I saw this flower yesterday (Tuesday) and thought it was a crocus at first. But its center looks different from a crocus, so I looked it up on my phone app called “Plant Snap.” I found out it is a water-lily tulip! I’d never heard of this before. Anyway, it is pretty! Posted for: Cee’s […]Read More FOTD & YDWP: Water-Lily Tulip
December 27, 2018 (This post is part of my travel journal, and also for Your Daily Prompt 3/8/19: Nobility; and for Norm’s Thursday Doors 3/7/19 ). This morning we visited Valley of the Kings, where there are 62 tombs of Egyptian nobility – specifically, pharaohs, including Tutankhamen. They date from Thutmose I of the 18th […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 9: Valley of the Kings & Howard Carter’s House
When we think of autumn, or fall, we think of bright, colorful foliage! Our area has a way to go before reaching peak color, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have falling leaves! The two maples in our backyard have been shedding their foliage since July all over the yard and on the deck and […]Read More Your Daily Word Prompt: Autumn Leaves
For Becky’s Month of Squares, In the Pink, I’m going with a recurring theme of flamingos! This setup was for alumni to take their own photos, with props, at my high school reunion. It also is a photographic representation of Your Daily Word Prompt, eclectic.Read More Month of Squares: Eclectic Flamingos?
I’ve heard this word, but I admit I had to look it up. Once I read the definition, I wrote a four-stanza haiku about the first person that came to mind. Posted for Your Daily Word Prompt: Supercilious. SUPERCILIOUS: DJT Supercilious Super-silly and trumped-up So full of himself. Pumped at his rallies His base always […]Read More YDWP: Supercilious Haiku
Your Daily Word Prompt’s word for today is tintinnabulation. This word is defined as: (NOUN) a ringing or tinkling sound. Such a long, complicated word for the simple sound of bells! When we were on safari in Tanzania, we went on game drives in Ngorongoro Crater. We were told that one meaning of the word […]Read More YDWP: Tinkling Cow Bells
WordPress’s Your Daily Prompt’s word for today is gambol. Miriam-Webster’s definition is (verb) to skip about in play. Synomyms are frisk, frolic. In Tanzania, we watched the gamboling of a mother cheetah and her cub. Watching these two play (always instigated by the cub, of course!) was the most pleasurable half hour of the safari!Read More Your Daily Word Prompt: Gambol