Down the road blown by the wind

rafts of snow travel quickly

in forms that move like starlings

forward and back, the snowflakes move

till the wind drops, and they land softly on the lawn


deftly floating it’s way out to sea

rickety branches travel across the water

in expectation they’ll

find their way through the salty sea

towards the sandy shore





Stood for a moment in time

Totally still – you might call it “Frozen”

As the water flows around them

The the mighty rocks stand still

In the light of the morning sun

Could the passing aviators bring them to life ?  Hardly!



When stone age man had an idea – to get from a to b

He went through a few stages to perfect it

Each time he’d chip away and when he did – the idea

Evolved – it would take a bit

Longer before he put the horse before the cart – but it was a start





Canada Geese by Welland Lock, Salford Quays

waiting for the warden to arrive

eyes fixed on a patch of green

and a whole load of swans jumping the dinner queue

Signals are clear

dinner wont be long now

their feathered friends are moving….quickly




this first line is now history..

That is a fact.  For until a timelord lands in Salford tomorrow morning and plonks his TARDIS on the front lawn, I will be another day older when the sun rises in the morning.

The planets and moons will still turn around our sun and the flora and fauna that live on the blue earth will still carry on in their various systems of life on this diverse planet.

People will go about their daily lives, and the Wildlife will still live on in the forests and lakes around us.

The tides will go in and out, crabs and other shellfish will pop on the shore to say hello…seagulls woodpigeons and geese will continue their never ending battle with day trippers to grab a fallen piece of a fish and chip supper…whilst cats and dogs look on in envy as they patrol their street in the towns.

And all the time the earth will keep spinning.  As the day moves along clouds and skies will shift.  There may be rain, there may be sunshine – get them together – you might see a rainbow if you a lucky enough.

Then as the sun changes colour slightly and veers down the horizon – heading for the other half of the world, out pops the moon , the planets and the stars

Living by the busiest road in Europe – I still hear the rumble of wheels on Tarmac, but the night skies offer a newer scene with the characters that live up in the northern sky

On a clear night you can see all the constellations with the naked eye in my hometown.  Orion, the plough and all the zodiac animals all pop up to say hello – and whilst i’m watching the stars – someone on the other hemisphere of earth is waking up to a brand new day.

And the earth keeps on turning…


Photography Class @ BASIC, Salford

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Another Day in BASICs Photography Class – and today we’ve been doing a spot of Motion Photography.  It basically revolved about slowing down the speed of the shot to capture the movement in the picture.  The cameras were kept steady using a tripod or a flat surface and the shutter speed was brought up to a fast speed in order to capture the action of the water entering the glass and the bubbles it created.

It was a really enjoyable session as all the group worked as a team to achieve some brilliant photography


The motion photography is part of a ‘food’ theme we’ve got running throughout our lessons – we hope that some of the pics will be used to decorate BASICs Café – Food for Thought.