RDP – Coddle

thanks to Ragtag Daily Prompts for today’s prompt….coddle https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2023/01/09/rdp-monday-coddle/

coddle

verb cod·​dle ˈkä-dᵊl  coddled; coddling

1: to cook (something, such as eggs) in liquid slowly and gently just below the boiling point (coddled the eggs for the Caesar salad)

2: to treat with extreme or excessive care or kindness PAMPER (accused the court of coddling criminals)

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The older Lucy got she was coddled more and more
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A proud great granddad coddling his first great grandchild
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A pampered day for Kevin’s car – cleaned inside and out

RDP – Esculent

….thanks to Bushboy for todays Ragtag Daily Prompt of ‘esculent’ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/12/29/ragtag-daily-prompt-thursday-esculent/

es·cu·lent

FORMALadjective – fit to be eaten

noun – a thing, especially a vegetable, which is fit to be eaten

The fruit of the tomato plant is esculent but the plant is not. With potatoes the roots are esculent but the plant itself is poisonous.

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Gourds are not esculent – just decorative
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…..even though they look like their cousins, pumpkin and squash
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Pumpkins are definitely esculent and not just for Hallowe’en
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Beware of fungi – some are esculent but others can be deadly when consumed
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My Christmas Trifle was very esculent
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…as was our Christmas dinner

RDP Wednesday – Exquisite

thanks to RDP for today’s prompthttps://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/10/19/rdp-wednesday-exquisite/

ex·quis·ite

adjective

  1. extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate.”exquisite, jewel like portraits”
  2. Similar: beautiful, overly elegant, graceful, magnificent, superb

There are art pieces that I consider ‘exquisite’ because they speak to me. They can be large or small, refined or bold and realistic or abstract. The following pieces from our most recent art show at WAAC, From Nature to Abstraction, I find ‘exquisite.

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RDP Sunday – Atop

thanks to Ragtag Daily Prompt for today’s theme ‘Atop’ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/07/10/rdp-sunday-atop/

a·top

/əˈtäp/

preposition

  1. on the top of.”the weathervane is perched atop the barn”

adverb

  1. on the top.”the air raid siren atop of the courthouse”
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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Chop

….thanks to Weekly Prompts for hosting this challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/05/14/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-chop/

The prompt is Chop. It could be a number of things like chopping meat or wood or anything that comes to mind when you hear the word chop.

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Photo Challenge – O in the Middle

….thanks to Cee for hosting CMMC https://ceenphotography.com/2021/09/22/cmmc-september-alphabet-must-have-an-o-in-the-middle-of-the-word/

All the subjects in these photos have an ‘o’ in the middle of the word.

EtObicOke Creek flOwing ThrOugh Marie Curtis Park

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RenOvator hard at wOrk
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ClOuds
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StOnes On the shOre
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COOking at the cOttage
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WOOden SpOOn
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LOts of SOil
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BOwlers
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Full MOOn

One Word Sunday Challenge – Lean

….this word can be either an adjective, a verb or a noun

Definition of lean

intransitive verb 1a: to incline, deviate, or bend from a vertical positionHe leaned back in his chair.b: to cast one’s weight to one side for support lean on me as we walk. 2: to rely for support or inspiration preferred not to lean on his father in building a career— Current Biography 3: to incline in opinion, taste, or desire leaning toward a career in chemistry

transitive verbto cause to lean INCLINE The boy leaned his head on his mother’s shoulder. lean on: to apply pressure to They were leaning on the governor to pass the law.

lean noun (1)

Definition of leanthe act or an instance of leaningINCLINATION

lean adjective

Definition of lean 1a: lacking or deficient in flesh b: containing little or no fat lean meat 2: lacking richness, sufficiency, or productiveness lean profits the lean years 3: deficient in an essential or important quality or ingredient: such as a of ore containing little valuable mineral b: low in combustible component —used especially of fuel mixtures 4: characterized by economy (as of style, expression, or operation)

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Thanks to Debbie Smyth for hosting Sunday One Word Challenge https://travelwithintent.com/2021/05/23/lean/