Salford 1st March
Like a bullet
It flew down the street
Towards the other side of the dual carriageway and
Local cats, couldn’t catch him
Even if they tried – he was too far up to reach
Before our feathered friend
Islands of Plenty – with seeds galore
Ready to be eaten by our feathered friend and his chums
Dropped on a patch of green
A Striped Tale…..or is that a Tail ?
What’s Black and white and Red all over ? a sunburnt Zebra! (sic)
When ever I think about an animal with Stripes, I always think about two particular animals….the tiger and the zebra
The tiger is Orange and Black (or is that black and orange ?) whilst the Zebra is Black and White (or is that white and black?). Both hide in the Undergrowth for protection using this camouflage
Now while I’ve only ever seen these two animals at the Zoo, there is a stripey animal who is quite happy to be living around you and I. I am referring to your tabby variety of pussy cat
Just remember to treat it right – or its ancestral character will come right out!
Salford Quays, 14th July 2018
a tale of the first time in the canal…from one of the goslings….Interpreted by Inky 🙂
It’s a bit hard stepping out
from the little nursery pool
to the great big vast waterway
but at least my family are nearby
mum and dad watching proudly on
no water wings required
chasing my brothers and sisters about the water
just flap my feathered feet and watch me go….
#Thoughts #Bubbles #Marshmallows #Clouds
Salford 9th July 2018
The light little cirrus and stratus
help themselves to their
own little place in the sky
until the cloud departs they’ll be overlooked by the
great thinker of the skies himself – cumulonimbus – who’s
happily floating over the air
thinking about their next destination
some might call them Marshmallows, others call them ‘thought stores’
Salford, 27th April 2018
In response to the DP Prompt Notable
Nobody could miss the headline of the redtops
big brash and bold – and splashed liberally across the front page
A headline to shock – “EXCLUSIVE” and “SCOOP”
in bold capitals
everyone read the news underneath
till it was proven the day later – it was all a fabrication
politicians calling for editors heads , celebs joining in the circus
reporters not at their desks, hiding from the limelight
photographers seeking solace by a sunny retreat
the apology was notable – issued two days later
short and hidden on a column on Page 4
Salford, 25th March 2018
Sat on a branch of a silver birch or oak
waiting for the rest of the gang to catch up
a wonder of the skies takes a break
letting himself have a rest before taking off again
little bird of blue white and black
over the heights he looks, planning
where he will swoop to next
#CYW #ColorYourWorld #VividTangerine
Take it from me – tangerine – You’re eyecatching
Albeit you’re smaller than your cousin the orange –
Not the first fruit they go for when they head for the
Greengrocers – but that’s just it.
Easy to peel – the kids all love you
Reactions to your appearance in a lunchbox ?
Instant Smiles all round
Not going to win prizes for your size – but
Expect a grin to appear upon your arrival
While out on Holiday to Oledeniz in Turkey – I took along a very special guest
My little mascot – Bean Bear! He’s a winnie-the-pooh beanbag that’s been
up and down the uk and to places in Spain, Greece, and Turkey with me. For some reason,
he makes me calm when i’m on plane journeys…and that’s probably down to the fact the bigger
version of him was used to calm me down when I was in hospital facing an operation.
A different place,
a different wall.
He sits on the bed,
Where he knows he won’t fall.
He’s travelled to places,
both far and of wide,
he likes the warm sunshine,
but prefers inside.
He’s the small yellow bear,
who reminds you you’re home
whether out on the sands,
or under a dome.
And he’ll sit there on
His nice new spot.
With the cool breeze
He likes that a lot!
And he’ll stay with you there,
till you head for the beach
when he’ll stay in your pocket,
he’s not out of reach.
And he’ll stay till it’s time
to get back in your case
and it’s time to go home
or to some other place.