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Acrostic Colours Nature

Lavender

Salford, 28th April 2020

#CYW #Lavender

Lavender by Inky

Located in a part of the garden

a plant that’ll go rampant if you let it

very nice smell – its natural oil

each stem full of fragrance ready to be crushed

notably used in perfumes

deodorant ? not so much

everyone seems to like its colours though

ranging from blue to light purple

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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 Poetry

Pink Carnation

A Pink Carnation (Image : Brian F Kirkham)

#CYW #Carnation-Pink

Popping up around the spring

its the kind of flower that likes a party

noted for its use as a buttonhole flower

keeping up appearances at family occasions

Curves more wiggly than your

average rose

rows upon rows keep each other standing up,

not falling over

at the nearest breath of wind.

they don’t look much, but once trimmed and located

in a gentleman’s suit buttonhole

on a family occasion, they

never fail to impress the guests

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Flowers Garden Photography Poetry

Ballerinas

Salford 12th September 2019

Ballerinas : Painting by Inky using Painter Essentials 6


They woke up one spring morning,
at the light of the sun
Bobbing around in a gentle breeze
their dancing – just begun

Over the long grass and daisies they dropped
as their coloured dresses flipped and flopped
and as they danced round in the wind
the daisies waited for the breeze to recind

Duetting with the dandelions
as their seed just flew away
wondering who – apart from the wind
that they would like to play

Pink and purple parading in pairs
above a daisy covered shower
among the blades of fresh green grass
a wonderful coloured flower
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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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Cooking Eating Flowers Fruit Garden Nature Pleasures Poetry

blossom

Blossom

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hanging off the arms of the tree

a sign of things to come

pink and white blooms send a message

to all who walk around it

cheering as the children play

the apples 🍎 are coming on their way!

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BASIC Clouds Flowers Food Photography Water

Things with the letter C

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In response to https://ceenphotography.com/cees-challenges/fun-foto-challenge/

Starting off with a Colourful one, taken at a session of the photography group Basic Clicks – Six Colourful Carrots on Blue Canvas!

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here’s a couple of interesting Cutlery pieces – the first is of four forks against a wall,  – i liked the shadows created in this pic.

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Combination of ideas here, with a twist – Spirals of Cutlery , set on canvas.

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Still life shot of various vegetables set out on a slate Cheeseboard, some onions (white and red), a tomato, a cut Cabbage and the return of one of those Carrots we saw earlier

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Now fellow wordpressors might have seen this one before, but as its cees photochallenge, i thought i’d put it on here – not for the wonderful bridge (that’s the wrong letter folks!!!) but for those fluffy white marshmallow clouds , over looking the quayside at Salford, attached to the Manchester ship Canal.

Blue flower

Last but not least, here’s a close up of a cornflower – i like this one because of the colour!

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Garden Nature Poetry

Blossom

Blossom

delicate flower 🌺

hanging off the fruit tree branch

sign of fruit coming ?

 

petals of pastel

sway in the wind of morning

announcing tree growth

 

pretty petals float

onto grasses of light green

painting nice pictures

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Flowers Fruit Nature

Blossom

Blossom

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I love it when the apple trees are in bloom

pink-white blossoms hang around the green

they give the tree a certain appeal

and look as if they’re dancing in a gentle breeze

drifting slowly in the air

gently floating onto carpets of green

creating colourful patterns on the front lawn

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Colours Flowers Garden Poetry

Jazzberry Jam

Salford, 14th April

Hibiscus

A tale of #flowers and #jazzberryjam for the #coloryourworld challenge.

Colour of the Garden Hibiscus

it’s making a bit of a noise

but for fans of this wonderful flower

its a noise they all enjoy

attracting the birds and the butterflies

raising with visitors a smile

who will spend some time in the garden

enjoying the flowers for a while