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Poetry

Porridge

Salford, 27th July 2020

Winter warmer ?

fills the tum at any time of year

bringing a glow of contentment

with every loving spoonful

tasty treat at any time of day

perfect with honey, cinnamon, or even chocolate

keeps your “inner bear” happy

and brings a glow from your nose to your toes

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Food

Flipped

#Pancakes #Pancakeday #Shrovetuesday

Tuesday 25th February 2020

For years, they’ve been doing this

launching a layer of thinly cooked batter

into the air with

precision and height – could you say it was

perfect ? maybe – but that all comes from the

entry of the pancake – back into the pan

drizzle of lemon and a bit of honey ? just the way to finish

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Poetry

Honeycomb

A piece written for National Poetry Month on Allpoetry.com

Sharing it here so, if you like it you can comment!

Hexagonal in form – 
overall storage space for
nectar collected by the bee
each space brimming with
yellow sweet liquid gold
chances are
outside in the summer sun – you
might just see a prospector of this yummy stuff
buzzing around the nearest bright flower

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Garden Insects Poetry Seasons Spring

Bumblebee Bokeh

Salford 27th February 2019

#Spring #Bumblebee #Photography

Bumblebee on a purple flower, taken with a bokeh lens, slightly out of focus so attention drawn to the bumblebee
The bumblebees are back!
bokeh shot of a bumblebee by inky

The message is out

It’s getting warmer out there

as stripy furry workers

head for the sticky sweet pollen

hidden in those colourful flowers



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Photography

Scale

#OWPC

This post is part of the one word photo challenge

When people talk about scale to me – I don’t think of weight, I think of size

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Four Bears, all different sizes

Now comparing the two smallest bears – the last one is about as 50 times as small as the next size up, and about 200 times as small as the puppet

Compared to the littlest bear – the first one is a giant.

But there’s one thing the littlest bear has over the other three….

He’s got the hunnypot!!!!

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Food Poetry

Honeycomb Ii

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

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Acrostic Health Humour Insects Poetry

Sting

Sting

Salford, 17th September 2017

Someone should have

Told the sun worshipper to not go near that hive

Instead they went on a honey hunt – and met some angry bees

Note – they were whisked straight off to First aid –

“Got to tell you” – said the nurse – this is going to hurt…..

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Acrostic Garden Nature Photography

Bumble bee

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Bumble

A picture of two bumblebees, captured on camera in the surroundings of the Enchanted Garden, at the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre in Salford, Lancashire (UK)

Camera : Sony DSC-H300 Photographer : Brian F Kirkham

Behold – the industrious bumble bee

Until you see him – he just goes about his daily business

Manoeuvring between the flowers, collecting pollen for the hive

Busy little insect is he, creating honey in his hive

Like his brothers and sisters,

Expecting to find rich pickings around the flowers

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Animals Food Greece Holidays Insects

Honeycomb

18th May 2017

A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete

 

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On holiday by a grecian water

I saw a flying insect having some tea

it flew for the pollen from flower to flower

occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter

it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee

till it was time to head for home

where it spend a passing hour

away from the sun making honeycomb.

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Colours Industrial Nature Poetry

Gold

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#coloryourworld #cyw #gold

You’re precious to all,

Shining in the sunlight,

Magpie’s swoop at the sight of you

whilst Men seek out the places you play hide and seek

Not as hard as Iron your qualities valued up and down the land

formed to create a union Very hard to break

Bumblebees strive to create from the pollen they catch

something similar in the garden that match your wonderful colour

And Athletes meet up at great venues around the blue marble

for a chance that their hard work will have you resting around their necks