Such were the pressures of office that the once-great man became unhinged. Before taking office, he always presented a well-groomed and fashion-conscious mien. At this point, to call him disheveled would be a kindness. Additionally, he developed the alarming habit of talking to himself. There, in the very shadow of the palace, he could be seen shuffling along, head bent to the ground, muttering, drooling, hands shaking. If one didn’t know better, they could be forgiven for thinking him a drunk.
One day, Queen Pirouette caught sight of him in the West Garden. “My God!” She cried, “What has become of our dear Vespasian?
Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere challenge. Weems Creek, December 11, 2019.
This is my contribution to today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sparkle. It should come as no surprise that I would chose a photograph of stained glass for today’s prompt. The image barely captures the brilliance of the colors. They really do sparkle in real life.
Photographed on October 1, 2019. A little blurry, but beautiful nonetheless. A lot of these most recent butterflies were originally rejected, but now that it is Winter, beggars can’t be choosers.
Now this one is a real beauty!
This pine cone was actually featured in the last post. It was part of a Christmas wreath on a door at Calvary Methodist Church in Annapolis, Maryland. I think the macro is very interesting. Study of gymnosperms should be encouraged. In my case, as a biologist, the more I learned about the inner workings of nature, the more it confirmed to me that God, defined as a universal creative force, must exist. So this humble pine cone is my submission to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. Merry Christmas to all!
My contributions to Norm’s Thursday Doors. Merry Christmas to all!