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Acrostic Nature Seasons

Last Glow

Last Glow of a Spring night (Image: B.F Kirkham)

Salford 24th May 2020


Spring is making a path for Summer

passing a baton to warmer times and

rallying the last bit of light from the evening

it may be late – but the moon hasn’t shown in

northern skies just yet – the sun is

glowing just enough to keep a blueness in the sky
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Birds Seasons Spring

Feathered Friends

Salford 30th April 2020

They come back every spring time

when the mercury starts to rise

taking up a home in the trees

giving passers by a surprise

Two birds sitting in their nest

wait till little uns do arrive

then mum and dad will feed them

so the little uns do thrive

And each morning when the suns up

Mum (or Dad) does hop

out of their green leaved little home

on a journey to the shops

Returning with some corn or wheat

or maybe a worm or a bug

to feed up the little birdies

in the nest all nice and snug

But like all little children

they grow up and explore

so don’t be surprised, if in morning you rise

and find the kids next door

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Poetry Seasons Winter

Sounds of Winter

#ice #snow #winter

Early morning wake up call

the winds are bawling

“Jack frosts been calling”

Dancing with the frost fairies

all across the land

And underfoot, the fallen leaves

have hardened up and stood their ground

deciding not to be pushed around

defiantly cracking as you tread

a sign they’re sleeping – and not dead.

The crunch of frosted grass – like ice

is enough for some to think twice

for as you make your way to your house

creeping into warm like a church mouse

in a nest under tiles, their covered up thrice

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Acrostic Holidays

Prudent

#Fowc #Prudent

Paying attention to the pennies should

Really be a priority throughout the year

Unless you treat every day like Christmas

Destination’s for holidays could be a little closer,

Even after extravagant spending, the piggybank deciding

Nearer to home than the equator

This year – the Bahamas , Next year ? Bournemouth

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Birds Poetry

Magpie

two magpies on a nearby roof
two magpies on a nearby roof

Making moves on a Salford rooftop

a magpie greets another –

getting comfy on a television aerial

perched as they are , on the corner of the building

it’s blustery and cold – so as soon as they’ve met – they

exit for a more sheltered position – under the cornices of a nearby building

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Nature Poetry

Bench

#Park #Bench #Outdoors #octpowrimo

There’s too much noise in the world today

too much confusion, hurry and bustle

arguing over the price of a brew

as they all give their opinion

Its time to stop,

take a moment, in pleasant surroundings

watch the flora and fauna around you

enjoy the spectrum of the seasons

Time to breathe, slow down

keep calm and unwind

Be Nice to one another – Be Kind

and let Nature ease you from the Daily Grind

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Nature Parks Places

Lightness

#Octpowrimo #Lightness

Salford, 29th October 2019

As summer draws to a close

and green leaves turn to red

the leaves of the less evergreen

aided by wind rain and streams

float off in a dream, light as a feather

to their final resting spot

where they leave a mark of colour

on the paths around them

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Acrostic Seasons Summer Warm Weather

face in the clouds

Salford 29th July 2019

smiling clouds
Smiling cloud – image c/0 flickr hivemind

#Weather #Seasons #Summer #Acrostic

Summer sees me ignore the cirrus and and stratus

Taking in the rays peering through summers marshmallows

Reality is – something’s been smiling floating in the air

A smiling cloud, happy in the blue

Tears ? not today…and when Ra gets a little bit to fierce

A fluffy cloud and his chums are there to provide a bit of cover

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Photography Seasons Weather

Challenge 30 – No.26

“Weather”

5th February 2019

Red skies at Night, Shepherds Delight…..

Red Sky at Night, Shepherds Delight - an example.

This old phrase is still around today.

It was the shepherds way of telling fine weather – a red sky at night normally foretold of fine weather next morning

Whilst a red sky in the morning, normally was followed by grey clouds in the skies above. It gave the shepherd time to get his flock onto lower ground and avoid an immediate drenching 🙂

We’re not out of winter yet in the UK, no matter what the met office say, and I’ve known it snow in March, despite it being technically Spring.

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Poetry

COLD NIGHTS

Sunday 25 November 2018

It might seem a bit funny – but I’m starting to miss the warm weather

the sun and its friend,  mercury seem to have beaten a retreat

nights are drawing in, and furthermore – so is the cold

looking out of the window, it doesn’t even look like night

but the sun has taken its leave – and outside its not bright

perhaps i should have appreciated it when it was in town

when people were sat on the beach – getting brown

For now , i’m not sat by the beach

The warmth has gone – its out of reach

So i’ll sit by the heater with reading planned

and a Mug of hot cocoa – ee thats grand!