WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge — Unlikely
Unlikely as it is, the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge theme of ‘Unlikely’ caused a little poem to pop into my head to accompany some pictures I had in mind for the challenge. I hope you enjoy it.
Unlikely Ever To Say Die
How likely would it be for the cheeky spinebill to outwit me?
It hid and twittered in the shrubby tree, but I was not content to let it be;
I came ’round about, hoping and scheming to flush it right out.
Quick, your camera, my hubby said, there’s another one just ahead.
It cannot be said that I didn’t try, but my little camera chose that moment to die.
Ho-hum. How likely is that?
It is plain, there is no doubt, that little birds are hard to photograph.
Take the tree-creeper for a start, it whizzes ‘round trunk like a small go-cart;
Up, up, up it goes into the gloom, to the place where no lens zooms.
My little camera is no good, and still I thought it could, it should.
So what’s the chance it’ll capture the bird? And be sharp, in focus, and not a blur?
Ho-hum, absolutely no chance at all.
And still I thought, I should try again, with hubby’s camera, a bigger lens.
So I sought out my hubby and entreated him to help me out.
Jump in the car, come with me, there are still more birds we have to see.
We walked and walked and walked again, hoping to find our sweet little friend.
Then, we saw the family – three happy little tree-creepers in a tree. How lucky were we.
And what are the chances that one would be still? Chances are probably Buckley’s or nil.
So, I said to my husband dear, just to make it perfectly clear —
I need a new camera. Nothing less than spectacular.
I want to snap landscapes, a macro or two; I want to shoot birds, take action shots too.
I trawled the internet looking for such a beast. I googled my options. Admitted defeat.
And yet, hope will not die. Aussie Mother’s Day is nigh. Never say never while I’m still alive.
Will I get lucky? Care to hazard a guess? Ho-hum, highly unlikely I have to confess.
Comments welcome. Can’t find the Comments Section? Keep scrolling.