27 October 2012

Leafy by lamplight and words that stumble

Now here, I do believe that Don QuiScottie of Tayside may have invented an even more awful way with words than dear old McGonagall the Tayside Tragedian. But I like the moody photos.

Is this a poem, or is it prose? It rhymes a bit, but also stutters, somewhat, as it goes. Just words together, that is all, above photos of leaves, and some flowers against a dark night wall. No flash, I hate harsh flash, just the street-lamp-light on a walk this late night, the evening when the clocks go back and the dark nights begin, and I, for one, say 'bring them in'; for I like the seasons, as one of the reasons, for walking out, then walking in. And I have realised I often find it easier to be cheerful, when some people expect things to be bad, easier to defiantly find happiness, when some expect me to be sad. I do like the spring, but somewhat fear the summer, for when sunshine shines, I sometimes, obstinately, feel glummer. I'm smiling now, indeed I am, so you smile too please, if smile you can.




14 comments:

joyce said...

You have a wonderful way with words...and admire your photography too!! I would love to follow your blog ...where are the followers kept?

CherryPie said...

Thank you for the Autumn colours they always make me smile :-) Or is it that I always let those colours make me smile...

Either way I love Autumn colours :-)

Don QuiScottie said...

Thanks Joyce. Now that is a very good question. I may not have had Followers option available properly. I wonder if it is now? Please look in the sidebar. Thanks again for your interest.

And thanks Cherie, as ever.

joyce said...

Found it...I am follower number three! I'm surprised you don't have more followers even though it's a new blog...And quite an excellent blog!

Don QuiScottie said...

Hello again Joyce. If you look at the Archives in the sidebar you'll see I've been blogging regularly since 2008, but most of these posts were done in earlier blogs of different names. I'm a fiddler - always got to keep changing things. But I don't think I ever put the follower "gadget" button up. I think I had a reason for that but if I did I have forgotten it and doubtless it was a bad reason (as most of my supposed reasons are). Nice to have you hear. You've got a lot of catching up to do if you start back at 2008 :)

Don QuiScottie said...

"to have you hear"

eh... to have you here, I mean.

Not only a fiddler but a careless one (though some of my spelling "errors" are due to English English being different from American English, and when I lapse into Scottish English I lose everybody).

Claude said...

And the best reasons to go back to (at least the middle of 2009, and on) are not only the fascinating posts and photos, but the very lively comments of the many followers who appeared on the scene!

Autumnly post, pics and words. Is it prose? Is it poem? Why ask? Let us dance with the falling leaves!

The Elephant's Child said...

Thank you. I am a big fan of the softer lights and tones of Autumn. Summer turns me into a troll and I try hard to only come out at night.
Brilliant photos, and I thoroughly enjoyed your prose poem or poem prose. Proem?

CalumCarr said...

Pray tell. How do you attract so much attention from the fairer sex ... for I have seen you in the flesh? Well, fortunately in the flesh but clothed.

Don QuiScottie said...

Hello "Calum". It is very nice to hear from you again. I have been wondering how you are getting on in this silly life. Now, turning to your question... I suspect, indeed I hope, that what you appreciate in "the flesh" is not what "the fairer sex" appreciate; but if any ladies enjoy visiting here it's for my words Calum, not my flesh. And as for my Dear Dulcinea, I can't say what attracted her beauty to my flesh, but I think I make her laugh (every time she looks at me, actually).

CalumCarr said...

Thank you for asking. I am getting on in this silly life.

I suspected that it wasn't the flesh but you are fortunate because, unlike many, you have words too.

Don QuiScottie said...

I like the "Proem" idea Sue the child of the elephant

James Higham said...

Your creativity, DQS, is only matched by your photos.

Don QuiScottie said...

Thanks James