Tag Archives: children’s poems

Pelicans – Fishing and Falling Out of the Sky

Such fun to watch pelicans fishing. Here they are scanning the sea before takeoff:

Pelicans, Destin FL

Cruising for victims:

Four pelicans, Florida

Lift-off for a better view:

Four pelicans, FloridaThen something inexplicable happens. Pelicans become so excited on spotting their prey that they lose control of their wings and fall out of the sky like they’ve been shot. Splash!

Fishing pelican, Florida

It’s amazing they ever catch anything.

Donkey Delights

Hee haw! Hee Haw!

I think it’s so hilarious,

To see you climb a rock,

Where it’s so precarious.

Wild burro, Monument Valley, Utah

I promised lilmisspoutine that I would post some cute donkey photos and as the above is none too flattering here are some cuties from Monument Valley:

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After an extensive 15 second search on Google, I have determined that donkeys and burros are the same creature. If you know differently, oh never mind!

I’ll be back in tropical weather on Monday. Please excuse my butterfly mind.

Poems for Boys (and Girls) Afloat in a Boat

You may have seen this picture in yesterday’s post:

Pleasure boat on Crater Lake National Park

Due to full zoom and operator shake (can’t really blame the camera) the people in the boat are quite fuzzy. By enlarging the original picture and fudging a bit, I estimate there are about 24 people in the boat. To give you some perspective of the distance involved, look at this:

Pleasure boat on Crater Lake National Park

And this:

Pleasure boat on Crater Lake National Park

And this! The boat is just a little white dash in Crater Lake:

Pleasure boat on Crater Lake National Park

Poems for Boys (and Girls) Dogs Just Want to Have Fun!

This Labrador was too cool. His master sailed upwind and downwind, tacked and even dropped the sail in the water. Salty Dog kept his balance with ease and obviously loved sailing.

Surfing Dog at Merritt Island

Click to enlarge pic and see Salty Dog’s tongue flapping in the breeze!

Poems for Boys (and Girls) Don’t Make Eye Contact!

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So . . . we were sitting in the car at Teddy Roosevelt National Park watching the big guy scratch his back while creating a huge dust cloud (him, not us), when he decided he didn’t like having an audience for his ablutions. He stood up, looked at us (or possibly that offensive and nosy Chevy Tahoe), put his head down and started to grunt HUUNH, HUUUNH, HUUUUNH, HUUUUUNH, HUUUUUUNH! Each grunt increasing in volume so we sped off in our own cloud of dust. We didn’t wait to see if he would take the trouble to charge after us.

The bison pictured below is an entirely different fellow. The poem is slightly misleading. He took no interest in us what-so-ever. I still had visions of the grunter above.

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Poems for Boys (and Girls) Cold! Hungry!

Even the crows were shivering at the Grand Canyon. The poor fellow was reduced to begging. We met them at every turnout. Or was it the same one every time?

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You can’t see Jimmy in there but the crow is staring imploringly at him.