September 22, 2011

Word 13 - Minikin

minikin - a small or dainty creature

It's simply fascinating to watch a tiny bird flit from place to place, and land gracefully on a fence, just long enough to have its picture taken.

September 21, 2011

Word 12 - Lambent

lambent - softly bright or radiant

A tiny gleaming flickering light is always a happy sight...

September 20, 2011

Word 11 - Kaffeeklatsch

kaffeeklatsch - an informal gathering for coffee and conversation
And a croissant isn't a bad addition. Mmmm!

September 19, 2011

Word 10 - Jabberwocky

jabberwocky - meaningless speech or writing
This is just one of many nonsensical quotes from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh. I, however, do not think that Pooh's quotes are 'meaningless.' He just happens to be a bear of very little brain...

September 16, 2011

Word 9 - Inkling

inkling - a slight indication or suggestion; a slight knowledge or vague notion
Leaves indicate much. These leaves suggest fall, as they gradually change from velvety green to pale crisp brown.

September 15, 2011

Word 8 - Heptad

heptad - a group of seven
My friend Roy G. Biv gave me the idea for this photograph. He suggested that I use seven colored pencils held by seven hands in the seven colors of the rainbow. Genius!

September 14, 2011

Word 7 - Gewgaw

gewgaw - something gaudy and useless; trinket; bauble
Even a lime green coin purse sprinkled with bright orange seed beads can be a nice accessory when paired with complementing fabrics... but this, I would certainly consider a gaudy combination.

September 13, 2011

Word 6 - Frap

frap - to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains
The rough scaly rope slithers across the splintered porch, its tan threads bleached by the sun. Nearby, an unsuspecting wooden pole lazes in the shade. Suddenly, the rope lunges and winds itself around the pole. It soon realizes, however, that the prey is not satisfactory.
How a rope actually came to be twisted around an old, broken pole and how it came to rest on our back porch may always be a mystery...

September 12, 2011

Word 5 - Egress

egress - the act or instance of going out; a means or place of going out; an exit
Going out... departing... fading away... so many meanings to a single word.

September 9, 2011

Word 4 - Driblet

driblet - a trifling or small sum; a drop of liquid
When a single dew drop, however large it may be, is compared with a tall glass of sparkling crystal clear water, its sum is certainly small. Though ants may think otherwise...

September 8, 2011

Word 3 - Crepuscular

crepuscular - of, pertaining to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct
Mist is always filled with mystery...

September 7, 2011

Word 2 - Bibelot

bibelot - a small object of curiosity, beauty, or rarity
I don't know about you, but I think rocks are rather rare things... (You thought this post was about the frog, didn't you?) Take this particular rock. At first glance it may seem rather dull and ordinary. But if you examine it closer, you will see that it is shaped like a heart. There may be other heart-shaped rocks in the world, yet none is, or has been, or will ever be exactly identical to this one. I consider that an exceptionally rare thing. Each and every rock was created unique...

September 6, 2011

Word 1 - Arcane

arcane - known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric
Few know what lies beyond locked doors...

September 5, 2011

Words From A to Z

26 days. A word each week day with an accompanying photo. An array of interesting dictionary words. Some familiar. Others entirely new. In any case... not everyday words. This is simply a fun challenge combining vocabulary and my passion, photography. Join me if you like!

September 1, 2011

Almost Autumn

Summer is beginning to fade... Though the leaves have not yet changed from emerald green to glowing orange, vivid red, and brilliant yellow, autumn is in the air.
Have a radiant and golden end to the summer! Happy September!