Manchester Bee

Acrostic, Art, Poetry

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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Color Red

Colours, Photography, Poetry

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.

Creating a buzz

Art, Photography, Poetry

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

Bee Industrious

Museums, Photography, Poetry

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

The bees have landed

Art, Arts, Photography, Places

#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.

Bumble bee

Acrostic, Garden, Nature, Photography

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Bumble

A picture of two bumblebees, captured on camera in the surroundings of the Enchanted Garden, at the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre in Salford, Lancashire (UK)

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 Photographer : Brian F Kirkham

Behold – the industrious bumble bee

Until you see him – he just goes about his daily business

Manoeuvring between the flowers, collecting pollen for the hive

Busy little insect is he, creating honey in his hive

Like his brothers and sisters,

Expecting to find rich pickings around the flowers

Honeycomb

Animals, Food, Greece, Holidays, Insects

18th May 2017

A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete

 

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On holiday by a grecian water

I saw a flying insect having some tea

it flew for the pollen from flower to flower

occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter

it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee

till it was time to head for home

where it spend a passing hour

away from the sun making honeycomb.