Tag Archives: nature

“We’re keeping the weeds to feed the bees.”

Lawnmower at the ready:

stood down;

shears and trimming tools:

returned to their racks;

plans to clear a path:

put on hold.

“We’re keeping the weeds

to feed the bees.”

Looking Out

Looking out

across the fields

from the viewpoint

of a 5-bar gate,

I wish that I was

able to graze the meadows,

rather than merely gaze at them.

Blurry Little Robin

Blurry Little Robin

Blurry little robin

sat on a branch;

I took a picture of him –

and it was definitely him who was blurry,

and not my picture.

A Crow Flow

A crow flow

A crow


across the sky;

well, I have to be truthful,

the crow, he flew,,,

as did I.

Leave the Leaves

Leave the Leaves

Leave the leaves

upon the trees,

and leave the trees alone.

Are you listening West Wind?

It isn’t much I ask,

not a difficult task,

to leave the leaves upon the trees

and leave the trees alone.

Nature Study

Nature Study

Studies show,

yes or no,

and, sometimes, even maybe;

but they are wrong,

too short, too long,

and who needs

the opinion of a baby;

when all is said,

and all is done,

nothing’s changed,

but we had fun;

and then restart,

or turn it off;

and ask, ‘How would your day be?’

“Gravity’s Working!” – An old post reposted

“Gravity’s Working!”

“Gravity’s working!”

I tried it again, today –

still working;

and the Earth still feels round,

though how I can tell it is

is liable to confound

the literal mind.

I find that,

things do, and don’t, change

from day

to day;

although I have to say –

or write –

that it may not have always been this way.

Gravity’s working,

and my feet are firmly upon the ground;

whilst my mind is drifting away.



I love to watch the Flutterbys

all flittering about;

they have their cares,

their ‘go not theres’

of that I have no doubt;

but, they seem to be,

so fancy free,

alive with the joy of being,

and I hope they know

they make me so

happy at their seeing.

The Busy, Busy Bee.

The Busy, Busy Bee.

A busy, busy bee,

took the time to speak to me,

he said, ‘Buzz buzz buzz, buzz buzz buzz!’ to me;

but, as I don’t speak bee,

all I heard was ‘Buzz buzz buzz, buzz buzz buzz!’

you see.

The birbs and the blees and the butterfleas

The birbs and the blees and the butterfleas

The birbs and the blees and the butterfleas

are bimbling about, as they do –

alliteratively, of course,

“Buzz, buzz!, Beep, beep! Boo-hoo!”

The Bengal Tiggers, the Kangaramoo,

and the Gallumphant,

are conspicuous by their absence notes,

in triplicate, upper case and coloured blue.

The Easels and the N-guins argue over the rules of Brackgammon,

whilst the Errfets and Olems

play Mah-Yong between one and two – but always getting it wrong,

Which is why those two species just do not get along.

All in all,

Nature is wonderful,

its creatures so cool;

so what happens when it’s gone,

will we return to the pool?