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Animals Poetry

Clever Doggie

#WDYS

Clever Dog (Image : Charles Deluvio)

They say dogs are cleverer than cats

but this one stands tall among the rest

despite the fact he’s rather small

he drives the other dogs bats

for he can skateboard, paint and take on the best

running his opponents for a bone

and while other dogs hit the wall

he’ll take the prize without a moan

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Childhood

Imagination

#WDYS

Image c/o Tumisu @ Pixabay

In response to the What do you see? prompt

Its like the words flew off the page

as they drew a picture

of a pirate and his crew

searching a far off island

on the search for buried treasure

and as i tell the tale

two little heads, play peek a boo

under the bedroom quilt….

Time for Bed?

Aye Aye Captain…..

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People Poetry

Confuse

#MLMM

Passers by wondered

what he was doing there….

head resting on the concrete plinth

was he sleeping ?

or did he need help ?

what was clear was he was drawing a crowd

and confusing the heck out of everyone there

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Animals Poetry

Old Friends

#MLMM #Photochallenge

doggy portrait by MLMM

A shaggy reunion

the dogs from the pound

now happily re-homed

in new homes around

They all know each other

from their time inside

where they spent time together

a moment of pride

And the big dogs taught the little

how to sit, beg and stay

so they knew what to do when

the humans came their way

So after some nibbles

and a drink from their dishes

they sit nice in a photo

to send you “Best Wishes”

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Poetry

Memoir

#FFFC

Image c/o pixabay.com

The authors head rested

on his final works

like he was still in the room.

The candle smouldering – not yet out

the last grains of sand in the hourglass

making their slow passage

from the top to the bottom

Treasures within the leather,

bounties untold

but they’d have to look at edition II

edition I was still being chewed over by the author.

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Outdoors Photography Places Pleasures Poetry

Vista

#writephoto #vista

View from the top of this very big hill

is breathtaking (literally)

some say its a bit barmy climbing up all that way

to take a picture or admire the view – but

at the end of the day – its worth it (even better with a picnic)

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Poetry

Horizon II

#Fowc #Horizon #HorizonII

A shot of Duxford Airfield, Taken by Inky, for the planes taking off and the clouds in the horizon

Half way tween the earth and the sky

On which the sun exchanges places with the moon

Reality is although you can see it

In your eye line – you’ll find it impossible to reach

Zero degrees – and its all so far away

On the occasion you’ve reached your destination –

Next thing you see – is that place you want to be

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Beach Growing up Memories Photography

Time travel

#Promptuarium #Photo Album


The Sands of time seem to pass
so slowly when you’re young
the cogs in the clock
seem like they don’t even move

And yet, sat with your nephews
on the big comfy sofa
you watch time go back
almost in an instant

Moments of fun
spent as a child
creating lines of sandcastles
on a northern beach

Decorations of seashells
and seaweed – covering the scene
as you and your pals
from down the street – enjoy an icecream

And faces gone – but not forgotten

look as fresh as the day the camera captured

the day little feet took a cautious dip

into northern waters
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Animals Photography Travel Treats

Cees Fun Photo Challenge – E

elephant

#CFFC

This week, the challenge was to find pictures with words with two Es in them. So, to start off – here’s an artwork, created by me from a stock photo from google.  It’s an African Elephant – and its recognisable by its two big ears!  I chose this to begin as they reminded me of my first visit to Chester zoo…i still have the mug!

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Living in Salford, meant my first trip to the Zoo to see the Elephants was by coach down the A roads and motorways to get there.  Later on, i travelled by car with mum , dad and my little sister, it was an FSO – built like a Jeep , so this model is perfect as a replica!

I enjoyed walking around the enclosures , and seeing the big cats and the chimpanzees

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And here’s one of some Cheetahs , some of the big cats at Chester Zoo, alongside the Lions and Tigers and Leopards, (there was even a panther there!)

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Christmas Festive Photography Tradition

Anticipation photo challenge

In response to the photo challenge prompt
Anticipation

looking forward to Christmas 🎄 😋
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