Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meadow Musings

"Over in the Meadow"
This is a counting rhyme. The origin is unknown though believed to date from the 16th century, or could possibly be the work of Olive A. Wadsworth (19th century).

Over in the meadow
In the sand in the sun,
 lived an old Mother toadie 
and her little toadie one .
"Wink", said the mother.
"I wink" said the one,
So they winked and they blinked
 in the sand in the sun.

Over in the meadow 
where the Stream runs blue,
 lived an Old Mother fish
 and her little fishies two.
"Swim," said the mother
"We swim" said the two
So they swam and they leaped
 where the stream runs blue.

Over in the meadow
 in a hole in the tree
Lived an old mother bluebird
 and her little birdies three
"Sing," said the mother
"We sing, said the three
So they sang and were glad
 in the hole in the tree.
Over in the meadow
 in the reeds by the shore
 Lived an old mother muskrat
 and her little ratties four.
"Dive," said the mother
"We dive," said the four
So they dived  and they burrowed
in the reeds on the shore

Over in the meadow
 in a snug beehive
Lived a mother honey bee
 and her little bees five.
"Buzz," said the mother
"We buzz," said the five
So they buzzed and they hummed
 in the snug beehive

Over in the meadow
 in a nest built of sticks,
Lived a black mother crow 
and her little crows six.
"Caw," said the mother
"We caw," said the six.
So they cawed and they called
   in the nest built of sticks.
Over in the meadow
 where the grass grows so even
Lived a gay mother cricket 
and her little crickets seven.
"Chirp," said the mother
"We chirp," said the seven,
So they chirped cheery notes
in the grass soft and even.

 Over in the meadow 
by the old mossy gate
Lived a brown mother lizard 
and her little lizards eight.
"Bask," said the mother
"We bask," said the eight, 
So they basked in the sun
 by the old mossy gate.

Over in the meadow 
where the quiet pools shine
  Lived a green mother frog
and her little froggies nine
"Croak," said the mother
"We croak," said the nine, 
So they croaked and they splashed
where the quiet pools shine.

Over in the meadow
 in a sly little den
Lived a gray mother spider
 and her little spiders ten
"Spin," said the mother
"We spin," said the ten
So they spun lacy webs
 in their sly little den.



Today's featured poem is a childhood favorite of mine. My mom used to read to us and when looking at the book, this one had such great illustrations that I would want to read it again and again. Hope you enjoy it, too!

New daffodils popping up as well as new poppies. Nice and sunny today, a wee bit warmer until early afternoon when the wind came up again. 

Laws Of Reality

Law of Mechanical Repair: 
After your hands become Coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch.

Law of the Workshop: 
Any tool, when dropped, will roll To the least accessible corner.

Law of the Telephone: 
When you dial a wrong number, You never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: 
If you tell the boss you were late For work because you had a flat tire, the very next Morning you will have a flat tire on the way to work.

Variation Law: 
If you change lines (or traffic lanes), The one you were in will start to move faster than the One you are in then.

Bath Theorem: 
When the body is fully immersed in Water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters: 
The probability of meeting Someone you know increases when you are with someone
You don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result: 
When you try to prove to someone That a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics: 
The severity of the itch is Inversely proportional to the reach.

Theatre Rule: 
At any event, the people whose seats are Furthest from the aisle arrive last

Law of Coffee: 
As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot Coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which Will last until the coffee is cold.

Murphy's Law of Lockers: 
If there are only two people In a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets: 
The chances of an Open-faced jelly sandwich of landing face down on a Floor covering are directly correlated to the newness And cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location: 
No matter where you go, there you Are.

Law of Logical Argument: 
Anything is possible if you Don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law: 
If the shoe fits, it's ugly.

Oliver's Law: 
A closed mouth gathers no feet.


answer to yesterday's puzzle:
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1 comment:

Virginia said...

cute ladybug kitty!