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Monday, June 16, 2014

Galapagotian rhymes for Open Link Monday

I have no idea if that is a word...Galapagotian...my computer seems to think it isn't, but it suits me. Our present busy travel schedule all started with a trip to the Galapagos Islands in 2006 and we have been traveling ever since. Round and 'round the world we go, where we'll stop, nobody knows.

Sigh.

A few lines of this came to me the evening of Friday, the 13th of June, and other lines kept coming, so I am saving it all for Open Link Monday at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads. I'm hoping I can be back to contributing regularly soon.

I don't believe I have any toad photos from the Galapagos Islands, but I have plenty of other fun creatures.

one foot, two foot
red foot, blue foot
and another one

on the way







marine iguana
land iguana
hadn’t much to say
and nazca booby
turned his head away


sea urchins large






and sea urchins small

they neither lurch nor sway


and penguins

and sea lions

                                                      I love them both

this lonely fellow                       
                                           perhaps the most

hello can your husband come out to play?
no we can look but we cannot stay

moonscape with frigate bird


ship’s mast with more









and then on the shore

birds and animals galore
  lava lizards  
   flamingos

flightless cormorants and more
  

     and we mustn’t forget
     Darwin’s delight
     a finch upside down
     and one upside right
     about which science
     for long years would fight



and last but not least
no not least at all

the galapagos tortoise
the oldest of all







Photos by
Richard Schear
and Kay L. Davies

14 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sigh! I would love to visit the Galapagos Islands. Thanks for sharing your words and pics with us Kay.

georgeplaceblog said...

Lovely pictures and rhymes to go with them. I enjoyed both soooo much.

Susan said...

This would make a great children's book, rhymes and photos and all!

Björn Rudberg said...

Love the picture trip you brought us on.. yes a true delight to read...

Marian said...

oooh i love this so much, Kay! the cormorant is my special favorite. love your rhymes. just love it.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This made me smile. I agree with Susan - this shrieks children's book -words and photos - perfect! There is a huge market for good children's books, Kay.

Ella said...

I too thought how clever and fun for a children's book! Kay, do it..it would be fabulous~ ((hugs))

Jim said...

Very nice, Kay. That place we probably won't get down to visit. A few have to get scratched off the list.

Your piece reminds me of the post I made on May 30th, it was a sketch for Margaret's "Sketch Book Challenge" where I narrated and showed what could be seen from our London balcony and then from the Vauxhall Bridge over the Thames.
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2014/05/living-on-thames-sketch-book-challenge.html
..

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Pictures are always a winner and if words come, all good and well. Galapagotian? Why not indeed!!!!! YAM xx

kaykuala said...

Fantastic pics you have here Kay! It is as heavenly as one likes it to be! Great!

Hank

Jinksy said...

What a great collection of a proper travelers vision! Hehehe! My journey was much closer to home,HERE.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do love your photos and your travel fun!!!!
Luv,
jenn

Kay said...

That first photo looked like pterodactyls. I would love to go to the Galapagos, but I don't know when that will be.

Powell River Books said...

I'm not much for traveling far away and for long periods of time, but this is one destination that I think would be well worth it. - Margy