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7 Wonderful Things About Summer

The sun has finally come out again, and it is beginning to look like summer. Here are some of my favourites things…

  1. Enjoying all the beautiful gifts, nature has bestowed on us. The flowers, now in full bloom, not only do they look gorgeous, some of them have a beautiful scent too
  2. Good old BBQs, I do love them. It is particularly lovely when there is a load of you getting together enjoying the flavoursome food, and each other’s company.
  3. The sea. I love swimming in the sea in the summertime. A beautiful hot day, lazing on the beach and then cooling off with a refreshing swim.
  4. Not having to remember a coat! It is great just being able to go out in short sleeves without having to worry about getting cold.
  5. Listening to some great summer tunes! I love music at the best of times, but I always feel happy listening to the sounds of summer!
  6. The light mornings and evenings. I have never been that keen on the dark so having so much daylight really lifts my spirits, especially when I get up nice and early and the sun is already shining brightly.
  7. People come out of hibernation. There always seems to be more to do in the summer, People feel much more sociable, and get-togethers happen frequently.

What do you love most about the summer?

#FundayMonday Reasons I Love the Seasons

Today’s video poem is about my appreciation for the seasons. Each one has something beautiful to offer.

If you enjoyed those poems, and have time for a cuppa then you might like to check out my book Rhymes of the Times. It has many more poems like this and is perfect for dipping in and out of when you fancy a little pick-me-up.

 

Rhymes of the Times

 

 

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#FundayMonday The Best Things In Life Are Free

Today’s video poem is about appreciating the things that mean the most in life.

If you enjoyed those poems, and have time for a cuppa then you might like to check out my book Rhymes of the Times. It has many more poems like this and is perfect for dipping in and out of when you fancy a little pick-me-up.

 

 

Rhymes of the Times

 

Click here to be taken to my author page where you can purchase the book.

 

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge: Miracle

Ron’s turn this week for his and Colleen’s Writer’s Quote Challenge. He has given us ‘miracle’ to use as our prompt word, and I have found the perfect quote to go with it!

“Just because you can explain it doesn’t mean it’s not still a miracle.”

– Terry Pratchett

 

The cry of a newborn baby

As he takes his first gulp of air

Despite being born at 28 weeks

He’ll survive with lots of care

The patient who has cancer

Given six months to survive

Yet five years on and still going strong

So happy to be alive

The changing of the seasons

Each one of them delights

With the freezing winter mornings

And the balmy summer nights

The planets in the night sky

Even going to the moon

Things that were once thought impossible

Will be reality soon

Miracles are all around us

From the moment of our birth

We just need to take time to notice

The beauty and wonder of this earth

 

 

The Moth and the Fly

The grass needed mowing again

It was starting to look a mess

In, fact it was the perfect place

For the moth to have a rest

It looked so regal standing there

In its cape of black and red

Ruffling gently in the breeze

On its grassy, makeshift bed

A tired fly stopped a while

On top of a blade of grass

Perched precariously clinging on

Waiting for the aches to pass

After a while, it looked around

And much to its delight

A beautiful moth was having a nap

It was such a glorious sight.

some time later, the moth woke up

And spotted the little fly

Then they both fluttered off

Without as much as a good-bye!

 

 

Beautiful Bluebells

Along a busy main roadbluebells

Traffic whizzes by

People rushing about their business

Their minds so occupied.

If they were to look closely

To either the left or right

They would see a bright blue carpet

Hidden there in plain sight!

A dazzling show of beauty

In a vibrant, violet hue

Bringing a splash of springtime

That would chase away their blues!

But, they drive on regardless

As though they are in a trance

Whilst the bluebells wave and nod

and enjoy their carefree dance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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