Small chap waddling

A little chap waddled by the lakeside today
whilst I was eating my lunch
his gait had a purpose as he tucked his head down
which was evident there with a hunch
For just out of shot in the shade of the trees
a mother goose watched with an eye
as her offspring fought bravely to catch her back up
whilst the world there at large wandered by

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Blossoming

The cherry tree in Ham Field
is in full blossom and looks great
so I'm rather pleased we left things
and decided then to wait
til some warmer Springtime weather
before coming to this place
as now we see it in full glory
as it smiles in Summer's face


©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Biding time

In the grass getting greener
there are dandelions hiding
getting bolder with yellow
but time still abiding
because here just in April
the warmth's still a tease
so they need something more
to be fully at ease

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

A morning hike

No.7 in the Jemverse series ‘Down in Dorset’

So we all walked back to Charmouth
early morning 'round sunrise
with mist in all the valleys
and a glow atop the rise

Took us about an hour
then we walked right back again
as the sun climbed higher brightly
in the east from whence it came

The splendour nature offered
all around was as a treasure
which all of us admired
good measure for good measure

And with dewdrop diamonds shining
we felt enriched beyond decree
in this really special place
where we wandered peacefully

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Rose II

There's a rose in our garden
just by the front wall
which catches attention
to one and yes, all
as people will pause
to give it a smell
for its fragrance is lovely
as they can just tell

It's quite charming to see that
as they wander by
from my studio window
above them so high
and though they'll not see me
it is with a smile
that I watch them pause
by that rose for a while


©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Seven Trees

In 'Seven Tree Field' whence we come week by week
I've been taking picture of trees
as all seasons come
and the changes are done
of the wonder my camera lens sees

Fascination is there of the wonder and all
to capture and hold and to love
of nature's fine hand
in these tall trees grand
which I see as I look high above

And at the end of the year when the seasons are done
I'll revisit the photos I've snapped
and pick out the best
from all of the rest
to keep all the memories intact

©Jemverse

Photo – ‘Seven Tree Field, New Wharf Farm, Ashurst, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Pollinating

A bumble bee for pollen
on my lavender today
the flowers are now at their best
so a cropping's on the way
Means the bumble bees
will have to find another source
but that won't be a problem
cos there's lots round here of course

And a cropping of some lavender
means my Trug will do its thing
holding stems of loveliness
now their flowering's a thing
Of course I'll capture that by photo
as more words that will inspire
My Sussex Trug and lavender
to treasure and admire

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Wildflower

Wildflowers in our garden
whilst not a meadow are
nonetheless quite lovely
if not spectacular
From little tiny daisies
to blue and purple there
with bright red in the background
there's little to compare

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Lavender by the wall

I didn't plant this lavender
that's growing by the wall
in fact I'm really quite surprised
that it is growing here at all

It must have grown from seed of course
from the crop I grow each year
and a stray stem I must have missed
though I'm careful, let's be clear

To harvest every one of those
as precious they all are
so I'm careful not to miss a one
I'm most particular

And yet the evidence is here
growing on its own
a lavender to cultivate
from a small seed not sown

But I will treasure it the same
as all the others here
for another crop of loveliness
I get from year to year

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Pink and Lovely

I'm not a horticulturalist
so I've really not a clue
about the name this flowering shrub
has here, I'd say, do you?

But one thing I am certain of
with n'er a pause to think
is that it's really lovely
with its many flowers of pink

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Previous Older Entries

%d bloggers like this: