Somewhere cold

In the summer I sit here
and soak up the sun
but sitting here now
would be cold on the bum

The lavenders’ branches
whilst still with its green
are flecked now with white
from the snow that has been

And my bench will remain
with a covering of snow
as I’m snug inside
in the warm with a glow

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Photo – Jempics

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Old blue bird table

We have an old blue bird table
some years beyond its prime
But we’ve had it now for ages
and once it looked just fine

Perhaps it should have found its way
to firewood long ago
But we like it in our garden
and are loathe for that, you know

It’s got a certain presence
‘Je ne sais quoi’, we’d say
So until it actually falls apart
it has a place to stay

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Photo – Jempics

Nesting

In the barren forsythia a house has appeared
built by an industrious sparrow
with twigs, grass and straw a nest has been made
between the branches narrow

There aren’t any babies in there just yet
but I guess it won’t be that long
Til more feathered friends in my garden I’ll see
to add to that sweet morning song

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Photo – Jempics

Garden

Part 3 of 6 in the Jemverse ‘At Home’ series

At home we have a garden
It brings us lots of cheer
It’s nice to simply look at
at any time of year
In the summer months we’re out there
in the sunshine all the time
as it’s perfect for relaxing
when the weather’s warm and fine
But it’s great at other times as well
Our extension to the world
Watching at the seasons pass
and changes are unfurled

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Photo – Jempics

Hydrangea Serrata

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

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Photo – Jempics

Many happy returns II

Many happy returns
lives up to its name
With ever more roses
again and again

We’ve lost count of the blooms
it has given since May
When as a gift it was given
on a special birthday

They’re pink and they’re lovely
so we hope for a while
that they’ll stay and keep blooming
as they sure bring a smile

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Photo – Jempics

[See the original Many Happy Returns from 1st June for context]

Abundance

There’s an abundance in my border
and it’s shouting loud at me
It’s telling me of summer
and it’s wonderful to see

It has orange there and yellow
reflective of the sun
And it greets me every morning
as each new day’s begun

An abundance of magnificence
from nature’s palette, rare
With exuberance of wonder
that to me’s beyond compare

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Photo – Jempics

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