Thursday Special Pick a Word

These are the words for Lost in Translation‘s October occasional Pick a Word photo challenge. We are free to choose any or all of the words. I chose them all.


Moon over water, pastel sketch


About face!



Cat in repose (cats are good at reposing!)


It was impregnable in the Middle Ages, perhaps!

Thursday Special: Pick a Word in August Y3 – Tanzania

Paula at Lost in Translation’s Thursday Special – Pick a Word in August Y3 is a challenge to find a photo representing each of the following words: fortified, chic, submerged, embodiment, and prehistoric. I found good examples of each in my photos of Tanzania.

fortified – this fence of nettles and thorny acacia branches fortifies a Maasai village from potential intruders (Tanzania)2-7 fence made of nettles & acacia thorn branches-Maasai compound
chic: this male kori bustard shows off for his mate!SONY DSC
submerged: mother & baby hipposSONY DSC
embodiment – this reconstruction of “Lucy” is the embodiment of australopithecus afarensis, a distant ancestor of hominids, and the work archaeologists do to piece together fossilized remains to learn about the evolution of species. (Museum at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania)
2-8 Oldupai-Lucy-australopithecus afarensis
prehistoric: skull of homo habilis, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania2-8 Oldupai-skull of homo habilis