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Sunday, July 08, 2007

One for sorrow...........

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One for sorrow,Two for joy,
Three for a girl,Four for a boy,
Five for silver,Six for gold,
Seven for a secret
Never to be told.
Where did that washing line come from????


  1. Oh my goodness, Dave...that has got to be one of the cutest poems I've ever heard....love the clothes line!!! Your pictures are great, and your narative...perfect for each pix!!

  2. I can keep a secret. In fact, I have several up my sleeve.

    As for nursery rhymes, how about this one:

    "An apple a day keeps the doctor away
    Apple in the morning - Doctor's warning
    Roast apple at night - starves the doctor outright
    Eat an apple going to bed - knock the doctor on the head
    Three each day, seven days a week - ruddy apple, ruddy cheek"

    We are saying this one at our house now since we're eating very healthy indeed, trying our best to keep the doctor away.

  3. Love the poem. Is that a real bird? He's quite impressive!

  4. That is a Magpie right? I not seen one of these birds in years!

    And as Wanda had commented, that is a cute poem!

  5. I don't like the ratchet noises that the Magpie makes outside my bedroom window at 5.30 every morning!!

  6. Neat poem. But the magpie - not so much. We have them here, lots of them, and they are noisy, messy, noisy and noisy.

  7. Do I need to hang my head in shame Dave? The magpie is the one bird here on my mountain that I ruthlessley exterminate. There is a large evil gang of them that chatter in the trees at the back of my house. They steal the cat food, kill and eat the smaller birds chicks, and attack the chicks from my chickens.
    To me thier black and white uniform is that of an avian Nazi.
    Umm.. sorry did I over react....
    Nice photo!

  8. I follow Annie with this one:
    "1,2,3, nous irons au bois,
    4,5,6, cueillir des cerises,
    7,8,9, dans mon panier neuf,
    10, 11,12, elles seront toutes rouges!"
    And yes, it's true, magpies eats eggs and little birds in their nests :-(

  9. I must agree with you who dont like magpies, but you have to admire them in the way they have adapted [taken over]. Fifty years ago they were country birds and very shy, hence the poem, but not now.
    In the city I feel that there are a few birds that could do with selective culling , magpies, and gulls.

  10. You think Magpies kills other birds eggs and chicks, think twice about the Ravens, they do not even had their own nest, they kick out the eggs of other birds, then laid their own in the other bird's nest, they also eat baby birds, mice, rats and more.


Thanks for your comments. Whenever possible I will always reply. Dave