The master thief

Cheeky

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Sitting halfway up a tree

Quietly observing his target

Unaware they’re being watched

In an Instant he’s jumping, and flying

Rolling about on the picnic blanket and

Ravishing the goodies laid out before him

Escaping back the way he came – and raising a smile

Loathe him ? some might, but he is a cheeky chappie.

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Salford, 25th November 2017

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autumn leaves (p) Brian F Kirkham 2017

The change in seasonal colour came quickly this year,

some might say the bright sparks at the weather office got caught out

summers hand seemed to draw into the autumn days

and while winter popped up in the chill of the western wind

the leaves stayed green for a week or two more

till one day the trees said they’d had enough

and the leaves 🍁 turned like traffic lights from green to red

taking on tones from amber to orange, from red to brown ,

toughening up to face the hardness of winter

as they dropped to the floor below

and the welcome to walkers travelling on this carpet ?

the crunch of leaves 🍁 saying hello 👋

Flowers in a hotel garden

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#cffc #flowers #nature

Flowers in the nao San Rafael suite, in the algarve

plenty of flowers 💐 in this Portuguese resort, but they are eclipsed by some really tall trees.  Fellow ursinians would appreciate these, though I’ve seen more tropical birds than honeybees.

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Sheltering under a Palm Tree

Mighty

Mighty

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The humble little acorn

didn’t do much for a while

on the floor of the garden

Crestfallen apples

mocked him for days

among the fallen leaves

Kids picked up the conkers

for games in the yard

Acorn left behind

But then – one day – little seed did toil

and started to grow

in some composted soil

And soon the acorn was happy can be

as he grew mighty and tall as a grand oak tree

where the birds and children played – full of glee