Colourful

Colorful

could it be, the first signs of spring

out of all the signs of Mother Nature that

leap out at us,

of all those signs, green leaves appear and

radiant colours join them in the

form of beautiful blossoms … whilst

underneath them ?

luscious fruits

Prolific : Tale of a tree

Prolific

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Salford 19th April 2018

My “little” Acer tree, in the back garden of the house

beginning another set of flowers to signal Spring

We bought it from a garden centre in the pennines , quite a few years ago now, and planted it alongside a couple of dwarf conifers and perennials to give the back of the house a bit of colour!

It was caught out by a really hard frost and snowfall in March, when it should have flowered then.  The mercury in the thermometer refused to budge, so it slept on till the Easter Holiday, and while i celebrated my birthday – one or two of the flowering buds popped out to say “Hello!”.  Soon it’ll be covered in lovely pink and white flowers, and (Northwest English Weather permitting) they’ll be there to brighten up the back garden all the way through summer and early autumn – when it’ll lose its foliage and it’ll prepare itself for the following spring.

Camera Details : Nikon D3100, No flash, Natural light, Yongnuo Prime Lens 58mm

Out of this world

Out of This World

Toadstool

Taken root

On a spot of earth

Alien invader starts to feed

Devouring the water below

Some plants sit, aghast as they watch

The alien eat up their food like an unwanted guest

Others, are more philisophical as

Over time – the alien and his cohort – will be

Lifted, and thrown away – or (if edible) eaten

Growth

Growth

Grow

So you plant these little round things into fresh soil

over time , and with a little patience – they pop up out of the ground

in time, they get bigger and bigger – looking like their mum and dad

later on, comes the colours – in the form of flowers or maybe fruits

Strange how such a little thing as a seed can grow so fast eh?

Glorious!

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in response to the prompt –
Glorious

Side, Turkey – 2007

Looking through the old photos again

enjoying a walk in the mangavat valley near to our holiday apartment

as i remember, the sun was a little hot – and this was taken later in the afternoon

remains of a roman wall, set among grains and vines

now i look back – it was a glorious view

Soil (II)

An acrostic by inky, in response to the daily post prompt

Soil

Some people – call it the ground

One of natures building blocks

If you looked at it – from deep below – you would call it

Life itself

 

Several different creatures – they call it home

On occasion , they climb out of their earthy house for a drop of sun

Insects , worms and nocturnal mammals

Like living underground

 

Some plants – enjoy being

Outside, like trees and bushes, whilst others like

Indoors, mostly because of the weather – all are

Linked by the substance around their roots

Soil

 

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Soil – Image C/o UK Soil Association

 

 

Soil

source of growth

our garden plants depend on it

its home for all sorts of life

like worms, beetles and ants

 

such an important base needs nutrients

on certain mornings , water and fertiliser

is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs

lift their flowers into the sky and take root

 

some gardeners plant vegetables whilst

on season,  others plant fruit trees

in certain climates, the soil will allow you to grow

local delicacies, such as bananas and pineapple

Oasis

Oasis

On the whole, it’s a little piece of heaven

as you settle back on the plumped cushions

sat on the flower – surrounded garden bench

it’s just the right place to enjoy a

summers afternoon – with a cool glass of lemonade