RETIRED AND DECORATED

I’ve written this for a blog by author Teagan Geneviene about the senses. You can read her piece and find links to others in the comments at the following link:

https://teagansbooks.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/mini-series-the-senses-hearing/

RETIRED AND DECORATED By P.S. Joshi

There she sat, year in and year out, alone, decorated by nature to make the eyes glad and the nose grateful.

The old locomotive had been a majestic sight in her day. As she barrelled down the track, coal smoke rose up her mighty chimney and billowed into the air.

But she’d been retired to a side track and the flowering groundnut vine had wound around her to give her a second glory she’d not known in her working life.

From spring to mid-summer Β the vine bloomed with a canopy of fragrant lavender flowers. Butterflies and bees flitted and buzzed about and birds sang and nested. It provided both home and food.

The locomotive felt a peace she’d not know before. She was still useful.

anniversary-1x

purple-flowers-may-2013

Written Act of Kindness Award

tour-through-blogland-21

 

champions-awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

16 thoughts on “RETIRED AND DECORATED

    • Thanks, Teagan. I’m so happy you liked the story or much. I enjoyed writing this piece for your blog. The picture of the locomotive was so pretty I wanted to write a story that did it justice. Hugs to you also. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s