4/19/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'Q' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 
 First 'Q' Word Prompt...Quack
     I so wanted to show shots of the Ducks and Geese at the park on the Concho River.  There are great shots of them swimming, ducking underwater, preening and quacking.  However, Family Word Finders idea of Quack,  it's synonyms and antonyms,  had nothing to do with water fowl, but with the foul practitioners of medicine.  They were also known as medical impostors, charlatans and fake doctors. 
     The word Quack is a short form of quacksalver, from the Dutch word kwakzalver which means to quack,  so the word may originally have meant one who quacks.  Sounds like ducks to me....
 
 
Last 'Q' Word Prompt...Quota
     So, as a collector of Head Vases, the one quantity put on the collection was the sticker price.  The measure of value was never based on size or condition.  In fact, I have more that have a minimum amount of flaws in proportion to those that are perfect. 
     There....I used my quota of synonyms in describing one of my more valuable collections.  Of course a collectibles value regardless of it's rarity or flawless condition is apportionment to what the market will bare.  In the last couple of decades it's been a Barely Market...I have reached my Quota.
 
Except on these Birthday Girls and Angels...I try to add at least 1 a year.
They are kind of like having Birthdays....Happy not to have met my Quota!

4/18/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'P' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 
First 'P' Word Prompt...Pace
Let's take a walk.  We will go slow.  Look, we are in step.  Lost your momentum?  No Problem!
 
Last 'P' Word Prompt...Pygmy
Back to the 'Extreme Junkin' photo shoot.  Again, who knew...certainly not me! 
But here they are...midgets in a jar and cup full of dwarfs.
Thank you Walt Disney and Warner Bros.

4/17/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'O' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
First 'O' Word Prompt...Oaf   
     Seriously, this is from a photo file labeled 'PhotoShoot Extreme Junkin'.  Sometimes I am such a ninny, nitwit, and numskull to think I'd ever have a need to portray what looks like a simpleton, clod, ignoramus or half-wit
     I usually point my camera at subjects that portray the antonyms of ignoramus' like genius, intellectual, pundit, sage, and guru.  And, to my credit, I would never call this poor Oaf a MANEATER!
Last 'O' Word Prompt...Own
My apologies Hall & Oates...I will Own up to being a Bonehead!

4/16/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'N' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 
 First 'N' Word Prompt...Nadir
Sometimes we must experience the low points in life
to learn lessons we wouldn't have learned any other way.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. 
 
Last 'N' Word Prompt....Nuzzle
No words needed!
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4/15/19

AtoZ 2019...Oh My 'M' Words & Photos

For AtoZ 2019, Word Prompts come first from 'Family Word Finder' ...
a thesaurus of synonyms and antonyms in alphabetical order. 
I take the first word and the last word of each letter and match it to a
photograph from my collection/files. 
Some invoke words in a story and others invoke that age old adage
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
 First 'M' Word Prompt...Macabre
Gruesome, grim, ghastly, horrible, frightful, frightening,
horrid, dreadful, horrific, and just plain weird!
 The things we do to entertain our grandkids on Halloween!
 
Last 'M' Word Prompt...Mystical
     In many of my Weavings and other Fiber Art works, fetishes are used as embellishments and symbols.  American Indians have used fetishes throughout recorded history.  They are believed to hold magical powers of protection from problems of mind and body.  Some believe their 'Mystical' powers can even protect against problems of the universe.
     The Zuni Bear carved from turquoise is known as a Guardian of the West.  It is associated with great strength, power, healing and self-knowledge.  The 'sacred bear' is a spiritual guide and carries within him supernatural powers.
Zuni Indians believe in the six cardinal guardian fetishes.  Each guardian fetish guards one of the six directions:  Mountain Lion...guardian of the North;  Badger...guardian of the South;  Bear...guardian of the West;  Wolf...guardian of the East;  Mole...guardian of the inner Earth and Eagle...guardian of the Sky. (PuebloDirect.com-Zuni Fetish Meanings)

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