door Opened

“Fifty Five Hot Fruit Tea’s to Go please”


Up High

#Socs #High

Giants Causeway, Northern Ireland

Giants Causeway, Ireland

Ascending the hexagonal steps

didn’t seem that much of a bother

till you noticed with each little step

the distance tween the step you were on

and the step you left got that little bit higher

Giant’s causeway it may be

but its an awful way down

to get back for tea


Lazy Squirrel


I’d never considered

this particular rodent

at all lazy

That’s till i saw

two particular greys

managing their stores

for while the hard worker

climbed the trees for hazelnuts

the lazy one simply took one from the bottom of his pals pile

Could you call him lazy?

or extremely clever

grabbing the spoils for half the effort

Outdoors Photography Places Pleasures Poetry


#writephoto #vista

View from the top of this very big hill

is breathtaking (literally)

some say its a bit barmy climbing up all that way

to take a picture or admire the view – but

at the end of the day – its worth it (even better with a picnic)



#fowc #surmount #hill #challenge #health

It’s a hill i didn’t want to climb

notably rocky in some places

but with a little encouragement

and some would say

sheer bloodymindedness

I found myself in an ascent

ignoring the drop below

and heading for the summit

Freedom of Expression Poetry


Could you over come your fears ?

On the day I took this photo – on an island in Greece , i

Undertook a feat, i’d never accomplish

Rallying up a number of steep steps to

Achieve a goal – it made me feel

Great knowing i’d reached the summit and

Enjoyed a cool drink in a nearby Taverna

Acrostic Outdoor Pursuits Outdoors Poetry Sport



Salford (via Cumbria), 14th March 2018


going uphill on the

rocky sharp surfaces of a cliff

arms stretched out, reaching for the nearest

safe hand hold, clinging on as you ascend to the

pinnacle….enjoy the view when you get there