Thursday’s Special: Dusk on Wenlock Edge


I may have mentioned once or three times that I spend a lot of time watching the sky from our house below Wenlock Edge. Silhouetted in this photo are the wooded slopes of Wilmore Hill which lies between us and the Edge. The land then dips, then rises again until it reaches the scarp, at which point the ground simply falls away alarmingly through a hanging woodland of giant beech, oaks and ash. Far below the trees stretch the farm fields of Shropshire. And so from our vantage point the Edge gives us a false horizon, providing a stage for much interesting weather-watching. Hours can slip away…days. There’s a real danger of finding oneself turned into Rip Van Winkle. Maybe it’s already  happened…


For more evocative dusky scenes, or to post your own please go to Paula’s Thursday’s Special and be inspired.



14 thoughts on “Thursday’s Special: Dusk on Wenlock Edge

  1. I love your writing Tish 🙂 the content and the style 🙂 It’s not just the view from your house that would make me recognise this photo as yours, there is something else – your way of capturing. You too like taking layers like me, and are no stranger to portrait format 🙂 Thank you for this contribution. Peace and joy to you!

    1. Storyteller and Jungian analyst, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, would call us medial women – inhabiting the world of common sense and soul sense. There is so much to learn through the latter, as I know you know 🙂

  2. How wonderful to live in a place called The Edge – maybe you’ll become Rip Van Winkle or maybe you’ll become adept at slipping between this world and the worlds of mystery, imagination and the places where spirit resides – I think you already developing the ability to do the latter. 🙂

    1. That is such a thoughtful comment, Suzanne. I do indeed yearn to slip between those different ‘realities’. This is actually the main theme of the novel that I’m rather struggling with. I possibly need to learn to be more slippery 🙂

      1. You are in the right place in the world to visit ‘thin places’ – check out online definition if you need too – going to places that still contain the energy of the ancient celtic world certainly promotes the feelings and awarenesses of slipping between the worlds. Don’t forget to come back and tell us all about it 🙂

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