Ragtag Daily Prompt: Lantern

“Watchword!” Said the guard to the shadowy figure with a black cape pulled over the lower half of his face, revealing only his eyes and forehead. Even his head was covered with a tricornered hat. At first, the unknown person, caught prowling around the ramparts, refused to respond. Annoyed, the guard lifted his lantern to get a closer look.

Finally the man responded, after noticing the guard touch the pommel of his sword. “Humpty Dumpty! You fool! It’s me. The Prime Minister!” The man dropped his hold of the cape, showing the guard his entire visage.

“Forgive me, Your Eminence. I mistook you for -” The guard paused and scratched his head. He was searching for the correct word that would not give offense.

“Never mind! Never mind!” Said the Prime Minister impatiently. “Get out of the way. I’m inspecting the wall.”

Even a person of limited intelligence would recognize this as a bare-faced lie. Who conducts inspections in the dark of night?

April Bright Squares

In keeping with the theme of lights or lamps for today’s April Bright Squares photo challenge, hosted by Becky B of Life of B.

I know that the skies were a bit cloudy on the day I photographed this giant electrical cord and outlet; however, in keeping with the spirit of Becky’s giant lamp, I’m posting it. This photo was taken on the corner of Hollywood Blvd and Highland Ave earlier in the current century. I did a bit of cropping and resizing to make sure that it was a perfect square. I estimate that this photo was taken in 2009, before I started my blog, Beautiful Photographs.

Hollywood & Highland

Again with the Merry!

Christmas lightsChristmas lights and reflection at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) in Annapolis. I’m not quite ready to let go of Christmas 2019. I am ready for a new decade. Let’s agree to relive the Roaring Twenties of the 20th Century!