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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Charlotte and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. humdrum  2. hapless  3. righteous  4. puny  5. troubled  6. quirky  and this image: Here is my story:   Jonah had been born late in life for Thomas and Sarah, they had given up all hopes of ever becoming parents, when at 41 Sarah found she was pregnant. He was a small baby and grew into a puny child, troubled by everything that could possibly be caught, measles, mumps, chicken pox, even scarlet fever one year and surprised everyone by

How can this be right?

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  all of these found at  Yellow Dog Granny    how old are these children? Five? seems to be a ring of truth in this too, a big strong ring! here one for the journalists, mention one and mention the other.

I've just watched the Sunday evening news..

 ..and saw Donald Trump doing a little victory dance and throwing red caps into the crowd of his adoring fans.  A lot of those fans are women. Republican women of course. HOW can they NOT see that this latest ruling affects THEM  just as much as it does Democrat women? Do they not realise there may come a day when one or more of them might require an abortion? For whatever reason? HOW can they cheer this latest backstep? Perhaps they will wake up and vote Blue at the next election. If they don't... ...there is talk of the SC going after contraception, gay marriage and probably more that I don't know about. To look at, America is a beautiful country, with forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and the Grand Canyon too.  I read several blogs written by American bloggers, from the North West down to the South East, all of them are people I like a lot, though I have never personally met them, and all as outraged as I am right now.  They seem to all be Democrats, I don't think I have

Sunday Selections # 560

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 Long ago, Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to them and have a look. Dr Bob is conducting his regular health checks. I'm sorry sir, you still appear to be very dead. Meg is trying to do a headstand Gillian offers to help Riley: forget about that, come up here with us Jordan: we can see for miles! wow! we can see the entire room from up here! out in the yard, it's winter and this tree, which has just finished dropping all its leaves, already has fat buds which will soon be blossoms causing me grief. my hydrangeas also have new buds growing, yet

Wednesday's Words on a Friday

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  The original Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and eventually taken over by a moveable feast of participants when Delores had computer troubles. Sadly, Delores has now closed her blog forever due to other problems. The aim of the words is to encourage us to write. A story, a poem, whatever comes to mind. If you are posting an entry on your own blog, please let us know so we can come along to read it and add a few encouraging words. This month the words/prompts are supplied by Charlotte and can be found here This week's words/prompts are:  1. dozen  2. tiger  3. redundancy  4. mile  5. confuse  6. equinox  and/or:  1. mountain  2. treaty  3. suspicion  4. strategic  5. investigation  6. light Here is my story: He stood at the pulpit and thundered down upon the assembled masses. "Your methods and ideas are filled with redundancy . You’d run a mile to gain an inch. You make a mountains out of a molehills and confuse the issues with senseless blatherings. I am here to

I'm going to have to stop feeding the birds

 Firstly, because it's getting too expensive, secondly, because the wrong birds are getting all the seed! I began a few years ago with feeding mealworms to the magpies who seemed to really enjoy them. Then the crows hustled in and the magpies took off to find food elsewhere. So I continued putting out mealworms for the crows. Until they no longer came for them.  Meanwhile, my upstairs neighbour thought this was a great idea and began tossing out a couple of handfuls of oats for the mourning doves. I'd hear her calling to them, "come, come" and come they did. About a half dozen at first, then more, and more. They're like pigeons, fat and greedy.  More recently, the doves have discovered the seed that I have been putting out for the Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, those lovely big white birds you've seen right here on this blog. But they rarely come down now. I hear them squawking and screeching, I see them in the trees. But the seeds are being gobbled up by about th

Sunday Selections #589

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 Long ago, Kim of Frog ponds Rock, (who no longer blogs), dreamed up a meme called Sunday Selections.  A place where those who were willing could put up photos they wanted to share, new, old, good, bad or indifferent, any photos you please.  Nothing rude or vulgar though. And we don't mind at all if overseas bloggers care to join us. The meme is now continued by Elephant's Child and I occasionally join in as do a few others. Andrew is one.  Messymimi is another. Drop in to them and have a look. Here's a photo you have been waiting to see: The first bath, which took place in the hospital. J was a bit nervous, but S guided him through it. I'm not sure which twin this is. The yellowed patches on her cheeks are from the adhesive strips holding the feeding tubes in place. They no longer need these. walking around the block I saw this very lovely gate some interesting seed pods hanging from a tree an almost heart shaped space in the middle of these lemons the tree is mediu