Lighthearted Limericks – Tufted Titmouse

With the Thanksgiving weekend coming to a close, it seemed like a fitting time for another lighthearted limerick…this time featuring the Tufted Titmouse.

The Titmouse, you might be surprised,
though dainty is daring and wise



She stores away seed
so she won’t be in need


when the cold winter weather arrives.


I have to tell you that I have a bit of a soft spot for this little gray bird.
You see, I have a habit of “birdifying” people (a term coined by my blogging buddy Squid over at “Squid’s Cup of Tea“) and if my Mom were a bird, she would be a Tufted Titmouse.  She is lovely and a bit on the shy side, but don’t ever mistake shyness for weakness – she is one tough lady and incredibly wise.  And though she doesn’t hide away seed (though we do tease her about storing up mayonnaise and paper towels) she plans for the needs of the future better than anyone I know.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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10 Responses to Lighthearted Limericks – Tufted Titmouse

  1. aussiebirder says:

    A beautiful little bird Kathy! yes, it is sometimes easy to see the people we love and know characterized in the birds, which is a little bit like what is expressed in my new book.

  2. de Wets Wild says:

    A lovely name for a very pretty little bird!

  3. Squid says:

    Hey, I remember that! I love Titmice, so I think I’d like to meet your mother. 🙂 I am so happy that we have them in South Florida, (Titmice, not mothers, though I love those too. 🙂 ) as one of the northern birds that do transfer down. Love your limerick!

  4. Jodi says:

    so cute – and I love that you birdify people! 🙂

  5. Sue says:

    Excellent limerick! And a nice story about Mom.

  6. I love the idea of “birdifying”! Trying to decide what bird I would be… hmmm… my singing is terribly off-key and I chatter a lot…so I’m probably a starling, even though I hate crowds!

  7. neihtn2012 says:

    Those big eyes will get you every time.

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