Daily Prompt: Press It
Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved in the past week, and tell us why they’re worth reading.
Today’s Daily Prompt seems like an easy task today. I’ve read so many inspiring blog posts this week that it will be hard to choose just three.
The Wild Heart of England by Sue Vincent
“There is something in those hills that has me by the heart and soul and calls me home. The photographs simply do not do the landscape justice. They lack the scale and grandeur, the sparkle in the air, the bite of the wind on your cheeks, whipping your hair as you lean into the wind, fighting to stay upright. They cannot show the subtle shift of colour, the play of light and shadow. They lack the absoluteness and extremity of its beauty.” — Sue Vincent, from The Wild Heart of England.
Sue’s words are vivid and bring you right into the scene where she is so you can experience what she saw and felt and heard. Her photographs are beautiful. I have never really had a desire to go to the North of England, but now I do after reading her blog post.
Bees and Blooms Medley by greenlightlady
“I believe that God must have smiled to himself as He designed spring blooms knowing that they would delight and warm our hearts after winter’s icy cold fingers had been pried off our gardens… much in the same way that Easter’s events pried the grip of sin and death from those who believe and trust in the risen Christ.” — greenlightlady, from Bees and Blooms Medley
I really enjoyed seeing Sue’s photographs of woodland spring flowers. They are very well focused and well composed. She even caught a bee sampling a daffodil’s nectar. Her poems are lovely — simple, clear, and evocative. My eyes and spirit are starved for the color and freshness of spring. (I live in Wisconsin and there is snow in the forecast…)
Dearest Pine, by leaf and twig
My eyes are hungry for the fresh green of springtime. The poem and the lovely green photograph of an evergreen posted by leaf and twig feed that craving. I also enjoyed several other poems in this blog that have been posted recently: Songstress, Sweet Magnolia, Vacancy, Warrior, Estre, Return. The posts are mostly two or three line poems with one simple photograph to illustrate the thought. The tag line for leaf and twig’s blog is “where observation and imagination meet nature in poetry.”
I am thankful to have found this very talented set of writers/photographers and look forward to reading/seeing their continued creative output here on WordPress.