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Poetry

Summertime

Something must have happened

Until now – we’ve been told to stay indoors

Move around only for Necessary Journeys

Maybe those down at Whitehall saw the

Elevated mercury from the thermometers on the wall –

Reaction varied – from the reserved to just plain crazy

The kids are acting as if they’ve never felt heat before, but

If they think – everythings back to normal – they’re wrong

Museums, Stadia, Art Galleries – all working differently

Expect to keep a distance when you visit.

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Poetry

Saturday

Saturday 25th April 2020

#Napowrimo #Outdoors #Covid-19

Somewhere outside, there’s a demon with

a seriously bad sense of humour

the people are relaxed, as they walk around the town, but

until the medics say its ok, we can only enjoy the weather

relaxing in the front garden….or limited exercise

doing anything in groups – at the mo – a serious no

and all you can do is take solace from that moment in the

yellow warm sunshine you’ve been given – enjoy the Vitamin E and watch the wildlife

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Nature Poetry

Bench

#Park #Bench #Outdoors #octpowrimo

There’s too much noise in the world today

too much confusion, hurry and bustle

arguing over the price of a brew

as they all give their opinion

Its time to stop,

take a moment, in pleasant surroundings

watch the flora and fauna around you

enjoy the spectrum of the seasons

Time to breathe, slow down

keep calm and unwind

Be Nice to one another – Be Kind

and let Nature ease you from the Daily Grind

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Animals Parks Photography Pleasures Poetry

Two brothers

#octpowrimo #dogs #pointers

Two dogs…twins ? By inky

Been apart for a while , but

Really you never forget family

Out on the green fields

Two siblings meet, for the first time in a while

Happy to see each other, with

Eager calls and sniffs

Ready to run after one another for

Simply enjoying the moment

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Childhood

Slide

#fowc #slide #childhood

Childhood joy

summed up in a single word.

Something to play with

than swings, see-saws or roundabouts

Ascending to the clouds

with each big step

And then travelling at speed

to your mum and dad below

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Nature Outdoors Parks Poetry

Falling through the cracks

#octpowrimo #nature

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

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monochrome Nature Parks Photography

Benches

#C&BW #Benches

C&BW

I had to think about this particular challenge

I mean…. what kind of bench?

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One on a path in a park ?

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Or Perhaps one by the water?

Decisions decisions…

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.

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Outdoors Parks Poetry

Catching the Breeze

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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

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Acrostic Poetry

Look Out!

Warning

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

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Life Nature Outdoors Parks Roman wall

Wondering….

In response to the prompt

Amble

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

 

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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

 

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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.

Iwm Waterside

 

 

Lowry
The Lowry in Salford – Topic of the poem “The Musical Place”