My Last Photo — July ‘22

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly Last on the Card prompt, where he asks us to…

  • Post the last photo from your camera’s SD card or the last photo from your phone taken in July.
  • No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  • No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  • Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  • Tag “The Last Photo.”

So here’s the last photo I took on my iPhone in July.

I took this photo yesterday morning at around 6:15 am when I was walking our dog. I looked up at the sky, pulled out my iPhone from my back pocket, snapped the shutter, and said to my dog, “I’m going to use this picture for Brian’s Last on the Card prompt tomorrow.” I always keep my word to my dog.

#WDYS/Twiglet — Stars and Clouds

Stars streak across the sky at night
My head spins erratically
Vertigo overwhelms me

My heart feels empty
My life feels iffy
I am not equipped to deal

Layers of clouds during the day
Cast shadows upon my grief
Cannot stop the flow of my tears


Written for Sadje’s What Do You See prompt. Photo credit: Tasos Mansour @ Unsplash. Also for Misky’s Twiglet “layers of clouds.” Photo credit: Fandango.

Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (spin/tear), Your Daily Word Prompt (erratic/iffy), My Vivid Blog (empty), The Daily Spur (equip), and E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (grief).

Sky View

While sitting and relaxing on my back deck this afternoon enjoying the 70+°F weather, I looked up towards the sky to see a half moon, some interesting, swirling, wispy clouds, and the fading remains of jet contrails crossing across the sky. So I whipped out my trusty iPhone and took this picture.

I applied the “clarity” filter from the Camera+ app on my iPhone, which intensified the blue color in the sky ever so slightly and highlighted the clouds and the contrails. I’m no photographer, but I liked the end result so much that I just had to post it here. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Friday Fictioneers — Paint What You See

“Dennis,” the art teacher said, “you know that the purpose for bringing the class here to this scenic spot was for the students to paint photorealistic scenes of clouds over the water.”

“I know, Mrs. Briggs,” Dennis said.

“Then why have you painted cartoon animals, instead of clouds?” Mrs. Briggs asked sternly.

“You said that we should paint what we see,” Dennis said. “I see a walrus, an elephant standing on its hind legs, a mouse….”

“What is that?” Mrs. Briggs interrupted, pointing to a bright white cloud in the center of his canvas.

“That’s George Washington,” he said, beaming.

(100 words)


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ Friday Fictioneers prompt. Photo credit: Bradley Harris.

SoCS — Colors of the Sky

When I saw that Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt asked us to use “color” as a noun, a verb, or to pick a color and write about it, I decided to post a few photos I took to show the colors of the sky around my home on different days and at different times.

And I’m going to try to use the newly introduced “carousel” feature to display the photos. Are you ready? Wish me luck.

All photos taken with my iPhone 12 Pro Max. Click on individual photos to enlarge and swipe right or left to move between photos.