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Hidden

Hidden

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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!

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Gone

Salford, 3rd January 2017

in response to the prompt

Gone

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

 

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Enjoying the Greenery

In response to the daily post Nostalgia

Green Leaves….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Animals Colours Nature Outdoors Parks Seasons

G.M.T

Autumn Leaves

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
Hibernating animals
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

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Green

Green

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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