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Comedy Wildlife Awards: It’s Smile Time

Here’s a great photo from 2019. Entitled “He’s right behind me, isn’t he?” it was taken by Anthony N Petrovitch.

Swim faster!

And I love this photo from Vlado Pirsa called “Family Disagreement.”

Stop ignoring me!

We can all imagine that conversation.

And this head scratcher from Co Grift.

Darling, you’re looking a bit orange today. Was it something I said?

The original website is here: https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/finalists/2019_finalists.php

Although these photos are humorous, they are also meant to bring attention to wildlife and their habitat destruction.

Happy mid-week. 🙂

Slip Slidin’ Away

Last week, an interesting thing happened. I came home from work, dropped off my bag and proceeded to clear the latest snow deposits from my steps. For good measure, I added some salt, as there were a few small ice patches here and there.

I was looking forward to a lovely meal from my wonderful M. He was making chicken pasta with mushrooms, and the aroma, particularly upon entering from the frigid outside environs, was especially enticing.

My snow-encrusted doorbell, bathed in the glow of my porch light.

I went inside again, dropped off the shovel and picked up the garbage to take it outside.

As I turned to go down the steps, I managed to find and slip on the only bit of unsalted ice at the head of the stairs, and slammed my teeth together as both feet went out from under me and I whacked the edge of the first step on my way down.

Sliding and banging, I managed to hit the edge of all seven of them with my back and ribs, accompanied by glancing butt hits on the stair treads.

When I came to a stop, I could tell there was some damage, but I wasn’t sure which part I should moan about first.

My M came bursting through the door, as he had heard me fall.

Back inside, I started to note the injury: bruised ribs and spine and an overall sense of having been jarred, hard, especially my teeth. And later, I discovered a broken tail bone. All things considered, it could have been worse. But the thing that sticks out the most is how I tried to grab the doorbell to save myself. What the hell was I going to do with that??

All’s well that ends well, I suppose, especially on the part that ends with my rear. I’ve always been a bit of a pain in the ass, so I guess it’s only fair that the sentiment has been returned, literally.

How karmic.

Happy weekend, and may you always land on your feet. 🙂

It’s Groundhog Day! (Well, Yesterday)

The Canadian weather-predicting groundhogs Wiarton Willie and Shubenacadie Sam decided that spring would be early this year. Yay!

I saw my shadow but I decided not to let it scare me.

Me and my weather-predicting parka.

I hope your local groundhog has sent good weather tidings your way.

Happy mid-week. 🙂

More Comedy Wildlife Photos

I found more of these humorous wildlife photos together with commentary from the photographers and just had to share.

There are more of these entertaining photos at https://www.comedywildlifephoto.com/gallery/comedy-widlife-2020-competition-winners.php

Tim Hearn
with his picture
Hide and Seek
“As this azure damselfly slowly woke up, he became aware of my presence. I was lined up to take a profile picture of his wings and body, but quite sensibly the damsel reacted to the human with the camera by putting the Marsh grass stem between me and it. I took the shot anyway. It was only later that I realised how characterful it was. And how much the damselfly looks like one of the muppets.”

Tim Hearn

Krisztina Scheeff
with her picture
Seriously, would you share some?
“Atlantic Puffins are amazing flyers and their fishing talents are – well – as you see, some do better than others! I just love the second puffin’s look – can I just have one please?”

Krisztina Scheef

Happy Wednesday. 🙂

October 30’s Friday Flower

Here are some candle flowers. But they can’t hold a candle to …

Candle flowers.

Oh … hello. Where did you come from? Well, it seems that a magic pumpkin has joined my Friday Flower post. Umm, not sure how I feel about that. I suppose it can stay as long as nothing else creepy happens.

Dear Pumpkin Being: do not grow arms, legs, fangs, or a mouth. If you do, I will get my blender and turn you into mush. Got it?

Not kidding.

It’s the Great Pumpkin!

Happy Halloween! 🎃

2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

A piece about the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards brought delight to my day!

Here’s a sample of the pictures:

Brigitte Alcalay Marcon/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020
Charlie Davidson/Comedy Wildlife Photo Awards 2020

Aren’t these great?

To see the entire article, please visit https://digg.com/2020/the-finalists-for-2020s-comedy-wildlife-photography-awards

Have a good week. 🙂

The Japes of Graft

As Monty Python used to say, “And now for something completely different … “

Firstly, my apologies to John Steinbeck, but I really couldn’t help myself.

Secondly, this title (and post) is in honour of Brian Lageose, who in particular does a terrific job of twisting well-known tales into Gumby dolls, and who in general is a terrifically funny writer. You can visit his site at https://brianlageose.blog/ Please do and take a stroll through his many wonderful posts. 🙂

A pretty sunrise, just for fun.

So, without further ado, a warped excerpt from the fictional “The Japes of Graft:”

“In the cold half-morning light, Rod stumbled across the dusty street, chasing a ten dollar bill that rustled and shimmied through the grime, a snake-like, reptilian escapee. Somewhere off to his left, a boy named Sue was snoring loudly and muttering about eyelash curlers. Rod stopped his chasing and listened intently, his heart pounding and jumping at the unexpected exercise. Would Sue awaken and steal his ten?”

Rod’s road?

Will Rod overcome his tendency to graft?

Will Sue awaken in time to enjoy her jape?

Will Rod realise that the ten is tied to string before it’s too late?

Will Rod and Sue become partners and keep the ten?

Personally, I think this book is about politicians. 😉

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to add a line or two to “The Japes of Graft” that honours Brian’s sense of humour and maybe twangs a funny bone or two.

I hope you choose to participate. 🙂

Stay the Blazes Home

The premier of Nova Scotia got pretty frustrated at the number of people still going outside to loiter in groups, so during a press conference he told residents to “stay the blazes home.”

https://www.theloop.ca/ctvnews/n-s-premiers-stay-the-blazes-home-inspires-viral-songs-memes-clothes/

His line has now gone viral (in a good way 🙂 ) and is being passed around everywhere. You can even get a t-shirt.

It costs $35.00 and all proceeds are going to covid-19 relief funds.

Stay healthy everyone and stay the blazes home. 😉