Which Way Photo Challenge by Alive & Trekking: May 14, 2021

The bridge in the background of this photo allows the driver to cross Weems Creek and drive westerly into downtown Annapolis. The photo was taken from a smaller bridge on Ridgely Avenue that crosses Weems Creeks just a little bit north from the larger bridge. I like how the pier gets smaller the closer one gets to the boat. You can see how calm the water is.

Signs I’ve collected since the last Which Way Photo Challenge!

City Sonnets’ Colors and Letter: May 14 Pink Peach

For the month of May, City Sonnets is hosting challenges based on Colors and Letters. Today’s challenge is pink peach. Below are my humble contributions.

My peaches had a lot of yellow in them.
City Sonnet

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Tired

Poor old King rose from his bed every morning at seven sharp. His chief gentleman of the bedchamber would pull the curtain aside on his bedside and say, “Your Majesty, it is time!” Poor old King who could never sleep more than a few hours at a time would groan and thank his gentleman. Next came the royal dressers who would pull his nightshirt over his head and begin dressing him from head to toe. With half a dozen hands to help him, it still took His Majesty nearly an hour to dress fully from his wig to his shoes. The gentleman of the mirror would drag the full-length mirror to his bedside so that His Majesty could inspect the work. At this point in his life, he barely gave it a glance. “Thank you, all,” he would intone and with a wave of his hand, the royal dressers would leave.

As his chamberlain would lead him to the chapel to hear mass, the poor old King would look wistfully at his bed and then, leaning heavily on the chamberlain’s arm and with the assistance of a cane, he would proceed to hear mass. Sometimes, he would be so tired that he would sleep through the entire ceremony. After Princess Pirouette entered the court, nobody dared disturb the old King while he snored through the Agnus dei. One stern glance from the Princess would belay any would be beadle from nudging the King.