Burnt Orange

When you entered the room Instantly, you turned the boys heads Like Desdemona had arrived Dynamic Heaven’s angel mixed with Hell’s fury Only time would decide what happened next Meeting up with old friends By the banks of the waterside Reality – you would be back at your post come morning Expectations – out ofContinue reading “Burnt Orange”

Little bird

Salford 1st March Like a bullet It flew down the street Towards the other side of the dual carriageway and The waterside 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 byContinue reading “Little bird”

My favourite place

Favorite Place salford quays, March 23rd Sat on a bench by the Manchester ship canal, just watching the water go by and letting the lemon cake I’ve just munched on digest as the feathered residents of the quays go by dont think they know much about their famous neighbours but it’s relaxing watching them travelContinue reading “My favourite place”

Creature

Creature capable of anything, the dockside cat. running the roost over the old area of nine dock eager to grab the pickings, that hide from an expectant audience, more likely to see actors than a furry tailed family, resident by the basin usual routines the order of the day, watching the drains lining the road,Continue reading “Creature”

Another Winters Morning

Fishing As the mercury begins its annual retreat the angler keeps a watch the winter water, dark and cold as silvery sources flicker   Hot air turning to almost fog as chair it rests on sawn up logs and line it sits, still, with great aplomb as angler watches for a flicker   The floatContinue reading “Another Winters Morning”

Emulating the greats

Homage Salford , 30th August 2017 Sat by the great stretch of Ontario, Aware of the place i was in Lowry’s backyard, I Found myself a bench facing Out onto this great stretch of Royal waterway, in sight of Rileys Flat and began to Draw a scene in simple pencil – one the great manContinue reading “Emulating the greats”

Ten birds 🐦 spotted

Salford, 25th January 2017 in response to the daily prompt Ten i never realised my home city was such a magnet for birds, particularly waterfowl pigeons are normally the first thing I’d spot, sparrows usually nest in the small fir trees 🌲 In the front garden today a blackbird said hello, hopping about from treeContinue reading “Ten birds 🐦 spotted”

Beaver

#coloryourworld #cyw #beaver Brilliant builder of wood based dams Each one of your structures an individual masterpiece As you carefully create each one from surrounding forests Very careful in your construction, – from End to end , each twig and branch fits to create a Riverside home – fit for any waterside family  

The return of the lights

Salford, 12th December 2016 I have had a wonderful few days in the run up to the Christmas festivities Manchester’s volunteer choir were well received at the volunteer celebration at the Town Hall, whilst the smells and sounds of the Christmas markets have been in full swing. However, today I had the opportunity to take inContinue reading “The return of the lights”