Thursday, February 21, 2013

I Love Pelicans


 A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican. 
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican. 


American newspaper editor Dixon Lanire Merrith wrote this limerick in 1910:







ULTRA TWEAKED in  Photoshop JUST BECAUSE I CAN






32 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

stunning pics! :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Pelicans look like they have so much character! I wish we had them here.

RoeH said...

LOL! I hardly ever laugh out loud at a blog post. I smile and grin a lot. But that poem cracked me up. I have to remember it. :)

Rebecca said...

Terrific shots. And I love the limerick. Funny.

Deb said...

You crack me up... Great photos

Amy Burzese said...

Great shots!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Don't you wonder why, we are drawn to certain birds/animals????

Hmmmmm, but would that be one of those things, we were sorry we found out? -giggggggles-

ClickNCamera said...

Great limerick and wonderful shots - they are especially cut from the back! We get pelicans at one of our lakes and I'll have to watch for there arrival. It would be a fun time taking photos of them!

Remington said...

Those pictures are AMAZING!

Rose said...

Oh, these are wonderful...I like pelicans, too. Just don't see them often enough.

Val said...

The shot before the tweak is my favorite...wow!!
Can't wait til we meet in person :)

GOOSE said...

I like the shots and the limerick was great. I would like to put enough food in my mouth for a week. But of course it would not last a week.
Blessings,
Goose

From the Kitchen said...

My Florida sister lives on a lake. I love sitting on her back porch and watching the many big birds cavort about on her dock. We don't have pelicans in the midwest. We do have Sandhill Cranes.

Best,
Bonnie

Muffy's Marks said...

Great photos, they certainly are clumsy looking birds!!

TexWisGirl said...

i just love those brown pelicans. drew one once for a friend that has a condo in florida. :)

Madi and Mom said...

OMCs we love the poem...too funny.
My crazy mom loves all birds...but thank goodness we don't have any in the house like my human sissy. She has a parrot who squawks all the time. mol
Hugs Madi PS excellent pictures too

Gail said...

Great limerick!! Wonderful pictures.

Susannah said...

HAHAHAHA! Took me a minute but that is really funny! Love your pictures. Did you take them recently or are they from your files. Gorgeous!

Betsy Adams said...

Gorgeous photos of the pelicans.. AND-I loved the limerick...

Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

These guys are somewhat comical. You have great pictures of them.

Ginny said...

I have been going up and down looking at these. My favorites are the first and the third. The couple are real cute, they look like they are just resting and talking to each other. I have never seen a real one and probably never will, because they don't have them in zoos.

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shots of the pelican, and they always look comical to me for some reason.

photowannabe said...

I remember that limerick from ages ago. Its great for the terrific photos.
I especially like the next to last one of the back view.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love these guys too! I wish we had them here but they are my favorites any time we go over to the coast. Your tweaked photo looks very much like a fossil which is what I think of when I see pelicans.

S. Etole said...

These are wonderful, as are the hollyhocks. My mother used to grow hollyhocks along the house.

Ann said...

I was wowed by your photos and my funny bone was tickled by the limerick.

Chatty Crone said...

You got a perfect shot there Sandra.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Looking at those shots has me marvel at the power that is in those birds! They fly with ease and scoop their catch .

George said...

These are great pictures of the pelicans. I like the limerick as well.

DawnTreader said...

The first one looks like he could be a wooden sculpture, he's the same colour as the pole... Love the one sitting on the sign too!

Dee said...

God has humor....I thought the one was wooden also....good shots.

Betty Manousos said...

gotta love pelicans!

the photo's of the pelicans are stunning, to say the least.

these birds are such beautiful creatures.