Blossoms

Salford, 25th March

Spring has definitely sprung

The rock gardens resident birds

Announced it…the acer is in bloom they chirped

Rejoicing at the sight of little pink buds

They don’t look much at the minute but

Eventually, the wind will stop moving the branches and the

Red and pink blossoms will start to appear

Bumblebee Bokeh

Salford 27th February 2019

#Spring #Bumblebee #Photography

Bumblebee on a purple flower, taken with a bokeh lens, slightly out of focus so attention drawn to the bumblebee
The bumblebees are back!
bokeh shot of a bumblebee by inky

The message is out

It’s getting warmer out there

as stripy furry workers

head for the sticky sweet pollen

hidden in those colourful flowers



Reflection

A response to #Iscriblr’s Freedom of Expression challenge


Where I’ve come with my new hobby

It was never about capturing a moment

blink at the wrong time – it was gone

hands gripped around the camera

like my life depended on it

but then with the picture

of a simple silver garden decoration

I saw something looking back at me

in a moment of wonder

I was taking a picture of something

and taking a picture of myself at the same time…

Necromancy

Necromancy

#promptuarium #ghosts #animals #acrostic #children

Grandfather always wondered

How every time his favourite granddaughter visited

Out in the garden, the traps stayed empty – and

Something furry was nibbling at his prize vegetables

They all seemed to reside by the tree at the back – where the children’s

Swing rested on a branch – his granddaughters favourite spot

Adventures in the garden

#Promptuarium #HugeCreatures

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we went looking for bugs in the garden

each of us using a magnifier,

every kind of insect was spotted

varying from a caterpillar to a spotty ladybird

in fact many were interested in our

looking glass – 7 weevils in a line looked like monsters!

Off on a walk

#promptuarium #prose #inkdropk

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Took myself on a walk – to remember

happy times, when a group of us

went a wondering to places far and wide

places planned, and journeys grand

remembering a mate, and wondering why

it was far too early to say goodbye

Colourful

Colorful

could it be, the first signs of spring

out of all the signs of Mother Nature that

leap out at us,

of all those signs, green leaves appear and

radiant colours join them in the

form of beautiful blossoms … whilst

underneath them ?

luscious fruits

Prolific : Tale of a tree

Prolific

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Salford 19th April 2018

My “little” Acer tree, in the back garden of the house

beginning another set of flowers to signal Spring

We bought it from a garden centre in the pennines , quite a few years ago now, and planted it alongside a couple of dwarf conifers and perennials to give the back of the house a bit of colour!

It was caught out by a really hard frost and snowfall in March, when it should have flowered then.  The mercury in the thermometer refused to budge, so it slept on till the Easter Holiday, and while i celebrated my birthday – one or two of the flowering buds popped out to say “Hello!”.  Soon it’ll be covered in lovely pink and white flowers, and (Northwest English Weather permitting) they’ll be there to brighten up the back garden all the way through summer and early autumn – when it’ll lose its foliage and it’ll prepare itself for the following spring.

Camera Details : Nikon D3100, No flash, Natural light, Yongnuo Prime Lens 58mm

Tend

Salford, 9th February 2018

Tend

Plants need looking after when they’re little.

I remember , as a lad being given three packets of seed by my Grandad.

they never told me what was in those silver packets

but each day i’d go to my spot by the lawn, to see what popped out of the ground

and with watchful eye, my mum and dad helped me sort the weeds from the plants

whilst i watered the soil, when the clouds weren’t dropping the rain

and each day, slowly but surely, the little seeds grew

flowerheads hid away till the sunshine appeared

and on those days i’d water them with my watering can…

then one day the flowerheads opened

and a square of reds, pinks, oranges , yellows and blues surrounded the lawn