Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

A story of a goat who wanted the future to be the present!

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Goldie the Goat was deep in thought

Thinking of what he would like

He was still quite young with time on his side

But he wished he was like Uncle Spike

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Oh yes, he had horns-not bad for his age

But dear youth how impatient you are

He wanted what only many years could buy

I suppose it’s not that bizarre

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Gordie the Goat tried to comfort him,                                                                                                        He said, “At least your horns curl!                                                                                                             Look at mine all pointy and straight                                                                                                           How I long for a wonderful whorl!”

 

Now Uncle Spike he was a sheep

With two most glorious horns

And shall I tell you the irony?

It’s his long lost youth he mourns!!

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Uncle Spike

 And just to finish……

Sharon Sheep                                                                                                                                             Couldn’t hear                                                                                                                                                          As her horn was holding down                                                                                                                        Her ear!IMG_7340

For other interpretations of ‘Future’ click here

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Love

The sad tale of Eddie the Egret and his love of wild and daring flying!…..

Oh dear oh dear

Poor Eddie the Egret

Ended today

With one great big reeeegret

He liked to fly fast

Just a bit reckless

But today’s high jinks

Made me think he was feckless

He flew much too close

To a small group of trees

He skewered a branch

Oh golly oh Jeez!

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So when you’re tucked up

In your warm bed tonight

Think of poor Eddie

And his skewering plight

Send him some love

And please wish him well

Though how he will fare

You never can tell

Perhaps very soon

He’ll find himself free

And flying around some

Heavenly tree!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird 2

So, over at The Daily Post the challenge is ‘Early Bird’.

Well whilst on a narrowboat at Easter I got up early to walk Rocky the dog and saw this beautiful Buzzard most definitely looking out for his breakfast!

Bernie Buzzard was hungry He'd not eaten since yesterday's tea 'Twas early and he had decided To see what he could from a tree!

Bernie Buzzard was hungry
He’d not eaten since yesterday’s tea
‘Twas early and he had decided
To see what he could from a tree!

He barely moved a muscle Just his head turned a tiny bit But then he noticed me and my dog And from that very tree he did flit!

He barely moved a muscle
Just his head turned a tiny bit
But then he noticed me and my dog
And from that very tree he did flit!

Sadly he went into the field a way off and I thought that was my only sighting of him for the day.

However….

Oh imagine my joy

Imagine my smile

On coming back to the boat

For up over there

Bernie’d come back

A chuckle grew up in my throat!

Out with the camera

On with the stealth

Tiptoe to up over there

Don’t hold your breath

It’ll give you the shakes

Now capture his beauty so rare….

"My tummy's a rumblin' I'll look over there." Said Bernie with hope in his heart!

“My tummy’s a rumblin’
I’ll look over there.”
Said Bernie with hope in his heart!

"I'm early enough to catch more than a worm, cos I'm big and I'm bad and I'm smart!"

“I’m early enough to catch more than a worm, cos I’m big and I’m bad and I’m smart!”

He looked to the right

He looked to the left

I wondered what he could see!

And then with a jolt

When I checked once again…..

….he was looking directly at me!!!

….he was looking directly at me!!!

Cecilia the Singing Siskin!

Some days Cecilia gets a faraway look in her eyes

She looks out over the countryside and sits on a branch and decides

What sort of song she should sing  today, quiet or sung with gusto

Perhaps a little melancholic or maybe just plain robusto!

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out She settles herself and stares for a bit

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out She settles herself and stares for a bit before letting it all hang out!

She flies over to a hawthorn tree whose leaves are just coming out
She settles herself and stares for a bit before letting it all hang out!

Today there's no holding back for this bird, she sings with all her heart Who'd ever have known that this sweet siskin gal could get her beak this far apart!

Today there’s no holding back for this bird, she sings with all her heart
Who’d ever have known that this sweet siskin gal could get her beak this far apart!

Cecilia stops and ponders awhile of the beauty of where she is seated She smiles to herself and takes a deep breath for this song must now be completed!

Cecilia stops and ponders awhile of the beauty of where she is seated
She smiles to herself and takes a deep breath for this song must now be completed!

Oh has ever a bird sung so loud or with such enthusiasm It's sad she sounds like scraping rocks and my ears go into spasm!

Oh has ever a bird sung so loud or with such enthusiasm
It’s sad she sounds like scraping rocks and my ears go into spasm!

Oh Cecilia I’m sorry, I think you’re beautiful

But when you open your beak to sing please lower the decibel!

You might think my comments are very rude and quite inexcusable

But when I have my camera you are so irresistible!

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See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

So the challenge this week is to show something new.

Have a look….

Belinda Black Swan is beautiful, She's also rather vain! She swims about the river Where she can become a pain!

Belinda Black Swan is beautiful,
She’s also rather vain!
She swims about the river
Where she can become a pain!

She knows that people love her, And they gasp when they see her swim by For every feather is always in place And her head is always held high!

She knows that people love her,
And they gasp when they see her swim by
For every feather is always in place
And her head is always held high!

She sometimes likes to pose like this And smiles at her reflection "Oh look the Loch Ness monster" She says on closer inspection!

She sometimes likes to pose like this
And smiles at her reflection
“Oh look the Loch Ness monster”
She says on closer inspection!

And when her friends gather together  They can't help but synchronise But they're rude to their other river mates Who they often criticise!

And when her friends gather together
They can’t help but synchronise
But they’re rude to their other river mates
Who they often criticise!

It was then that Belinda saw Cyril Come swimming in for a rest Sadly he had some river weed Stuck all over his chest!

It was then that Belinda saw Cyril
Come swimming in for a rest
Sadly he had some river weed
Stuck all over his chest!

Belinda turned tail there and then She went to find her friends To gossip about Cyril and his mucky chest And how he obviously didn't cleanse!

Belinda turned tail there and then
She went to find her friends
To gossip about Cyril and his mucky chest
And how he obviously didn’t cleanse!

The swans all listened And so did the gulls They couldn't believe what they saw They started to shout and call Cyril names Now what did they do that for?

The swans all listened and so did the gulls
They couldn’t believe what they saw
They started to shout and call Cyril names
Now what did they do that for?

Poor Cyril was sad and he turned his head He didn't know quite what to do!  Then an idea came into his head….

Poor Cyril was sad and he turned his head
He didn’t know quite what to do!
Then an idea came to him right then….

……He just opened his beak and blew!!

……He just opened his beak and blew!!

I have never taken a photo of a swan like this before….thus it’s new to me!

For more ‘New’ photos visit here!

That’s All!

See ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow 2

‘Tis very nearly Christmas and I’m drinking whisky and coke

There’s nothing on the tv and I’m sad I don’t still smoke!

So I’m looking through my photos and my head’s beginning to mellow

Come on then woman, hurry now you’ve loads of pictures of yellow!

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Number six the last flower pic

It’s a flower I found on a tree

I really don’t know what it is

Can you enlighten me?

For more ‘yellow’ photos visit Weekly Photo Challenge!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Eclectic Corner #2 Decadence

I’ve been invited by Justine at Eclectic odds n sods to join her Eclectic Corner Challenge today.

I have to marry together the word ‘Decadence’ with the following quote!

“The exotic and the erotic ideals go hand in hand, and this fact also contributes another proof of a more or less obvious truth – that is, that a love of the exotic is usually an imaginative projection of a sexual desire.”
― Mario Praz, The Romantic Agony

Here goes….

Ahem…….

I had never seen one of these before,

Let alone two joined like this……

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So I took a closer look I did

Good grief that’s some proboscis!!

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I did some research and found out their name

A bee fly I’m led to believe

Their names were Bert and Belinda

And I think they’re trying to conceive!

You may not think this exotic

Nor do I-I’ll tell you straight!

But then we all got to chatting

They are decadent make no mistake.

The definition of exotic

Listen well and give me your ear….

Is “Originating in or characteristic of

Some other place than here!”

These chaps were seen in Turkey

A long long way from home

That’s exotic enough for me

Now to get on with the ‘pome’

So what about erotic

You’ll want to hear about that

Well let me tell you about these two

Listen well and hold onto your hats!

For when the sun begins to set

They get in a frenzied state

Everything’s so exciting

That they can hardly wait…..

For Bert and Belinda have a secret

Their love nest’s no flowering shrub

You see these two belong to……….

Their local "Mile High Club"

Their local “Mile High Club”

That’s All!

See Ya xx

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Ode to my Appendix!

You’re an odd appendage Appendix

No-one knows quite what you’re for!

But over the last few days

You certainly given me what for!

Pretty aren't they?

Not my appendix!

I knew I felt a bit grotty

I knew things weren’t quite right!

And then a strange thing happened…

I refused  wine on a Friday night!

This pretty little flower is one I photographed today just up the road in a place called Water End. Ain't it pretty?

Definitely not my appendix!

 

To cut a long story short (phew!)

A story that isn’t so comical

The doctor took one look and said…

 “Go straight to hospital!”

"And she certainly didn't do anything snazzy iPhoto wizardy at all....this is really what we look like!" smiled Polonius Purple Heart!

Much prettier than my appendix!

 

So I’ve been away from WordPress

And I’ve had my appendix removed!

I’m now recovering at home

Feeling slightly battered and bruised!

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But I don’t need that appendage

It certainly had no purpose

And I’m back to my blogging world

Without an organ that was surplus!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Poem to the Most Grand Grebe!

Here we have Geraint Grebe…..

Relaxing in the afternoon sun

Relaxed in the afternoon sun

He looked to the left

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and the right……

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And thought “Fish…do you know I have none!”

He quickly set to rectifying this

And looked about galore

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And then with a twist and a wiggle

He produced one beak more!!

He produced one beak more!!

 

“And now I am ready to dive” he said

and started to rev up his feet….

He’s off on his dive in an instant

Let’s hope he finds something sweet!

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Two ducks who I can’t yet identify

Take a peek to see where he’s at….

They spent ten minutes thinking, "He can hold his breath as long as that??"

They then spent ten minutes thinking,
“He holds his breath as long as that??”

Oh Geraint Grebe you’re so clever

To catch a fish that gigantic

While I smile to myself and think...

And I smile to myself and think…

Geraint Grebe you are most fantastic!

Geraint Grebe you are most fantastic!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

Two Very Silly Limericks!!

Two Limericks…..

with photos!!

(of course!)

Limerick One

Whilst Saul Squirrel was saying his prayers…..

Whilst Saul Squirrel was saying his prayers…..

And Dante was preening his layers….

And Dante was preening his layers….

Digby Duck looked sly...

Digby Duck looked sly…

And Daring Duck tried to fly...

And Daring Duck tried to fly…

Leaving Drayton who just stands and stares!

Leaving Drayton who just stands and stares!

Limerick Two

There once was a duck who loved bling…..

There once was a duck who loved bling…..

You could say it was his 'Thing'!

You could say it was his ‘Thing’!

He persuaded the others…..

He persuaded the others…..

To tell all the brothers…..

To tell all the brothers…..

So even the cygnets joined in!!

So even the cygnets joined in!!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx