Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ABC Wednesday

O is for Ostrich



The Ostrich by Ogden Nash

The ostrich roams the great Sahara.
Its mouth is wide, its neck is narra.
It has such long and lofty legs,
I'm glad it sits to lay its eggs.




Photos courtesy of the Internet, - could not find anyone to acknowledge.

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21 comments:

Sally in WA said...

Wonderful closeup of the ostrich. It would have scared me to see this in my viewfinder!

SparkleFarkle said...

What a sweetheart and the attached "O"gden is delightful!

Mara said...

That ostrich looks to be a bit cross-eyed! Nice photo though.

Reader Wil said...

Ostriches have such funny faces! I love this photo! It's great!

Carol said...

What a great shot! Enjoyed the poem also...super O..

Q said...

Very cool Ostrich...
Sherry

Leslie: said...

Fabulous shots! Where were they taken?

photowannabe said...

How adorable. I just smiled a lot looking at it.
Loved the Nash prose too.

jabblog said...

Aren't ostriches strange, comical creatures? There's an ostrich farm near our house and it causes quite a shock when strangers see them for the first time. They're not a common sight in English fields!!

Joy said...

Yes Ogden Nash had it right. That first photograph seems to say 'you lookin' at me'

RuneE said...

That first picture was a gem! Those eyes were impressive.

Roger Owen Green said...

Great ostrich shot.
I'm reminded of a Steppenwolf song called The Ostrich.

Judi said...

what an adorable face!

Tumblewords: said...

They are so funny! Amazing birds that always make me laugh. Ogden's always good, too!

Granny Smith said...

Sometimes the internet is just there to be mined - or to illustrate an Ogden Nash poem. Great combination and an original take on the letter O.

Irene said...

I like your ostrich.

Jay said...

Hahahaha! I LOVE that first picture! So funny! And the poem is great, too!

Nice one. :D

Rose said...

That close-up of the ostrich is priceless! She must have been very curious about your camera:) I've always loved Ogden Nash, too--a great post!

The Weaver of Grass said...

What a little sweetie in the photograph Hildred - I am sure his mother loves him.

Regina said...

How cute!

Light and Voices said...

What a face! That close-up of the ostrich brought a smile to my face today.
Joyce M