Falling through the cracks

Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Poetry

#octpowrimo #nature

Salford, 11th October 2018

It’s hard for a seed

To grow up in the big city

As it flies from its mum

And falls to the floor

Drifting in the wind

If lucky, it will land

Onto soft warm soil

But usually, it finds concrete

So it sleeps , and it grows

Fed by the rain

While it finds its own way

Through the sand and the drains

Popping up for sunshine

To the world saying hello

Don’t pull it from the pavement

For a bit, let it grow.

Here’s Another poem on a tree seed Helicopters, feel free to take a look and comment

Benches

monochrome, Nature, Parks, Photography

#C&BW #Benches

C&BW

I had to think about this particular challenge

I mean…. what kind of bench?

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One on a path in a park ?

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Or Perhaps one by the water?

Decisions decisions…

eventually I took the decision to do both, both were taken in areas of my hometown, the first was taken with my Nikon in the green surroundings of the local park in Ordsall, in Salford, whilst the second saw me cross the Trafford Road, into Salford Quays.

Looking out for the next image

Outdoors, Parks, Photography, Places

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Salford 4th June 2018

Another photography post, and yes, the image of the local park.

I posted it because after my journey into foreign lands, i’m now thinking upon my next photographic project.

which turn i’ll take – is anybody’s guess.  however there’s plenty of scope for me to take a look at.   Could be the Birds, Could be landmarks or i could tie up some of the poetry pieces with the photographic stuff.

Same Park, Different Walk

Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Photography, Places, Poetry
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Ordsall Park Motif

Salford, 10th May 2018

With the appearence of what seemed to be the slight raise in the mercury, i decided to walk down toward the local park and take a couple of snaps with my trusty Nikon D3100

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Trees in the Park

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Sun Peeking through the Apple Blossom

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Apple Blossoms

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Walking the Dog

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Spot to Rest

Transformation

Colours, Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Time, Weather, Winter

Transformation

Salford, 25th November 2017

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autumn leaves (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

The change in seasonal colour came quickly this year,

some might say the bright sparks at the weather office got caught out

summers hand seemed to draw into the autumn days

and while winter popped up in the chill of the western wind

the leaves stayed green for a week or two more

till one day the trees said they’d had enough

and the leaves 🍁 turned like traffic lights from green to red

taking on tones from amber to orange, from red to brown ,

toughening up to face the hardness of winter

as they dropped to the floor below

and the welcome to walkers travelling on this carpet ?

the crunch of leaves 🍁 saying hello 👋

On the corner

Cities, Cityscapes, Leisure, Outdoors, Parks

Salford, 6th September

Corner

“No man is an island” – or so they say.

Living in Salford, Nr Manchester there’s loads of housing, which makes it a vibrant and lively community.  There are Squares, in the sense of traditional gardens with houses around it,  but you’re more likely to lead into a path onto a main road.

They spread out like trees, with little side streets and cul-de-sacs.  The houses opposite my bedroom/office weren’t even there when we first moved into the house we’re living in.  It was affectionately known as “The croft” – an overgrown waste site which housed the occasional wildflowers and with them butterflies and wild animals

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So what’s on my corner – a redeveloped docks, and a dual carriageway and just up the pavement – a patch of green known as the local park, there’s two areas, Ordsall and Monmouth – but those who use it know it as Ordsall Park

Its got its own entry on the blog here

Wondering….

Life, Nature, Outdoors, Parks, Roman wall

In response to the prompt

Amble

My Home town has plenty of green space to go at…

Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire

These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum

 

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Narrowboats at Castlefield’s Canal Basin – Part of the Canal Network

 

The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.

The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round.  Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet

 

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Roman Wall, at Castlefield, Manchester

Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.

Iwm Waterside

 

 

Lowry

The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”