Sunday, April 19, 2009

On Reflection

For SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY

This very modest bird-bath sits in my backyard. I was pleased to see that I'd captured a shadow AND a reflection at the same time.

ON REFLECTION

Two Female Birds, comparing notes,  met at the watering hole.
Said Birdie One 'I very much fear the years are taking their toll.
My wings have lost a certain sheen; my beak is quite revolting.
I dare not look at the top of my head in case I've started moulting!'
Said Birdie Two 'It's true, my dear; when I look at my reflection
I see my tail is drooping down in quite the wrong direction.'
Then both of them began to laugh in that bird-like way that tinkles;
'At least, my dear, we've got feathers!
No-one can see our wrinkles!'

You may enjoy some of my other SHADOW SHOT photos and poems.
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/03/plusmystic-mosaic.html
http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com/2009/03/lazy-ladder.html

16 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Love your shadow shot and your (their words)! What a great giggle for the afternoon! Thanks, Rinkly!

Patty said...

Oh my, oh my, love this one. That's how I felt today, we ran a fast errand and my hair needed washed, it looked terrible, I hated to go into the store, but we also were riding in the car with the windows down and I thought perhaps people would think the wind did it, and then I thought to myself, with all I've been through the past few years, I'm just happy I have hair (although very thin) and forgot about how it looked. LOL Loved the poem. Have a great week-end.

That is the chicken said...

Hee,hee! liked the rhyme! And the shadow is great. The colour of your bird bowl is beautiful.

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Love your shadow shot. Nice little bird bath.
Also, enjoyed your "Parabola" post & I visited the artists site for a further explanation. Thanks for the post.

Greyscale Territory said...

Cute little bird bath creating such a sweet shadow!

Hey Harriet said...

I really like yur modest little bird bath, and the shadows and reflections you captured. A lovely post :)

Anonymous said...

very cool shadow shot!

Paz

Sweet Repose said...

What an awesome birdbath to create such fun shadows and their conversation made me chuckle...good companions, poem and shadow!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Too cute! love your birdbath too!! Thanks for the laugh...

Kat said...

Wrinkles....
Twinkles :)))

J Bar said...

Good one.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

eileeninmd said...

How cute, I love the poem. Great capture of the shadows too.

Jossie said...

Your post makes me smile.

Joops said...

great shadows!

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Icy BC said...

Love the bird bath!

eileeninmd said...

Neat shadows and reflections. Love the birdbath.