Soil (II)

An acrostic by inky, in response to the daily post prompt

Soil

Some people – call it the ground

One of natures building blocks

If you looked at it – from deep below – you would call it

Life itself

 

Several different creatures – they call it home

On occasion , they climb out of their earthy house for a drop of sun

Insects , worms and nocturnal mammals

Like living underground

 

Some plants – enjoy being

Outside, like trees and bushes, whilst others like

Indoors, mostly because of the weather – all are

Linked by the substance around their roots

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Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

Fragrance

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Salford 25th July 2017

 

For centuries, the makers of perfume have made

Romantic smells from the humble garden

Animated – and captured with oils wine and water

Girls grab their latest favourite – in an attempt to

Reach out – without a step – to the lad of their dreams

Attraction can be immediate – turning heads

Never think that it’s the scent alone that does it –

Cupid’s arrow is fickle at times – but

Every girl knows – to get his attention – it’s a start!

 

 

Soil

 

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Soil – Image C/o UK Soil Association

 

 

Soil

source of growth

our garden plants depend on it

its home for all sorts of life

like worms, beetles and ants

 

such an important base needs nutrients

on certain mornings , water and fertiliser

is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs

lift their flowers into the sky and take root

 

some gardeners plant vegetables whilst

on season,  others plant fruit trees

in certain climates, the soil will allow you to grow

local delicacies, such as bananas and pineapple

A Flowery San-San

In a porcelain pot

sits some stripy pink flowers

in a group – there’s a lot

passing the hours

positioned in centre of table at a meal

by the chef and his team who are more than able

to show off their wares and create a feel

Out in the Garden

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Friday 19th May 2017

Basic Clicks Photography Group

Location : Base camp, the Enchanted Garden, Brain & Spinal Injury Centre, Salford, UK

Camera used : DSC-H300

 

Today, we’ve been out in the Enchanted Garden @ BASIC.  Capturing some brilliant images for use in a future display.  Mostly these were roses , but also the wildflowers and poppies planted throughout the garden.

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Wildflowers
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Flowers in the Garden
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Yellow Rose
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Pink Rose
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Rosebud
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Cornflower
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Purple Flower
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Yellow Rose front on
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Yellow Rose Centre
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Dandelion Clock

 

Honeycomb

18th May 2017

A San-San poem – Origins rooted on the Greek Island of Crete

 

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On holiday by a grecian water

I saw a flying insect having some tea

it flew for the pollen from flower to flower

occasionally passing a grecian sun or daughter

it was happy to pass through the flowers this bee

till it was time to head for home

where it spend a passing hour

away from the sun making honeycomb.

Playing with pastels

Transcript

(alt title : tip toeing through the drawings)

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One of my first pastel drawings

I’d been sat in the front garden, of the terraced house i live in and decided to bring some colour to my drawing pad

The trees in the garden were coming into bloom , whilst the fuschias and minature roses were coming into their own.  They danced around like ballerinas in the slight breeze

I tried to get some detail in, my talent more observant of the leaves than the petals.

But in what seemed to be a short while, i’d frittered away two whole hours on the garden bench.  Pausing on the hour to enjoy a Corned beef Sandwich and a cool lemonade.

Playing around with the Greens , Pinks and Reds.  With Blue making a cameo appearance.

Pink

11th May 2017

An acrostic in response to the daily post prompt

carnation

Pink

Popular colour with various shades

In the mix tween strawberry and vanilla

Nice colour worn on a spring or summer day

Kids, enjoying their ice creams, in their dresses or shirts