The Lighter Side of JzB

Here you will find photos, poetry, and possibly some light-hearted foolishness. For the Heavier Side
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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #II Mark M. Redfearn's "by the garden path"

 Toad in a flower flat - my yard, June, 2011

Mark's haiku reminded me of this this incident.
Today's challenge it to construct a 2nd stanza of two lines in 7 - 7 form to complete Mark's haiku.

by the garden path
an upside down flowerpot
cottage for a toad                                       
(c) Mark M. Redfearn

bounding on the garden path
one hundred tiny toadlings                          (c) JzB

I originally intended to write "bouncing."  "Bounding" is not only a typo, but an improvement!

You just can't throw away that kind of good luck.

Carpe Diem's Tan Renga Challenge Month #II


  1. I love the toadlings!

  2. Awesome JazzBumpa ... good to see you here again ... nice completed Tan renga, and that photo is hilarious.

  3. Ha!ha!The cottage needed to be full of life-a wonderfully imaginative and "lively" completion JazzBumpa:-)

  4. I've seen these tiny toads. Hiding in my own garden.

  5. Like the 'bounding' ~ great job ~ happy weekend ~ carol, xx

    ps. I made mine harder than it was ~ duh????

  6. This made me laugh out loud! Hilarious to picture 100 toadlings bounding and bouncing down the path!

  7. I guess there was a Mrs. Toad...

  8. the excitement in the garden - tiny toadlings! bet you have very little insects flying about ☺

  9. Oh, I would love to see this :-)


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