Thursday, February 11, 2010

the four winds of antiquity

In classical literature one finds references to the four winds of antiquity. The north wind,Boreas, bringer of cold, others of Zephyrus the bringer of spring.

Here are the six winds of tummy mountain:

Old Murky: bringer of dust.

The Rattler: shaker of windows, blower of washing off the line, absconder of small light toys and paintings of horses, destroyer of cubby houses.

Icky Coldy: keeper of little ones inside, destroyer of fun

Mister Gusty: bringer of frolicsome joy, jumps with kittens, bringer of giggles

Mrs. Squalls: deliverer of puddles, tugger of umbrellas

Wee Breezee: tickler of ears, ruffler of hair


Lizzie said...

Ah, that is what it's called... we have definitely had some of your Icky Coldy here for the past few weeks. We'd be grateful for a change, if you could spare a bit of something different?

Shraddha said...

How cute! I've been following your blog for quite some time but I can never predict what'll happen next on Tummy Mountain. This blog is a sheer delight. :)

TummyMountain said...

I never know what is going to happen next too Shraddha.

I think, Lizzie, that the little ones may send you some of Mister Gusty. Unpredictable, but fun. I am not sure how they would send it. I will ask them after they finish playing "turtles to the moon."

Martha said...

We have the "Scatterer of Sticks" who blows multitudes of snowman arms from the highest of heights.

TummyMountain said...

We don't have "Scatterer of Sticks" and are amazed by the powers of that wind. We don't have snow ever.

Today we have "Old Stagnator" - no wind at all, just baking in the heat and the humidity.