"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, January 03, 2016

Magpie Tales #300 Puddle Jumpers

Charing Cross Road, 1937 by Wolfgang Suschitzky
 
Puddles can be sneered at
Or ignored altogether
But the blue ribbon goes to those
Who can leap lightly as a feather.... 

 
 
Hyde Park, London, 1939 by J. A. Hampton
 
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Thanks to our intrepid poet Tess Kincaid
who posts such inspiring images!
Cheers!

19 comments:

Helen said...

Walking barefoot in the rain with you? Sounds delightful! Happy New Year ...

Sandee said...

I've had some of my best walks jumping puddles. Grand fun.

Have a fabulous day Kathe. Big hug to you and my very best to Miss Lucy. ♥♥♥

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Short and extremely sweet I loved it! Have a nice week Kathe!

messymimi said...

Ah, the joy is to be young, and in the warm summer, go barefoot and jump in the puddles, seeing how big a splash you can make!

purplepeninportland said...

Nothing like leaping puddles when you're young! Lovely write.

Wander said...

Hyde park ain't gonna make it...

Helen Killeen Bauch McHargue said...

My days of puddle jumping are behind me..so this was particularly fun to read.
I can almost feel the exhilaration again of leaping over one.

SilverGardenia said...

Oh yes, puddles are always exciting. Very nice write.

Caren Gittleman said...

wish I could leap "light as a feather" I'm more like a hippo
catchatwithcarenandcody

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

i wish i could leap across them pesky puddles, but i have short legs. haha.

stacy
http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

brudberg said...

I have a feeling I would get very wet feet jumping puddles.

"Annie" said...

Those are fabulous! I loved to jump in puddles when I was a kid, and I still do!

Great post Kathe!

Elena Sands said...

Nice write. :-)

Sandra said...

great image..!

Truedessa said...

The art of leaping puddles - it can be difficult at times

restlessjo said...

What a wonderful leap of faith that second shot is! I love it! :) Plenty of puddles around here, Kathe. I'm off to practise! :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

I agree Kathe! Happy New Year! :-)

Ankita said...

whoa! that is some sensible philosophy there! lovely :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Leaping puddles can be a 'sunny' past time in grey and miserable weather. A fun poem.