Inspired by Haiku Heights ~ Rescue 2
We recently rescued a moth that had fallen in the sink. Gently picking it up so as not to damage those delicate wings. We placed it on the garden table to dry out. Within seconds a robin swooped and ate it! Fleeting freedom, poor thing.
Trapped in the water
Translucent winged moth, rescued
Fleeting freedom tastes
In Somerset the beaches are sandy but there is always the hidden danger of quicksand. Lifeboats are of no help when people or animals are stuck in the quicksand so the coastguard service has two Hovercraft. They are often called out to rescue children, adults, animals, jetskis, fishing boats ~ and even each other! Read my previous post for more on this!!
Sinking in quicksand
Real danger of drowning as
High tide rushes in
My fear of swimming stems I believe from the time I fell in the North sea. I was 10 years old walking along the cliffs when I just slipped in the mud, fell down the cliff and straight into the sea. I still remember the feeling of sinking deeper and deeper into the dark water where I got tangled up in the weeds. My brave uncle saved me, but I have never liked being out of my depth since then!
Ropes and weeds held me
In the depths and the darkness
Before rescue came
I watched Life of Pi recently and thoroughly enjoyed it in 3D. With a bit of poetic licence I added in icebergs!
Iceberg splintered wood
Cast adrift from the wreckage
Praying for rescue
There is carnage on our roads in the Cotswolds; badgers, foxes, deer, pheasants, hedgehogs ~ and tragically, sometimes children or cyclists. We have wonderful rescue services to deal with the aftermath.
Picked up by police
On the side of the road
Orphaned by traffic