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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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Christmas Poetry writing

A Time to share…

Salford, 10th December 2016

It’s approaching that time of year again

You know the time – a big tree in the corner, where decorations hang,

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and Presents arrive on the big day….

well, this week.  I decided to doff my Santa Hat early and send something festive to the board at lookaround, feel free to take a look, its well worth a look.

https://lookaround99.wordpress.com/2016/12/10/anticipation/

 

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Art Industrial Photography Poetry

Musical Fixings

A piece for the prompt

Transmogrify

Left over bits from the scrapyard,

Bits from a box full of fixings.

Nuts and bolts mingle with springs and old allen keys,

brought together on a square by the craftsman –

bringing a magical musical fellow to life.

No need to go nuts for your previous existence

play us a tune – jazzy little man

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Photography Poetry writing

In Camera

Hands clasped around

the electronic eye,

capturing moments

as they start to fly

 

Holding in Memory

friends – Old and New

capturing colours

Yellow, Red and Blue

 

Flash light flickers

with shutter going down

capturing memories

of your night on the town

 

Holding your friends

in the space of a frame

so you remember

their faces and names