Friday Haiku: Flutterby

20140801_163513Fluttering to me
The little gray flutterby
Is a quiet sort

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From Laura A: “I’ve been a huge fan of your website for years, and whenever I’m in a bad mood I just scroll to C.O. and I always feel better!”

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“As much as I love animals, I’ve never had the time to own one myself as I travel a lot…”

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“…but I was at the DC tennis tournament last week and this little guy came and landed on me and crawled all over my hand and then my Kindle.”

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“I have no idea what kind of moth/butterfly he is, but the eyes are just magnificent and his little antennae are adorable.”

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“Thought I’d share in hopes that you found him as cute as I do!”

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Friday Haiku: Snail Tales

photoMeet at the tree stump
We’ll swap tales and tell lies
Til the evening comes

“Hi, Here is a picture of some snails socialising* on a tree stump this morning in my garden in Thornton Heath aka ‘poor man’s Croydon.’ You may have heard of it on Crimewatch. [Nope. -Ed.]
Many thanks, Andy A.” [*British spelling alert! -Ed.]

Friday Haiku: Shell Game

Ham and the Hermie
Two best friends thru thick & thin
Even thru that shell

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“Amelia is the ham and Sheldon is the hermie. They are besties.” -Erin C.

Friday Haiku: Hmmmmmmmm

ChrisMorgan1Hummingbirds are cute
They can really fly quite fast
With pointy noses

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Pix by Chris Morgan as seen on My Modern Met.

Friday Haiku: Mwah Ha Ha Ha Ha

DzPFydWShort, squatty and green
Looks lots like Doctor Evil
Pulls it off nicely

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Friday Haiku: Bloop?

Tiny fish can swim
All day long and all night long
They need to breathe too

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From @CuteEmergency.

Friday Haiku: Bat Fox

This is not a bat
Though the ears are similar
It is Jiffy Pop

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From Jessica A.

UPDATED! Sprock’s Friday Haiku

Clipboard01You may have seen me
In a Yellow Submarine.
Look! I’m Peter Max.

Sprock wins with the Beatles reference AND Peter Max. Two 1960s icons in one haiku? #Win. But Oakley was close. Image from @AmazingAnimals.

Friday Haiku: She’s A Lady (Bug)

LadyHappyJust like Tom Jones sang
Whoa, whoa, whoa, she’s a lady**
And also a bug

“I came across this lovely lady while on a hike today. I think she (Lady Bugs are all ladies, right?*) looks like a happy little strawberry. Hope you can use it!” -Katy C.

*Nope!

** Had to cheat on the contraction– can’t mess with the lyrics. -B.

Friday Haiku Too: Tiny Is As Tiny Does, Sir

dj72YmfMollusks are quite cute
They are very small indeed
So watch where you step

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