#insects #spider #bugs #autumn #winter
When the deciduous trees decide to lose their leaves
six legged creatures try their best to find somewhere warm
scurrying quickly over gravel and soil
and leaving a trail over branches that coil
sometimes hanging around the garden shed
or inside a cupboard that’s darkened instead
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!
#spiders #web #house
22nd June 2018
an acrostic from inkdrop
from a prompt from the imaginarium
sometimes I wonder why they’re there
popping up from out of the garden and setting up in the kitchen
i get the idea, these six legged fellows don’t like the cold…
desperate, they’ll weave their webs in hidden spaces, like
every cubby hole or stair cupboard
Resident, until cleared out with a head of a brush
Salford, 17th September 2017
Someone should have
Told the sun worshipper to not go near that hive
Instead they went on a honey hunt – and met some angry bees
Note – they were whisked straight off to First aid –
“Got to tell you” – said the nurse – this is going to hurt…..
Perhaps they’re not
Everybody’s cup of tea
They’re downright dangerous
People think that their
Eggs and larvae will eat through the house
Some forget –
They’re not termites – they prefer the soil.
Put in context though – If they weren’t there
Everyone of the animals that eats these insects would
Suddenly find they’re not around – and then soon they would go
Then what would you do ?
18th May 2017
A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete
On holiday by a grecian water
I saw a flying insect having some tea
it flew for the pollen from flower to flower
occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter
it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee
till it was time to head for home
where it spend a passing hour
away from the sun making honeycomb.
Another acrostic by Inkdrop – in response to the daily post prompt
Ladybird pic – created by inkdrop in painter – from original black & white source at printablecolouringpages.co.uk
Man’s ability to miss the
Incredible detail of the world around them is legendary.
Nature can be seen all around us – even from
Underneath a glass tumbler.
Till you see it – you won’t appreciate what you see with your own
Eye, but when you do – you’ll tell everybody about the red spotted Ladybird on the Ledge
A spider visited the house one day,
She wanted me to come out and play.
scampering round in the hall
and up and down the mirrors and walls.
So out of the door I did go
She scampered off fast, as I went slow
and heading for the nearest tree
looking for something for her tea
At first I thought, the fence she’d cleared
but then in an instant – she reappeared
hanging her threads from the nearest tree
it looked like fine embroidery.
And then on a branch, I watched her wait
for something to catch and put on her plate
a swarm of flies through the sky
and towards the middle of the web they did fly
So as I sat, enjoying a treat,
The spider sat central in her web to eat
eating a few bugs, without little haste
and wrapping the rest up so they wouldn’t go to waste!