The Mancunian Octopus

#cffc #week2 #orange #octopus #manchester

D57DD7FD-BF0F-4A26-B140-4FE0CAB5B9D9D57DD7FD-BF0F-4A26-B140-4FE0CAB5B9D9

#CFFC #Octopus #Underwater #Sea

He swam from tropical waters

and landed in our seas

rescued by a trawler

from being a seagulls tea

The boatmen stored him carefully

as they made their way to the dock

a wildlife officer would come on board

at the entrance to the lock

Far too risky to put back in the waters

so they took him to a kind of zoo

“The Sea Life Centre” near Old Trafford

Travelling down the M62

And the keepers they took care of him

and made sure he was watered and fed

as he found a spot in the waters

and headed off to bed

Things with two Ts

#CFFC #LetterT

Challenge for the Letter T entry was a little different – any photo but must have two Ts in the title

99154453-99AA-435F-8543-DF2EC15C1518

So as i pondered over some buttered toast , i considered what sort of images i could use

butterfly-06

I like butterflies, i like the coloured patterns on their wings

butterfly.jpg

I took this picture of a yellow and black butterfly whilst on holiday in Zakynthos, in Greece.

Things with the letter P

#CFFC #LetterP #photography

Detroit Bridge
Located by Salford Quays and the Anchorage

We begin with Detroit Bridge and Salford Quays…wait a mo, i hear my readers cry…That’s Not a P word!….let me continue and i’ll explain

Upto the late 80s and 90s with the areas redevelopment the area the picture above was known as the Port of Manchester….as shipping landed goods up and down the waterway.

parkart2
Ordsall Park

The area around the docks has been given a spruce up and theres plenty of Green space and Parkland, where they could put it.DSC_0004.JPG

The landing point for sailing boats and narrowboats is popular for birdwatchers as various different birds frequent the waters.

DSC00190

We may not get anything as colourful as this Parrot visiting the neighborhood, but we do get a fair portion of regular birds, such as seagulls, sparrows, starlings, bluebirds and not forgetting, Pigeons.

They’re all partial to a bag of fish and chips!

Dial M for Museums

#CFFC #LetterM #Photography

part of Cees Fun Photo Challenge…..16/11/2017

Come up with up with photographs with two Ms in the title

OK Cee, I’ll do me best!

To start with here’s a couple of Museums photographed in the area where i live….

Most of these were taken #Midsummer – so theres another word with more than 1 M

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
Rochdale Pioneers Museum (c) Brian F Kirkham 2017
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES
Oldham Museum & Art Gallery (c) Brian F Kirkham 2017

The Fusiliers Museum in Bury holds not only the Regimental Collection but is home to the Cenotaph for the town, and in regards to the regiment the County – in Memoriam

Gardens - Fusiliers Museum Bury
Lancashire Fusiliers Museum, Bury  (c) Brian F Kirkham 2017
Manchester-Museum-38188_edited
Manchester Museum (c) Brian F Kirkham 2007

Manchester Museum is located by the Victoria University of Manchester on Oxford road, and is known primarily for its Archeological and Historical Artifacts.  In fact, there’s a special exhibit that greets you at the entrance – his name is Rex.

Rex 2.JPG
Rex at Manchester Museum – Saying Hello! (p) Brian F Kirkham 2007

As part of the artifacts, you will come across the Egyptology exhibits – The Victoria Museum is known for its Mummies

Manchester Museum, Egyptian Mummy.JPG

One of these artefacts actually came down the road from Salford and is still known as the Salford Mummy to this day, so its nice to pay her a visit!

Salford Museum is the Home of Lark Hill Place, a Victorian Street that shows how people lived during that time – there’s the old cobbles and washing lines, and you’ll hear the sounds of the Grocers, the Blacksmith and the chemists

DSC_0016_2
Salford Museum & Art Gallery (P) Brian F Kirkham 2017

And how can i forget the foundation stone on which this blog was made.?…(Ha Ha)

My second home (well, i volunteer here enough to call it home! 🙂 )

SAM_1054.JPG
Imperial War Museum North , (P) Brian F Kirkham, 2013

Jams and Jaguars

#CFFC #LetterJ #BASIC

A couple of photos taken from sessions at BASIC Clicks, the photography group i belong to at the Brain and Spinal injury centre in Salford

DSC01881-3.JPG

for starters – here’s the Jaguar .

DSC_0101.JPGDSC_0104.JPG

And here’s some pics of some Jam (Raspberry) and Lemon curd, common thread ? all items were photographed at BASIC. The Jams were made at Food for Thought, BASICs Cafe – they’re tasty on a piece of toast or a crumpet!

DSC_0111.JPG
Lemon Curd – Ready for Spreading (p) BFK 2017

DSC_0110.JPG
Raspberry Jam and Lemon curd (p) BFK 2017