Posts tagged ‘lovely’

August 23, 2017

Santorini

by Jem Croucher

Part 5 of 20 in ‘The Aegean Shores’ series

Into the caldera at dawn
Golden tinge to the sky
Santorini all around
with Thira way up high

Anchors weighed, we drift
The tenders to the sea
Ferries to the waiting land
Sheltered in the lee

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August 10, 2017

Red Admiral

by Jem Croucher

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

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August 9, 2017

Dahlias

by Jem Croucher

Yellow, bright and lovely
Three words, though there are more
To capture what the Dahlia
each summer has in store

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August 8, 2017

Longshadow wave

by Jem Croucher

The waning sun as evening falls
The sun sets in the West
Long shadows cast upon the beach
The light here at its best

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August 6, 2017

Facelift

by Jem Croucher

It’s been asking for one for many a year
as it was starting to look a bit sad
So we finally decided to do the right thing
and start a facelift, you will be glad

It’s been the same colour since back in the eighties
and the pebbledash got a bit thin
And the leak from the gutter above the front door
was not a good state to be in

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August 3, 2017

Beans ‘n’ Broccoli

by Jem Croucher

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

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July 31, 2017

Hydrangea Serrata

by Jem Croucher

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

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July 23, 2017

That lavender time again II

by Jem Croucher

It’s really quite strange
but this time last year
I picked all my lavender
and posted right here
On this very same day
In the mid-July sun
when the first set of flowers
were ready and done

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July 22, 2017

Many happy returns II

by Jem Croucher

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

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July 21, 2017

Lilac Lovliness

by Jem Croucher

They grow in abundance
by the railway bridge line
And their fragrance in summer
is completely divine
Their heady perfume
just intoxicates me
So I took this quick picture
for you all to see

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July 16, 2017

New Sofa

by Jem Croucher

We have a new sofa
it’s lovely and green
And it is the best sofa
that we’ve ever seen

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July 14, 2017

A ray of sun captured

by Jem Croucher

I captured the sunset
at the beach hut today
Late in the evening
with a golden display

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July 13, 2017

Morning and a paddle

by Jem Croucher

Went boating of a morning
Early birds out with the sun
When everything was quiet
And the day had just begun

The water was idyllic
With just a gentle swell
And the temperature was lovely
As by the picture you can tell

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July 11, 2017

Abundance

by Jem Croucher

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

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July 4, 2017

Red One

by Jem Croucher

Seven colours, seven days
beginning here with red
The first one in the rainbow
So, forging right ahead

Here’s to its long wavelength
with pigment deep and warm
Just like that in the poppy
Perfection made to form

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July 1, 2017

Sumptuous

by Jem Croucher

They inspire in me a wholesomeness
as a new day is begun
Summer flowers in full array
awakened by the sun

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June 30, 2017

First Lavender II

by Jem Croucher

Summer brings a fragrance
which is heaven in a scent
Sweet lavender, my saving grace
my senses to augment

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June 29, 2017

Produce (aka ‘Allotment V’)

by Jem Croucher

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!

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June 27, 2017

Succulent

by Jem Croucher

It’s been growing in some housebricks
on a pot outside our door
for quite some months, innocuous
Not sure what it was for
But just this week quite suddenly
It’s come into it’s own
As several tall flowers have
spectacularly grown

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June 24, 2017

Our little garden

by Jem Croucher

I love our little garden
and the space we have out here
It’s lovely in the summer
and at other times of year
And yes, it’s on the small side
but that’s the way it is
So we’re not that bothered by it
as there’s nothing here remiss

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June 21, 2017

Beach II

by Jem Croucher

I’m a fortunate fellow
as within easy reach
from my home where I live
is a beautiful beach

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June 19, 2017

Tie-dye in the sunshine

by Jem Croucher

Yesterday in the sunshine
On my day of birth I saw
Some flowers in the garden
Which deserve (at least) encore

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June 17, 2017

A little box of heaven

by Jem Croucher

I have a little box of heaven
which I’m watching carefully
As I’ve nurtured every seedling
as you would quite naturally

And yes, I know they’re on the small side
but they’re growing all the time
So I’m confident that fairly soon
I’ll be rewarded with a sign

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June 12, 2017

Wild Rose

by Jem Croucher

By a first morning light
in the sunshine out here
I took a walk in the woods
whilst the skies were still clear
and there in the hedgerow
where late hawthorn grows
I found the delicate pink
of a lovely wild rose

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June 11, 2017

Yellow Iris

by Jem Croucher

Yellow by the water
Waving in the breeze
Brought me to a standstill
Took me to my knees

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June 10, 2017

Lincoln Tranquil

by Jem Croucher

I’m at Lawress Hall in Lincolnshire
the county of the green
Midst the pride of England’s glory
quite the best that’s to be seen

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June 6, 2017

Allotment III

by Jem Croucher

It’s June and the allotment
is looking like you wouldn’t believe
Far more than I think we hoped for
and more than we could conceive

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June 5, 2017

Travel & flowers

by Jem Croucher

It’s going to be a busy week
and I’ll be travelling a lot
So I’ll not mind so much
if the weather’s not as hot
London now it’s Monday
Southend on the morrow
Then Lincoln Thursday morning
returning Friday when I’ll borrow…

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