From the ‘May Day in Pictures’ challenge at Raynotbradbury, https://raynotbradbury.com/2018/06/01/m-is-for-magic-w-is-for-writing/ to
- Use the pictures snapped/taken during 3 last days
- Reflect who you are, what do you like or doing on a daily basis
- Name for the post – any or “My day in pictures”
- Nominate others.
It’s the weekend! So no snaps of commuter trains, reports, meetings…
Place of the day: Heptonstall
We went for a day trip across to Hebden Bridge and the village of Heptonstall in West Yorkshire. Poet and writer Sylvia Plath is buried there in the St Thomas the Apostle Church graveyard. The epitaph reads “Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted”, attributed, I understand, to The Bhagavad-Gita. Poignantly, Plath visited husband Ted Hughes’s parents in Heptonstall and wrote about the setting in “November Graveyard” (a recording of the poet reading it is available, search online). Full disclosure, my images of the village came out badly, so have used a stock photo!
The one in a café that I did not have to prepare myself, of course.
P.S. Love peashoots because they make everything taste like green spring.
Because it’s a non-working day, there’s more time for writing. Yet more editing – yay!
No substitute for printing off the text to check, I’ve found, reading aloud as you go. Alas, not very eco-friendly…
Blossom of the day:
Yes, lilac time is drawing to a close (here in northern Europe). Here’s a last hurrah out in the garden, most already are singed with brown and shrunken. That means it’s June, and here comes summer.
Pleasure bombs of the day:
Amidst the domestic chores and responsibilities, scatter the days with little ‘bombs’ of sensual pleasure: fresh coffee; something that smells delicious for the bath or shower; a glass of fizz; dark chocolate; time and a corner in which to read a book, or with the papers… Berries – or something that’s in season now.
It’s easier at the weekend… Make sure you save a treat for Sunday night to stave off that back-to-school feeling.
To share their day in pictures, I nominate: anyone who wants to pick up the challenge… (sorry, hope that’s not cheating too much).