Category Archives: Challenges

Sunday Trees – Love Chime

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Sunday Trees – Love Chime

https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2019/05/26/sunday-trees-393/

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For today’s Sunday Trees challenge, I have photos of our one tree in the front yard. I think it is a fruitless Mulberry, and has been here for many years.

I have a couple of wind chimes hanging from the branches, and this little black & white kitty was looking at them, as he stood on the wooden bench beneath the tree.

The one chime is made of silver colored pipes and makes a nice sound. The other one – two views – is all rusted. It has the word Love spelled out, and there are several cow bells hanging from it. This chime has been there so long, the tree has grown around the ring on the chime.

Then, here’s a poem I wrote way back in 2015 about trees.

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Little kitty, wind chimes, our tree!

TREES

Trees in winter

They stand and stare

Do they think that it’s not fair?

Patient they stand

Stark and bare

Enduring winter’s brutal air

Do trees dream of winter’s end,

Yearning for springtime to begin?

A fresh, new start

Green leaves so frilly

A time to rejoice, a time to be silly

Rustling with the nesting of birds,

Pretty music they make, without any words.

A sanctuary for many species

The need for trees only increases

Giving hope, shelter, and shade,

A tree’s true purpose will never fade.

I think a tree must know it’s worth…

The reason it is put on this Earth.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© BS 2015 & 2019

A Groovy Kind of Love – Song Lyric Sunday

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A Groovy Kind of Love – Song Lyric Sunday

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/05/25/3-day-weekend/

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For this Memorial Day weekend, Jim, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the prompt words … groovy, cool, hip, nifty, radical, swell…

Thanks, Jim!

If you’d like to join in this fun weekly challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link.

In honor and remembrance of Memorial Day, I wish you Peace.

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I remember this song quite well. My friend and I both liked it and the band, so when we heard they were coming to our town, we made a special trip out to the airport to greet them (with a lot of other teen-age girls). It was fun to see them get off the plane, and pass right by us, and we got to say hi. 🙂

I saved a paper cup I’d had a Cola in, at the time, in my scrapbook! haha

Oh yeah, neither one of us had our driver’s license yet, so her mom drove us out there. We were always getting her to drive us to meet bands.

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From the Wiki article about how this song came to be written, by Carole Bayer Sager and Toni Wine.

The song title was an early use of the slang word “groovy“, and both women were interested in using the word because they recognized it as a new, “happening” word. Wine said, “Carole came up with ‘Groovy kinda… groovy kinda… groovy…’ and we’re all just saying, ‘Kinda groovy, kinda groovy, kinda…’ and I don’t exactly know who came up with “Love”, but it was ‘Groovy kind of love’. And we did it. We wrote it in 20 minutes. It was amazing. Just flew out of our mouths, and at the piano, it was a real quick and easy song to write.”[1]

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A Groovy Kind of Love”, by the Mindbenders, was released from their album, “The Mindbenders”, in 1965. It was written by Carole Bayer Sager and Toni Wine, and is on the Fontana label.

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When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When you’re close to me, I can feel your heart beat
I can hear you breathing near my ear
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love

Anytime you want to you can turn me onto
Anything you want to, anytime at all
When I kiss your lips, ooh I start to shiver
Can’t control the quivering inside
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love, oh

When I’m feeling blue, all I have to do
Is take a look at you, then I’m not so blue
When I’m in your arms, nothing seems to matter
My whole world could shatter, I don’t care
Wouldn’t you agree, baby you and me got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love
We got a groovy kind of love, oh
We got a groovy kind of love

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Sabi Saturday – Vintage Enamel Ware Pitcher

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Sabi Saturday – Vintage Enamel Ware Pitcher

Sabi Saturday, Week 12

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To find out more details, and join in, just click the above link.

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Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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This is a vintage enamel ware pitcher, washbowl, and soap dish.

A friend of ours found it in an abandoned house many years ago, and gave it to me.

It is marked on the bottom with 215. D, but I don’t know what that means, even though I tried to find out.

I still use these quite often. It is pretty distressed, chipped, and rusted out a bit (the pitcher has a hole in it). I’ve used the pitcher to scoop up birdseed, and the wash basin I’ve used as a planter, and also a fairy garden at one time.

I love using old things like this, and am always on the look out for small antique/vintage pieces at yard sales.

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Cream colored pitcher, wash bowl, & soap dish, embellished with yellow & pink flowers, with some black and green designs, too

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Smiley Faces – Weekly Prompt – Give Us a Smile

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Smiley Faces – Weekly Prompt – Give Us a Smile

Photo Challenge Give us a Smile

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For today’s prompt, Sue W. has asked for smiles! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Thanks, for the fun prompt, Sue! Here’s some smiles for you.

To join in the prompt challenge, just click the above link for details!

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  • Small black & orange Halloween containers with smiling faces (for flowers)
  • A large green bush in town that has a smiley face carved into the leaves
  • Apples, grape & banana arranged into a smiley face
  • A Mickey Mouse shaped pancake with a chocolate chip smile
  • A Kindness Rock I painted yellow and has the word ‘smile’ in black (in front of red flowers)

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Rhyme Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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Rhyme Time – Stream of Consciousness Saturday

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The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 25/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rhymes with rosy.” Find a word that rhymes with “rosy” or use the word “rosy” and base your post on it. Enjoy!

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Today we are to find things/words that rhyme with ‘rosy’. Thanks for the fun prompt, Linda!

To join in, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

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Rosy

Posey

Mosey

Nosy

Cozy

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As I moseyed down the path, I picked some rosy posies.

A nosy bee stung me, making my nose all rosy red.

I moseyed back home where it’s cozy, and got back in bed.

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I was surprised that there were not many words that rhyme with rosy, when I looked for them.

I did think of Rosie the Robot from the cartoon Jetsons, and Rosy the Riveter of poster fame.

Then I remembered this fun song that has the word dozy in it. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Feline Friday – Haiku for Cats

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Feline Friday – Haiku for Cats

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Feline Friday – Cat Haiku

Feline Friday

 

 

 

 

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Here’s a few of the Haiku poems I’ve written. I have a little notebook just for these, and add one now and again. Enjoy!

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Saturday – May 16, 2009

Me – oh – me – oh – meow

Cat wakes up whole house this morn

He is hungry – Now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where’s the moon tonight

Mr. Tomcat needs to sing

He is annoying

 

Sept 29, 2012

Run and knock things down

Midnight madness all around

A catastrophe

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Flower of the Day – A Little Quiz

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Flower of the Day – A Little Quiz

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This is a little flower quiz that was on the back of a recent calendar page.

Combine each clue to come up with a type of flower. Can you figure out these five?

  1. To wed + a soft yellow element
  2. Foppish + a large, carnivorous wildcat
  3. An implement + flesh around mouth
  4. A false statement + be deficient in
  5. Indicates an alternative + child

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The answers:

  1. Marigold (marry + gold)
  2. Dandelion (dandy + lion)
  3. Tulip (tool + lip)
  4. Lilac (lie + lack)
  5. Orchid (or + kid)

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Wishing everyone a happy Friday and wonderful weekend! 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – May 24, 2019 – Bearded Iris

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS