zondag 2 augustus 2015

Bumblebee

I love poetry and I used to put a poem with a photo of my own on my photoblog. I stopped doing that, I don't know why. But I want to pick it up again. So here's a poem by James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916) about a bumblebee (btw I always 'pet' them and I had a bumblebee as a 'pet' once as a kid so I've never been stung so I wouldn't know; I like those fluffy bees! :)


The Bumblebee

You better not fool with a Bumblebee!—
Ef you don't think they can sting—you'll see!
They're lazy to look at, an' kind o' go
Buzzin' an' bummin' aroun' so slow,
An' ac' so slouchy an' all fagged out,
Danglin' their legs as they drone about
The hollyhawks 'at they can't climb in
'Ithout ist a-tumble-un out ag'in!
Wunst I watched one climb clean 'way
In a jimson-blossom, I did, one day,—
An' I ist grabbed it — an' nen let go—
An' "Ooh-ooh! Honey! I told ye so!"
Says The Raggedy Man; an' he ist run
An' pullt out the stinger, an' don't laugh none,
An' says: "They has be'n folks, I guess,
'At thought I wuz predjudust, more er less,—
Yit I still muntain 'at a Bumblebee
Wears out his welcome too quick fer me!" 
 
 
 



 
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donderdag 30 juli 2015

Thursday Challenge; Mood

This Thursday's Challenge is "MOOD" (Things Happy, Sad, Exciting, Boring,...)

 Loch Achtriochtan Glencoe,Scotland 

Glencoe is to me the most beautiful and serene place in the world but you can feel the history and the souls of the clans who died there so many years ago, at least I did;
 massacre of Glencoe

(In Dutch) Glencoe bloedbad

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donderdag 23 juli 2015

Thursday Challenge, Old

Today's Thursday Challenge is about OLD (Vintage, Antique, Rusty, Secondhand, Long ago, Aging, Senior,...)



Fontevraud-l'Abbaye where Richard Lionheart's  tomb is

Richard Lionheart

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donderdag 16 juli 2015

Thursday Challenge; Favourite

The Thursday Challenge this week is; FAVOURITE (Thing, Photo, Person, Pet,...)

 My best friend; Jessie

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donderdag 9 juli 2015

Thursday Challenge; Sound

This Thursday Challenge it's about; "SOUND" (Noise, Music, Singing, Birds, Insects, Vehicles,...)

A few days ago I was walking in my garden with my camera when I heard a sound, a buzzing. It was this guy;



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maandag 6 juli 2015

Small Dusty Wave Moth on Fern

I've been making a few pictures of my garden lately and these ones of a beautiful moth on my fern I found especially lovely;
A small dusty wave moth or in Dutch Grijze stipspanner





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donderdag 2 juli 2015

Thursday Challenge, Motion

The Thursday Challenge of today is all about; "MOTION" (Things Spinning, Going Fast, Motion Blur, Moving, Running,...)


Taken last year in the Efteling; the dancing water





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