Light

#Light #Nature

Its the thing that brightens up your day

without it – your mood would be pretty dark

as flowers fruit and vegetation

would sleep on down in the ground

It’s the deliverer of colour

bringing shades of blue to the sky

occasionally bringing colour

in the form of a rainbow

And how many stars in the night sky

create the patterns above your head

with a lightshow of colour

before you go to bed ?

A Japanese Maple in Salford

Salford, 2nd March 2019

The Japanese maple – taken last year

Winter wasn’t kind to our friend round the back

Who was anchored to the rocks by its roots

The evergreens kept a watchful eye

As it sat there dormant in the wind rain and snow

Till one day last week – a clarion call

from our feathered chums returning from their homes in the south

“Spring’s arriving, the sun’s getting warmer”

and our little plant from the far east

began to wake up – and grow its buds

The birds they all cheered – and the wildlife revered

For as they did cheep – out of slumber the maple creeped

Little bird

Salford 1st March

Like a bullet

It flew down the street

Towards the other side of the dual carriageway and

The waterside

Local cats, couldn’t catch him

Even if they tried – he was too far up to reach

Before our feathered friend

Islands of Plenty – with seeds galore

Ready to be eaten by our feathered friend and his chums

Dropped on a patch of green

Challenge 30 – No. 30 – Texture

“Taking the rough with the smooth”

Raised impressions of copper coins

Out of the Aquarium, smooth glass beads fool the fish

Under the fingers, some textures provide something to hold on to

gritty sand , much like the coastal rock it came from and

Home to a variety of creatures, whose armour mirror their own.

Challenge 30 – No22

“Move the Camera”

Looking One Way….


And then the other

Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.

I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.

In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins

Challenge 30 – No20

“Breaking the rule of thirds”

a thought from inky.

Cherry Blossom in Flower, Sitting by Metrolink Line


Just because there’s rules – doesn’t mean i have to follow them all the time

The Tree was Just asking to have its photo taken

even if it was sitting in the wrong spot

I couldn’t uproot it – so i just took the picture

So much could have gone wrong – a gust of wind, a moving tram, a busted ankle

but in the end – i got a result – a lovely pic of the Cherry Tree

The Lookout

Salford 11th January 2019

The street looks empty

as the curtains opened

to another day

But up in the tree

opposite the house, someone

feathered is watching

Keeping an eye out

for the dropping of breadcrumbs

In a neighbours backyard

Weathered

Another poem by inky

Salford (via Llandudno) , 11th January 2018

Weathered

I like the pebble beach at Llandudno.

each of those stones, has their own tale to tell

time taken over millions of years to form,

then broken up and shaped over another stretch of time

to create the many shapes that come together as a flat bed by the Irish Sea

great for skimming on the surface – if you can find just the right round ones

some of the cast are smooth to the touch and shiny as a button

but a word of caution – wear your shoes – some of these are sharp!

night skies

Thursday 6 December 2018

A rewrite of a poem i scribbled back in August 2010, the view inspired me to share it with you.

The moon plays hide and seek

as the air drops

casting a line of cloud

on the dark satin sheet of night

On occasion, peeking through 

the sheet of cloud he yells peek a boo

joining his neon friends, painting the night

shades of pink, yellow and white

as hours follow minutes as seconds pass by

and animals make noise on the land and the sky

as to this day, we bid a fond goodbye