Thursday photo prompt: Reaching #writephoto

Sue’s challenge:
Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on yourblog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 18th September and link back to her post (link here) with a pingback to be included in the round-up.
There is no word limit and no style requirements, except to keep it fairly family friendly.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a barren landscape against the shadows of distant hills. Bare branches reach towards each other, framing the scene, while shafts of light stream through a golden window in the dark, cloudy skies.

The Old Man positioned himself comfortably, shoving the cat off his knee.
He parted the clouds and looked beneath to see what had to be done.
Arms poised, he began to play.
The threads of light hung from the evening sky, each one a string of his seasoned harp, vibrating with the wind.
As he coaxed the haunting melody from the heavens, the Earth below glowed with activity.
The parched fields lost their barrenness as trees shed their leaves to offer nourishment to the soil during the forthcoming colder months. Those same leaves and cavities in the trees offered safe haven for small animals to nest and store supplies until Spring.
Dry waterways began to fill when the gentlest rains fell, rinsing away Summer’s heated residue, leaving lakes and rivers brimming with promise and the beginnings of new life.
Under cover of darkness, The Old Man replenished his charges with what many call Autumn.

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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19 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Reaching #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful story.

  2. jenanita01 says:

    A really enchanting story, Di…

  3. Wonderfully told ❤

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Di.

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  6. antoniazen says:

    Beautiful! Though I hope the cat’s not too put out after being shoved off the old man’s knees? 😉

  7. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:

    Sue has said she will not be posting a Write Photo challenge for the next couple of weeks, so I thought I’d reblog one from September last year. I was rather pleased with this one. Hope you enjoy it the second time around.

  8. TheHiddenEdge says:

    So glad you reblogged this. It’s beautiful!

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