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Outdoors Photography Places Pleasures Poetry

Vista

#writephoto #vista

View from the top of this very big hill

is breathtaking (literally)

some say its a bit barmy climbing up all that way

to take a picture or admire the view – but

at the end of the day – its worth it (even better with a picnic)

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Animals Character Museum Museums Photography

Rex

Rex – Silhouette

Salford (via Manchester Museum), 20th June 2020

King of the Dinosaurs!

woken up by the sound of a wide brush,

and now sitting proud in a grand hall

towering over us all

while human children look and read,

what he liked, for a feed.

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Photography Poetry

Hard as nails

#SoCs #Nails

Raptor jet (Airfix) Built and photographed by inky

The pieces of the plane

snapped together quite remarkably

from propeller to wing to cockpit

it’s parts have kept together

locked in tight – no need for a hammer or nails

superglue ? redundant

it would take some serious force

for it (or any of it’s fellow squadron)

to lose their wings

though there is a case

gravity may play a hand

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monochrome Photography Poetry

Artoo goes exploring

#Imagination #Character

Salford 27th May 2020

Off on a wonder…..(Image by Inky)

I’m guessing he got bored of listening to the hum of my TV

I’d cleared up the workspace, and used my desk cleaner – in the shape

of Starwars favourite, R2-D2 to clean up Hex, the laptop i write this blog on.

I headed off downstairs for a spot of dinner – and guess where i found him when i returned…..?

Talking to his chum (my coinbox) on the other side of the room…..

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abstract Drink Food Photography Poetry

Fairies

#Napowrimo #Photo #Cup #Coffee #tea

Fairies rising (Image by Inky)

What’s that coming out of my cup of chai ?

colorful things rise and fly

up and down and round about

following the trail of the steam spout

far into the air they fly and rise

like colourful luminous butterflies

captured by the camera’s eye

before out of the kitchen they do fly

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Chocolate Life Photography Poetry

Bite

#wordpress prompts #napowrimo #Bite #Easter

Salford 11th April 2020

A sweet sounding prompt from the inkwell

Hi Folks

Inky back with another photographic delight from the inkwell.

all sorts of candy treats….from milk chocolate bears to candy bananas……

Yes. it is the last day of lent…and yes it has been a pain knowing just where i’d stashed all that yummy stuff away till now

However , Given the odd sunday allowance and my birthday tea –

i reckon i’ve done rather well from abstaining from the sweet stuff,

there is of course one thing that re-emerged on my birthday

And its not being opened till Bank Holiday Monday 🙂

As its easter – and im doing Napowrimo – here’s a little something sweet inspired by Matthew Tomlinson’s sweet shop at Salford’s Lark Hill Place

It’s called Pick and Mix

Open up your bag, and round
your choice of sweets for just a pound
a choice of sweets, is hard to choose
with more than just the penny chews.

Some candied shrimps, some lemon drops
chocolate footballs, fizzy pops
Bonbons of strawberry, cola cubes
Dolly mixtures and sherbet in tubes

Candy lollies in different flavours,
Fruit sherbet drops with tastes to savour
lemon pastilles, and aniseed balls
and space dust that’s fizzy to not one kid but all

Chocolate cups, a favourite for me
were usually the thing to be eaten wi’ glee
But don’t eat them all now, or else there won’t be
any room left in your tummy for tea! 

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Photography Poetry

Pairs

Salford, 9th April 2020

#Discoverprompt #DiscoverWP #Pairs

Two of everything

A Pair of Pears
Two pears

perfect snack for an afternoon

sweet as nature intended

and fit perfect in the hand





A pair of Nautilus Shells
Two Nautilus shells

retrieved with others in the hunt

for the perfect paella

Pair of woollen gloves

Pulled over two frosty hands

Perfect on cold winter days

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Art Colours Photography Poetry

Creating Rainbows

#Art #Colours #Rainbows

On a winters night

give me a bright white canvas

and seven colourful characters

let me bend them to my will without braking

and all with just a splash of rain

casting the sight of a colourful rainbow

across the page

Rainbow image created from Paintcils - Brushes from Big to Small painting the rainbow from the paintcil squares
Painting a Rainbow : Created with Paintcils and a splash of corporation pop by inky (P) Brian F Kirkham 2020
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Photography Poetry

Wordless wednesday

“A picture paints a thousand words”

#wordlesswednesday

Waiting for the boat….Salford quays Art Trail

Photograph by Inky – Location : Salford Quays, Greater Manchester
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Holidays Photography Poetry

Advent

As far as I know it, the countdown to Christmas day has begun

December starts tomorrow morning, when

Vergers and other officers of the church will be

Engaging with the parishioners about the upcoming

Nativity celebrations

Taking place in the cathedral on Christmas Eve