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Memories Places Poetry Schooldays

Castlerigg

#Napowrimo #Room #Dorm

Reflection of a shared room (school retreat)

Painting from photo : Castlerigg Manor, Keswick (p) Brian F Kirkham 2020

Keswick, 1987

Up in the hills

by a mountain stream

a place of reflection and retreat

the room shared three

with a view of the lakes

a place to ponder, relax and take breaks

colour scheme – calming

a sight of some sheep

and during our breaks we would gambol and leap

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Acrostic Holidays Nature Travel

Cabin

#fowc #cabin

14th March 2020

Carefully crafted, from trees that now surround it

a place to get away from the strains of modern life

blessed with a wonderful view of the lakes and streams

in sight of nearby provisions, a short ride away

not forgetting some wonderful animals

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Acrostic Photography Poetry Rail

Carriage

#fowc #carriage

Sat by the platform

it waits for the sign as

gentlemen and ladies alike

now make their way to their furnished cabins

a wonderful journey to places wonderful

lakes mountains and streams – but they have to wait for the flag

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Acrostic Poetry

Delta

Salford 3rd March

The engineers who design the roads

have really outdone themselves this time

in the middle of the road, the raindrops fall,

nestling in sunken tarmac pools – they look like a map of

great lakes….

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Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Blue

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#coloryourworld #cyw #blue

Basically, a primary colour – in

Light or in paint – you’re

Used to create a whole host of

Exceptional colours

 

Best seen at the start of a day

Lakes and skies bringing out your many shades

Usually seen in waters on the

Edge of a beach

 

Bringing out the best in

Luscious fruits like blueberries and Blackberries

Usually absent from other foods people

Eat for Dinner

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Nature Photography Poetry

Resilient

Salford, Via Buttermere and the rest of the Lake District, UK

Tuesday 17th January 2017 

Resilient

Carved out by the glaciers atop of the earth

the angels tears amassed filling a mighty hole

did some great giant leave the tread of his boots here ?

only the creator could answer that

Seeds grow trees around the teardrops

Nice place for a stroll say the birds in the trees

“Come and have a picnic” say the big hills

“Feel free to visit…”, “we’re here all year!”

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Acrostic Nature Outdoors

Borders

in response to
Border

Borders can be defined in many ways.

On your standard map they are hard ridges that define a country, state, city, town or village.

Round my neck of the woods, they’re defined by Hillsides, Mountains, lakes and Forests.

Depending on where you live, you can cross a number of borders within an hour

Even more if you travel by train or by plane

Reality is – you wont know if you meet a border till you get to a crossing.

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Toys Tradition

In miniature

Miniature

inside the toy store

the five fifteen from coniston

is about to arrive

sailing through tunnels in mountains

expertly created

by the big jobs

as the townsfolk stand frozen in time

anchored into a scene that will stay forever

(or until the model-maker returns)

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Acrostic Life Nature Water

Water

In response to Daily Post Challenge Water

waterdrop

When you think about it

All of us mammals need it in one way or the other

Taken from its source – fresh clean water,

Earth’s own staff of life – found in

Rivers, Streams and Lakes

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Nature Parks Photography Places Travel

Ninth Wonder

Earth

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The Lake District, Cumbria

 

Being the way I’ve been brought up – the stories of how the wonders of the world ended up where they are can either be treated as faith fact or fiction

I studied (for interest) geology at sixth-form briefly before I came to my senses and joined up for technology classes instead.  But I still have an appreciation for all things natural.

Maybe it’s the old scout in me.

Thing is – if you believe the scientists tale – The British Isles are two bits of land that broke off from its European sister when their mother, Pangea was cracking up.

I’d honestly like the tale formed by the creation story – where the various islands around the world were bits added by the creator (take your pick) to make it look pretty.

He let mother nature loose with the clay and she formed hills mountains and valleys – and it was so beautiful, the angels cried with joy, and made lakes in the crevices where the hills and valleys met.

and that’s how North-west England supposedly was given the Lake district.

The pic?  One of the lakes south of Penrith (Buttermere ? could be Coniston).  I’ve been camping by there with the Scout association in a place called Long-Marton, close to the town of Appleby-in-Westmoreland.  I’ve returned many times since, either camping or staying in a holiday park nearby Appleby in a place called Lowther.