Monday, April 20, 2015

The Ostrich

ABC Wednesday
April 22nd, 2015
O is the Letter

I give you THE OSTRICH

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

Ogden Nash

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John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

As usual Ogden Nash gets right to the heart of a deep philosophical issue.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Ogden Nash - one of my favourites Hildred. And I love that top photograph. Only another ostrich could find that attractive.

Photo Cache said...

I love the first shot. Up close and personal with an interesting creature.


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

These are marvelous shots. I believe ostriches are fascinating birds. Happy ABC Wedensday and Blessings! #28

Reader Wil said...

The ostrich is a curious beautiful bird. It wants to know who you are and, when behind a fence, it walks with you.
Lovely poem Hildred!
Have a great week.
Wil, ABCW Team

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh the poem makes me smile Hildred -- Just because I love it AND not least because I too posted a bird poem recently .... (mine is an Edward Lear, but you know, same sort of thing. It does my heart good to know that we share a love for the .... well, the absurd I guess!)

fredamans said...

Outstanding Ostrich photos!

carolann said...

The face is hilarious of the Ostrich looks so cartoon like.

Made my day with a good laugh.

Powell River Books said...

When we drive between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, there's an ostrich farm along the way. The last time we passed by the parking lot was packed with tourists. - Margy

Joy said...

I don't know whether to go aw cute or laugh at that face. It certainly goes with the poem. I like to see them run, not that I've ever seen them in real life!

Trubes said...

OH! so cute, the face on the first shot, such appealing eyes.
I love Ogden Nash's writing too!
'Tis a good job she sits down to lay her eggs or else they would become extinct.
When we were on holiday in France there was Ostrich on the menu but I just couldn't bring my self to try it! I believe it is most delicious, but...OOOOh no...... not for me!

best wishes,
ABCW team.

Fritz Ant said...

Wow that first picture sure looks like that bird had a really bad day. lol. Please check out my letter O.

Thank you.

Roger Owen Green said...

What a face!