Sunday, May 30, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Every town has a hero. From the past, in the here and now, or someone we know will make us proud in the future.
If out of ideas it always helps me to look up the definition of related words – so here is a list of definitions gotten from an online search -
Definitions of Hero on the Web:
- a man (or woman) distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength;
- the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
- champion: someone who fights for a cause
- (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
- bomber: a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
- heroic - epic: very imposing or impressive; surpassing the ordinary (especially in size or scale); "an epic voyage"; "of heroic proportions"; "heroic ...
- heroic - relating to or characteristic of heroes of antiquity; "heroic legends"; "the heroic age"
- heroic - having or displaying qualities appropriate for heroes;
- heroic - expansive: of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope; "an expansive lifestyle"; "in the grand manner"; "collecting on a grand scale"; "heroic undertakings"
- heroic verse: a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes; dactylic hexameter or iambic pentameter
- heroic - desperate: showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation as a last resort;
Monday, May 24, 2010
Even though it was a small group this week, the photos and the stories about your Zoos were top notch. I am a little late giving you my choices for the spotlight photo (s) because I was going to pick just one and tell you what I thought was so good about that one…. then yesterday I visited all the posts on MrLinky, pulled 6 photos, including two from Rebecca because I thought all of her photo were extraordinary and couldn’t make a choice, and then got stuck trying to pick just one to spotlight ….
each one has its own merit, whether it is about telling a story or explaining why we are drawn to see wild animals even in some not so nice surrounding – or just the beauty in color and form. So here are my picks for this week not in any particular order, enjoy, comment and see you next Friday.
Jama’s White Tiger
The Washington Zoo by Sol
(a workout at the gym wouldn’t hurt this guy)
Gigi’s favorite anteater -
and last but in no way least
A close-up by Rebecca
how many times have you seen a photo of the tail of a peacock ?
this is my very first portrait – He is beautiful.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Aviary @ Iguacu Falls, Brazil by GingerV
(protected or captured?)
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The Dark Side of My Town
Sunday, May 9, 2010
The touch of two sisters by JarieLyn
Touch one life by Kent
Touch of a cold sprite after a hot walk by Ann
A touch that lasts 31 years by Jama
A three way touch by Pauline
The touch of fine old wood by QMM
A big heartfelt thanks to everyone
I thought this week a great showing of topic variation
in other words a big success.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Mark of Butler and Bagman suggested this weeks topic ‘things I like to touch’, and though he is still on sabbatical from blogging in general and more important to all of us – the Friday Shoot-out in particular, I for one am still being positive that he will come back to us – SOON so we will use his suggestion and enjoy ourselves by his direction.
I can’t do justice to the topic that he would have, knowing exactly what he had on his mind when he sent the topic suggestion our way but here goes my take on it.
“While your other four senses (sight, hearing, smell, and taste) are located in specific parts of the body, your sense of touch is found all over…. The most sensitive areas of your body are your hands, lips, face, neck, tongue, fingertips and feet”
I read somewhere that the sense of touch is the only sense that helps us define the world around us. Not only do we have a physical sense of touch, we also have emotional, memory, and communication connections that keep us in touch with our world.
This morning I went to Tutti-frutti supermarket and realized I use sight and smell to know if the fruits are fresh but the most important, I used my finger tips to test if they were at their peak of ripeness.
This week with this topic I hope to see a return of many of our group and to see many different interpretations of ‘things I like to touch’ in our towns (in our world)
Sunday, May 2, 2010
This week I have chosen a spotlight photo from each participant. Great job guys!!
Barry and Linda
the gentleman with the big bat! Ann
GingerV rock climbing
Sarah with children balancing. Could you do that?
Sara Williams with the doggie paddle
sliding down the dunes from Pauline
SOL belly dancing. not as easy as it looks!
Now...... hoping this looks ok when I post it!! :-)