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Garden Health Nature Poetry

Visitors

Salford. 26th March 2020

In the time’s of this nasty virus

It’s very good to know

Mother nature’s sent out a message

and the birds have said hello

For while we’ve been in isolation

our friends with their wings have flown by

to give us some pleasant distraction

from the news that’s been catching our eye

Each day they’ve come out from their nests

where nearby trees they’ve had their rest

and flew around in a bit of a show

before off to their nests they would go

Sat on a roof or a nearby tree

landing in bird baths happy as can be

and enjoying the garden all for free

taking home worms for their tea.

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Colours Garden Poetry

Green

#CYW #Green

Green!

4th March 2020

The place where blue meets yellow

crafting colours seen in the most vibrant of gardens

lawns and evergreen trees line the garden path

being a canvas for other colours in front of the house

and yet you could paint the perfect picture

with the various shades of leaf, from tree or flower alike

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Colours Food Fruit Garden

Granny Smith’s Apple

#CYW #Grannysmithsapple

Salford, 29th February 2020

Grown for many years , from the fruit trees in the garden

really fresh and juicy apples got picked at springtime

and used in a variety of ways

now, sometimes – they were chopped up and used in a strudel…

next time, they’d be mushed up and served up with a sunday roast

your preference ? stuffed with sultanas and served with custard!

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Garden Nature

Fuschia

#CYW #Fuschia

watercolour from stock art of fuschias

Floating in the warmth of summer

under their pink ballerina dresses – purple petticoats

swaying in the gentle breeze

colour to brighten up anyone’s day

hard to miss – even though they try to be

incognito

a wonder for visiting birds and bees

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Garden Nature

Desert Sand

#CYW #Desert #Sand

Drifting in over land and sea

enveloping everything it passes

sand from the sahara travels on the wind

easily passing over land and sea

resting on roofs, cars and even plants

the succulents smile – they’ve seen this before

Soil looking more like blackpool than old trafford

as grains land on the turfs and lawns

notable how the gardener greets it though –

drainage is improved by this helpful visitor

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Garden Nature

Plant

#fowc #plant

27th November 2019

Purple flower – given a bit of a print effect

An acrostic about a plant

Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the ground

likes to brighten the garden and the air around it

as it recycles the carbon out in the air

note – it doesn’t take much applause , for what it does

though it does appreciate a daily watering and some food now and then

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Garden Insects Poetry

Butterfly in the Garden

Bringing a flash of colour
from the movement of its wings
the sight of them landing on the greens
oh what joy it brings

like windows of brightness
they appear on the green
having grown from caterpillars
mostly unseen

with wings translucent it passes by
it brings to the watcher a smile
who watches as in the air it flies
and stays in the garden a while

rainbows flutter as it moves round the green
stopping on a leaf where it can be seen
enjoying the sunshine whilst out in flight
and resting on plants at the dark of night

And while you see them flying about
their eggs have landed on plants – don’t shout
for caterpillars from eggs will grow
and soon new butterflies will be on show

Colourful insects that fly through the air
bringing a smile to those who are aware
keeping the flowers in garden a go
as they flutter round colours, to and fro

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Flowers Garden Photography Poetry

Ballerinas

Salford 12th September 2019

Ballerinas : Painting by Inky using Painter Essentials 6


They woke up one spring morning,
at the light of the sun
Bobbing around in a gentle breeze
their dancing – just begun

Over the long grass and daisies they dropped
as their coloured dresses flipped and flopped
and as they danced round in the wind
the daisies waited for the breeze to recind

Duetting with the dandelions
as their seed just flew away
wondering who – apart from the wind
that they would like to play

Pink and purple parading in pairs
above a daisy covered shower
among the blades of fresh green grass
a wonderful coloured flower
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Acrostic Garden

Dirt

#Fowc #Dirt

Destination – Under the Grass

It’s the place where the bulbs and seeds

Rest before its time to say hi to the sunshine

Treading on it – leaves a mark on it and a mark on you!

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Garden Poetry

Blue-Violet

#CYW #Blue-Violet #Colours

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Some say this flower

Has its own unique place in the flowerbed

As it’s not blue, or violet – and please

Do Not call it Purple – there’s far too much blue in

Each of its petals

Some call it Violet-blue, but gardeners know it as Blue-Violet