Month: August 2017

WPC: Ooh, Shiny!

Roget’s Thesaurus suggests these words as synonyms of shiny:  glistening, polished, gleaming, sparkling (and others)…I used it to brainstorm what pictures would answer the Weekly Photo Challenge prompt ooh, shiny!  Here are some of the things I thought of:


A few days ago, I went out for a walk shortly after it had rained. I found this wilting pink flower, which glistened with raindrops.


In July, a brass jazz band played a concert at my church. This shiny instrument is a bass saxophone. 


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More members of the jazz band with their gleaming instruments. 


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In January 2016, we had our living and dining room wallpaper stripped and the walls painted. We had to move a lot of things stored in pieces of furniture, including a set of silver serving dishes that I’d forgotten all about.  They were very tarnished, so I decided to polish them – see how shiny the silver bowl and bread basket are! But when am I going to use them??







CFFC: Appropriately Apt…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week are things that begin with the letters Ap. In my archives I have photos that are appropriate and aptly suited to this challenge. I hope they meet with your approval!


On our cruise last March, our steward always left us a bowl of fruit, and sometimes a flower too!


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Granddaddy orangutan at San Diego Zoo


Towel gorilla!
The stewards on cruises learn the art of towel folding and leave a towel folded animal in our stateroom each afternoon. This ape was the biggest surprise!


Appliances:  Old fashioned refrigerators (Bonanzaville, West Fargo, ND)

Appetizers: (Oh, so appetizing!)


Appetizers and sides buffet at a Brazilian churrascaria (steak house), Curitiba, Brazil


April: They say that “April showers bring May flowers” but there are flowers to look forward to in April too!

April tulips and other flowers in my garden

My church’s huge rummage sale, called Second Time Around Sale, always takes place in April:


Household goods room, Second Time Around Sale 2016


Admission tickets to Russian ballet performance in St. Petersburg:

Tickets to the ballet - on the program was Swan Lake.

APL: admittedly cheating 😉  !

I end with a picture of my brother, Allen Perry Lovejoy IV. OK, using initials is cheating a little, but Allen had hoped that he and his wife would have a son that would be APL V, but they only had girls. So each of their three daughters was given a name using one of the initials (Allie, Paige, Leslie)! When we wanted to refer to that family group, we often say, “the APLs.” Our uncle was APL III, his father APL Jr. and his grandfather APL Sr.


Allen visiting Carol and "Rub" Cuniberti in California, March 2015
Allen Perry Lovejoy IV



FOTD: Wild impatiens

This is one of my latest acquisitions. I’ve had impatiens before, but always the annual type which can be purchased cheaply in flats, for decorative purposes. I didn’t know there was a perennial type. The wild impatiens is growing quite nicely in a pot next to our deck, where it gets partial sun.


Cee’s Flower of the Day, 8/15/17