Category Archives: Challenges

Bird Weekly – Green Feathers

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Bird Weekly – Green Feathers

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Green Feathers

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These are some Lorikeets we saw at the Kansas City Missouri zoo. They were sure friendly and cute. They have feathers of green, and also blue, yellow, and orange.  🙂

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Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion

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Action – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – tion 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 19/2020

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-tion.” Find a word that ends with “tion.” Bonus points if you start your post with it. Have fun!

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Action – Where It Is!

Paul Revere and the Raiders. This band was my favorite back in the 60s, and I liked all their songs. They were featured on Dick Clark’s television show, “Where the Action Is”, which came on every afternoon. Then, when they took the show on tour, they came to our town. My best friend and I got tickets to go see them, and all the other bands that were traveling along. That might have been the first concert I ever went to, and it was a dream come true for me and my friend.

It was the early spring of 1966, a beautiful sunny day, and we were both 15 years old. The concert was amazing. Afterwards, we made our way out to the back of the venue to see the band as they got on their tour bus to leave. I was waving and hollering, and I know for a fact that one of the guys saw me, smiled, and waved back to me.

Such good memories of that day, and hearing this song and all their other ones bring me right back to that day.

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Flower of the Day – Prickly Pear Cactus

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Flower of the Day – Prickly Pear Cactus

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Prickly Pear Cactus has flat leaves with those prickly spines all over them. There are deep purple fruit seed pods scattered here and there also on the spiny leaves.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – September 16 – Dahlia with raindrops

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Fibbing Friday – Calling All Cooks

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https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/09/18/fibbing-friday-september-18th-2020/

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  1. What exactly is Yorkshire pudding? … From what I’ve heard, it’s a British term meaning quicksand.

 

  1. What is treacle, and why do people make tarts out of it? … Well, I’ve seen a train treacle, which is a kind of railroad track bridge. Maybe they serve popover tarts in the dining car?

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  1. What is the key ingredient of haggis? … I’ve never eaten haggis, as I’m allergic to scrambled brains and eggs.

 

  1. How is toffee made? .. Yummy! Toffee is made just like coffee by pouring hot water over tree bark. But be sure to use only the sweet kind of bark.

 

  1. How did pound cake get its name? … It’s no secret, so I’ll tell you … Make a pound cake by hitting and pounding a red hot horse shoe with a hammer until it is flat as a pancake.

 

  1. Why is candy corn so named?  … Candy corn is called that because in the old days peddlers would sell corn on the cob on the street corners.

 

  1. What is marzipan?  … Marzipan is a tiny island country off the coast of Japan.

 

  1. Why is a baker’s dozen so named? … Baker’s dozen was the much decorated troop of soldiers who persevered under very difficult combat situations in WWII.

 

  1. What is meant by the idiom, “Too many cooks spoil the pot”?  … This means you shouldn’t cook dinner in the potty – that’s just nasty.

 

  1. What is meant by the idiom, “What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander”?  … This means it’s not a good idea to feed sausage to geese, or you’ll get a ‘loosey goosey’ pretty fast.

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Flower of the Day – Tree Flowers

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Flower of the Day – Tree Flowers

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I like seeing flowers on trees. Some are pink, some are yellow, and some have thousands of white blossoms.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – September 16 – Dahlia with raindrops

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© 2020 BS

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn Leaves

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Autumn Leaves

 

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt “Autumn Leaves” September 14, 2020

 

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HOW TO MIND PAINT AUTUMN

Early Autumn, sunshiny day, not hot, not cold, just right. Go outdoors, sit on the porch or in a lawn chair. Or just open a window to sit by. A soft, gentle breeze teases your face. You smile. Close your eyes…you’ve already started your painting. Take a breath…breathe in the atmosphere. Internalize the sensations you feel and hear. Let your soul soar. Leaves in the trees are softly rus-rus-rustling. Some have put on their fall finery of yellows, reds, and oranges, while greens are growing impatient, waiting their turn. Behind your eyelids, you see their dappled colors, like flickering mosaics. Little strobes of glorious fireworks in the dark. Now listen…what do you hear? A dog, not near, bark-ark-arking his existence in this world, just for thejoy of being alive. The musical tink-tink-tinkling of your wind-chimes provides a background for you to layer into your mind painting. Such uplifting, happy notes. A wafting of wood-smoke drifts by on the breeze. Someone is firing up their grill, one more time, before winter’s chill. A bird is squawk-awk-awking for attention. You take a peek, just to see who has fluttered down close by. You see big, black grackles, and doleful doves, rat-tat-tattling for morsels of munchies the cats have left behind in their tin bowl. The cats don’t mind. They are silently snoozing together in a pile, up on the lawn swing, the breeze gently rocking them. Dozing, you want to live in this relaxing place, mind painting forever, but it’s done. Your painting is finished…for now. It is perfectly preserved in your memory, to be cherished, as are many other masterpieces you’ve created. It is good..It is right…It is mind painting

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Autumn Leaves Painted Rock

Autumn Leaves Painted Rock

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Color Your World – Peach and Periwinkle

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Color Your World – Peach & Periwinkle

Color your World: Peach & Periwinkle

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  • Peach circle with spokes & word (my drawing)
  • My tiger necklace
  • Peach colored clouds (those black specks are grackles in the trees & sky)
  • Peach Crayola Crayon
  • Peach facts – Family Hue is Orange, introduced in 1962

  

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  • Periwinkle word with color stripes
  • Periwinkle colored roses
  • Toys – small yellow chickens sitting on periwinkle plastic couch

 

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