Thursday, May 20, 2010

Carpe clam*

Carpe, from the Latin, means "gather":

A clam for the gathering.

Or  "seize":

"No way! Can't have it!"

Or "enjoy":

as in, "I am really going to enjoy this big, fresh clam!"

Horace wrote, "Carpe diem quam minime credula postero" – "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future." Or to put it in the vernacular; don't count your chickenclams before they are hatchedopened.

Wise words.  As this gull bent to pry open her meal, the white one swooped in, snatched it, and fled. Brownie gave chase, shrieking invective; the two gulls clashed in the air, once, twice, then sped off beyond the pier, the white gull far ahead. Maybe Brownie shouldn't have been expending so much energy on shouting.

*Sorry about that; couldn't resist.


  1. What an absolutely funny post! Seagulls are such odd birds--tch tch tch! I did so enjoy watching their disagreement, especially with your narrative! (grin)

  2. I love watching gulls. They are so silly! It's wonderful that you were able to capture one of their squabbles - it was too funny.

  3. Cute and funny post. Loved the photos too!


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