Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 28 ~ Flowers and a Mad Tea Party


Yellow gladiolus - my photo challenge topic of flowers.  I had removed nearly all of my gladiolus bulbs to re-do my garden this year.  When these glads came up, I was delighted that they were YELLOW, one of my favorite colors.

Mad Tea Party 2012 ButtonI have joined in with Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist for her Mad Tea Party, and my party cohort is Mad Hatter Muffy Vanderbear!  Here is a link-back to the Mat Tea Partiers Mad Tea Party 2012.

Also, for those interested, I am hosting a photography challenge for the month of August.  Fun, light-hearted topics to finish out the last month of summer.

How to Treat Elves
Morris Bishop

I met an elf-man in the woods,
The wee-est little elf!
Sitting under a mushroom tall --
'Twas taller than himself!

"How do you do, little elf," I said,
"And what do you do all day?"
"I dance'n fwolic about," said he,
"'N scuttle about and play;

"I s'prise the butterflies, 'n when
A katydid I see,
'Katy didn't' I say, and he,
Says 'Katy did!' to me!

"I hide behind my mushroom stalk
When Mister Mole comes froo,
'N only jus' to fwighten him
I jump out 'n say 'Boo!'

"'N then I swing on a cobweb swing
Up in the air so high,
'N the cwickets chirp to hear my sing
'Upsy-daisy-die!'

'N then I play with the baby chicks,
I call them chick chick chick!
'N what do you think of that?" said he.
I said, "It makes me sick.

"It gives me sharp and shooting pains
To listen to such drool."
I lifted up my foot, and squashed
The G** d**n little fool.

31 comments:

Meeha Meeha said...

Haha! Lovely poem and thank you for the beautiful flowers!

Rachel said...

Ha! Poor Elf!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flower picture! And the poem is really cute...even though the elf dies!

Mad Madam Mel said...

Thank you so much for inviting me Muffy Vanderbear, and a cheeky poem :)
I hope to see you soon at my party too, everyone is invited :)
Mad Madam Mel x

http://www.madmadammel.com/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-2012.html

Emalina said...

Lovely flowers and a fun poem, thanks so much for having me :)

Happy Mad Tea Party!

Please come visit me at mine for a cup of tea:

http://www.idlebakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/a-mad-tea-party-in-idle-wonderland.html

Patricia Hughes said...

I do love Mad yellow glads! Ill check back to find out more about your photography challenge in August.

The Mrs. said...

I love the flowers! Your photo challenge sounds great.

Laurie said...

Too cute! Thanks for coming to my party! :)

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Very cute! You just reminded me that I have a Muffy and several cute dresses for her packed away! I should get her out and play too! Thank you for visiting my party and your lovely comment!

Wishing you a happy weekend,

Betty

Rhissanna said...

Lol! Oh dear me, yes. Stamp on them, stamp on them all, I say! Thank you, that made me grin! I came over to see your Mad Tea Party and say 'thank you' for your sweet comment. Thank you!

Kelly said...

WHAT! YIKES,MR.Bishop! I do love the color yellow it makes me smile and to see how Brilliant the Glads were to pop up without you knowing they would!
It was fun to visit your party. Thanks!
Cheers, Kelly

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Lovely flower! And a very nice poem.
Thank you for visiting!
Besos from Argentina, Silvina

Chrislyn said...

Thanks for the laugh! I loved it! So glad you could visit me!

Chrislyn

Painting Apples said...

ohhh love the yellow glads myself! just gorgeous. What a wonderful way to finish the summer with a photography challenge! and your poem made me chuckle out loud, thank you for that! and thanks for visiting my party earlier and inviting me here today I really loved my time here!

~Gioncarla

Victoria Sayer said...

Thanks so much for popping over to my tiny Mad Tea Party, so glad you enjoyed yourself. I love your cute poem. Thanks for having me.
~Vicki ♥

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh my gooodness gracious! hahahaaa!!! What an elf poem, oh my, tee heeee! Squished! eeeeks ;)

Love the petals... oh, swooooon!

Happy Mad Tea Partying!
♥ Vanessa {a fanciful twist}

Sylvia Smiser said...

Hi Tami,
Thank you for sharing the elf poem! I also appreciate you stopping in to my tea party!
Have a wonderful rest of the week!
Sylvia
http://anaboocreationsbysylvia.blogspot.com/2012/07/welcome-one-and-all-o-fanciful-madd-tea.html

The Weekend Artist said...

thanks for sharing what a green thumb you have and such great flowers! that won't grow here in our climate so I do enjoy it very much! thanks for stopping by! and yes am from the philippines a tropical country with hundred islands so your sweet flowers are a rare treat for me =) thanks for stopping by as well!

Micupoftea~ said...

Thanks for stopping by for tea. Your yellow flowers are gorgeous! What a treat in the garden :)

Toriz said...

Haha! Love it!

Feel free to return the visit (if you haven't already): http://ziglernews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/my-mad-tea-party-2012-fd.html

Natasha said...

Thankyou for stopping by and for the invite to join you. Wonderful! xxx

Linda said...

I had a lovely time at your tea party. Thank you for sharing. Pleasecome to my party:

momentsinaneye.blogspot.com

DogsMom said...

Well, I was not expecting that!

Anonymous said...

LOL...love it. I'm with DogsMom...I wasn't expecting that. Thanks for the laugh. Oh...and Mad Hatter Muffy Vanderbear? Where's the tea and crumpets at?

Lisa said...

Funny little poem - lol! Thanks for the party!
Lisa
hope you can stop by my parties!

Lisa said...

great poem!!
thanks for having me
lisa

Wendy said...

What a fun and fancy little poem fully of silliness and quirks. Miss Mad Hatter Muffy Vanderbear was a lovely host

**************
Thank you for inviting me. Oh please do drop in for a Spoonful of Mad Tea over on the Other Side of Wonderland
Wishes and Whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

http://candydelane.typepad.com/curiosities/

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Love your bear & a great poem!

Lynda said...

LOL - I am a sucker for poems that rhyme, especially when funny! Your little bear is quite cute, a little bunch of honey! :)

http://butterflydream27.blogspot.com/2012/07/2012-mad-tea-party.html

Scrap Vamp said...

Thank you so much for inviting me to tea! Your poem was brilliant!

http://scrapvamp.blogspot.com/2012/07/mad-tea-party-2012.html

Kelly said...

it looks like you really found some finds for your mad tea party. Stuffed bear is very sweet!

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