Pauline of ‘Memories are Made of This’ has nominated me to do the 5 photos, 5 stories. So my intention its to stick to a self-imposed theme of ‘a sense of place’, and see how I can interpret this in different ways.
Another visit to the past, this time a Haibun.
Too late to climb Cadair
1967. Trudging up a Welsh peak in dismal weather. The creak and squeak of sou’Westers as we fumble along in the drizzle and wind. The cloud descends, the path barely visible, we turn back.
black rock glowering
over midnight blue lake
Years later, the mountain calls. Afternoon sun glows on a cool March day. A fast scramble up through woods, a steady pull to the vast lake, followed by the steep climb to the ridge before the peak. The diminutive lake glints below. Clouds begin to gather.
the last of the light
The postscript: Following my diagnosis some years ago with Multiple Sclerosis, I know I shall never reach the summit of Cadair…muscle fatigue and poor balance have put paid to that…
And now I need to fulfil the second part of this challenge, and invite another blogger to take part. Today I would like to nominate Cybele of ‘There was a Time’, who creates stunning photographs and some truly mysterious, spellbinding stories…
There’s no obligation, Cybele – have fun if you have time/want to join in!
The challenge is to just “post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”.