Red Admiral

There for a fleeting moment
Red Admiral on the wall
Grabbed my camera quickly
‘Good call’, I hear, ‘Good call’

Snapped a hasty picture
Focus – a bit skewed
But caught the special moment
Before off away he flew

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli
we have grown
from tiny seeds
when they were sewn

Now our produce
will instead
be eaten up
now harvested

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli
they were yummy
All gone now
and in my tummy

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Hydrangea Serrata

Little white butterflies
live longer than most
With hydrangea serrata
the ambivalent host

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Nature’s thrash-metal show

A clue when the sun
hides away from the day
and the mugginess grows
as the sky becomes grey
Then, as evening approaches
a splatter of rain
It looks like a storm
is brewing again

A rumble of thunder
as the night-time comes round
But in the gaps and the stillness
there’s barely a sound

Then from over the sea
a bright flash in the sky
as, restless, the storm
seeks to electrify
And we count down the seconds
as the thunder moves in
The cacophony grows
and turns into a din

And then we are there
with excitement and thrills
as the rain hammers down
and the floodwater spills

And the lightning’s as bright
as a daytime light-show
and each thunderclap deafens
and excites, as you know
Our whoops of excitement
are lost in between
as the storm gathers pace
with a whoop and a scream

It’s frightening and scary
and wonderful fun
But we’re always relieved
when a thunderstorm’s done

The claps become rumbles
and are less agitated
as we smile and relax
because now we are sated
And as the storm moves away
‘Til it’s hardly in sight
We will go back to bed
and turn in for the night

©Jemverse

Photo – http://www.shorehamphotos.com

Violet Seven

Seven colours, seven days
Violet’s turn at last
The seventh in the rainbow
and the star of this fine cast

Epitomising royalty
Nomenclature this noun
Nothing more I need to say
Save Violet wears the crown

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Part 7 of 7 – ‘The rainbow series’

Green Four

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Seven colours, seven days
and green’s the next in line
The fourth one in the rainbow
and one that’s very fine

For it speaks to me of life itself
and the good things oft bestowed
on each of us ‘most every day
from all that nature grows

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Part 4 of 7 – ‘The Rainbow series’

Produce (aka ‘Allotment V’)

Imagine our amazement
when this evening on Ham Field
we discovered our allotment
had delivered its first yield
Some courgettes and a squash or two
which in the sunshine haven’t lingered
Leading us to think that we
may well be quite green-fingered!

Incredible what nature does
in just a month or two
With some sunshine and some water
and some work from you know who
And there’s a lot more growing
which, whilst we’re fit and able
will provide a lot more vegetables
to grace our kitchen table

©Jemverse

Photo – courgettes & petit pan squash from Jem & Sal’s Ham Field allotment, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK, June 2017 – Jempics

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