Thursday Photo Prompt. Gate. #writephoto

This is part of Sue Vincent‘s photo prompt challenge. 

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Why do they sit and guard at the gates, what are the horrors that they await?

Why do they guard the portal, why do they never sleep what is it they guard why is this their fate.

Why for millenniums have they stood by their posts

Why, …… is it to save us from aliens or ungodly hosts?

 

What are they protecting us from, what fiendish hell are they shutting out

What is it fighting to get in and attack this world and wipe it all out!?

What is the secret they keep , what would happen if they open the portal for us to take a peek.

What is the horrible truth that they keep , are you ready to hear and face the words that I speak.

 

It is not us they are saving, is it not us they protect , 

 NO! It is all the other dimensions and  worlds across the threshold …… they will not let us infect!

It is shocking  and fearful for us to be told

It is us that we are the evil from all other worlds and dimensions they must withhold!! 

Thursday Doors. Thoughts from France

This is my entry for Norm 0.2 ‘s Thursday Doors.

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So today the doors will be French because I am in France. 

The first two are from yesterday in Sarlat, one is a beautiful metal studded door 



and the second is the biggest door I have ever seen!! So big I didn’t manage to get it all in the photo!

The third one we saw today in Brantome, I would say one of the most lovely places we have visited this far. Set by a river with an historic Abbey and park land. Though there were plenty of tourists there it was not busy busy.

The fourth  is to either a shop or workshop, I was not sure which. It was like all the others in that street built into the rock face . I particularly liked the stain glass window above the door, also the way I caught the shadow pattern. I have to be honest I caught the shadow by accident not design. Also in Bramtome.
Another lovely day! 

One Liner Wednesday.

A day late I am afraid but here is my contribution to LindaGHill’s One-Liner Wednesday

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J’adore cet endroit
Me today! 🤗😘🇫🇷

Thoughts from France.A Day Trip.

Yesterday, Wednesday, the heavens opened and the temperature dropped dramatically! Though it was not in any way cold it was wet. 

Vlad peering through the rain

So after a leisurely breakfast we set off on our travels. We visited Salat,Domme, La Roque-Gageau and Beynac

Ducks in the street and a man on the wall in Salat.Salat was a lovely town full of alleys and shops and interesting buildings and statues.
Next we walked the alleys of the old town and investigated the church.

Inside the church we found all the usual, stain glass windows,vaulted ceilings,statues, huge organs and pulpits. The unusual thing we did find was a large piece of wood with a hammer attached. People could pay ,€1, €2 or €3 to hammer in a golden nail for favours. The money was put towards the upkeep of the church.

The wooden post with nails. 

 After Salat we made our way to Domme which was lovely though the roads in the wet were a little scary!

Domme

Then after a tour around Domme we set off for La Roque-Gageau . A beautiful place to visit.

Every year I get so sad when I see the sunflowers, past their best, brown and bent looking. There they stand looking dejected as if they know the machines are coming to cull them for their seeds Every year I repeat the first lines of a poem I wrote the first time I saw them.


“I think  that I  have  never  seen a sadder  scene   than  golden  sunflowers, die  and  turned  to green.”

I have to dash now as Hubby is itching to go out! 

Wordless Wednesday: Man on wall in Salat France.

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #114 Magic&Stars

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #114 Magic&Stars

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Night is a mystery

Tiny stars twinkle so bright

Setting magic free.

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She raises her sword

Welding it above her head

Stars and magic bred.

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What magic you see

Stars in the sky at midnight

Please twinkle for me.

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Thoughts from France: South and Land of the Telepass

Monday we said goodbye to the most beautiful Gite we have ever visited and set off toward the Dordogne!

.our home for the last week in Brittany.



It was a long drive so we aimed to leave early, 9am ( well we are on our holiday ) as usual we didn’t quite reach that goal and we finally were on the road by about 9.30 am. 

Now I am a great believer in fate and we had not been going long when we hit a massive traffic jam. There had been a crash ahead, it must have been a big one as at least five Emergency vehicles went through. In Brittany there are not three lane motorways they have only two lanes and we were stationary. When the Emergency vehicles came through it was amazing how all the cars managed to part like the Red Sea.

Eventually we were all filtered off the Motorway and after an hour’s delay we were off! I believe we were lucky that we had left late as we could of been involved. 

 As we drove south the temperature rose and rose and by early afternoon we were in the 30s. The scenery changed too.

Land of the Telepass

We also entered the land of the Telepass. Last year I found I was not tall enough to reach the booths to put our card in to pay the toll it was not fun! So this year hubby invested in a Telepass. We got ours just before we left for holiday,activated it and attached it to our windscreen. 
We approached our first booth with trepidation! We edged up to the barrier very slowly. “It’s not working” hubby ever the pessimist. “Be brave”I said “go faster” he did . A ping sounded in the car and hooray it worked!

We were in the South and our Telepass was working! 

Our hosts home


Our home

We found our second destination without too much stress and had a warm welcome from our hosts, a parrot,ducks and chickens and two Dobermans ! 

Today we are resting  by the pool as tomorrow rain is forecast. So, ‘For tomorrow may rain so today we will soak up the sun!’ (Very nearly a Beatles quote) 

Song Lyric Sunday: Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks.

This is part of Helen Espinosa‘s Song Lyric Sunday.

This week Helen said :” Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song that refers to a city/state/town.  I’m thinking this is maybe a sister theme to last week’s home theme, but homes and places to call home are on my mind.”

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Well this is another one that needed a lot of thought as we have moved about a lot. So having given this some thought I have gone for my roots. 

Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks is such a beautiful song of homage to my home town that I just have to go with it!

Waterloo Sunset by the Kinks

Dirty old river, must you keep rolling
Flowing into the night
People so busy, makes me feel dizzy
Taxi light shines so bright
But I don’t need no friends
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset’s fine

Terry meets Julie, Waterloo Station
Every Friday night
But I am so lazy, don’t want to wander
I stay at home at night
But I don’t feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo sunset
I am in paradise

Every day I look at the world from my window
But chilly, chilly is the evening time
Waterloo sunset’s fine

Millions of people swarming like flies ’round Waterloo underground
But Terry and Julie cross over the river
Where they feel safe and sound
And they don’t need no friends
As long as they gaze on Waterloo sunset
They are in paradise

Waterloo sunset’s fine
 Lyrics By Ray Davis. Find lyrics at AtoZ lyrics.com


Stream of Consciousness Saturday. View

This is part of LindaGHill’s SoCs this week Linda said:Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “view.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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The View

This is the view from my sun bed in the orchard of the Gite that we are staying in at the moment in Brittany. 

As you can see it is a lovely and peaceful view. The silence is almost total and really adds to the view.

As I am on holiday I can show  you some other views too! 

Josselin  town square. 

Cafe where we had a drink this afternoon.

A Chateau. 

In my view Brittany is a beautiful place! 

Thursday Photo Prompt: Broken a Nonet.

This is part of Sue Vincent‘s  Thursday Photo Prompt. Rules and Pingback here

This week’s prompt is Broken. 

Don’t climb the ancient walls,the sign said.
You might just fall and break your head.

But youth always knows better .

The old walls know the truth

They’d smile if they could

Climb high on me.

Oh! You slip

Broken 

Head !

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