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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Photo – Jempics

Pink IV

A little sprig of pink
in the winter brown today
captured my attention
as I passed upon my way
So I whipped my iPhone out
and took a picture on the spot
as it seemed the thing to do
and I thought ‘why ever not’

It’s nice to see such things
as they bring a smile and more
something to be glad about
and raise a loud encore
For as the seasons gather
their skirts and have a fling
the result around this time of year
is the joy we call the Spring

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Photo – Jempics

Goldfinch

Goldfinch in my garden
hopping round about
looking for some nibbles
Spring is here. No doubt.
Grass needs a good cutting
but I’ll leave it for a bit
give it a chance to take good hold
not make too much of it

But by and by and not too long
we’ll be out there every day
enjoying Springtime and the sun
in every single way
Meantime though I’ll watch the birds
and squirrels as they come
waiting for the right time when
the winter’s fully done

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Photo – Jempics

(Spot the Goldfinch! He’s really there – honest!)

Beginning VI

6 of 12 in the Jemverse ’12 month IV’ series

In layers of grey with blue above
a February sky
caught me unawares today
as slowly I walked by
It promised new beginning
and though naked still the trees
the sunshine brought a warmth
to the fading winter freeze
So, resolved there in that moment
I vowed to hold that thought today
The hope for new beginning
as I went upon my way

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Photo – Jempics

The cast of winter’s die

The teezles look to fields beyond
lacklustre yet still fine
whilst sheep in woolly jumpers
graze the green on which they dine

Winter shrugs its shoulders
resolute to Nature’s hand
as hibernating creatures rest
in England’s pleasant land

And though the winter die is cast
the beauty here shines through
as Spring lies waiting in the wings
to bring about the new

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Photo – Jempics

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