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Acrostic Food Nature

Mushroom II

#writeclub #Mushroom

Many different but

Unusual plants can be

Searched out around a tree.

Hard work is required to separate good from bad but

Really tasty varieties can be found

Out in the woodland,

Of course – it’s best to get an expert to help

Making a dinner out of the nasty ones – might make you ill

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Animals Colours

Beavers

#CYW #Beaver

Builder of some wonderful constructions

every day he’s going down stream for materials

and crafting them so they adapt to his home

versatile in the way he places each stick

each one having its own purpose

rivers brooks and

streams keep moving – but he’s directing the flow

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Nature Poetry

In Hiding

#WDYS

Rocks (Image by Sean Robertson)

The fast running stream

creates a moving cloudburst

over the mossy rock

The clouds have fallen

surprising the residents

under the water

Greenery watches

as the white mist promenades

over waters surface

Among all the rocks

who’s hiding in plain sight

family of frogs

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Colours

Wild Watermelon

#CYW #wild #watermelon

Photo by Daniel Dan on Pexels.com

Well, Fancy seeing that

a fruit you don’t normally see

that’s now up in the tall green trees in the park

every fruit is currently holding on for dear life as its a

right royal drop to the floor from where it is

might be nice in slices – but i don’t like it mushed up

even the squirrels are taking cover – can you imagine one o’ those

landing on top of you

of course – the fruit would rather be in a tropical breeze – not a city one

no wonder they’re wild!

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Food Fruit Garden

Wild strawberry

#cyw #wildstrawberry

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You couldn’t call them cultivated – or even cultured

growing wild among the grasses

berries as sweet as their cultured cousins

but grown up in the wind and the rain

out in the meadows and forests

no polytunnels here

but just as red and just as tasty,

with a dollop of cream

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Childhood

Berserk

#Fowc #Berserk

By the time , you’ve got a handle on this

everything has changed

reactions wild , leads to a rockstar event in the room

stopping the wild child – and tempering the rising mercury could

explode in your face but

really – when the devil has turned back into an angel, you’ll

keep on picking up the books and toys he threw about in a tantrum

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Animals Poetry

(Wild) Life

#SoCs #Animal #Sounds #Salford #Manchester

I

Friday night in the Manchester Air

the birds are out for the night

in certain spots where the birdseed flows

and the neon lights paint the town

Sometimes Red, Sometimes Blue

II

Cats are out, and on the prowl

kings of their own domain

out in their preened green jungle

playing with their catnip toys

Sounding out a evensong

before tucking in to impromptu lunch

III

Down by the deep

under the shade – sound of feathered bridge

canard and his friends enjoy their grub – discussing the days events

keeping close together

so they keep their little ones warm

IV

four paws return from patrol

result from the hunt ? minimal

no chance of a fishy surprise – so he lets out a wail

but whats this ? something meaty awaits

by the cat blanket

V

who’s this coming up the garden path

playing in the snow and rain

big paw prints heading for the door

tail in the air, big wet nose on the floor

grown up puppy asks – Hello ! Time for Tea ? I would agree

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People

Burnt Orange

A head to turn heads

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 of the window.

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Acrostic Colours Nature

Brown

#CYW #Brown #Birds #Wildlife #Salford

Brown Feathered Canada Geese

Bringing an aire of nature to the painters palette

Red mixes with yellow and that colour goes darker as

Orange meets black and blue

Wild Animals have this colour in their fur , feathers and quills

Notably the geese who fly across town

Hope you liked this short acrostic for #CYW – Here’s another link to a poem with a brown theme – https://inkdrops.blog/2019/09/08/chocolate-4

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Animals Photography

Challenge 30 – No25

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!