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
I had to think about this particular challenge
I mean…. what kind of bench?
One on a path in a park ?
Or Perhaps one by the water?
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.
#CFFC #Week1 #Components #Gates #Geometry
Close up of a gate at Ordsall Park in Salford – I like the shapes!
The Gates were installed as a “New” entrance to the park
The embossed ident on one of the gates pillars
Trees in a Line
Best of arbory friends
Residents of the local park
Enjoy the gentle winds
Easing around their branches, a
Zephyr ? occasionally,
Enjoying catching a kite in Mid-air
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.
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
Trees in the Park
Salford, 25th November 2017
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 👋
a late night poem, rewritten from my notebooks – enjoy.
In cold damp and dark
out in the park
a small brown toadstool
sits hiding in the grass
shy and retiring
not best in its class
sheltered by reeds, in the wind and rain
camouflauged by the grass
drinking slowly from the drain
Salford, 6th September
“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
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
In response to the prompt
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
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
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.
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”