salford quays, March 23rd
Sat on a bench by the Manchester ship canal,
just watching the water go by
and letting the lemon cake I’ve just munched on digest
as the feathered residents of the quays go by
dont think they know much about their famous neighbours
but it’s relaxing watching them travel through the water
Picture of Salford quays, during one of its sunsets
taken with my Sony Xperia phone
all is calm on the waters surface
the fish are sleeping soundly below
and the geese have headed for bed till breakfast
all is quiet, all is calm
what you’d call serene
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
#weather #water #reflections #poetry
Salford, 15th May 2017
You could almost mistake them for the real thing
confused Canada geese try to eat them as an appetiser before lunch
they seem to float gently on the waters edge
easy pickings for our feathered friends
Bubbles arise from deep below
but clever fish they do not show
as anglers sit along canal bank
the hiding oxygenator fish have to thank
but with one move of a beak
illusions are shattered –
disappearing in ripples
across the water
A response to the reflecting prompt, taken at Salford Quays recently
Taken by me using my Sony DSC-H300 camera – using sunset mode and continuous frame.
Had a while to wait for the sun to duck below the clouds, but i’m happy with the end result and the colours in the water and sky.
Anyone wondering about the buoys in the water – this is where the watersports centre do their windsurfing, canoeing and line surfing.
Salford Quays Lightwaves Festival December 2016
The day I bumped into a Dalek,
it was frosty by the quays
there was ice on th war museum airshard
but they weren’t the ones screaming freeze
They were meant to be playing games with th’cybermen
in the round place by the street
but the silver soldiers never showed up
they thought they would be beat
So instead they played some air hockey
with the kids and security guards too
and the Daleks found fame – taking part in the game
and drawing the match 2 by 2
And that night – they were friendly old fellows
as the locals they gave them a cheer
as the Daleks they played, and people weren’t afraid
as they found they had nothing to fear.
Salford, 12th December 2016
I have had a wonderful few days in the run up to the Christmas festivities
Manchester’s volunteer choir were well received at the volunteer celebration at the Town Hall, whilst the smells and sounds of the Christmas markets have been in full swing.
However, today I had the opportunity to take in the Latest instalment of the lightwaves festival which returned (alas, without the bunnies) to Salford Quays and Media city
The Doctor has landed on the Quayside.
And his enemies the Daleks decided to join him 🙂
For world-annihilating robot like creatures – they weren’t half a friendly bunch.
There was the odd astronaut….
and a children’s cartoon character or two, as Blackpool’s Illuminations landed on the dockside of Salford Quays, near to the Mediacity : UK complex.
Noddy and Big Ears parked by Postman Pat
The walkway to the illuminations was lit up by these very special Christmas trees.
and these floating boats produced a wonderful coloured light show on the waters of Erie Basin.
I liked the way they twinkled on the water and produced some wonderful patterns.