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Foaming at the Mouth


No, it’s not a rabid animal. It’s just a creek flowing into the lake, but at its mouth, there is a lot of foam.

The frothy bubbles swirled and flowed in sweeping circles, making patterns on the lake.

This is clean, clean water, but for some reason the foam formed when the water splashed over the rocks at the mouth of the creek, and stayed frothy for quite some distance into the lake.

Foam like icing on a cake,

Lightly drifting on the lake,

Swirling, flowing, curling round,

Who knows where it may be bound?


Lacy curtain for a fish,

Saves him landing in a dish,

But when he jumps in the air.

Foamy mustache he will wear.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

34 thoughts on “Foaming at the Mouth

  1. Hahaha. πŸ™‚ The fish need something to help them avoid the dish!

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  2. LOL! Great shots, Anneli!

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  3. Dear Anneli.
    GREAT poem and picture πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend
    The Fab Four of Cley
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. I love the fish with a foamy mustache a lot. And also the fantastic pictures and the poem!

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  5. Maybe someone poured their latte’ in the crick upstream? πŸ˜‚ Very nice photos, Anneli. ❀️

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  6. Foamy moustache is a great image, cute poem too 😊

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  7. Beautiful photos, Anneli. The foam really highlights the current where the stream enters the lake. A wise woman once told me where the currents meet, tends to be best for catching a fish. πŸ™‚

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  8. Another poem for your Nature poetry collection! I love your insight and perspective on the foam. It IS protective for the fish, and perhaps they love that mustache-look. πŸ™‚

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  9. A fun one, Anneli. I remember reading somewhere that foam on lakes has an organic cause. It is like icing, and those lucky fish saved from the dish. Lol. The patterns are cool. πŸ™‚

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  10. Do you know why? Maybe just lots of bubbles?

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  11. Fun and whimsical poem, Anneli, and lovely photos. The movement in this water is so beautiful, and the foam nicely enhanced the swirling.

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    • I wanted to get more closeups of the foam patterns but the Captain was fishing and the boat had to keep moving just then. I’ve never seen such designs of foam. Thanks for taking a look and reading my poem, Jet.

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