Gardening

The garden's gone ballistic
over just the last few days
with branches full of colour
grown in lots of different ways
It's looking like a jungle
so we'll have to see to that
giving it a summer trim
with branches for the hack

It's amazing how a little rain
can bring about such change
but it won't take much to fix it all
when we get to rearrange
and it all adds to the loveliness
for pleasure to deploy
in a little have out the back
and a garden to enjoy

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

And then came the rain

And then came the rain
close after the sun
a deluge which lasted
for days on the run

The gardeners and farmers
were over the moon
but all the sunbathers
said it was too soon

For the weatherman said
that the heatwave would last
but all of a sudden
it's forgotten and past

Still, this is the summer
and in England it's fickle
so we need to prepare
for the occasional trickle

I trust though that soon
the sunshine once more
puts its hat on and smiles
to even the score

'Cos then I'll be out there
on those golden days
making all that I can
of those marvellous rays

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

After the rain II

The sunshine after the rain has passed
makes the garden resplendent and fine
so contented am I to relax in this place
as all of this is Sally's and mine

It's lovely to see the green and the growth
and the flowers coming out in the sun
and to breathe deep the fragrance
headily there now that the rain is all done

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Rain came again

The rain came today
we knew that it would
so I'll not go a-watering
though I feel that I should
It feels a bit strange
not to need to go out
but it's good to have change
of that there's no doubt

And the sun will return
as it always does
and then I'll go back 
for a watering because
the ground will then need it
and I will content
be walking down daily 
with all good intent

And sometimes I will
and sometimes I won't
though I know I'll feel guilty
on the days that I don't
but the thing to remember
is the ground will survive
and in sunshine and rain
all the plants there will thrive


©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

True Measure

Mesmorised here
I stand in wonder
with bated breath waiting
Lost in a temporary pause
as momentum gathers
for a true measure

Rippled the water
as raindrops disturb
and a reflection fails
Lost in a temporary pause
it gathers momentum
revealing treasure

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Reflection the raindrop

Reflection the raindrop
there in the field
where gathered water falls
and, caught in a moment
with a tear in my eye
I am enamoured as
Mother Nature’s beauty calls

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Thwarted

I felt like a wander
out to the Loop
six miles again over the Downs
But the rain paid a visit
its objectives upheld
resigned to stay home with some frowns

And yes I agree with you
strongly in fact
the weather shouldn’t get in the way
but I tell you the stair rods
falling out there
made their point as they had their say

So despite all the Goretex
and wellington boots
the wet weather gear stayed at home
and the six mile circuit
didn’t see me today
as I think my words here will have shown

But don’t get me wrong
just wait for the sun
and you’ll see me up there again
cock-a-hoop with aplomb
for the six-miler long
and not kept at home by the rain

©Jemverse

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Wet paws

It was quite damp in Obi’s field
near Ashurst, Sunday last
the rain came down like stair rods
and the sky was overcast
the ground was rather sodden
more marshland than a field
the penalty for being
in the flat of Sussex Weald

There were puddles deep as rivers
round the bases of the tree
and I’m glad that we wore wellies
as the depth came to our knees
But we enjoyed the squelching
and Obi had his run
as up here at the Houndie House
we always have some fun

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Moody skies

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Ethereal the moody skies
O’er Shoreham beach this evening
promised rain in buckets
I suspect as we were leaving

Warm the breeze still blew
much harder from the west
bringing in the rain
from nature by request

And cobwebs disappeared
blown like chaff upon the wind
as in this elemental
under moody skies I grinned

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

Crying skies

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The sky cried today
but it’s been a long while
as for quite some time now
it’s been having a smile
with sunshine each day
for cheeriness here
blues skies and warmth
with days fine and clear

But this morning when I
was out and about
the sky lost its temper
with tantrum and shout
and down fell the tears
upon the dry ground
as it vented its anger
on all that’s around

©Jemverse

Photo – Jempics

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