Thursday photo prompt: Frozen #writephoto

Thanks again to Sue for sharing one of her photographs.
You can check out her Photo Prompt challenge here:
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/3193846/posts/2394739763

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a pink and frosty dawn and a path of cracked ice leading towards the horizon.

Sue’s picture looked familiar so I asked if she’d used it before, then looked through my earlier posts and found one dated December 2016.
The seasons are all over the place making nature confused, habitats waning or being destroyed by Man in the name of progress, and wildlife trying to adapt.
We have foxes and badgers running down our road, the Canada geese seem to be flying in circles overhead this past week, and we have just discovered a new brood of 8 ducklings have hatched in the park.
I know I’m cheating by using it, but what I wrote then still holds today and I thought it fitted the prompts very well.

My previous post:

The amethyst sky pinkened to gold and all sense of time was lost.
Unsure if it was a morning dawn or evening sunset, they plodded on.
The ice cracked beneath their feet, crunching in the eerie silence.
Undeterred, they continued on their way, this pathway an established route to the promise of warmth and shelter.
Food was in short supply, but just occasionally a morsel would be found trapped in the icicles, which also provided water for those with strength enough to drink.
Their body fat reserves depleted, it was unlikely the younger ones would survive.
The seasons had taken their toll, confused climates and conditions had thrown their body clocks out, and now it was probably too late.
Such was the cruelty of Nature and the curse of Man’s greed and destruction.
This small colony of hedgehogs should be hibernating now.

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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31 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Frozen #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    Loved this tale, Di.

  2. Sadje says:

    Great poetry. So sorry about this happening, it the same at a lot of places.

  3. It still holds true to this very day. A heartbreakingly beautiful bit of poetry, Di!

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  5. Oh, Di! The opening line had my heart. Amythyst sky pinkened. Gorgeous imagery throughout! πŸ’—

  6. memadtwo says:

    I remembered the photo too–although I haven’t looked for mine yet.
    But this is still chilling, still sadly right. (K)

  7. willowdot21 says:

    This is beautiful Di, info love hedgehogs πŸ’œπŸ’œ

  8. jenanita01 says:

    The plight of our poor hedgies!

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  10. This is very strongly and passionately written.

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