On February 1st, the team at Carrot Ranch set a competition in Sue’s honour using one of her photos for inspiration. The brief was to write a 99 word piece or 99 syllable poem and keep it under wraps until the winners were announced.
You can find all the entrants and winners here
Congratulations and well done everybody.
Though not a winner, this was my entry to go with Sue’s picture.
The plain beckoned, distant, and calling on the wind.
How many billion footsteps had set foot on this land?
All different, all unique, all the first of a journey.
Animal or man, four legs or two, bird or reptile, each found their way here.
The expanse was great, and once beyond the trees, a new exploration would begin.
This is a place found in dreams, simplistic beauty and peace, totally unspoiled by progress or greed.
Nature at its best and most forgiving, a clean canvas to what lies beyond.
All it takes is one step……….. when we are ready.