Salford, 30th August 2019
A response for fandangos prompt, taken from a memory
Now that’s a fine way to act,
as you sit with your arms crossed
on the corner of the cobbled street.
throwing a strop and
calling people names
is really lady like – isn’t it ?
I’ve seen you pull that face
a hundred times before
you can come in now – its time for tea
your face will soon change when pudding is served
Salford 28th August 2019
#cyw #brickred #salford
I remember those streets,
the houses and walls
constructed from something
from down in the ground
Fired earth formed into an oblong
and fashioned into spaces
places, to cook, wash, read, and rest
for those living there – the best
And they were Not all uniform –
not all the same shade
some hidden round airbricks
the ones that just made grade
But from down the road
Their colours stood proud
as this orange / brick red
sang through northern streets loud
Salford , 30th July 2019
Basic and spinal injury centre, Salford.
We’ve all played the board game of snakes and ladders before
Snakes and ladders board game cartoon illustration
The idea is you roll the dice, go up the ladders and down the snakes
all very straight forward , but has anyone tried playing it the other way round ?
Where you go up the snakes and down the ladders ?
It’s just as fun – and requires a lot of concentration – as you hit a ladder at the top and find yourself going down it instead of up.
We played it both ways – the reverse game is a lot more challenging.
Salford 9th April
Like a Marshmallow
on a freshly brewed coffee they float through the sky
Shifting slowly over rooftops
Drifting across morning over field town and meadow
Swirling through the Morning Sky
moved by winds east and west strings of candy coloured cloud move
Early morning Sun
Turns pastel blue into Sunrise yellow As clouds travel toward the hills
Wisps of Water
Moving across Manchester Heading for Hilltops
Salford, 2nd March 2019
The Japanese maple – taken last year
Winter wasn’t kind to our friend round the back
Who was anchored to the rocks by its roots
The evergreens kept a watchful eye
As it sat there dormant in the wind rain and snow
Till one day last week – a clarion call
from our feathered chums returning from their homes in the south
“Spring’s arriving, the sun’s getting warmer”
and our little plant from the far east
began to wake up – and grow its buds
The birds they all cheered – and the wildlife revered
For as they did cheep – out of slumber the maple creeped
Wednesday 13th February
They put the bins out last night
The value of last weeks news dropped dramatically
As it waits for the refuse van
To take it to the paper mill
While bottles of plastic and glass
And tins and cans
Await their next transformation
Into the latest big thing
The Sun dropped its rays over my back
casting an image of myself over the brick floor
the moment had to be preserved for posterity
so I took I picture of what Ra had painted
the image normally attached to my shoes
“Move the Camera”
Looking One Way….
And then the other
Its funny how a couple of steps, or a turn of the body can change the view of what you are capturing.
I was stood by the pontoon of the watersports centre on Salford Quays, when the Canada Geese came up the centenary walkway for their elevenses.
In they came one after the other, heading for a grassy spot by the pontoon where a water bailiff had generously left some bird food across it. They all ate like royalty, and then waddled back down the walkway to the watersports centre, where they hopped in and out of the canal basins
Behind the scenes
1st February 2019
A couple of Shots from the Lens of my Nikon Camera
The First shot – taken at IWM Duxford, in Cambridgeshire, Taken from under the wing of a Lancaster Bomber.
The Second Shot….setup of experimental shots with BASIC Clicks, capturing Water Movement. This shot was a bit of a group effort, as each part of the shot from pouring the water to setting up the deflector took 1 person each in its creation