Salford, 11th October 2018
It’s hard for a seed
To grow up in the big city
As it flies from its mum
And falls to the floor
Drifting in the wind
If lucky, it will land
Onto soft warm soil
But usually, it finds concrete
So it sleeps , and it grows
Fed by the rain
While it finds its own way
Through the sand and the drains
Popping up for sunshine
To the world saying hello
Don’t pull it from the pavement
For a bit, let it grow.
Here’s Another poem on a tree seed Helicopters, feel free to take a look and comment
I had to think about this particular challenge
I mean…. what kind of bench?
One on a path in a park ?
Or Perhaps one by the water?
eventually I took the decision to do both, both were taken in areas of my hometown, the first was taken with my Nikon in the green surroundings of the local park in Ordsall, in Salford, whilst the second saw me cross the Trafford Road, into Salford Quays.
Best of arbory friends
Residents of the local park
Enjoy the gentle winds
Easing around their branches, a
Zephyr ? occasionally,
Enjoying catching a kite in Mid-air
Salford, 1st April 2018
When you’re walking through the meadow – its
A good idea to watch out for any signs you might see
Roads and paths tend to merge – and even in
Normal hours – the unexpected can appear – so
If you see a sign – saying men at work
Never ignore it – or you’re
Going to fall down into a great big hole
In response to the prompt
My Home town has plenty of green space to go at…
Two canals, a river network that runs up northern tributaries to Lancashire, and south towards Cheshire
These canals and rivers meet up near the old dock at Salford Quays, formerly “Manchester Docks”, I walk that way when I either head for the tram bound for Eccles or when i’m on duty at the Northern Branch of the Imperial War Museum
Narrowboats at Castlefield’s Canal Basin – Part of the Canal Network
The Canal itself leads on through Manchester and other parts of the county.
The opportunities by the waterside have seen the waterways cleaned up and provide leisure for people all year round. Narrow boats are a regular sight on the canal network, and moorings line the route all the way to the point where the Irwell and Mersey meet
Roman Wall, at Castlefield, Manchester
Opposite the Canal Basin at Castlefield lie the Forum where open air events take place, The Museum of Science and Industry, with its Engines, Cars, and Aeroplanes and the Roman Wall, where the Roman Fort remains are in situ.
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”
In the green of the park
Never miss a moment
Vast numbers of creatures live
In every nook and cranny across the field of grass
Some, sleep in the wood – whilst others live
In the ground, pushing up the grass you play on
Birds nest hide away – but you have to
Look closely after grabbing their food they hide
Enjoy your game of Hide and seek – with such luck – you might get a peek!
Salford, 3rd January 2017
in response to the prompt
The streets I knew have long since gone
covered up by flagstones and tarmac.
Veterans of those halcyon days
now sit broken tween two sets of fenceposts
Communities cast off
to towering islands
boxed up accommodation
piled up to the sky
Old friends apart
separated by miles
distanced by development
making moneymen smile
And newcomers have
no sense of history
except for the old hall to the west
with its gardens and trees
In response to the daily post Nostalgia
they bring back memories of many an event.
Festivals and Fetes on the large patch of green opposite Nine Acre Court.
I always wondered if the name of the flats had anything to do with the Tudor hall nearby,
It brought back memories of visiting my Aunt in the flats near to Nine Acre, sadly no longer there…though Nine acre has had a facelift…Brick Red changed to white and blue from behind the park.
Days of being younger, in my hometown of Salford, where the metropolis outspread the greenspace.
Not that it wasn’t there – those who read my pieces on the local parks would tell you there were pockets of green to enjoy.
Walking through Ordsall , Peel and Buile Hill Parks in Spring, gave you a wonderful hit of the seasons…as the young played on swings and the older lads played football and the local crown green bowls clubs played on the bowling green
Blossoms covered the carpets of Green when the wind gently blew them off the trees branches. Swathes of green turned to a carpet of pink, yellow and white.
As the seasons changed – so did the colours – towards the end of summer the deciduous residents of Salford’s parks turned from green to yellow to red. eventually the leaves would turn brown and fall off the tree – and made a wonderful noise as you walked through them. If dry enough a crisp dry crunch as you stepped on them. Then during the winter, if lucky layers of snow would cover the ground like a canvas and the fallen leaves would shine like diamonds in the winter sun, painted by frost and snow.
The summer it leaves us
like the changing tide
and the wind changes course
as autumn arrives
Trees change their colour
from pallets of spring
and warm shades of autumn
to the eye they bring
As Mother nature turns leaves
from green to warm brown
begin to bed down
As Autumn paints pallet of leaves all around
Walkers feet all make a sound
as they meet with the carpet
of leaves on the ground
The skies seem much redder
and it quickens the night
as the darkness gets quicker
and the moon seems more bright
Colours of green disappear till its fate
and Winter waits for the snow
Mercury falls, and squirrels hibernate
as the birds to warmer climbs they go
Autumn’s upon us – time has moved on
Winter is coming – the summer has gone
#Napowrimo #Blogging101 #Nature #Colour #Green
An Acrostic on Nature in response to the prompt
Growing around the Front and back of the house
Really long and luscious blades of grass are reaching high into the sky
Everybody appreciates its colour, particularly in Summer as
Each little boy or girl goes caterpillar hunting.
Nice carpet on which to enjoy a summer picnic
Go Ahead! Kermit is hiding
Round a water lily in the pond
Each little tadpole enjoying the light dispersed by
Each Leaf on the conifers
Nice shady spot for the frogs