Category Archives: Challenges

Share Your World Combo

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Share Your World Combo

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/01/20/share-your-world-1-20-20/

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This is a combo SYW from last week and this week.

I’d like to thank Melanie for always coming up with interesting questions! Click the link above to see more. 🙂

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Where do you get your news?

We watch the TV news – local, and a few minutes of national.

What ‘old person’ thing do you do?

Everything I do is ‘old person’ because I am one.

When was the coldest you’ve ever been?   The warmest?

Coldest – 2015 Blizzard, Warmest – when our A/C unit went out in the TX summertime.

Do you eat food that’s past its expiration date if it still smells and looks fine?

No, I don’t eat expired food. Even if it is not expired, if it looks or smells funny I throw it out.

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https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/01/27/share-your-world-1-27-2020/

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What age would you like to live to?

Whenever … but my soul will live on.

2.  What mystery do you wish you knew the answer to?

Where all the stuff I know I have but can’t find goes off to. Sometimes they come back, though.

3.  Does absolute power corrupt absolutely?

I’m sure it does.

4.  What outdoor activity haven’t you tried, but would like to?

I don’t, nor have I ever enjoyed outdoor activities. Well, this will never happen, but I’d like to walk in the woods.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

January Squares # 27 & Just Jot It January – Dazzling Sunlight

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January Squares # 27 & Just Jot It January – Dazzling Sunlight

Immersed in Liquid-Light

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This month long challenge is hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky!

This month’s theme is “_____ light”.

We try to find & photograph anything with a word ending in light.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

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

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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I took this photo today at about 11:35 a. m. with my camera pointed straight up at the sun. It was so bright and dazzling, I didn’t know if the picture even turned out, but this is what I got. The white hot sunlight throwing rays of light through the bare branches of our tree, all against the clear blue sky.

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“Get Together”, by the Youngbloods

“…We are but a moment’s sunlight … ”

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This is also for the Just Jot It January challenge.

Just Jot It January # 27 – Dazzle

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 27th, 2020

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Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Debbie. Thank you so much, Debbie!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 27th, 2020, is “dazzle.” Use the word “dazzle” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Rosy

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Flower of the Day – Rosy

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Here’s a nice little clear bowl with a couple of red roses and green leaves.

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“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 27, 2020 – Tulip

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

January Squares # 26 – Lighter Light

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January Squares # 26 – Lighter Light

Indecisive Flight

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This month long challenge is hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky!

This month’s theme is “_____ light”.

We try to find & photograph anything with a word ending in light.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

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

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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This is a disposable lighter flame/light.

It was not easy to take this photo, because keeping the flame burning with my right hand, I had to try to take the picture with my left hand on the phone camera.

Have you ever gone to a concert, and to show your appreciation for the musicians and the songs they play, everyone holds up a lit lighter? I have. It’s pretty cool. But the last ones we attended, instead of lighters, people just held up their phones that were lit up. How times change.

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“Light of Day”, by Joan Jett

 

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Just Jot It January # 26 – Busy

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Just Jot It January # 26 – Busy

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 26th, 2020

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Today’s prompt comes to us compliments of Saumya. Thank you so much, Saumya!

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 26th, 2020, is “busy.” Use the word “busy” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Today our prompt word is ‘busy’,

I guess we were a little busy today, as we went out to eat at lunch time, then to the grocery store. But, that’s a normal kind of day, so maybe not that busy.

Busy sounds like Buzzy a little bit. Reminds me of bees buzzing around – bzzzzzzy bee!

Here’s a couple of purple flowers with  bees that I took quite awhile ago. The bees are very busy gathering pollen from the pretty flowers.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

The Quiet Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Duets

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The Quiet Life – Song Lyric Sunday – Duets

 

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The prompt today for SLS is find a song sung by a duet.

Thanks for the prompt today, Jim, and for hosting this weekly musical challenge. You keep it interesting.

Join in, and also see other entries by clicking the link below. It’s fun!

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2020/01/25/i-am-not-here/

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Today we have songs performed by two people in a duet. There are many artists that collaborate like this, and they usually are very good. For mine today, since it’s for duets, I give you a duet of songs by the same couple. Enjoy! 🙂

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Kasey Chambers is one of our favorite singers, and we have several of her albums. She and Shane Nicholson, who she duets with on these songs, were married in 2005, have two children, but separated after eight years.

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In October 2013, the album, “Wreck & Ruin”, won Best Country Album at the 2013 ARIA Awards

“The Quiet Life”, is the second single from Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson’s duet album, “Wreck & Ruin”. Producers are Nash Chambers, Kasey Chambers, and Shane Nicholson. It is on the Liberation Music & Sugar Hill Records labels.

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We could be the talk of the town tonight
Carry home your shoes in the morning light
Or we could just stay here a while
Wrapped up in the quiet life
We could sail away to Tobago
Fly across the Gulf of Mexico
Or we could just stay here a while
Wrapped up in the quiet life
Now and then I’m loving the world again
And I’ll be fine living in the quiet life
We could get a job on the movie screen
Smile on the cover of a magazine
Or we could just be man and wife
Happy in the quiet life
Where the clock don’t move so quick
Where the water don’t make you sick
Traffic don’t keep you up at night
Here in the quiet life
Now and then I’m loving the world again
And I’ll be fine living in the quiet life
Living in the quiet life
Sleeping by a firelight
Maybe I could make you smile
In the quiet life
We could be the talk of the town tonight

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Lyrics found on songisite

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From a Wiki article:

In 2008, Nicholson joined with wife Kasey Chambers for the critically acclaimed Rattlin’ Bones roots/country album, which debuted at No. 1 on the ARIA charts, achieved platinum-plus sales and eventually won an ARIA Award for Best Country release in Australia in 2008 and also receive five Golden Guitar Awards in Australia in 2009.

“Rattlin’ Bones”, by Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson.

 

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[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratching at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

[Verse 1]
Left my home and left my love
Caught on a rusty nail
Devil rose up heavy with gold
My soul’s not for sale
Then a holy man in a house of God
He offered me a book of prayer
But when I left my home and I left my love
Left my faith back there

[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratchin’ at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

Shut my eyes and hang my head
Darkness makes no sound
Climb it up, bottom there
Earth’s on the way back down
When a sadness falls on the morning bird
Wonder what the day will bring
But I shut my eyes and hang my head
At least that bird can sing

[Chorus]
Smoke don’t rise, fuel don’t burn
Sun don’t shine no more
Late one night, sorrow come round
Scratchin’ at my door
But I cut my hands and break my back
Draggin’ this bag of stones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones
Till they bury me down beneath the ground
With the dust and rattlin’ bones

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Flower of the Day – Holiday Bouquet

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Flower of the Day – Holiday Bouquet

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This is a Christmas bouquet of a large, dark red rose, some pine cones, and white mums and daisies, all on the branches of an evergreen tree.

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

FOTD – January 26, 2020 – Dahlia with Raindrops

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Fibbing Friday – Catty-Corner

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Fibbing Friday – Catty-Corner

 

 

These are fun questions we’re supposed to answer in any kind of silly, wrong, or outrageous ways. Just for fun!

Find out more at the following link

https://pcguyiv.wordpress.com/2020/01/24/fibbing-friday-january-24th-2020/

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  1. Why did ancient Egyptians worship cats?

The old days Egyptians were wise. They knew that way in the future there would be a Las Vegas Casino called the Luxor & cats would still be revered.

This is my silver & blue Egyptian cat that came from the Luxor.

  1. Why is it said that cats have nine lives?

Because the cat came back, the very next day, and here’s a song about that.

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  1. Why are cats afraid of cucumbers?

Cats are afraid of cucumbers because they are long and green and remind them of a long green snake.

  1. Why do cat eyes seem to glow in the dark?

When a cat gazes at you with glowing eyes, you can be sure he’s sending you a ‘mind message’ … Feed me!

  1. Why do cats have retractable claws?

Because they are magicians, and they can go from soft and sweet to a frightening terror in seconds.

  1. Why do we train cats to use a litter box, but train dogs to go outside?

Dogs love to roam around outside sniffing stuff, whereas cats are big fans of boxes of all kinds.

  1. Why do cats purr?

Cats were bestowed the power of the purr to put a spell on people.

  1. Why are black cats considered bad luck?

Because they yowl at the moon and call in the werewolves on a full moon night.

  1. What is the musical, Cats about?

Probably about those yowling cats at midnight.

  1. What’s the big deal about Dick Whittington’s cat?

Never heard of him, but if he has a cat he’s probably okay.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

Just No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 25

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Just No – Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January # 25

 

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan 2020 Daily Prompt – Jan. 25th

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “last call.” Talk about the enterprise (sales or service) conducted by the last phone call you received from a business you’re not associated with (i.e. your workplace), or talk about that phone conversation itself. Have fun!

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Well, what we have here is a failure to communicate. That’s right – I don’t communicate with outside businesses that call on my phones. They have no business to call me umpteen times a day for no reason that interests me.

We have caller I. D. and if I don’t recognize the number I zap it off as fast as I can. It’s so annoying.

It’s just as bad when I get random text messages on my phone from weird places – like this one –

The messages say they’d like to sell our property, and sometimes they have our address, and sometimes it’s an address we’ve never heard of or lived at before. Then I have to take the time – a whole second maybe to delete the messages, because there’s always more than one.

On the phone ones, I have no idea what they’re selling, and even if I did know, I wouldn’t buy it from some random caller.

Just no – I will not communicate with any of them.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

January Squares # 25- Carousel Lights

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January Squares # 25 – Carousel Lights

Seven days to see the light

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This month long challenge is hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”. Thanks, Becky!

This month’s theme is “_____ light”.

We try to find & photograph anything with a word ending in light.

The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

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

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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This is a fun looking carousel or merry-go-round that is in our mall. It has lots of little lights above the carousel horses.

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“On a Carousel”, by the Hollies, was released in 1967. It was written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, and Tony Hicks, and is ont the Parlophone/Imperial label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS