I’m glad the weekly photo challenge is back this week, does anyone know what happened last week? This weeks theme, Quest, seemed tricky at first but then it fell into place when I remembered meeting this knight.

questWhose particular quest was to get me to take photos of him!

And then a song sprung to mind from my infant school days – yes I can still just about recall those dim and distant times.

When a knight won his spurs, in the stories of old,
He was gentle and brave, he was gallant and bold
With a shield on his arm and a lance in his hand,
For God and for valour he rode through the land.

No charger have I, and no sword by my side,
Yet still to adventure and battle I ride,
Though back into storyland giants have fled,
And the knights are no more and the dragons are dead.

Let faith be my shield and let joy be my steed
‘Gainst the dragons of anger, the ogres of greed;
And let me set free with the sword of my youth,
From the castle of darkness, the power of the truth.

By Jan Struther circa 1931

Anyone else sing that song way back when?


14 thoughts on “Quest

  1. I love your take on quest! That armor is great – and I was wondering why the “pause” also – thought maybe a software update and maybe they wanted to slow down a few pingbacks –
    Or maybe it was an experiment to see what some bloggers would due (would they freak out without it- ha!)

  2. although I was travelling I saw it announced it would be “off” last week Ben Huberman said on the Edge week “Please note that we won’t be publishing a new Photo Challenge next Friday, September 16. Challenges will resume the following Friday, September 23.” and although there was no explanation. it sounds like all the WP people got together for a week from all over the place.

  3. love that song! well, i love the lyrics. will have to google later and see if i can find the melody. this was the first time i ever heard of it. i agree with Nature on the Edge, there is something about the imagery there – let joy be my steed!
    wonderful interpretation of the challenge!

  4. My goodness, I haven’t come across that song in years, probably not since my own primary school days! I had totally forgotten it but as soon as I read the first line I was singing it in my head. (It is NOT a good idea for me to sing aloud unless I want to scare everyone.)

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