Photo Challenge: Elemental

I remembered to sink the corner
post deep, filled the hole with
Quikcrete, and topped it off
with dirt. Then double braced
it to a clean ninety-degree angle.
Most of us weren’t born here; we
built this home in affirmation

of a life we dreamed of, greater
than hooves or feathers, than
word or habit. But the elements
are not tame; the sun passes behind
clouds and winds blow icy rain in
cutting diagonal lines. What hasn’t
been blown away is left in mud that

has pulled the smell of death from
the dirt. For those buried here and
for those yet to find home, shore up
the foundation. A strong back lifting
worn tools; stretch the fencing to mark
the perimeter. Lean in, lay claim even
as the wind erases wood and concrete.

Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)


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Anna Blake

0 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Elemental”

  1. Right oN! enjoy da’ wunderful colorado rocky mtn weather we are having this year! peace-out frum da’ colorado Q 🙂


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