"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:

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

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  2. 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. ♥♥♥

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

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  4. 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!

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  5. Anonymous8:48 PM

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

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  6. Hyde park ain't gonna make it...

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  7. 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.

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

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

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

    stacy
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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

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

    Great post Kathe!

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

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

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  15. I agree Kathe! Happy New Year! :-)

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

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

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