Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Magpie Twenty Eight






Tickle Me Elmo ~ phant!

tickle my toes please
with your soft elephant trunk
one toe at a time


42 comments:

  1. This is too cute. The faucet DOES look just like the tip of an elephant's trunk! I'll never look at it the same way again.

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  2. This is so charming, and I completely agree with Willow's comment. That's what I first thought when I saw this picture :D

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  3. Helen I have to smile because I want to be tickled too.

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  4. Elephant's trunk - it is, isn't it? Love what you did with this!

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  5. Helen,
    I saw the trunk too. Turn the picture upside down and you have a strange wall sconce with toes coming from the ceiling.

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  6. Helen

    This is a lovely piece. I am really enjoying this picture and the responses so far.

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  7. Haha, Helen. I like that: elephant trunk.

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  8. Dear Helen,
    This somehow reminds me of what my daughter said to me when she first realised when she was four that boys are different than girls at her kindergarten (remember we have 5 girls and - I hope she forgives me for posting this, you too.)

    "Mum, I saw Adam in the toilet at kindergarten. Boys don't have bibik (Malay for you-know...) Did you know they have an elephant nose there?"

    Oh forgive me for posting this, but your post reminded me of this hilarious moment for me - the things we parents have to put a straight face to and explain.

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  9. Lets hope the elephant's trunk doesn't try sucking up the water! lol :)

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  10. At first glance, I couldn't figure out what those toes were doing on either side of that elephant's trunk. It took a moment, lol. So, love your poem because it affirms my own response. That also means it will stay with me much longer, because it makes me smile and laugh.

    Elizabeth

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  11. Tickle my toes, and blow in my ear....thanks for the idea of the elephant. And elephants love to take a soak in the forest.

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  12. how sweet and fun. Love it! Tickle my toes...

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  13. playful and fun tale.
    loved it.

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  14. The tap reminded me of an elephant's trunk too! Sweet tale.

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  15. Of course it does look like an elephant's trunk I didn't see that at all!Very funny.

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  16. I really liked this. That feeling, when an unexpected drop of cold water drops on your toes.

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  17. dang- you are quick and clever! Loved it!

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  18. Lovely, and you are so right, it does look like an elephants trunk, fun Magpie

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  19. A fun and playful piece! Excellent magpie!

    -Weasel

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  20. I saw that trunk right away too, but you did it!!

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  21. lol :D love what u did with that picture.. an elephant faucet.. kudos ;)

    Leo

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  22. Love it ...thought about doing something with elephants too...but nothing came out...yours is great especially with Elmo...wonderful...bkm

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  23. Very good, it does look like an elephants trunk.

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  24. Helen,
    OMG, that is too perfect!
    rel

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  25. haha. fun word play. tickle me elmo indeed. smiles. nice magpie!

    my magpie

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  26. Such a cute haiku. Love it! It seems many of us saw the elephant in the faucet.

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  27. What fun! I love your take on the prompt!

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  28. I keep coming back to this and smiling. Just makes me smile.

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  29. I,like you and many others , at first thought it to be an elephant trunk.. such beautiful lines you wrote specailly the last one... liked ur title as well :)

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  30. Short, but to the point - of the tootsies!

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  31. Short, but to the point - of the tootsies!

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  32. This was a fabulously creative Magpie. Loved it.

    PG

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  33. This was absolutely super fantastic!!
    Loved the elephant trunk!!! I actually to my tub to check "him" out ... hehehe

    Such a cute cute read!!!

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  34. Be careful you don't get your toe stuck! Loved it.

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  35. I too saw an elephant in this shot. Cute poem.

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  36. Oh, what fun! May my toes be next?

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