Categories
Colours Poetry

Fern

#coloryourworld #CYW #Fern

An acrostic for the Fern Colour on Tourmalines Coloryourworld challenge

Flowing fronds of green

each one coming from a central point

reminding me of an octopus or squid –

not squelchy, but just as many arms!

Categories
Poetry

Electric Lime

Elevated in its Coloured

Leaves brighter than your oaks , ashes or sycamore

Emitted Luminescence – it would probably light up in the dark

Creating a lovely neon effect

To some insects – its a dream plant – saying “come and eat me”

Reality – the glow tells them to stay away

In case the leaves make them ill – only the bravest

Caterpillar dares to have a chomp

Categories
Garden Nature

Desert Sand

#CYW #Desert #Sand

Drifting in over land and sea

enveloping everything it passes

sand from the sahara travels on the wind

easily passing over land and sea

resting on roofs, cars and even plants

the succulents smile – they’ve seen this before

Soil looking more like blackpool than old trafford

as grains land on the turfs and lawns

notable how the gardener greets it though –

drainage is improved by this helpful visitor

Categories
Garden Nature

Plant

#fowc #plant

27th November 2019

Purple flower – given a bit of a print effect

An acrostic about a plant

Perhaps the greatest thing to come out of the ground

likes to brighten the garden and the air around it

as it recycles the carbon out in the air

note – it doesn’t take much applause , for what it does

though it does appreciate a daily watering and some food now and then

Categories
Food Fruit Poetry

Atomic Tangerine

#CYW #Atomictangerine

Atomic Tangerine Rose created by inky in Photoshop elements


As they shook up the bottle of fizzy fruit juice

A fantastic reaction began

Bubbles rose up to the top of the bottle

Bursting to escape

Crazy idea – of the kids – was releasing the bottles

Cap – with the addition of air – reaction was complete

Destination for the neon orange liquid – No one knew – they all

Dived for cover – as fizzy orange rain fell

Expectation – the vegetable patch

End result – over Grandpa’s prize white roses



Categories
Food Fruit Nature Outdoors Photography

Things people grow

Selection of things grown – around the house

Fuschias
Nasturtiums

#nasturtiums

Red rose
Fruit salad
Fruit

#daffodils

Categories
Acrostic Fruit Garden Nature Poetry

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

Categories
Garden Nature Photography Seasons

Prolific : Tale of a tree

Prolific

DSC_0403.JPG

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

Categories
Acrostic Nature Outdoors Poetry

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

Categories
Garden Poetry

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?