Monday, July 6, 2009

True Colors - The Challenge

We are taking Blue up on her challenge!
This lovely poem is called, "The Colours" and it's by Christina Rossetti

What is pink? a rose is pink
By a fountain's brink. - Okay, so they're raindrops, not a fountain!

What is red? a poppy's red
In its barley bed. " - our red silk poppies are blooming in the vase!

"What is blue? the sky is blue

Where the clouds float thro'. - this weathervane and cupola are on top of Dad's barn.

What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light. - this is Dauby and she's swimming on our pond!

What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.


What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between. - Are we fooling anyone with the silk flowers?!

What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight. - ahhhhhhhhhhh, Nantucket! Our favorite spot on Earth! This photo is from our summer vacation last year!


What is orange? Why, an orange,
Just an orange!" - You're not supposed to eat the fake orange, Mitch! You're ruining the picture!
That was fun, Blue!

So until next time....................

Love ya lots,

Maggie and Mitch

42 comments:

Poopsie aka Blue said...

Love it!
You did wonderfully well!
Terrific photo's & the final one had me LOL-ing, but then Mitch never fails to make me smile!

Love, pats & pets
Blue

Poopsie aka Blue said...

PS...
Forgot to say - how cool to have your own personal swan!

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

All cool things once again! We just love the swan, weathervane and cupola!

Hope you had a silent 4th AND 5th! We only barked at the fireworks twice! Once on each night! We were very lucky...not many fireworks around here.

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

Great job. And we have to agree with Blue. It is very cool to have your own personal swan.

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Kodak the Eskie said...

That was really cute! Love the poem and the pictures.

Hugs, Kodak

Hollie and Janie said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! Maggie looks beautiful with the poppies and Mitch looks so silly with those oranges!!
Love,
janie

Brind'Amour said...

Gee, I didn't think any of that was fake. I guess you fooled me!!! Nice job you two!

Wiggles,
Brind'Amour

Pearl said...

Hi guys! You did a great job with that poem! and you DID fool me with those silk flowers!!

Hope you had a great holiday weekend, full of lots of fun and some wallymelon!

chris said...

you lucky dogs having your very own swan. Hope you had a great 4th and weren't too upset by the fireworks - ours was pretty tame compared to other years.
Abby& Rosie

Sue said...

I love that big furry face in the orange picture.

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

oh I bet the fake orange tasted horrid!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi m & m!
well done!
that was fun!
xoxoxo
m & e

Martha Basset said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
That was a beautiful post - our mum loves Christina Rossetti. It was hard to pick a favourite as all your pictures were lovely.
Good work
love
Martha & Bailey xxx

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Maggie & Mitch
What a nice poem. Thanks for sharing.
Love Ruby & Penny

The Army of Four said...

Wow, you did GREAT! That was really beautiful! I like the blue sky behind the weathervane and cupola!!!
Luv,
Dave

Deetz said...

That was totally fabulous!!!!
Deetzy

The OP Pack said...

Very clever - we have loved seeing all of these posts.

Woos, the OP Pack

Fred said...

How fun! I think I like the blue picture bestest.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love it.. Beautiful pictures..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Lorenza said...

Good job with the challenge, Maggie and Mitch!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Raising Addie said...

Cool challenge and great pix as well!

BOL we LOVE the picture of Mitch trying to eat the oranges!!

Chasing my tale...
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

M and M
You get a standing ovation on this post! Marvelous! Bravo! I'm a bit surprised ice cream wasn't worked into to poem..
norwood

Moco said...

You live in the most colorful world.

Teddy Bear said...

Great job, Maggie and Mitch.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Boo Casanova said...

mitch sticking his nose to the fake orange is funny. :D

wet wet licks

Boo

happy said...

We really enjoyed this post! Great job! Love the pictures!

Chow Chow said...

Oooh...I love this post of yours! Beautiful pictures and beautiful poem!

Mack said...

We are just fascinated by Dauby.

When Mom used to live in Tulsa, they had a park called Swan Lake with a swan family living there. Such beautiful creatures. Mom says I would be bad if I ever saw a swan. Whatever...

Isis said...

wow! that was really really great! i really enjoyed that :)

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Bravo!
I love this post, M&M, you even have a real swan living in your pond!
I have a white swan but a resin one, hehe!

Ozzie and Rocky said...

What a cool post! We enjoyed this very much! Thanks for stopping by our blog with birthday wishes for Rocky! Our mom has been the worst at keeping up with our blog lately!
Ozzie & Rocky

Thoughts said...

Wow, what a neat post, and you did so well on the challenge! That's so cool that you have a real swan, I dont know what we would do if we ever saw a real swan that close up. Probably jump in the water... but that's what we goldens do best, BOL!!

Take care Maggie and Mitch! And don't forget to enter our dog photo contest going on this month!

Woofs and Wags,
Benson and Gibson

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love poetry and kept going back to read it over and over, looking at the pretty pictures. Our Girl noticed the lovely heart shaped cloud in the blue sky photo, behind the weathervane on the barn. She's got love on her mind and we agree, that's our favorite picture. It's even got a "cupid" (we know, we know) shooting an arrow through the heart!

Nice job, you two! We expected no less!
Luv,
Jake and Fergi

Clive said...

Very well done! We enjoyed that!

lots of woofs
Clive

the 4 Bs said...

you kiddos are good. we didn't know you could do poetry!

woofs.

Eric said...

You pals are good at this game. I love the barn photo with the heart cloud where was it heading I wonder?

Wiry love and kissies, Eric xxx

PEEs - short comment as need to revive Mom who passed out at the mouse picture and then again when I told her about the bat...

Paco....Milo and mom..Simona said...

OMDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!
M&M...what a great post!!!
you're the best in the world!!!!
Thanks for sharing with us all these wonderful photos and words!!
sure we're very very lucky to have you as a friends!!!
have a great day dear friends!!!
We love you a lot!!!
Sweet kisses and licks!!!
MUAHHHHHHHHHHHH

Huskee and Hershey said...

What a great job! We love the pic of Dauby!!

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Hi m and m

Hmm let's see you guys! I want to see you running wild. I know your tongues do inside an ice cream cup.

Norwood

Sami & Baylee said...

what lovely red flowers! Mommy just loves the color red and she also loves flowers! Very nice pictures!
xoxoxox love sami

Dina ... UK said...

Perfect, loved your challenge shots...:-)
p.s. I was away last week, so only just seen them...:-)