Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 19/Sept/21

Pictures to entertain, bring joy, and, if you like, inspire you to create with words or images. Whether that’s a poem, story, play, novel, memory, essay, painting, drawing, sculpture, or another photograph is up to you. Please don’t feel obliged: you can just enjoy the pictures. The image is untitled to avoid directing anyone. If you need to know, the title is here.

I’d love to know if you use the pictorial prompt. You can post a link to your work, or the work itself, in the comments section, if you wish. If you use my image, please credit me in the form of a link to this post. That way, more people will see both our creations.

The idea is to have fun and get those creative juices flowing.

From time to time, I’ll include something I’ve written, inspired by the image.

We have dug so deep
and hidden nature’s power
behind steep rock walls

To see more of my pictures, look in my Gallery or beyond.

10 thoughts on “Today’s #PictureOfTheDay and #writingprompt: 19/Sept/21

  1. There are many kilometres of these showing up on our prairies. Southern Alberta gets record levels of sunlight year-round (I have lived there, and even in the coldest winter months, there’s lots of sun) and of course the landscape is very conducive. I was amazed at how many fields of them I saw along the highways this summer.

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    1. That’s good news, Lynette. The more power we can create from renewable sources, the less excuse there is for using polluting fossil fuels. But you know that, of course. Here, our weather is less reliable, especially the sunshine! But that’s also changing, and more solar power is being installed both domestically (we have had solar panels on our roof for 5 years) and commercially. The two that would be most reliable, as we live on an island, are tidal and wave power generation, but neither have been given any real Government investment, so they are slow to develop. Let’s hope the world as a whole grasps this particular nettle and gets the job done before it’s too late, eh?

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        1. That sounds great. It’ll be a while before we’re able to invest in an electric car. Our infrastructure for such vehicles is poor, and they are very expensive to buy here. But I hope our next vehicle will be electric, providing I’m still capable of driving by then, of course!

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          1. Yes, it’s expensive (breath-takingly so), but it’s going to be required in a few years as gas vehicles will be phased out by 2035. Charging stations have been plentiful in BC for about five years and there’s one gas company that now provides charging stations right across the country (they’re seeing the handwriting on the wall!) However, there’s a really great tax offset available for next year, so we want to take advantage of that.

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            1. Yes, our government is phasing out the sales of new diesel and petrol driven cars for 2035 (too late). By that time, I’ll be 87, so I may no longer be driving. The so-called grants and tax incentives here are paltry. But that could change, of course. I think you’re very wise to do what you are, Lynette.

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              1. Thanks, Stuart. Trying to get organised for retirement. My M is already there but I have a while to go! It’s unlikely I’ll be driving by then, either, although it depends on how well I’m doing. A friend of mine gave up flying (privately) at 92!

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  2. Anonymous

    Interesting, strange at the same time. It appears that the machine is digging to add more solar panels. Usually, solar farms are on flat land, but maybe there is a method to the madness. Other than the strangeness of the solar panels, it is a beautiful scene of field and lovely clouds in the sky.

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    1. The panels are on a south facing slope below the cliff of a very large quarry, so they’ll receive sunlight for most of the day, as there’s nothing to interrupt the light reaching them. But they were an unexpected sight I discovered on a walk in Yorkshire.


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