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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

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

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Flowers Garden Nature Poetry

Soil (II)

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

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Acrostic Animals Insects

Pest (An Acrostic)

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 ?

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Nature

Amber

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

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Acrostic Garden Outdoors Parks

Soil

 

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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