Jez’s WWE Challenge #74 & Reflections #1

Weems Creek at sunset, 19 April 2021

This is just one of a whole series of photographs that I took yesterday at one of my favorite haunts, Weems Creek. I didn’t even know about the new challenge, Reflections, or that it was incorporated into the Water Water Everywhere Challenge, both hosted by Jez Braithwaite who is a great photographer.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shiny

I don’t think that they come shinier, note the clouds reflected in the paint.
The Annunciation
Even their fuzzy thorax reflects light off of the busy bee.

Submitted to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge with the topic of shiny.

Becky’s April Bright Square Challenge #20

Here are my latest entries to Becky of Winchester’s April Bright Square Photo Challenge.

I captured this interesting blossom a couple of days ago. I’ve no idea what it is, but it sure is pretty!
This fellow isn’t super bright, but if you look at the center of the eyelets on its wing, there’s an interesting shade of blue. As for its eyes, they reflect the sunlight with a color reminiscent of amber.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Encephalopathy

The occasion was Princess Pirouette’s eighteenth birthday and the entire court was abuzz with excitement. The old King, feeling awfully chipper, insisted that he have the first dance with the birthday girl. She was only too happy to oblige him. His Majesty’s arthritic feet seemed to glide on the black and white tiles of the ballroom floor.

Just as the old King was getting ready to give Princess Pirouette a little spin, he suddenly swooned in her arms. Alas! She was not strong enough to support his weight, so he fell to the floor as if in slow-motion. Cries of alarm filled the ballroom. The royal physicians, always in attendance, rushed to their patient, leeches and knives in hand. What these learned men did not know, nor could ever know, was the His Majesty was suffering from a serious malady: encephalopathy. Neither a thousand leeches, nor a thousand cuts could cure His Majesty of this ailment. Bedrest and prayers were the best treatment available at the time.