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Colours Flowers Insects Nature Poetry

Cornflower

#CYW #Cornflower

colourful flowers crowded on the corner

cared for by the colourful yellow insect

collecting copious cups of nectar

checking each and every petal to

create honey from the cornflowers, back in the hive

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Flowers Nature

Bluebells

Another scribble for the coloryourworld month by inky.

Artwork by Inky – created in painter from google stock art

Birds follow the noise of these colourful flowers

Lightly swaying in the spring breeze

Under the cover of a spruce they’re spread

Enjoying the protection from the passing showers

Beautiful colours to please the eye

Encompassing the area around the tree roots

Launching into a dance routine – upon arrival of the Bees and Butterflies

Landing on the flowers to collect the nectar

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Poetry

Honeycomb

A piece written for National Poetry Month on Allpoetry.com

Sharing it here so, if you like it you can comment!

Hexagonal in form – 
overall storage space for
nectar collected by the bee
each space brimming with
yellow sweet liquid gold
chances are
outside in the summer sun – you
might just see a prospector of this yummy stuff
buzzing around the nearest bright flower

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Art Colours Poetry

Vibrant

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Various colours come together

In union to

Bring a smile to peoples faces

Rainbows of bright

And brilliant shades come together

Note how the primaries of red, blue and yellow merge and

Transform into the secondaries  of Orange, Green and Purple

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Acrostic Art Poetry

Manchester Bee

Salford 16th September 2018

#Beeinthecity #Salford #Manchester

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Brightening up my day

Each time i pass them by

Every single one – has a character

If you don’t know what i’m talking about

Now – where have you been ?

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They’ve occupied their little

Hives all summer

Each giving those who pass them – a reason to smile

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Children and adults all

Investigate with maps

Trailing around the county – and occasionally

Yelling — “I FOUND ONE!”

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Colours Photography Poetry

Color Red

A selection of stuff, taken by me during photography classes

submitted for Cees Fun Foto Challenge

Starting from the top, the Man Utd bee (1 and 2) – still buzzing around Old Trafford, Manchester as part of #Beeinthecity . next the tin soldier (3), an old tin box i kept cookies in. Red Bowl with soup in comes next (4), for the culinary photographer – Tomato Soup, (5) Trafford Road Bridge, near to Manchester Utd (6) Tomato on a Slate (7) Red Begonias, and (8) Red Bauble on last years Christmas Tree

The Orb was a lighting experiment – and used Red LEDs to brighten up a Glass Sphere.

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Art Photography Poetry

Creating a buzz

4th September 2018

#Beeinthecity #Manchester #Buzz

A poem in honour of those colourful bees currently nesting in my city

The hive will be in Gtr Manchester till 23rd September – it’s well worth a visit.

(for those who haven’t read my #beeinthecity posts – they’re artworks!)

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Banks-B , #Beeinthecity on Manchester’s Market Street

The hive arrived
Home for some bees
With artistic flair

Swarming around
City streets, with a
Hint of colour

Covering the sights
Of the county
North to south

Bringing smiles
From Salford’s quayside
To Manchester’s airport

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Museums Photography Poetry

Bee Industrious

25th August 2018

#beeinthecity #manchester

Museum of Science and Industry, Castlefield, Manchester

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Captured in his own little Garden at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry, Industrious

Busy little bee sits in his own little world

Among flowers and scents and colour

working over the flower beds

where the people wait for the train

industrious little fellow he is

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Art Arts Photography Places

The bees have landed

#beeinthecity

Salford and Manchester 23rd July

There’s been a swarm of colour land on my home city

Hard working and landing on the landmarks around the place

Bringing a buzz to the neighbourhood!

The bees will bee (deliberate typo) in the surrounding area till the end of august

Check them all out at https://beeinthecitymcr.co.uk/art-trail

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Blue Beeter – at the home of Children’s Bee Bee Cee!

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St Johns Bee – Created by Schoolchildren in Salford and on display in the Lowry

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Diverse-bee and Friends –  created by Withington Girls school and on display in the Lowry

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Beedazzle – at home in the Lowry Outlet

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Gravitbee – landed by the ship canal

#beeinthecity

#beeinthecity Update

17th August – Have been checking out the Little bees that have been added to the trail

Greater Manchester – If there’s any you would like me to photograph – let me know

In the meantime – I’ve found some archive photography from 13 YEARS AGO!

(Good evans I was only a bairn (sic))  – Cowparade was a forerunner to #beeinthecity

and I have one or two photos in the archive should you want to see them.

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Acrostic Health Humour Insects Poetry

Sting

Sting

Salford, 17th September 2017

Someone should have

Told the sun worshipper to not go near that hive

Instead they went on a honey hunt – and met some angry bees

Note – they were whisked straight off to First aid –

“Got to tell you” – said the nurse – this is going to hurt…..