Transition describes my life in the last year. Therefore, for this Weekly Photo Challenge: Transition, I am including a photo or a few for the transitions that have marked my life since last December. I lost my mother last December (see my Elegy for Mother on Feb. 21, 2015) and in June the family got… More WPC: Transition
This week’s word is portmanteau. It has two meanings. The first comes from combining two French words: porter, which means “to carry” and manteau, which means “mantle” or “cloak” – in other words, clothes. So the first definition of portmanteau is a large suitcase to carry your clothes in. Notice that the end of “porter” was cut… More Word of the Week: portmanteau
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Nov. 17, 2015 – orange and green There are so many possibilities for this topic because this has been one of the most beautiful autumns here in Midwestern USA that I can remember. I took many walks on which I took lots of pictures, and my husband and I also took… More Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Orange and Green
For this week’s photo challenge, “Trio”, I selected two pictures from a recent wedding. The children (cousins) were playing Ring Around the Rosie.
I chose this short word, “swot”, because I came to know of its existence while playing Classic Words Free, a version of Scrabble, on my android this week. My opponent is the computer and it tells me if a word is invalid. When I have letters that don’t quite make a word I know, I… More Word of the Week: swot
Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge this week is about leading lines. These are my contributions: Photos taken on the Baltic Sea in August 2015: Illinois and Michigan, USA: S curve leading lines:
The word for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week is ornate. The first thing that immediately comes to my mind when I think of the word “ornate” is Catherine’s Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Like many royal palaces, this is a showcase of luxury, with room after room of walls decorated with gold. This style… More WPC: Ornate
Stockholm, Day 2 – August 15, 2015 Although I had been the one to suggest it originally, it was with considerable trepidation that I went out on the dock with Dale and Elmer to find our tour. I hadn’t biked at all this summer, so I was really out of shape for bike riding. Our… More Stockholm by Bicycle
August 14, 2015 (Stockholm, Day 1) When we left Sigtuna, we returned to Stockholm to visit one of its more than 80 museums. The Vasa Museum’s centerpiece is a ship that sank in 1628, 23 minutes into its maiden voyage! It was not pulled out of the canal until the 1950s, when the technology to… More Stockholm’s Great Scandal!
I’ve decided to try again to maintain a weekly feature. I’ve changed the day of the week from hectic Friday to more relaxed mid-week Wednesday, and the topic is simple: a word that I come across that I find unusual or interesting enough to share! I hope it will increase my vocabulary, and yours! So… More New Wednesday feature: Word of the Week