Feathered Cacophony

Birds, Nature, Poetry

Salford 26th September

What happens early morning…when someone’s been generous with the birdseed!

It begins quietly enough,

the graceful movement of flapping wings

stopping at an observation point

whilst they check out the opposition

 

The seed scatters , bouncing on the tarmac

and feathered friends, in an instant

become mortal enemies – as they nip and scratch and barge

to enable the best pickings

 

Noises increase from roof to tree

and Mums and dads say whats for tea

the little ones sit and wait

for something to fall on their dinner plate

 

Resident cats look from a distance

as the birds scrap on

unaware of

the dangers ahead

 

And with one sight of fur

feathers fly in a blur

as they think its best

to return to the nest

Escape

Poetry

Salford 14th September

crabs

#Promptuarium #Crabs

A poem for the above picture prompt provided by the promptuarium

Thrown headlong into the fisherman’s basket
the captured crabs jostle about
no ambition to end up as five star dining,
served up by a celebrity chef
so they climb on top of one another
creating a ladder to escape to the blue
with their crafty claws
scurring sideways and overboard
instead of ending cooked and on serving board

Light green moments

Colours, Photography

image.jpgSalford, 8th September 2018

Saturday morning, and I’m pondering the next shade of colour in fees fun foto challenge

lime green

now you say lime green to me, and my artistic thoughts go directly to the fruit bowl

lemon-lime-paint

But limes nowadays seem much darker in tone than what I’d normally associate them with….you would have to split  them open to get the colour you were looking for

But a quick scan of the kitchen cupboards soon reveals this light green colour.   In a packet of custard, or perhaps pasta or even strawberry jelly (strange but true). For the doubters it’s the one in the green packet…

lime jelly ? An acquired taste.

and outside in the garden, the trees have more of a lime green colour to them than the actual shade of a dark green limeimage.jpg

look again… and the outside of the lime is hiding in plain sight…

image.jpg

Carrot Soup

Food, Poetry

Tuesday 4th September 2018

#Food

a foodie acrostic, by inky

Carefully crafted by cooks of the highest order

A combination of the finest root vegetables , stock and seasoning

Rotating slowly in a silver pan until the

Root veg is just right, you can eat it as it is

Or stick a blender in the pan to make it nice and smooth

To pour into a serving turrine

Mis-shapes

Food, Poetry

18th August 2018

#chocolate

They’re the bits of your favourite chocolate bars

that didn’t quite make it past quality control

chocolate covered clumped raisins

meet up with lumps of honeycomb

and those dolly mixtures, that shot past the bag

but didn’t hit the factory floor

producing a chocolate surprise – white or brown

sold in bags in each and every town

no search for perfection here – its sold at cost price

but kids they go for it – it tastes just as nice!

Battenburg

Eating, Food, Poetry

Salford 17th August 2018

battenburg

#Cake #Marzipan #Sweet #Battenburg #Sponge #Pudding #Jam

Built like

a sponge colossus

to many – a

teatime snack to

enjoy just after your chops and vegetables

now how much you have is down to you

but then again – its a question of how much sponge

unless of course, you don’t like Marzipan

reactions to this cake – understandable

“great!  can we have one more slice please ?”

Secret Recipe

Food, Poetry

#Food #Hamburger #Poetry

Salford,13th August 2018

You’re left with a dilemma

as you demolish your Quarter Pounder with Cheese

what was it – in the burger – or the sauce that

made your mouth drool at the sight of it?

They don’t call it a special sauce for nothing

As you retrieve the gherkin slice for the umpteenth time

Seasonings form a list in your head – everything from

Tomato and Onion to Mustard, salt and vinegar, and

Yet, although it makes your tastebuds go – identifying it is a mystery

Breadcrumbs

Acrostic, Food, Poetry

Salford, 11th August 2018

 

Breakfast time comes early for

Resident aviators in Salford’s skies

each one has their favourite dish

and some occasionally go for the fish

down below in the waters of the dock

caution though…avoids the shock as

resident birds fall on bread and cake

until the sun through the clouds breaks

maybe they know of the change in the air

but they’re happy being fed … so haven’t a care

Honeycomb Ii

Food, Poetry

Manchester, 11th august

 

#beeinthecity #manchester #hunnypot

 

six sided structure

created by worker bees

for the colony

 

sleeping in their nest

little bees dream of honey

from flowers next door

 

Travelling over air

homing pigeons cannot beat

worker bees radar

 

treasures collected

from inside the flower head

create a sweet thing

 

flavour from pollen

transferred to golden slices

by the hunnypot