Six word Saturday


The devil is in the detail


Mistress of the beach

Drifting, swirling on the tide.

Fronds that tease tiny fish

Then lie stranded on the shore-

A frothy, green petticoat.


Jen’s photo in the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is a real beauty.  I can’t hope to compete, but I did want to share with you a few of the details of my recent trip to the Algarve.  As half expected, it was unbelievably hot, and much of the time was spent with my toes in the water.

A weekend at home in the UK will be an entirely different prospect.  Perhaps I shall relish the cool.  Whatever your weekend brings, I hope it’s a good one.  Join me on Monday and we’ll find somewhere to walk.  But first, pop in on Cate with six words?



  1. Such lovely prose Jo! And The Algarve looks like it is experiencing the same temps that we are having here in Darwin. At least you had a beautiful, croc free beach. We don’t dare go in the water here 😱🐊

    1. I seem to have brought the heat back with me from the Algarve, Draco. 30C is most unusual in the UK! The trains stop running and everyone gets grumpy 🙂 🙂

  2. Beautiful warmth coming from your photos, Jo. I love your description. Looks like a great day– not sure where Algarve is… but will look it up. 🙂

    1. Hiya Jane! 🙂 Thanks a lot! Tavira is in the south of Portugal. I usually do tag, but I forgot on this occasion. Must have been the heat 🙂 🙂

    1. Morning lovely lady! 🙂 🙂 No escaping is there? It was 37 in Tavira 😦 What usually happens, Ad, is that when we get a heatwave the north east coast is swathed in coastal fog! I’ll let you know 🙂 🙂

    1. The beaches were very busy by their normal standards, Susan, but as you can see I found a bit of space. 🙂 🙂 I’m missing them already- just, not the heat! Thanks a lot 🙂

  3. Well done. I love the exercise of distilling a thought down to 6 words–or in the case of Twitter, 140 characters. I use that with students to teach writing.

    1. Thanks so much, Jacqui. I never manage to stop at 6 and that’s where the photos come in handy 🙂 🙂 Happy Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

  4. The beach looks marvelous Jo. I can almost feel the water on my feet. Hoping the transition back home is not too harsh weather wise. Have a great week ahead!

  5. Welcome back, Jo and I wonder if you didn’t bring some of the warmth with you as yesterday the hottest it has been so far! Lovely photos and poem, love the ‘frothy green petticoats’.

  6. Jo, your beautiful beach photos are just what I needed this morning, as it blows a gale outside. It’s so chilly, but at least the rain and fog have cleared. Thank you for a taste of summer.

    1. Not long now, Carol 🙂 :I’m trying to persuade our English one to stay around a while. Yesterday was the perfect day- mid 20’s with a warm wind. I thought I was still in the Algarve but the scenery somehow looked wrong. 🙂 Back to normal today 😦

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