Thursday, February 5, 2009

The tree that looks like a chicken

In which I bring the silly.

As promised, it's back to the picture book here in Jacqui's Room, including this week's Thursday News of the Absurd Will Someone Please Write This Book Inspirational Moment (TNoftheAWSPWTBIM).


The tree that looks like a chicken

According to the article, it just grew like that. According to one local arboriculturalist, "There are all sorts of reasons why trees grow into the shapes they do." Apparently, the locals are baffled.

(photo also from

I am not baffled. I know why it looks like a chicken: because it IS a chicken! Maybe she was practicing black magic and got even more messed up than the car thief. Maybe she had a magic pebble and blew it even worse than Sylvester.

Or maybe someone is turning farm animals into flora.

I want the chicken mad, not worried. I want her grumbling in the "Oh, you have got to be kidding me" voice of Bea Arthur from The Golden Girls. I want groaner puns and a bleary-eyed fox who sees the tree and runs for his life. And on the endpage, I want the tree left behind shaped like, you guessed it, an egg.

Who will write me this book?


Laura Handy said...

I think it was a Druid's attempt to clone poultry that went terribly, terribly wrong! Love that photo!

Mary Witzl said...

A big ball of mistletoe would make a perfect egg, wouldn't it?

sruble said...

"According to the article, it just grew like that."

Sure it did.

I'm actually doing some chicken art these days, and the chicken tree is great inspiration. Thanks!

Diane T said...

An obvious case of poultry not in motion. Oops, sorry for the really bad yolks. I can't help myself--that picture is clucking amazing!

Kelly said...

The chicken wants everyone to LEAVE him alone!

Rena said...

Hmmm ... Snip off that beak and you've got a tree that looks like Mickey Mouse!

cindy said...


Jacqui said...

Could be, Laura. Or an attempt to clone trees during dinner.

Mary, there's a "which came first" joke there, I think.

sruble, I want to see the chicken art.

Diane, um, darnit, can't think of punny retort. Shoot.

Kelly, probably. Darn paparazzi.

Rena, you think some Disney exec went haywire?

T said...

I love the chicken tree. I'm wondering how it would get along with our local "Frog Rock". I'll send you a photo someday, good for a laugh.

Brenda said...

I think the Giant from Jack and the Beanstalk came down to work on his topiary project...

Jill Corcoran said...

I love the cluck-cluck tree:)