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Acrostic Eating Food Nature Outdoors

Picnic

#writeclub #woods

Teddy bears picnic (Pic from stock art by inky)

I

Pay close attention

if you go down to the woods today, you

could spot something furry

noshing away on honeycomb

its carved away

carefully from a nearby tree

II

Pears and Apples

in

close proximity are

nice accomplishments

if our furry friends want something to

chomp on

III

Placed on a blanket

its easy to see

cuddly and furry teddies in their

natural habitat….sharing a spot with

insects and birds, enjoying the sweet stuff

collected

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Poetry

Marauders

#promptuarium #marauders

Silence broken at sunrise

with everyone indoors, they came in their thousands

as the humans slept in their beds

raiding every receptacle on their radar and

making a meal of any foodstuff they could find

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Acrostic Garden Insects

Alien Invasion

(Alt Title: Aliens are among us)

Armoured down to their sharp pincered teeth

lovingly tending to the spot of the planet they

inhabit with the hoo-mans.

expecting an invasion ? do not over excite yourself

note – they live under the turf you mow every day

spaceships aren’t needed when you live underground

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Garden Home Life Lockdown poems Nature

Outside and inside


I
It’s been warm the past few days

the mercury rising in the kitchen thermometer

but apart from an hour and occasional shower

the only thing to see outside

are the feathered friends who in air have flied


II
The stone guards are drenched

out in the backyard

Life of a garden fairy

at the moment – is hard

a lake is forming by the rocks

and drenching their once perfect locks 


III
And out in the garden the insects are about

with cascading rain – they’re being caught out

emergency mission – fishing them from the drink

before into deep water – they begin to sink

each beetle and ladybird fished from the rain

and put someplace safe – away from the drain.

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Acrostic Animals

Web II

Wiry silver threads

Enlongated under hall cupboards

By the stairs

Weaved by a six-legged weaver

Everyone admires the

Beauty of their craft

Wafting around in the draft of the house

Every insect around knows

Bristles of doom await

While the spiders home hangs around

Every fly prays for a

Brush or feather duster

When any insect

Even attempts to escape

Back comes the spider

Wiry and Delicate

Every flies nightmare

Beckons

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Animals

In other words – Spy

Image by alexis parra from Pixabay

In response to the Photo prompt at patriciasplace.me

Leaping over the garden fence

Looking suspiciously towards the succulents

Lizard Looks out for treats

a Ladybird or beetle perchance

Looking at him – Resident Aviators.

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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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Insects Poetry

Moving in

#insects #spider #bugs #autumn #winter

When the deciduous trees decide to lose their leaves

six legged creatures try their best to find somewhere warm

scurrying quickly over gravel and soil

and leaving a trail over branches that coil

sometimes hanging around the garden shed

or inside a cupboard that’s darkened instead

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Garden Insects Poetry

Adventures in the garden

#Promptuarium #HugeCreatures

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we went looking for bugs in the garden

each of us using a magnifier,

every kind of insect was spotted

varying from a caterpillar to a spotty ladybird

in fact many were interested in our

looking glass – 7 weevils in a line looked like monsters!

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Photography Places

Things with two Ts

#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

butterfly.jpg

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