Salford, 9th February 2018
Plants need looking after when they’re little.
I remember , as a lad being given three packets of seed by my Grandad.
they never told me what was in those silver packets
but each day i’d go to my spot by the lawn, to see what popped out of the ground
and with watchful eye, my mum and dad helped me sort the weeds from the plants
whilst i watered the soil, when the clouds weren’t dropping the rain
and each day, slowly but surely, the little seeds grew
flowerheads hid away till the sunshine appeared
and on those days i’d water them with my watering can…
then one day the flowerheads opened
and a square of reds, pinks, oranges , yellows and blues surrounded the lawn
So you plant these little round things into fresh soil
over time , and with a little patience – they pop up out of the ground
in time, they get bigger and bigger – looking like their mum and dad
later on, comes the colours – in the form of flowers or maybe fruits
Strange how such a little thing as a seed can grow so fast eh?
lunch was two hours ago
and dinner is hours away
the hunger pangs are out of the cage
And they’ve begun to play
So over to the brown bread you go
And forage for a filling or two
When the jars of peanut butter and jam
Located above tonight’s spiced ham
Decide to greet you hello
Just the thing till dad makes tea
And summmat that you’ll eat with glee
Out in the garden without delay
Before running around the garden to play
Salford, 15th November 2017
In response to the daily post prompt
Turtleshell tom surveys his patch of green
even the dogs know to stay off this lawn
royal rumbles await any interloper
rounding on the garden
its all his – and every night he lets you know
taking on those who’d want to mark their place
on his little kingdom
right now though – this little prince is
yelling at the front door….he wants his lunch!!!!
#CFFC #LetterK #BASIC #Salford #Garden
Hidden away among a mountain of leaves
the humble blackberry grows on its branch
biding its time till a meeting awaits
when it drops down into a sugary pool
and parties with its pals
no selfies needed here – they’re all jammin’
A Simple leaf , on the tarmac and gravel of the car park of #BASIC, the brain and spinal injury centre in Salford.
Fallen by the wind, or the passing of time with the coming of autumn, this humble leaf gave me another chance to create something special.
Been messing around with the monochrome as i continue in the quest to master my new camera. i like this image because of the silvery veins came popping out – all from the press of a button of my new camera.
Decayed Plane tree leaf in Enchanted Garden, BASIC, Salford
Old decayed leaf
melts into the moss on the car park tarmac
as it disappears into memory
but look at its veins and bones
as it fades into the mud
and you’ll see a remembrance
of the mighty tree
it once was part of.