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Animals Colours

Rainbow Zebra

RAINBOW ZEBRA – a piece by inky

You couldn’t call him Black or white

he’s far too bright for that

dashing about the serengeti

and confusing all the cats

see his different coloured stripes are such

they make the whole place smile

so the lionesses don’t grab him for lunch

they’ve left him free for a while

The hippos think he’s amazing

The gazelles think just the same

The birds think he’s a great big flower

and land regularly on his frame

The bears are all a smiling

and the little ones all make their way

to say hello to the fellow with the rainbow stripes

the one who’s made their day.

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Poetry

Aurora

#Aurora #Weekend #Writing #Prompt

A weekend writing prompt from https://Sammiesscribbles.wordpress.com

Poem or Prose in 28 Words – Okay!!!!

Polar bears are partying

under nights light show

the snow is twinkling

with various different colours

moving about on ice

like the mirrorball chasing

the disco floor beams

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Photography

Challenge 30 – No12

“Plain Background”

Three Bears – having their picture taken….

Nothing of note behind them to distract any viewer from the group

the neutral colour bringing out the yellows reds and browns from the furry three.

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Photography

Scale

#OWPC

This post is part of the one word photo challenge

When people talk about scale to me – I don’t think of weight, I think of size

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Four Bears, all different sizes

Now comparing the two smallest bears – the last one is about as 50 times as small as the next size up, and about 200 times as small as the puppet

Compared to the littlest bear – the first one is a giant.

But there’s one thing the littlest bear has over the other three….

He’s got the hunnypot!!!!

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Acrostic Childhood Growing up Poetry

Ascend

imageFriday 15th December 2017

Ascend

Adventure can be

seen anywhere in the house by little

children, as they

elevate themselves one foot at a time to

nightime stories and

delightful dreams under the watch of their teddy bears

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Art Poetry

A colourful place

Imaginary

The seeds of creativity

come from a blank page

ideas held in seed form

spread and grow in the mind

a pencil, sandwich and cream soda

the architects tools

as rainbows cast across lemonade seas

marshmallow clouds and fudge trees

provide perfect plates

for a teddy bears picnic

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BASIC Photography Toys Tradition

Bearable

#coloryourworld #cyw #fuzzywuzzybrown

Location : Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC), Salford

Date : 27th January 2017

An Afternoon of Close ups and scene changes today at BASICs photography workshop.

Fortunately, our Models weren’t that overly demanding!

The workshop took place in the centre Café – Food for thought .

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We had some fun and games in a still life session with some old bears!  These bears had been collected over the years by our tutor – and formed a core part of a marvellous still life session.  The bears were backlit and positioned on their thinking spots before we took the shots.  I like the end results we got from this session.

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Before taking each shot, we set up our “Stars” on their stage and adjusted lights and tripods accordingly – but being used to using my Sony Cybershot I mostly went for the point and shoot approach….I liked what came off the camera chip 🙂

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Character Clouds Dreams Home Life

Hibernating

Bedtime

The sun has popped over the other side of the globe

As the moon watches on.

Its time for little ones to head off to bed

“I Wanna bedtime story!” says one little bear,

“I’m not sleepy!” says another

So, by the mouth of the cave – and snug as a bug

I tell them a tale, and watch them drift off on clouds to the land of nod

Two little bears, dreaming of adventures

that they’ll have when the sun pops up to say hello.

Till then – they’ll hibernate till morning.

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Animals Childhood Fun Growing up Holidays Memories Outdoors Parks Zoo

Off to the Zoo…

In response to the prompt Life’s a Candy Store

Now, here’s a challenge

Twenty four hours as a six year old kid….

It has to be a trip to the Zoo with my Mum, Dad, and Little Sister.

We’re off we’re off we’re off in a Motor Car…

Which Zoo ?  Three come to mind.  The welsh mountain zoo, near Prestatyn, Blackpool Zoo and Chester Zoo.  The nearest from me would be Chester Zoo.  It was my favourite as a child – as it was my first experience of wild animals.  Like all Zoo’s it isn’t actually in the city or town – but a short distance away, and a short distance by car.

Mum and Dad pack a picnic, thermos, First aid kit and a Some Blankets in the Car.  We all wrap up warm – its sunny but it’s still windy

What animals will we see ?

Lions, Tigers and Bears…Oh My!

I enjoyed all of these (including the panda’s) but my favourite animal of all must have been the Elephants.  Chester Zoo hosts Elephants today, but they’re Indian Elephants (part of the Endangered Wildlife Program) when I was little, the elephants were African Elephants…and the way I could tell, said Dad, would be the size of their ears!

You see, the Elephants today are indian elephants – and they’ve got smaller ears than their African cousins!

It was fun watching the elephants as the keepers gave them a feed and then a good wash, as the elephants sprayed the keepers with water.

Lunchtime approaches – and that means a picnic lunch in the Zoo…before visiting the rhinos and the hippopotamuses playing in their pens.

And then, we see the flamingos before being entertained by the Penguins being fed by the Zookeepers. Before a little treat from the Zoo shop and the Trip back home.

And two little people start dreaming of Heffalumps….

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Character Childhood Nursery Rhymes Poetry

Nursery Crime

#Children #Learning #Nursery #Rhymes #Published

Occasionally, the stuff I write on the Allpoetry.com website and Foreward poetry websites gets published

This poem originally appeared as an entry for Poetry Rivals back in 2013…  Those who read it on the board liked it – so I polished it adding an additional verse (and a little intrigue) and placed in Allpoetry.com

Humpty dumpty was sat on a wall,
Humpty dumpty had a great fall.
When he fell, he cracked and looked a bit Mushed
Sources say – he may have been pushed!

Reports from the scene, say the Mad March Hare
pushed over poor Humpty as part of a dare!
But the Hatter says th’ Hare is innocent of th’crime
as they were having tea with Alice at th’time.

The Kings horses and men are all stood on guard,
By the scene of the crime, in the castle yard
Inspector Horner, or jack to his face
(the great nursery detective ace)
has been assigned to look after the case!

with his partner Jill,
and Brown bears three
Horner says th’case
will be solved by Tea!

So they’re starting today
and off in a rush
to see who gave Humpty
that horrible push!

Who committed this crime,
is anyone’s guess
but Horner and his team
will sort out the mess.