Thursday photo prompt: Vista #writephoto

Thanks again to Sue Vincent for sharing one of her photos with us.
You can check out her blog and details of this challenge here
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a wide, summer landscape, seen from a narrow path near the top of a hill that looks out across a valley.
She didn’t remember the path being this narrow, neither the age it took to climb.
But the view, oh yes…… she remembered the view.
It hadn’t changed. Man hadn’t found a way to exorcise this natural beauty.
Maybe the Ancestors were having the last laugh.
Her own echoed down the hillside.
Oh the days of running free, hair streaming behind her like gold ribbons in the sun.
Falls and scrapes, rolling down the grassy slopes, chasing dreams and rainbows, happiness seen in everything. There were few clouds on her horizon then.
Tales of white giants and mystical steeds, folklore and wishes of the past, promises of times yet to come.
She kept walking. Careful steps, back to yesterday and away from tomorrow.
A gentle tug on her sleeve, she looked down into bright shining eyes, a vision of her younger self.
This was their time, and she could relive her memories through them, weaving her own stories of myths and legends, bringing the landscape alive.

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 an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. 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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23 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Vista #writephoto

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    This is beautiful, Di. And reminds me of how I learned, walking with my grandparents.

  2. michnavs says:

    What a lovely vision indeed

  3. Sadje says:

    This is a beautiful story Di.

  4. I love this, Di. The descriptions are beautiful.

  5. willowdot21 says:

    This is so beautiful Di, I see an old woman running down the slope holding hands with herself at her prime of life and herself as a child 💜💜

  6. murisopsis says:

    I can see it so clearly!

  7. judeitakali says:

    Beautiful and quite transcendent. I loved this.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful Di. Loved it 🙂💕

  10. A lovely piece, thanks for sharing! 🙂

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