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Colours Eating Food Garden Greece

Olive Green

#cyw #olivegreen #olive #green

Olives : Created from Bing Stockart by Inky.

Out in the summer sun

Living it up on Grecian shores

It’s like you were made, for the mezze

Vine Leaves and Feta Cheese

Even the tomatoes seem juicier when you’re around

Gem of a fruit of the vine

Roasted lamb seems to like you

Even served as a stuffing

Enjoyed more now – in jars and in pastes but

Never forget – how tasty you are off the vine

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Food Fruit Garden Poetry

Wild Blackberry

Salford, 21st June 2020

flown in over field and dale

landed among the town’s bracken and bush

entangled in some weird hug with the original bush

where expert eyes, pick up the most sumptuous berries

inspected, and sent off to the kitchen – spending time

next to the sugar and pectin – for creating a tasty jam

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Childhood Food Fruit Garden Growing up Poetry

Innocence

A tale of Growing up, by inky.

Pears (Pairs?) an image by inky, created in Photofox

The fruit fell lightly from the branch

to underneath the tree

my little nephew picked them up

and asked a question of me

“Uncle, i know pears are ready to eat

when they’ve fallen from the tree

but why do we call them pairs ?

when there’s clearly three ?”

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Acrostic Birds Garden Poetry

Robin

#Robin #EuropeanRobin #Redbreast #Bird

Salford, 30th May 2020

European Robin : Image by Inky

Returning to the garden after a brief sojourn

our friend you find on christmas cards, was found resting on the fence

bringing a spot of additional colour to the trees in the garden

its possible, he was interested in the wildflower seeds

near the little spruce trees – but he raised a smile as he hopped about

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Garden Home Industrial Life Nature

The recyclers

Salford, 29th April 2020

They’re picking up your plastic

your glass, and paper , man

they’re taking it to the depot

in their big new shiny van

They’re re-using all those used things

you would normally throw away

no time to be sticking them in the ground

they’ve found another way

The rubbish is carefully sorted

from the differently bright coloured bins

so there’s piles of different types of rubbish

from plastics and cans, to steel tins

So they’re mulching up yesterdays headlines

for books in the libraries to learn

and they’re sending your food waste for compost

instead of just letting it burn

But its not just the plants that are thriving

some food waste comes back another way

it’ll return in the van, changed by a plan

to collect more things another day

And as the people are in libraries reading

the kids are growing gardens in school

and what do they think of your food waste

when it’s feeding the plants ? they say – Cool!

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Acrostic Art Garden Poetry

Crazy Paving

#fowc #Crazy

Crazy Paving (By Inky)

Colourful trail leading up the garden path

rocky slabs laid at really strange angles

at first, you might think – some mad

zany designer had taken a hammer to your pavement, but

you would be wrong – each

piece has been placed on purpose

as you look carefully – each bit of stone comes into

view as part of the picture as a whole

in time you’ll spot a scene as the pieces come together

navigating their way down the garden, and

greeting visitors – welcome to our house!

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Garden Nature Poetry

Wildflowers

Salford 17th April 2020

A Spot

by the big trees became vacant recently,

considering the weather, i cleared the space and

dropped some the seed into a channel….no

expectations – i just need to water them during the day

flowers ? they’ll all be different and some you might

go and consider them as weeds in another garden – i just

hope they grow in the hard trowelled soil they’ve been buried in and

in turn, the birds find the bugs and not the seeds!

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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!