Things with two Ts

Photography, Places

#CFFC #LetterT

Challenge for the Letter T entry was a little different – any photo but must have two Ts in the title

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So as i pondered over some buttered toast , i considered what sort of images i could use

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I like butterflies, i like the coloured patterns on their wings

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I took this picture of a yellow and black butterfly whilst on holiday in Zakynthos, in Greece.

Soil (II)

Flowers, Garden, Nature, Poetry

An acrostic by inky, in response to the daily post prompt

Soil

Some people – call it the ground

One of natures building blocks

If you looked at it – from deep below – you would call it

Life itself

 

Several different creatures – they call it home

On occasion , they climb out of their earthy house for a drop of sun

Insects , worms and nocturnal mammals

Like living underground

 

Some plants – enjoy being

Outside, like trees and bushes, whilst others like

Indoors, mostly because of the weather – all are

Linked by the substance around their roots

Pest (An Acrostic)

Acrostic, Animals, Insects

Pest

Perhaps they’re not

Everybody’s cup of tea

Some think

They’re downright dangerous

 

People think that their

Eggs and larvae will eat through the house

Some forget –

They’re not termites – they prefer the soil.

 

Put in context though – If they weren’t there

Everyone of the animals that eats these insects would

Suddenly find they’re not around – and then soon they would go

Then what would you do ?

Amber

Nature

Salford 25th July 2017

A tale of Amber, the natural substance that comes from a tree, and is used in jewellery

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(posted on Allpoetry.com – https://allpoetry.com/poem/13420077-Amber-by-InkdropK)

Coming from a tree
sap, slow, and sticky
it likes to collect things
as it goes

Capturing the residents
that live off the bark
holding them all – freeze frame
jewel-like in form

treasure hunters spot
nature’s bounty trapped
waiting for the jewellers
magic touch

Suspended in time
once chased by the birds
now pursued by the birds
missing wings and feathers

Soil

Acrostic, Garden, Outdoors, Parks

 

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Soil – Image C/o UK Soil Association

 

 

Soil

source of growth

our garden plants depend on it

its home for all sorts of life

like worms, beetles and ants

 

such an important base needs nutrients

on certain mornings , water and fertiliser

is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs

lift their flowers into the sky and take root

 

some gardeners plant vegetables whilst

on season,  others plant fruit trees

in certain climates, the soil will allow you to grow

local delicacies, such as bananas and pineapple

Nettles

Nature, Places, Poetry

That Stings!

I took a walk recently around a well known beauty spot in the northwest of England. A cautionary tale.

 

out in civilised city life

in that seemingly picturesque garden park

its a jungle out there

as you contend with those flying bugs and ants

coming off the river to disturb your lunch

bugspray keeps them away

but watch your legs … something worse lies around

keep a dock leaf handy….those nettles sting hard!

Inchworm

Animals, Colours, Nature, Poetry

#coloryourworld #cyw #inchworm

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In time – you’ll become a wonderful thing

Noted for the wonderful patterns on your wing

Caterpillar family – small you may be

Hoping to sleep in the best of the tree

When you are little – you cannot be seen

Out eating the leaves of the trees whilst you’re green

Remaining on trees till you start to take flight

Making small kids smile from morning through night