Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Words for Wednesday


This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Week after week she provided us with challenging prompts.    Computer issues led her to bow out for a while and I took over.  When Delores' absence looked like being more permanent I begged and cajoled for other volunteers to share providing the prompts, and Words for Wednesday became a movable feast.  Delores discontinued her blog for a while, but she has returned, and we are grateful.. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts.  I have purloined borrowed an image which Lee gave us last month.  Thanks Lee.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


This month the prompts I will be providing the prompts here.  The prompts will be here next month too, but will be provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  Her prompts will include photographs taken by her friend Bill.  

As always, I am hunting for more people to challenge us.  Delores and River have volunteered, and I have an extra month of prompts from Margaret et al, but would like more.  If you are able to play please let me know in the comments (including which month would suit you best).

This week's prompts are:


  1. abacus
  2. bookshelf
  3. cursory
  4. delicate
  5. eclipse
  6. finery

And/or

  1. gigantic
  2. healthy
  3. innocuous
  4. jaundiced
  5. kitchen
  6. linger

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Sunday Selections #328

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock, as an ongoing meme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files.
 
The meme is now continued by River at Drifting through life.  The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.  Clicking on any of the photos will make them embiggen.
 
Like River I usually run with a theme.  This week I am returning to autumnal magic.  Coming back from town after a Lifeline shift I noticed that the Manchurian Pears had exploded into colour.  I thought about it, and decided that we would get the 'best' view from the water.  So we took yet another lake cruise.


And were very, very lucky.  I woke himself up much earlier than he likes.  It was bright and sunny but while he had his breakfast coffee the clouds rolled in.  He suggested postponing the trip (and going back to bed).  I resisted, and with a lemon-lipped driver at the wheel we headed off.

The clouds got thicker and thicker as we drove across town.  And miraculously cleared while we were on the water.

Settle in for my usual extravananza of photos.

Still quite cloudy, and the colours are dim.





Cormorants soaking up the almost non-existent (at that time) sun.



The clouds were starting to break up.




I was amazed at how 'low in the water' the cormorants swim.  They look rather like sea monsters...



Some of the machurean magic.



The sculpture garden from a different perspective.




Don't the golden poplars look like candles?








That is the Chinese embassy in the background.


It was a delightful outing.  I mentioned that we had a treat planned for the Thursday which has just gone.  Signs up at the yatch club said that on Thursday mornings we could take a cruise in the opposite direction to the Governor General's residence and disembark and wander through the gardens.  Sadly they lied.  This is indeed a trip we can take - but it is very occasional.  So a treat yet to come.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Words for Wednesday


This meme was started by Delores a long time ago.  Week after week she provided us with challenging prompts.    Computer issues led her to bow out for a while and I took over.  When Delores' absence looked like being more permanent I begged and cajoled for other volunteers to share providing the prompts, and Words for Wednesday became a movable feast.  Delores discontinued her blog for a while, but she has returned, and we are grateful.. 

Essentially the aim is to encourage us to write.  Each week we are given a choice of prompts: which can be words, phrases, music or an image.   What we do with those prompts is up to us:  a short story, prose, a song, a poem, or treating them with ignore...  We can use some or all of the prompts.  I have purloined borrowed an image which Lee gave us last month.  Thanks Lee.

Some of us put our creation in comments on the post, and others post on their own blog.  I would really like it if as many people as possible joined into this fun meme.  If you are posting on your own blog - let me know so that I, and other participants, can come along and applaud.


This month the prompts I will be providing the prompts here.  The prompts will be here next month too, but will be provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulton.  Her prompts will include photographs taken by her friend Bill.  

As always, I am hunting for more people to challenge us.  Delores and River have volunteered, and I have an extra month of prompts from Margaret et al, but would like more.  If you are able to play please let me know in the comments (including which month would suit you best).

This week's prompts are:


  1. agile
  2. blast
  3. cacophony
  4. desire
  5. eager
  6. flirt

And/or

  1. ground
  2. hidden
  3. injury
  4. jealous
  5. kindliness
  6. lament

And this week an image as well which you can use or ignore