Challenge 30 – No22

“Move the Camera” Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing. I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses. In they came one afterContinue reading “Challenge 30 – No22”

Driftwood

Salford, 3rd February 2018 Detritus floating en-masse down the ship canal Readily aided by the boats and the water Is floating aimlessly towards the basin gates Full stop only happening upon hitting the booms where each stick gangs Together forming a pretty pattern on the Waters surface Overjoyed geese, plunder the booty, piling One largeContinue reading “Driftwood”

Clouds in the water

#weather #water #reflections #poetry Salford, 15th May 2017 You could almost mistake them for the real thing confused Canada geese try to eat them as an appetiser before lunch they seem to float gently on the waters edge easy pickings for our feathered friends Bubbles arise from deep below but clever fish they do notContinue reading “Clouds in the water”

Ten birds 🐦 spotted

Salford, 25th January 2017 in response to the daily prompt Ten i never realised my home city was such a magnet for birds, particularly waterfowl pigeons are normally the first thing I’d spot, sparrows usually nest in the small fir trees 🌲 In the front garden today a blackbird said hello, hopping about from treeContinue reading “Ten birds 🐦 spotted”

Photo Challenge : Path

Path Salford , 16th January 2017 Picture of the Manchester ship canal’s Centenary Pathway on Salford Quays Taken on my way home from Imperial War Museum North – on the other side of the water. It might seem a heck of a hike – but this is the start of my path home from the museum.Continue reading “Photo Challenge : Path”

Gathering

A Photo in response to the Photo Challenge Gathering   A recent photo of the feathered inhabitants of the waters of Salford Quays, Gtr Manchester in the UK.  Taken by the pontoon opposite Welland Lock, near to the watersports centre, where the ducks geese and swans get their regular feed.

On a Mission

Poem that appeared in “Writers Cramp” in 2010, For BASIC The pigeon is skipping down the lane, on a Mission. He’s looking for that bit of fish, from the open sardine tin, left by the daytripper at St Francis’ Basin. Or the Half Eaten Sandwich, Left in the bins By the Designer at the OutletContinue reading “On a Mission”