Des-Res

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a sign in the foreground with the words ‘Den Building’ on it. In the background is a den made of leaves and branches.

Above photo K L Caley

The forest has loads of nooks and crannies, overgrown paths that guarantee solitude and privacy, some of which end at the old ammunition stores from WW2 or something like below.

We would love to take a trip back in time to see what it was like in those days, but for now, we can just use our imagination.

Those down on their luck would come here seeking shelter on cold nights, their meager belongings in a bag, and if more fortunate, a sleeping bag or canvas tarpaulin to keep out the chill, wind and rain.
Always tidy, conscientious and considerate, you would never know they were there save for a little charred soil and a few scuff marks in the dust.

We often came across debris huts on our walks, definitely not hidden from view and always unoccupied, but a des res for someone when they needed it.

Makes me remember making a ‘den’ in the garden of the council house where I was born by throwing a large blanket over Mum’s clothes line.

Written for KL Caley’s Write Photo ‘Den’ 28th April.

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! In November 2020, we lost our beloved 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. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. 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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8 Responses to Des-Res

  1. Carol anne says:

    Its so much fun making a den and then going inside 😀

  2. You reminded me of all the times we used too grab as many blankets as possible and spread them all over the furniture making forts. We did the clothesline too but we had one of those square ones, that turns.

  3. murisopsis says:

    I remember setting up a “club house” using a blanket over the picnic table!

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