Have You Heard this Version?

I inserted a little poll at the end. Just curious, especially since everyone I have shown it to has said that it was new to them…

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Eensy Weensy

The Ballad of Eensy Weensy

The Eensy Weensy spider climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed poor Eensy out

Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain

So the Eensy Weensy spider climbed up the spout again

The spider climbed the spout and she gave a little cheer

I’m almost at the top and my journey’s end is near

Then she heard a clap of thunder and down came lots of rain

And both she and all her hopes went sadly down the drain

As she lay there at the bottom the poor spider felt quite done

But, as very often happens, after rain there came the sun

The Eensy Weensy Spider soon was warm and dry

So she headed for the spout again to have another try

The moral of this story is one I’m sure you know

If you don’t make it the first time then have another go

And take a little lesson from the spider in this song

If you’re at the bottom, you won’t stay there for long


*This was copied from my Uke n’ Play Ukulele song book by Mike and Diane Jackson. They did not give any credits for the author of this song. *

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

P.S Thanks for voting!

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She’s Got the Whole World in her Hands

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I came across this Tiny Planet Photo Challenge  yesterday hosted by photochallenge.org. Please do take a minute to check it out. Considering all you have to do is download a free app for your phone, it shouldn’t be too hard for everyone to participate. Easy peasy, and I had sooo much fun creating her own little world.

WP’s Weekly Photo Challenge asked us to show us where our hearts are. Well, there you have it. I may not be able to offer her the world, and it will definitely not always be sunshine and rainbows, all I can promise is to do my best.

“She’s got the whole wide world in her hands…”

C’mon, as if that song didn’t come to mind when you saw this picture?  It’s been stuck in my mind ever since.

Photo Quest(s)

It has been a personal quest of mine to capture some of the birds of prey in my area. You know, like an eagle, or a turkey vulture, or a hawk. It never ceases to amaze me how oblivious these animals seem to be. They can be sitting on the side of the road, watching dozens of cars drive by, but the moment you turn around and try to photograph them, they fly away.

see what I mean?

Regardless, I love these photo quests I go on. My daughter usually passes out in the car  gently falls asleep, giving mommy some much needed alone time. And if she doesn’t, it gives us a chance to go out and explore our surroundings. Whether it is…

the geese gathering in the fields, the black birds swarming around us like schools of fish, or collecting rocks on the side of the road (her favorite).

Our time, on Sunday, was not in complete vain. I was completely taken by surprise when this Great Blue Heron decided to land twenty feet in front of my car. I fumbled with my lens, almost landed in the ditch, and got a few fuzzy shots of him flying away. Luckily, he didn’t fly very far. And so I crept, very slowly, to get this:

Not the prey animal I had in mind, but definitely a very satisfying experience nonetheless.

via Photo Challenge: Quest

Home Grown Talent

We were thoroughly entertained last week when we attended the local dance recital. There was everything there from little girls dressed in Scottish kilts to the high school seniors showing off their physical prowess.

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She looks like she is flying, doesn’t she? Grace and agility – definitely something I admire.

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: Admiration

Like Mother, Like Daughter

I just needed to share this picture that my daughter took last night. You see, she sees her mommy playing with her camera all the time and she is beginning to mimic me. The thing is, is that she is rather short, so most of her pictures just end up being shots of our crotches or our rear ends. Amazingly enough, she can still tell who the picture is of, just by the size of our hind ends. For Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 14: Wrong Position

 

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yeah, that’s my leg

 

Some Moose for You

I was so excited to see this cow (moose) and her twins that I just had to share them with you.

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Mama and her twins!!

In fact, the exact words out of my mouth were “She is still alive!” The thing about living out here is that you become quite used to your surroundings. And every year, there is a female that gives birth to a lovely set of twins. Granted, it might be one of her daughter’s that is carrying on the twin birth legacy, but I would like to think that it is the same one that I have seen for the last four years. (Anyone know the average life span of a moose?)

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They look so regal!!

And just for fun…

 

 

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Not the best picture, but he still has horns! I wonder if they will shed this year, or if the winter has been so mild that he will be keeping them…

This past month, I have been pretty grateful for the flax that was left in this field. It really provides a bit of security, knowing where these long-legged beasts are likely lounging. The flax has kept them off the roads (for the most part) and has kept me out of harm’s way.

Linking this to Jacqueline’s Echoes of my Neighbourhood #10  where she has invited us to

share a photo of bits and pieces of wherever you are at any point in time. It could be houses, backgrounds of your neighbourhood, activities and so forth and you can tag it Echos of my Neighbourhood