🐾 Maybe the reason I love animals so much, is because the only time they have broken my heart is when theirs has stopped beating.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Making the best of winter

Camera : Canon EOS 550D 
Taken in my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa) 
Background texture by Kim Klassen 
Processed in PowerPoint

Kiep and one of Solly’s roosters making the best of winter. 

You can quote me as I speak
Chickens smile despite their beaks
Look how she walks and talks and stares
See how she jumps and shows she cares 
Listen to her serenade
Think of how they’ve danced and played
Their little toes don’t skip a bea
Happiness permeates their feet. 
Up into your lap they hop.
Snuggling right into your top. 
I feel their combs warm near my skin
I really feel like chicken kin
Watching my hens all the while
I swear to you that they can smile (even in winter!)
~ Tilly’s Nest, August, 10, 2011



  1. Great photo! I love that poem...so sweet!

    1. Thanks Serena and lovely to see you here, thank you for the visit!

  2. That would make an interesting Christmas Card. A lovely photo.

    1. Thank you John! I have taken your "advice" and made one on RedBubble http://www.redbubble.com/people/mareeclarkson/works/11189397-seasons-greetings-from-my-garden



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