Singing in the rain

Clouds, Poetry, Weather

#In light of the lack of a fresh writing prompt – i’ve poached this one from the wordpress e-book – 365 Writing prompts….enjoy….inky.#

Salford 16th June 2018

Inclement is how the weathermen would have put it

the weather itself couldn’t make its mind up

the sun was out – the birds were tweeting – and everyone was content

that was of course till two sets of clouds collided into one another

and slowly, but surely, small waterdrops began to fall from the sky

pitter pattering into puddles – easily covered by peoples umbrellas

until the raindrops sped up – and turned into stairrods

filling up birdbaths and heading for waterways

the quickest way they could

ladies and gents diving for cover under the nearest shelter

till quick as it arrived – the stairrods departed

and cotton-wool clouds replaced the grey ones

while birds enjoyed the relax

in a pool provided by the cloud

Things with the Letter D

Beach, Birds, Photography, Places, Water, Waterside

#CFFC

in response to cees photography challenge

Midnight Salford

To start with, here’s a night time shot of the Holiday inn express on Salford’s Quayside, taken at Dusk by one of the Docks or as the people call them now basins 🙂

You could call this a 3D shot – as it was Dark as well !

Heritage pic

The canal is pretty Deep, and joins up to the river irwell and mersey

Ducks!

The Ducks of Oludeniz – taking cover from the sun

This shot was taken during a family holiday to the Turkish Resort of Oludeniz.  The beach was teaming with wildlife, maybe down to the hordes of fish that sat in the clear blue waters by the sand.  The Ducks raised a smile as they waddled about in the sea.

 

Beaver

Acrostic, Animals, Poetry

#coloryourworld #cyw #beaver

Brilliant builder of wood based dams

Each one of your structures an individual masterpiece

As you carefully create each one from surrounding forests

Very careful in your construction, – from

End to end , each twig and branch fits to create a

Riverside home – fit for any waterside family

 

Afloat

Animals, Birds, Canalside, Fun, Humour, Pleasures, Poetry

After Salford University’s hugging students: More weird world records broken by Brits

Salford 6th January 2017

In response to the daily post prompt Float

A tale of a Rubber Duck Race down the River Irwell in Salford, Lancashire.

There was pandemonium

at the rubber duck factory

as ten thousand streetwise ducks

waddled out of the city

They moved down the irwell

passing the boats

avoiding the locks

and staying afloat

Cows in the cowshed , watched somewhat bemused

and captains of small boats looked somewhat confused

as geese and their brethren all went amuck

following the trail of a little yellow duck

Led by their leaders, of United Red and City blue

passing under bridges and past an audience too

divided in a moment, by a Liverpool ferry

but meeting in middle – and still keeping merry

In the end after journey , down canal they all flocked

meeting at gateway at Mode Wheel Lock

and first one in net, out of water they rised

and their owner received, a very special prize.

Photo Challenge: Narrow

History, Industrial, Photography, Places, Poetry, Tradition, Transport, Water, Waterside

 

Narrowboats, National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

 

 

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Narrowboats on Erie Basin, Manchester Ship Canal

 

 
Narrow

Saturday  July 30th, 2016

A Thought: Narrowboat

They carried the cargo before the rail

up and down the waterways

Colourful characters towing the coal

that burned in the houses, factories and mills

but then with the dawn came the engine of steam

much faster than canal – down rail lines – a dream

so leisure pursuits became boats new norm

where coalmen once slept – a visitors new dorm.

whilst some tell the tales of the canals to date

and visitors on them – they think that its great.
Another Narrowboat poem : https://inkdropblog.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/narrowboat/

Intercity Canal Life

Canalside, Leisure, Life, Museums, Nature, Poetry, Waterside

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They called it “The Big Ditch”

It’s filled with water, flowing up from two rivers

making their collective way toward the west

meeting up with its Liverpool Cousin.

 

A long time ago – It Carried large ships

taking cargo to places far and wide

But new lines lift the strain –

With Cargo moved now by Train

 

So canal carries people not things

and pleasure to people visiting it brings

with museums by the football stadium, hotels and shops

the canal life keeps moving and doesn’t stop

 

Photo Challenge: Narrow