"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Magpie Tales 87 -a visit to Chinatown




Sneaky peek
Behind Peking Ducks
Hung so low



Peking ducks live in a free range environment for the first 45 days of their lives....


19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Perfect words for the pic.

Helen said...

After those 45 days if fois gras is the ultimate goal ... watch out!

christopher said...

Thanks for prompting me to go to Wiki. I don't think I want to be a Peking Duck!

Tess Kincaid said...

I don't want to know about the second 45...

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm glad they get a month and a half of something that feels like freedom, but probably isn't.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

mylittlewordz said...

I like the phrase 'sneeky peek', nice play with 'Peking'.
Jamie.

Martin said...

I hope those ducks don't have calendars.

Brian Miller said...

nice word play...i bet they do not count the days...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kathe: Excellent Haiku mode; a la duck. "Hung so low" ...MWAH!!!

Susie Clevenger said...

love this...we read we learn...

Tumblewords: said...

Ah so. Well done.

Margaret said...

Well, don't we all like our rotisserie chicken? I guess it is different because their heads are chopped off... :)

Nicholas V. said...

Ah! Like it very much. I too chose haiku!

Morning said...

thoughtful image and notes in the end.

a fun piece on top, well done.

Isabel Doyle said...

Yes indeed.
Your wv is 'patesu' which will be coming to a menu near you soon!

Trellissimo said...

The white duck, at least, looks happy still!

Stafford Ray said...

Loved the play with 'sneak, peek and Peking'!

Lydia said...

Great magpie. I did not know that about Peking Ducks. If only they knew.....

Lena said...

Perfectly Pekingly!