Thursday photo prompt – Shrine #writephoto

Over to Sue for this week’s challenge photo:

It stood sheltered by the Old Oak Tree, a tribute to a man who loved swans.
In the half light, his profiled image was visible, and it was said that at dusk on the anniversary of his passing, the bell rang calling the bevy¹ to his side.
No-one knew who made the etchings upon this simple shrine, they just appeared on the morning following the first, and each year thereafter the ground was adorned with white feathers.

one of three collective nouns for swans (others being Bank and Herd) unless in flight when they are referred to as a Wedge or Flight (source:

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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11 Responses to Thursday photo prompt – Shrine #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    I love the white feathers at the end 🙂

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  3. KL Caley says:

    Lovely poignant piece. I loved how you used the swans’ imagery. Great Job! KL ❤

  4. Ah, lovely. What a bond he must have had with them.

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