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Colours Nature

Pine Green

#CYW #Pinegreen

Perhaps you would say

Its probably the most recognisable tree

Next to the horse chestnut and

English Oak – Its seeds hanging from its evergreen branches

Growing commences when these seeds find their way under ground

Released into the air slowly and then

Enjoying the journey towards the clouds

Expect a squirrel to use it for a home while birds

Nest in the higher branches above them

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Nature Poetry

Lockdown

#promptuarium #Lockdown #birds

The birds are having a whale of a time

perched as they are on the quay fencing

taking in the rays

of the warm summer sunshine

their only dilemma for today

is when their waiter service is returning

for its great hopping to the waters for take out

but they’re missing their seeds of gold

and some of them have their feathers in a frizz….

word on the bridge is – its down to a bug

point him out they say – we want our feeders back!

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Garden Nature Poetry

Wildflowers

Salford 17th April 2020

A Spot

by the big trees became vacant recently,

considering the weather, i cleared the space and

dropped some the seed into a channel….no

expectations – i just need to water them during the day

flowers ? they’ll all be different and some you might

go and consider them as weeds in another garden – i just

hope they grow in the hard trowelled soil they’ve been buried in and

in turn, the birds find the bugs and not the seeds!

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Acrostic Garden

Dirt

#Fowc #Dirt

Destination – Under the Grass

It’s the place where the bulbs and seeds

Rest before its time to say hi to the sunshine

Treading on it – leaves a mark on it and a mark on you!

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Poetry

Waiting for the flowers

Salford, 9th March 2019

A patch of earth on some barren land

Was turned over, fed and watered

Earth dug up in places on

Seeds or bulbs planted

Over the next few months, the process continued – and

Moments passed – until the arrival of a green leaf popping out of the ground

Expect rainbows of colour over the next few weeks.

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Acrostic Birds Poetry

Sparrows II

17th January 2019

#birds

Scattered food lying on the tarmac, brings them here

Preening themselves in the fallen

Aqua that you and I call rain

Reactions to the feast, vary from

Roars of delight to sunflower seeds to

Overall disappointment …. small grains again ?

When the back door opens and the treasures

Spread across the ground, far and wide

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Acrostic Animals Poetry

Squirrel

Octpowrimo, 29th October 2018

Signs that winter is on its way

Quite inquisitive fellow made his way across the garden fence

Under the fir trees and around the hyacinths

In search, of something

Round , red brown, and tasty to

Restock his larder for winter

Every now and then looking around, protecting his hide

Looking for morsels in every inch of the garden

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Poetry

Two Squirrels

twosquirrels

Promptuarium, 18th August

You meet all sorts in your local park

two furry vermine were scampering past the bowling green

when they both sought my advice on

where the tastiest seeds were

“The Hazel tree is off to the west,

but the Conker tree has started dropping its seeds”

I told them,

they paused , then headed for the conker tree

where they fed like kings

before nodding me a thank you

and scampering for some hazelnut dessert

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Fruit Poetry

Core

Core

Central to most trees fruit

Oranges pears apples or bananas

real safe centres … some soft some hard.  Most

Edible, but the centre and their pips are quite woody

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Garden Memories Poetry

Tend

Salford, 9th February 2018

Tend

Plants need looking after when they’re little.

I remember , as a lad being given three packets of seed by my Grandad.

they never told me what was in those silver packets

but each day i’d go to my spot by the lawn, to see what popped out of the ground

and with watchful eye, my mum and dad helped me sort the weeds from the plants

whilst i watered the soil, when the clouds weren’t dropping the rain

and each day, slowly but surely, the little seeds grew

flowerheads hid away till the sunshine appeared

and on those days i’d water them with my watering can…

then one day the flowerheads opened

and a square of reds, pinks, oranges , yellows and blues surrounded the lawn