#Farm #Cows #Sheep #Fruit #Picnic
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Salford, 15th June 2020
Chocolate munching reptile
having a field day in the house he is!
arriving on a mission – to empty larder cupboards –
munching on oranges, strawberries and lemons
even limes take his sweet tooth to 7th Heaven
Lemon sorbet’s and Chocolate cake can’t
escape his grasp
of course – it would be easier if you can see him – it’s
not that easy when he’s disappeared into the woodwork
bright as a button
long rows of garden plants
unassumingly hide their colourful wares
somewhere under a mass of green leaves
hopefully though, the shy fruits will be spotted before the birds get them
The Oranges sliced, sing on the plate…
they’ve been quite lonely as of late
all alone in their bowl of blue
looking quite bright – but with nothing to do
Now with apples, diced they share
bowls that cooks of note prepare
with other fruit from orchards near
and strawberries grown in the fields each year
In places, you may find some peaches or pears
(depending on what chef has prepared)
mixed up lightly so the fruit is served loose,
served up in its own syrup or juice.
Served up from a place that is quite cold,
so they stay fresh and don’t go old.
A lunchtime, brunch, or evening treat
that any child would love to eat.
And served up wi’ th’ fruit to make children’s dream
is a serving of custard, or better – ice cream!
All served up in a coloured round bowl
An empty dish is the little child’s goal.
#coloryourworld #cyw #wildstrawberry #reds #fruit #nature
Hiding away in bushes and hedgerows
little red berries await to be found
playing peek-a-boo under the greens
nothing much like their wimbledon cousins
their juicyness comes from being free in the wind
pleasant if you pick them at the perfect time
tasty enough without sugar and cream
sweetness coming direct from the sun
that peeps through their hiding place
Take a crisp blue sky
and a gentle breeze
and add a little heat
Sand or Sea is optional
but a mat or blanket – essential
Sandwiches – Tomato or Cucumber
(or if you prefer) Ham or Beef
prepare a little salad
to serve on the plate beneath
Lemonades a nice drink you might want to take
or maybe a smoothie or ice-cream milkshake
The Grown-ups take coffee – or water for tea
in a well lined thermos – away from the bees
For afters – some fruit or perhaps a pie
Chocolate’s a favourite – I don’t want to lie!
but a nice way to finish this picnic – a dream
is a small bowl of strawberries – topped off with ice cream.
#Napowrimo #Food #Poetry #Blogging101
The children almost cried
as the chocolate melted
and their favourite biscuits
in a cream-cheese fog
But smiles from tears
as strawberries and peach
soon did reach
the top of the cake
and smiles of joy did break.
In response to the daily post prompt
Delightful little uniform shapes
Round one minute, tear shaped the next – landing
On rooftiles and gardens in a street near you.
Pavements creating pools in their cracks
Daily occurrence in spring and in autumn
Rivers rely on their contribution – to keep the fish happy
On warmer days, they stay in the clouds
Propelling to the ground, when it’s time to cool off
Do you know ? they’re quite artistic
Rainbows form when they fall in front of the sun
On fields they make the green grass grow
Perfect food for a strawberry patch
Dainty little flowers await the
Raindrops to quench their thirst
Over time they amass in great reservoirs
Providing water for all of us to drink
In response to the Roy.G.Biv Challenge on the Daily Post.
I’ve seen rainbows in the sky, but they’ve never been as vibrant as the ones in the Greengrocers shop window
Rich Red Strawberries – it amazes me how he can get them even in Winter, but they’re tasty with sugar and cream.
Oranges – I’ll eat these till they come out of my ears, but a zesty orange sets me up for the day.
Yellow Lemons – perfect for Lemon Dishes (of course) and an accompaniment for any cocktail drink.
Green Limes – the Lemons cousin, this is nice either in a Drink or a flavouring in a sponge cake – Like the Lemon, it needs a little sugar to cut through the sharpness
Blackcurrants – wonderful flavour – works marvels in a local drink with raspberries and grapes round my neck of the woods (Manchester, UK) – Vimto
Indigo – actually the colour of “RED” Grapes – nice in a fruit salad
and last but not least Violet – the colour of Damsons – which when in a jam turns rice pudding a lovely purple colour.
Strawberries Red, sit in their patch of Green,
trying to hide in the spaces between.
But it is well known, that they will be found,
by the army of pickers in the fields on the ground
With leaves of Green, and fruit deep Red,
They sit there in their warm flowery bed.
Soon heading for jam in the village cream tea
with cream from the cow in th’next field named Daisy
Choosing these fellows you have to be quick!
Small Strawberries often avoid the pick
Only attracting the butterfly’s eye
as larger strawberries get picked going by.
Some are sent out
to where tennis is played,
and alongside the champers’ the berries are laid.
Out in Green punnets, and eaten by those,
Watching the championship highs and their lows
Or they’re sent off by tractors,
to the farmers shed.
Where the workers make ice-cream,
these berries are led.
“Come find us!”, they laughed,
they were teasing..
but now they reside
in a place that is freezing!