A DAY OUT OF THE BOX!
Thursday needed a special entry
For it was a special day.
The weather was warm but breezy,
Perfect in every way.
And Brian and Becca took little Max
Down to the lake with his bike.
We had just the sort of outing
That doting Grandmothers like.
And, when I looked through my photos
I thought of the coming week's memes,
With all their many focal points
And interesting schemes.
I decided to lump them together
In a blogging merry-go-round !
Thursdays with my family
Are my happiest days, I've found.
MELLOW YELLOW MONDAY
For Mellow Yellow Monday I snapped this playground toy;
Absolutely wonderful for any girl or boy.
They can chat with a child of their choosing on the other side of the park
And they jump up and down with pleasure when they find they've reached their mark!
For Blue Monday I spied a little blue boat out there on the lake;
It was moving very slowly so I didn't see a wake.
I saw somebody fishing so I hope he got a bite!
Blue boat, blue sky, blue water! What a pretty sight!
THAT'S MY WORLD
For That's My World it's the lake again, this time I've had it 'framed'!
The water's Lake Macquarie, after a Governor named.
It's truly a thing of beauty and a joy forever too.
As you see, in Australia, there's rather a lot of blue!
For Ruby Tuesday I chose this tree (we passed it on our way)
It's the New South Wales own Christmas Bush; blooming on Christmas Day.
I think it's very lovely, with it's slightly pinkish red.
You may have 'holly and ivy'; we have Christmas Bush instead.
So we come to Watery Wednesday, a very easy choice
For the waters of Lake Macquarie make everyone rejoice.
Everyone's fishing madly; fish suppers are in store.
And we actually saw a dolphin swimming close-up to the shore!
MONOCHROME WEEKLY THEME
Monochrome Weekly Theme came next, a respite from all that blue!
Max calls Brian 'Bum' and so that's, now, what all of us do!
Here's Bum resting under a tree while Max goes on the slides
And climbing-frames and jungle-gyms and other things besides
Motion Thursday calls for movement, so here's Max in a tyre,
Spinning round and round and round and going ever higher.
He has a go at everything that anyone could mention.
Thursday is his day for being centre of our attention.
A magnolia or a gardenia? I'm never really sure,
But both have flowers crisp and white and wonderfully pure.
This one was growing strongly amid leaves of glossy green
Right in the middle of the playground where no flower should have been!
Colour Carnival came to mind when, with camera at the ready,
I saw this little poppet playing 'talkies' with her teddy.
Mauve shirt, pink hat, blue trousers, and an orange-coloured bear!
I doubt if you'd find anything more colourful anywhere!
SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY
A shadow for Shadow Shot Sunday. Two dogs who're having a sniff.
The little one's ours! We're hoping they're not going to have a tiff!
But while they're standing 'chatting' and sniffing all around
They make two interesting shadows down there on the ground!
The letter this week is the letter 'U' so how's this for a thought?
This is an 'Umbrella', though it's quite an unusual sort.
It's positioned to keep the sun off the little ones at their play.
For the sun in Australia is pretty fierce almost every summer's day.
MY TRUE COLOURS (AQUA)
Fortunately 'Aqua' has been chosen as the colour for the present time.
Aqua, the colour of water, so useful for this rhyme.
Here's a young lady fishing by waters with a turquoise sheen.
A jetty on Lake Macquarie. A lovely peaceful scene.
Shrieking with joyous laughter she came racing round the bend
Hotly pursued by a likely lad who, seemingly, was her friend.
The very best sort of Tom-Boy, one with a feminine side,
Happy to get untidy on a crazy bicycle ride!
Shadow plus reflection, there at the watery verge.
Shadow or reflection? How utterly they merge!
Max was throwing stones in the water; I looked down to see
Reflections and shadows combining in delicate artistry.
I end with