100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups Week 174

Well, it’s been a long time since I’ve done Julia’s challenge, I’m a bit rusty.

This is what she has to say.

With November well on it’s way, we are seeing many celebrations – bonfire night, Remembrance / Veterans Day, Diwali and soon Thanksgiving. Picking up this theme the prompt for this week’s 100WCGU  is a photo of a bush in my garden. For me it signifies the blazing light and colour of the season.

And the photo,



A Somme Rescue

Helen took some coffee to her brother as he worked in their mum’s garden.

‘David’, she shrieked at him, ‘what’ve you done? That was Granddad’s favourite shrub, he brought the cutting from that cemetery at the Somme. Mum’ll be heartbroken, stop.’

He brought the fork down hard on the exposed roots.

‘It’s dying’, he said, tossing the shrub in the wheelbarrow, ‘look in my boot.’

Six healthy young plants made her smile, ‘David you . . .’

‘Propagated enough to share with all the family, yes. Just in time, it wasn’t thriving, high PH.’

A small tear trickled down Helen’s cheek.