Daily Archives: March 26, 2015

Stormy Weather at Wild Boar Wood.

Five Photos. Five Stories. Day 4

Thank you Calen at Impromptu Promptlings for nominating me for this fun challenge. For anyone who hasn’t seen Calen’s lovely inspiring site, I recommend that you check it out now.

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      w h e n 
         with o u t 
            w a r n i n g, 
               t h e  s t o r m 
        crackled and
thundered all 
   around,  lighting 
       the sky with its white
          fury,  my  niece  and  I were 
             in different areas of the campsite. 
                We  ran  to  the  meadow  
                   and danced in the
             rain caking our legs
       with  mud,   laughing 
           because we had both 
               had the same idea. the  
                   next day the sun gave us
                       its usual golden 
                 smile as if nothing 
           had   happened, 
               and it set to 
                   work drying 
                       the  d a m p 
                          ground ready
                       to c h e e r
                    e v e r y  
                 d a m p-
              ene d 

© Jane Paterson Basil

The Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge rules require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph – it’s entirely up to you.

Then each day, nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge.

Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. Today, I’m inviting Alien Aura to join the challenge.

Beauty’s Truth

I have another challenge! It was sent to me by the beautiful Rosalyn, who is a person of true beauty. I am not referring to her looks, as I have never seen a picture of her, but of the beautiful spirit which shines from within. If you haven’t met her, I suggest you click here and find out more about her. If you send her a message she’ll lift your spirits and keep them high!

The challenge is to write 10 lines on beauty. Each line must have 6 words, and contain the word ‘beauty’. Add your favourite quote on beauty and nominate ten other bloggers to carry on the challenge.


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the child sees the true beauty
the fool sees only external beauty
the superficial beauty of the magazine
not the sweet beauty of the soul
not the wise beauty of age
the child sees the beauty within
a heart, if it has beauty
and the child translates that beauty
and recognises it as physical beauty
the child’s eyes see beauty’s truth.

© Jane Paterson Basil

My favourite quote on beauty is something my mother used to say:

Beauty is as beauty does

I’m being greedy and adding another one because I really like it..


I have carried out quite a few challenges lately, and I am concerned that people may be getting tired of being nominated, so I’m leaving this bit blank, and inviting anyone who wishes to join in.