Monday, February 28, 2011

Me and My Friend


Me and my friend, yellow hats to the fore,
Play in the water down by the shore.
The Lake is calm, not rough like the sea,
And Mummy says it's perfect for my friend and me.
Mummy and Daddy are very nearby
And the sun is hot and high in the sky.
Our yellow hats give us protection.
Sun and water and play!


In Canberra's Lake Burley Griffin, a water-spout arises
In an arc of sunlit water! One of life's great surprises!
But the original of this could be seen in Switzerland,
Where snow-capped mountains reached the sky, snow-capped on every hand.
In the centre of Lake Geneva was the famous Jet de 'L'eau,
As any citizen of that place is very sure to know.
The Diplomats worked long and hard to have permission granted
To copy the famous Water Jet, where Canberra was planted.
So now there are two fountains, but they're very far apart,
But both of them have proved themselves eye-catching works of art.
Yesterday we spent up at Nelson Bay, where our friend, Joan, lives. Unfortunately the weather was rather dull, although it was very warm with a lovely cooling breeze coming off the water. We had a delicious lunch with Joan, and then Malcolm sat reading English newspapers, Mike went for a solo walk along the shore and Joan and I had a good game of Scrabble, as we usually do when we meet. Earlier in the day we strolled around the boat harbour and took a couple of photos. We couldn't get shots of the dolphins; they were too quick for us. But they were very close in-shore.

I like this unusual shot of Mike.

But Joan and I were caught off-guard among the yachts.


jabblog said...

Your 'Mellow Yellow' is very sweet. Interesting information about the fountain.

Lois Evensen said...

Mike looks like lots of fun. :)

Gizelle said...

I love the poem that goes with the postcard perfect photo! The water shots are great too...are those cherry trees?