Outrageous Orange

If anyone saw your recklessness

bounding from flower to flower

pinching the finest nectar from each one

I’m pretty sure – they’d be shocked

no wonder the bees are fed up

but people see your pale orange wings

and just smile

not knowing you’ve just done a heist in the garden

Ode to a fly

#Napowrimo #fly #insect

A fly flew round the mulberry bush

the fly himself got bored

he headed for an open window

and through the air he soared

his little wings a flying

he stopped upon something sweet

he landed on the bowl they were in

and decided to enjoy a treat

but then who should come wondering,

as he came out of the cage

with feathers red blue and green

landing by little flies stage

and the bird had our small friend for dinner

as on the orange he munched

so now say goodbye, to our small friend , the fly

who the birdie has just had for lunch

Inchworm

Salford, Saturday 28th March 2020

For one saturday only – a reblog…..I would have taken the Nikon out to see if i could spot the odd one of these mooching round the city parks flowers but with the global bug lockdown….i’m sharing this one from last year.

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night

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

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!