Maybe it’s the summer weather
inviting my tastebuds to
lap up this strawberry infused delight, but i
keep on returning to it on
sun drenched days. Perhaps it reminds me of
holidays, under a parasol …. it
always seems to
keep me cool
even in the most exceptional of temperatures
white fluffy clouds make their way towards the sea
while cool winds come in off the western coast
butterflies take in nectar
from the yellowest of daffodils
while birds blend in with reds and blues
on the hunt for the grubs for lunch
Best of arbory friends
Residents of the local park
Enjoy the gentle winds
Easing around their branches, a
Zephyr ? occasionally,
Enjoying catching a kite in Mid-air
#Promptuarium #Earlymorning #Summer
An early morning acrostic by inky
Unusually found the Son up before
Mum and dad
Maybe its because he
Expected the smiling sun to
Reach beyond the curtains and say hello
#summer #food #sport #garden
24th June 2018
Perfect time to relax in the Garden
In the shade of a cool umbrella, out of the sun
Cucumber sandwiches and iced lemonade
Nice accompaniament to the Barbecue chicken
Inside the wicker basket – under the foil
Chocolate cake for afters – the perfect sweet
#In light of the lack of a fresh writing prompt – i’ve poached this one from the wordpress e-book – 365 Writing prompts….enjoy….inky.#
Salford 16th June 2018
Inclement is how the weathermen would have put it
the weather itself couldn’t make its mind up
the sun was out – the birds were tweeting – and everyone was content
that was of course till two sets of clouds collided into one another
and slowly, but surely, small waterdrops began to fall from the sky
pitter pattering into puddles – easily covered by peoples umbrellas
until the raindrops sped up – and turned into stairrods
filling up birdbaths and heading for waterways
the quickest way they could
ladies and gents diving for cover under the nearest shelter
till quick as it arrived – the stairrods departed
and cotton-wool clouds replaced the grey ones
while birds enjoyed the relax
in a pool provided by the cloud
When i saw this prompt from cees black and white challenge, I
expect you knew the response you see – It’s blooming
Autumn, they cried!
The weather’s bound to be bad, said some we’re gearing up for winter
Hot climates moved back, said others, towards the equator…
Everyone’s thinking of heading where its currently Summer,
Relax – I said, enjoy the White Christmas!
Faro, the algarve, Portugal
What I woke up to this morning.
call it the last breath of summer
pine trees swaying in the warm air.
christmas come early ? Perhaps
Salford 19th August 2017
They say clothes make the man / woman
well, whoever wrote that obviously lives somewhere nearer to the equator than i do.
They’ve also never experienced the phenomenon that is Horizontal Rain.
If its sunbathing weather – then obviously i’ll be in shirt sleeves and a pair of shorts lapping up the sun and the blue skies. Dipping my toes in cold sea water to cool off before returning to my deckchair and reading material.
On a Volunteering gig ? then i’ll have the customary event t-shirt and hat and (precautionary) jacket in case of a downpour. Nine times out of ten – i’ve never needed it
If though, the angels working in the cloud – decide the ground needs a shower that waterproof jacket comes in handy….oncoming athletes in a downpour sometimes look on in envy.
As the weather changes – so does the kit. Organising committees on these events have adapted their kits to allow for my hometown’s inclement weather patterns – meaning during midsummer thru autumn , the occasional fleece is thrown in my general direction and unlike the waterproof – these do get used on a regular basis
for after summer – if the rain doesn’t get you – the wind most certainly will.
and you can always take these layers off if the weather improves, it gets warmer, wind drops etc. Its why they issue volunteers with a bag at events.
Notable thing at these outdoor events – how the dress code goes out of the window when the sun has got his hat on, and the ice cream van is doing a rip roaring trade.
Salford, 29th July 2017
Some say its easy, splashing your feet along the sea on a
Hot summers day, but its important to be
Aware of your surroundings
Lots of people like to dive into that
Long stretch of blue water –
Only they know their limitations
When they wade into it – don’t go in too deep!