Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Out for my morning walk along the river…

 Hokey smoke! It’s Bullwinkle, standing right in the path toward home.

 Now, what?? He’s lying down in the path.  
I either have to walk by him or walk a mile back the other way.

 I approached carefully, ready to run. 
Bullwinkle got back up with a very grumpy frown on his face.

 The hair on his shoulder hump raised up and he glared at me.  Maybe that walk back the other way would be a good idea.  Maybe I should do that before I have to run.

 He folded back his ears and stomped off into the brush.
“Okay. Fine.  I’ll get out of your way.”

 “Thhhpppppt! To you.”

And now, here's something we hope you'll really like.
Mooses Come Walking
by Arlo Guthrie

Mooses come walking over the hill
Mooses come walking, they rarely stand still
When mooses come walking they go where they will
When mooses come walking over the hill

Mooses look into your window at night
They look to the left and they look to the right
The mooses are smiling, they think it's a zoo
And that's why the mooses like looking at you

So, if you see mooses while lying in bed
It's best to just stay there pretending you're dead
The mooses will leave and you'll get the thrill
Of seeing the mooses go over the hill

A Use For A Moose
By Shel Silverstein

The antlers of a standing moose,
As everybody knows,
Are just the perfect place to hang
Your wet and drippy clothes.
It’s quick and cheap, but I must say
I’ve lost a lot of clothes that way.


fishducky said...

Perfect poems to go with your pictures!!

joeh said...

Great moose pictures, I would have been nervous getting too close also. That first picture the moose looked like it was in the tree.

jeanie said...

We never, ever, ever see mooses (meese? mosen?) here - like the poems..

Terry and Linda said...

WHEW! Lucky you! Running back a whole mile would NOT be fun!


Linda Sue said...

you are either very brave or a Moose whisperer- YIKES, they are ornery. I would back out and walk the extra mile- you are insane! I am glad for it, mind you, because- fabulous photos!!! But next time, I would appreciate it if you walked the extra mile...

Val said...

My personal doctrine is to let lying mooses lie.