Sunday, March 1, 2009

March Muse Day Post

Muse day is the first day of each month.
You should join this muse from time-to-time!
Visit Carolyn Gail at
Sweet Home and Garden Chicago
for more information or to let here you've participated.

This little video was taken in April 2008.
It will soon be warm enough to be digging again!

The Puzzled Centipede

A centipede was happy quite,
Until a frog in fun
Said, "Pray, which leg comes after which?"
This raised her mind to such a pitch,
she lay distracted in a ditch
considering how to run.


from "Favorite Poems, Old and New"
Compiled by Helen Ferris

Happy Muse Day! Have a good one.


Kerri said...

I love this funny little poem, and the video is a very creative touch :)
I won't be long now! My daffs and tulips are poking through and the tiny snowdrops have buds forming!
Happy Muse Day and happy March!

Kerri said...

That should be 'it' won't be long now :)

Rose said...

Clever poem to start off my day and month with a smile!

I read your previous post the other day but apparently forgot to leave a comment. Looks like you have lots of great plans for the upcoming season--let's hope March goes out like a "lamb" :)

Gail said...

Hi Shady, Good morning! We got a 'bit of snow' last night! You would laugh and laugh at the dusting!

I do like the poem, I agree with is clever! My dear, I hope your day is delightful and that March is kind to us...That is my wish...a kinder and gentler March!


Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kerri, Thanks for being here so early this morning! :-) I made the rounds the other day and found the tips of just a couple of brave plants... altho' most of them are under leaf/mulch yet!

Rose, Isn't it "In like a lion, out like a lamb?" Hmmm... wonder what the weather will bring these next couple of days?

Gail, Ah, yes. A kinder, gentler March. Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts. :-) Have a great day!

joey said...

You always find good ones :) A great way to start the day on this 'so far' sunny day. Happy March!

Kathleen said...

Happy March Shady Gardener!! I'm so glad (like you) that it won't be long till we can be out digging again. hooray. Our March is coming in like a lamb ~ I hope that doesn't mean the opposite for the end of the month (when we really are in the mood for spring!)

Anonymous said...

Yikes. Any critter that is bigger than a half inch is creepy. This centipede is creepy. :) The poem is cute. Here's to warmer weather.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Great post SG. I hope the centipede got going again. tee hee.

flydragon said...

Haha, love it. The video and poem, not the centipede:)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

In the middle of summer, it's hard to believe that we could be excited to see a centipede. (But we will be.) What a fun little poem!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I like this poem. Cute little centipede, soon we'll be seeing lots of these little guys!

Shady Gardener said...

Joey, Happy March to you, too! It Was a sunny day, the 20's.

Kathleen, You almost hate to talk about that little saying, don't you? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, we can look forward to Spring and "getting dirty!" :-)

Grace, You might notice that I didn't handle it!! ;-) But it did make a good video (with the little pill bugs). ha.

Lisa, :-)

flydragon, I understand! ha.

MMD, At this point in time, we're about ready for anything, aren't we! I just walked around the yard today, looking to see any signs of life. I really did find a couple of plant tips poking out of the ground... yea!

Catherine, I'm excited for Spring. I'm almost ready to be hauling a little more dirt, rocks, etc. As for centipedes... well... as long as I don't have to handle them... ;-) ha.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

What a sweet and funny little poem. Thanks and Happy Muse Day.~~Dee

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Dee, It was pretty silly, but I was in that kind of mood! ;-) Happy day!

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Shady Gardener said...

Thanks Deb, I found the video while "computer cleaning" and just had to use it! ;-)

Anna said...

I like your choice of verse for GBMD. What a dilemma for that poor little centipede :)

Shady Gardener said...

Anna, Can you imagine! And I wonder about the number of pairs of running shoes? ;-)