Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wednesday's Words on a Friday



On Wednesdays, Delores, from Under The Porch Light, has a word challenge meme which she calls “Words for Wednesday”.

She puts up a selection of six words which we then use in a short story, or a poem.

I’m hopeless at poetry so I always do a story.


It’s a fun challenge…why not join in?

Delores is taking a break from the challenge for a few weeks, so I'll put up a piece or six that I wrote on my own without words from Delores, and hope I haven't featured them before. 

Here is my story:

"Joseph Raphael Davidson! Just where do you think you're going?"

Joe froze, his hand on the doorknob already turned to open.

"I was just gunna see Butch for a minute."

"Oh no, no, no" she said. "That dog was down by the pond this morning, he's still filthy and you're already in your best suit.

"Aw mum, I'll stay clean, I promise!"

Mary hauled him away from the door and locked it firmly. As they walked back down the hall she muttered at him, "If I had a dollar for every time you promised to stay clean, I'd be rich."

Joe couldn't help but smile at that. It was true, he and clean just didn't seem to get along. Mum probably wished she could scrub the great outdoors....

"Now sit in that chair and don't move. The photographer will be here any minute and you can play with Butch as soon as the Christmas photos are done. And no pulling funny faces this year! Joe? You listening? NO funny faces! Are we clear?"

"Yes mum."

And no more 'gunna', the word is 'going to'.

"That's two words Mum," Joe said softly and Mary ruffled his hair, then quickly smoothed it down again as the photographer's car was heard in the driveway. 

Mary called up the stairs, "Bridget? The photographer is here, come on down now, we'll get these photos done and sent so Grandma can see how big you've both grown since last Christmas.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thursday Thoughts # 22



 “…..had done an impression of Alexander the Great and carved out one of the largest criminal empires in the world – assuming you didn’t count governments.”

##yes, well, if anyone in government reads this I may be in trouble of some sort, you know, slander laws and all...............(*~*) ##

I just thought it was funny.....



my thoughts today:

There are two sides to everything. 
How many times have we heard or said that? 
And it's true there is always the other person's point of view.

But what about the third side?
What's that? you say, a third side?

Here's another book quote to illustrate the point:

(a conversation between two people)

"....they weren't really sure he was on their side to begin with."
"Which he isn't. He's on a third side."
"Huh?"
"He's on the side of compromise."

There it is, side three. 

Never really thought about that before, but it will always be a consideration now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Whimsical Wednesday # 151

Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.



Humorous?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Musical Monday # 35



Musical Monday 

I was introduced to Musical Monday by Delores who copied the meme from another site.

I think it’s a fun way to show off some of the music we like and brighten up our Mondays at the same time. 

I’ll be finding my clips on you tube, so will simply credit that site since there are often so many versions of everything and I wouldn’t want to accidentally credit the wrong artist.

Today’s clip is: something a little different and I hope it works.
We Need A Little Christmas, by the singers from Glee with a movie clip from Warehouse 13.


video

if this uploads you will be watching a video clip made by my daughter K, with a song by the kids from Glee and a movie clip from the show Warehouse 13. 

Many of you may not know about Warehouse 13. 
It is science fiction, the Warehouse is a storage facility that houses many of the world's magical artifacts (Aladdin's Lamp etc) and keeps them dormant so no magic is released. Of course that doesn't always work, as some of the artifacts are evil enough to create trouble simply by jumping off a shelf into a handbag and getting carried out into the world.

I'm fairly sure plenty of you will know about Glee. about a high school Glee Club with all members being amazing singers and dancers.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Selections # 199



Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.

Andrew, Jacki K and Kakka often join in.

I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this weekI'm featuring one of my very favourite fence climbers:

Bouganvillea

common colours for bouganvillea are red, pink, orange. They are hardy climbers, some have vicious thorns, and all flower most profusely when the weather is hot and dry.
 
the coloured parts are the bracts, the actual flower is that tiny white bit in the centre.

usually plain creamy white, these flowers are striped. And a little blurry.

here is a section of the complete plant climbing about a foot higher than my head. 

As I continued walking across the street and around the block, I found a prettier, more delicate bouganvillea.

smaller flowers, slightly ruffled and two-toned, pink and creamy greenish white.

I love this and want one, but would it do well in a pot?

the plant was flowering very well,

and I noticed the ones deeper within had less pink and more of the creamy greenish white.

gorgeous

this one on the sunnier side has more pink,

while this one deep within the bush has no pink at all.

I'm very tempted to ask for a cutting next autumn.