Friendly Friday – Whereabouts

….thanks to Snow for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

where·a·bouts
/ˈ(h)werəˌbouts/
adverb
  1. where or approximately where.
    “whereabouts do you come from?”
noun
  1. the place where someone or something is.
    “his whereabouts remain secret”
    Similar:
    location, position, site, place, situation, locality, spot, point, placement, locale, neighborhood, vicinity, home, address, bearings, orientation, locus
    My whereabouts is my neighbourhood as it transitions from autumn to winter. Blue skies and warm temperatures are appearing less frequently and are being replaced with rain and cooler temperatures. We’re enjoying the final days of autumn flowers. Gardens are being put to bed as the leaves begin to fall and blanket the roads with reds and yellows.
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Friendly Friday – Ignored

….thanks to Snow for hosting this week’s Friendly Friday

ig·nore
/iɡˈnôr
verb
past tense: ignored; past participle: ignored
  1. refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
    “he ignored her outraged question”
    synonyms: disregard, take no notice of, pay no attention to, pay no heed to, pass over, shut one’s eyes to, be oblivious to, turn a blind eye to, turn a deaf ear to, brush aside, shrug off, push aside, never mind;

    Abandoned

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Disregarding the Danger
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Oblivious to the Party Taking Place Above Them
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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Chutes and Ladders

chute1
/SHo͞ot/
noun
  1. a sloping channel or slide for conveying things to a lower level.
    synonyms: channel, slide, trough, shaft, funnel, conduit; More

  2. a narrow metal enclosure for holding or restraining livestock, in which an animal may be vaccinated, branded, etc.
    “cattle tend to be calmer in a chute with solid sides”

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Thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

Mundane Monday #200 – Crop

….thanks to Ko Rural Mad as Hell blog for hosting Mundane Monday

Dictionary result for crop

/kräp/
noun
  1. a cultivated plant that is grown as food, especially a grain, fruit, or vegetable.
    “the main crops were oats and barley”
    • an amount of produce harvested at one time.
      “a heavy crop of fruit”
      synonyms: harvest, year’s growth, yield, produce, vintage, gathering, reaping, gleaning, garnering;

      fruits
      “some farmers lost their entire crop”
    • an abundance of something, especially a person’s hair.
      “he had a thick crop of wiry hair”
    • the total number of young farm animals born in a particular year on one farm.

      This bird certainly has a thick crop of feathers on top of his head.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – Depth of Field

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting the Photo a Week Challenge

Nancy describes depth of field like this:

Depth of field in photography (and light in general) is how narrow a strip of what you are looking at is in focus. In photography, the depth of field is controlled by two things: your f-stop (aperture) and the length of your lens (mm). To narrow your depth of field using aperture, use a smaller f-stop number. This will open your shutter wider and let more light in.

 So if you want to shoot something up-close and personal with great bokeh (blurring) in the background, use a smaller f-stop and a longer lens.

Most of my photography is hit and miss, especially with my Panasonic Lumix camera. When I use the iPhone I’ve figured out how to get bokeh or blurring when I want it. The first two shots were with my Panasonic.

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Word of the Week Challenge – Forlorn

…thanks to Fandango for hosting FOWC

for·lorn

Dictionary result for forlorn

/fərˈlôrn/
adjective
  1. pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
    “forlorn figures at bus stops”
    synonyms: unhappy, sad, miserable, sorrowful, dejected, despondent, disconsolate, wretched, abject, morose, regretful, broken-hearted, heartbroken, down, downcast, dispirited, downhearted, heavy-hearted, crestfallen, depressed, melancholy, blue, gloomy, glum, mournful, despairing, doleful, woebegone, woeful, tearful, long-faced, joyless, cheerless, out of sorts; More

  2. (of an aim or endeavor) unlikely to succeed or be fulfilled; hopeless.
    “a forlorn attempt to escape”
    synonyms: hopeless, with no chance of success, beyond hope;

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A Photo A Week Challenge – Vanishing Point

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

van·ish·ing point
/ˈvaniSHiNG ˌpoint/
noun
  1. the point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
  2. the point at which something that has been growing smaller or increasingly faint disappears altogether.

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