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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Gargoyles in France

…..they’re everywhere…..on and in churches and castles

Did you know that gargoyles are more than decorative motifs on the sides of buildings? Most serve a very practical function.

Gargoyles are designed to allow rainwater to run off from the roof, usually through the mouth of the creature, man or animal that it is fashioned after. They were the precursor to gutters and rain spouts.

Historians also say that gargoyles were designed to protect a location and the people therein from negativity and unwanted spirits.

From the Cathedral in Tours
From the Château Royal in Amboise
From the Château in Blois

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/

CCYL 13 – Symmetry

….thanks to Cee for hosting CCYL

This week lesson is about taking photos that display symmetry.

sym·me·try
/ˈsimətrē/
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Photo a Week Challenge – Fleeting

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

Fleeting

fleet·ing
/ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
“hoping to get a fleeting glimpse of a whale underwater”
Similar: brief, transient, short-lived, momentary, sudden, cursory, transitory
Children grow up so quickly. A newborn quickly transitions from a helpless babe in your arms to an infant trying to push herself up and learning to express herself vocally. These are all the steps that I’m missing because of COVID-19. Thank goodness for the digital world where I can witness these things second hand.

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Yesterday for a fleeting moment we saw our oldest granddaughter from a safe distance in front of their home in Hamilton. We were able to finally deliver her Easter gifts. Later in the day her mom sent us a photo of her enjoying her gifts.
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Lens Artists Photo Challenge – #82 – Capital

…thanks to Viveka for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

cap·i·tal1
/ˈkapədl/
noun
  1. 1.
    the most important city or town of a country or region, usually its seat of government and administrative center.
    Similar:
    first city
    most important city
    seat of government
    centre of administration
    metropolis

  2. 2.
    wealth in the form of money or other assets owned by a person or organization or available or contributed for a particular purpose such as starting a company or investing.
    “rates of return on invested capital were high”
    Similar:
    money, finance(s), wealth, resources
adjective
(of an offense or charge) liable to the death penalty.
“murder was a capital crime”
2.
(of a letter of the alphabet) large in size and of the form used to begin sentences and names.
Similar:
upper-case, block
A variety of photos depicting upper case letters, capital cities….Toronto (capital of Ontario), Rome (capital of Italy), Dublin (capital of Ireland) and play money.

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Nostalgia

…thanks to Tina for hosting this week’s Lens-Artist Challenge

nos·tal·gia
/näˈstaljə,nəˈstaljə/
noun
noun: nostalgia; plural noun: nostalgias
  1. a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.
    “I was overcome with acute nostalgia for my days in college”
    Similar:
    wistfulness, regret, regretfulness, reminiscence, remembrance

I get very sentimental over my vacation in Italy where our son was married. The actual wedding took place in the hills of Assisi.

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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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Lost and Forgotten
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Disregarding the Danger
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Oblivious to the Party Taking Place Above Them
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