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Five Photos, Five Stories: At last

Thirst quenched.
Thirst quenched.

I stood in the yard watching as the moon floated up from behind the trees that line the back of the lagoon.  Thunder rumbled low and quiet in the distance, flickers of lightning joined in to create a call and response of flash-rumble, flash-rumble.  I could hear the woosh of heavy rain coming from behind me, traversing from west to east.  Within minutes, the clouds moved in, shrouding the moon.  The rain followed.

Thank you for the rain.
Thank you for the rain.

There is no form to this story because it is true, or at least as close to true as I have been able to make it.

~ Keven Brockmeier

And so ends my version of the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge.  Thank you to Woodland Gnome of Forest Garden for inviting me to play along.  It was fun.  If you wish to participate, post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo.  The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose.

The rules also state that each day you should nominate another blogger to participate in the challenge, but we all know how I feel about rules and blog challenges.  Most of my blog friends have either already participated or been invited so, for today, I will not specify anyone in particular.  If you would like to join in the fun, please consider yourself nominated.

Last night's moon.  (Texture added in Pixlr.)
Last night’s moon. (Texture added in Pixlr.)

Thank you for dropping in, and reading my (very) short stories.

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Moon on paper.  (Texture added in Pixlr.)
Moon on paper. (Texture added in Pixlr.)


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

13 thoughts on “Five Photos, Five Stories: At last

      1. You know I love to take photos…but I’ve never studied anything about how to do it. And I seem to have convinced myself that I don’t understand all the technical stuff. Now days I can’t remember squat anyway. I think what I need to do is up the # of pixels or some such thing…Guess now that I’m retired I have no excuse not to read more on how to do stuff like that.


        1. I don’t understand all the technical stuff, either, and even when I do think I’ve got a grasp of the concepts, I forget what I learned so we’re on the same page, Dawn. I’ve learned mostly by taking a lot of pictures and pushing buttons. The same with using Photoshop or the online photo editors. I started with an online editor, then used Picasa, and then moved up to Photoshop. Every now and then I’ll want to learn how to do something and I’ll watch a video on YouTube or something, and then use whatever I learned over and over and over until it sticks. Until I stop using it for a while, and then it disappears. 😀


  1. love the ‘clouds moved in’ but the whole is an inviting refreshing read -especially with those images. The threesome of bird, pink moon, blue sky is perfect.


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