Friday, August 3, 2012

In Dem Der Hills, Everything Lives

I dem der hills you'll find more than loggers and Paul Bunyans,
 with powerful shoulders,
such as those seen doing the shot puts at the Olympics.
Many birds perform feats man will never be able to do.

Like the Mouse birds from Africa, who can position their claw toes
in many ways to hold onto things.
Three claw toes up front and one in the back
All toes up front or two  in front and two in back.
We can't do that although shot putters might benefit from it if they could.

Canaries were used in mines to detect carbon monoxide.
If they died , it was time to get out.
Poor little guys.

My favorite little bird is the sparrow, otherwise known as moineau domestique  in French,
 haussperling in German,or
passera europea in Italian.
 200 years ago, we did not have sparrows in Canada and they were imported to eat insects but
they ate crops and laid eggs all year round.

Now this little bird made a big wave in China
when Mao Tse Tung proclaimed that all sparrows
 should be killed because they eat the grain.
So people would try to kill them and you'd see mounds of dead sparrows everywhere.
People would take pictures with them for posterity.
That year they had a nice crop of wheat.
The next year however,
Insects ate all the wheat crop and this resulted in famine.
We have the same problem with sparrows but found out they couldn't be got rid of.
We can't kill every insect without killing ourselves.
Somehow, we must find a way to live together.
or who would be left to take pictures? lol
We all love eggs, as they represent the beginning and
 we know the smallest egg to be a Hummingbird egg.
The largest we believe to be the Ostrich egg but there once was
another egg much bigger, called an Elephant egg,
 laid by the Elephant bird in Madagascar, which is extinct now.
This bird was about 3 meters tall and probably would outplay our best basketball player.
Its' egg was 75 times bigger than an Ostrich egg and could feed 50 people.
How large is an Ostrich egg? 5-6 inches in diameter and 6-7 inches in length.

The Canada Goose is a tricky one.
We chase geese around here because they poop, so Guess what?
They smelled the coffee and 500,000 years ago, some of them said
 Phoeey! Who needs these new immigrants and migrated to Hawaii.
and they begot another name Ne Ne.
Probably that's what the Hawaiians told them when they saw them poop.
Ne! Ne! lol

In dem der hills we don't know what lives, hides or eats.
We don't know if a prehistoric 10 foot long , 4 eyed, scorpion spider
 will come out of there to battle Dwayne Johnson
or a dragon fly, with a 3 foot wing span,
heralding Arnold Schwartzenegger, with a bazooka,
 battling our tennis rackets.
We hit dragon flies to stop bull head attacks and they feel like tennis balls against
a swooping tennis racket.

In dem der hills it's always a fight for survival .
Insects against insects
Man against man
Man against beast
 Man beast and insect against disease.

We try to protect wild life and wild life kills and still tries to protect us.
Who will win?
Who will lose?
The answer lies in dem der hills.
In dem der hills,
where everything lives.

In a cemetery in England :
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.
To which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went.


Magia da Inês said...


Bom fim de semana!

A Lady's Life said...

Magia Thanks

Mama Zen said...

That joke is hilarious!

^_^ wReY and R0bbY said...

Cool photo! ヅ

P.S. You may want to visit our blog & we'd love it more if we follow each other! ヅ

Gattina said...

Lol ! very good the last one ! Tomorrow I return home !

Diana said...

Very interesting, I sure would like to see one of those Elephant eggs!
Love Di ♥