#poetry #salford #docks #geese #swans #ducks #breakfast What attracts our feathered friends to the dock on a sunday morning you would think they’d be happy simply swimming over the surface of the calm waters of the canal Could it be the man from the council Spreading sensational delights on their favourite meeting spot ?
“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”
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”
Waiting Canada Geese by Welland Lock, Salford Quays waiting for the warden to arrive eyes fixed on a patch of green and a whole load of swans jumping the dinner queue Signals are clear dinner wont be long now their feathered friends are moving….quickly
#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”
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”
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”
Cows in the cowshed , watched somewhat bemused
and captains of small boats looked somewhat confused
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.
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”