Out in the back garden

Poetry

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I sat open mouthed

as i watched the goings on

taking place in greenery

facing the kitchen

In an attempt to claim

a tree in their name

two or three white butterflies

engaged in aerial combat

Flying past the window

and around the roof

soaring to grab

their place on the tree

who won the contest ?

that’s anybodys guess

maybe we’ll find out

when the caterpillars hatch

Two Quarrelling Brothers

Poetry, Weather

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I sat watching by the window

as two quarrelling brothers

traded blows over a tree outside

both lay claim on this tall green beauty

and each tried their hardest to get it for themselves

but as day turned into night

the tree stayed rooted to its spot

and neither brother got what they wanted

opting to play with some fallen leaves instead

Silent ballad of pollen park

Poetry

Cant say a word

theyre rejoicing on the greens

as blossoms cover everywhere

round tree roots and inbetween

and in the warmth the flowers sway

playing in the breeze

floating around, without a sound

moving pollen with the bees

grabbing the poor sneezing soul

with hay fever by the throat

as pollen collects en masse like an army

around his collar and coat

and while he sits on the park bench

hed love to go and play

wi others on the large pitch

but pollens in his way

Lines

Buildings, Photography

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Thursday 26th April 2018

Camera used : Nikon D3100 with 50mm Lens

Sat in the toolshed (my workspace, where i compose this blog)

I took this photo in response to the photo challenge Lines as theres an awful lot of them in it.

with the feathered friends elsewhere – i saw the lines of solar panels on the roof – all set out in formation

then there’s the lines of branches in the tree behind the house

Lines of tiles lining the roof in very tidy order

and last but not least the lines of bricks in the end wall of the semi detached house

Prolific : Tale of a tree

Garden, Nature, Photography, Seasons

Prolific

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Salford 19th April 2018

My “little” Acer tree, in the back garden of the house

beginning another set of flowers to signal Spring

We bought it from a garden centre in the pennines , quite a few years ago now, and planted it alongside a couple of dwarf conifers and perennials to give the back of the house a bit of colour!

It was caught out by a really hard frost and snowfall in March, when it should have flowered then.  The mercury in the thermometer refused to budge, so it slept on till the Easter Holiday, and while i celebrated my birthday – one or two of the flowering buds popped out to say “Hello!”.  Soon it’ll be covered in lovely pink and white flowers, and (Northwest English Weather permitting) they’ll be there to brighten up the back garden all the way through summer and early autumn – when it’ll lose its foliage and it’ll prepare itself for the following spring.

Camera Details : Nikon D3100, No flash, Natural light, Yongnuo Prime Lens 58mm