Pick a Word – July 2021

Lost in Translation Thursdays Special: Pick a Word 2021

I wait every month for Paula to post her words for the month and try to find just the right image to match her words. Here are this months words and photos.

Something to listen to while contemplating if my photos match Paulas words.

ALCOVE

FLOW

MASONRY

RIVERSIDE

TIDAL

Pick a Word – April 2021

Lost in Translation’s Pick a Word: April 2021

Paula’s words for us to match an image are –

FURRY

A furry donkey says hello


PICTURESQUE

My favourite spot to sit in the mountains near my place


RAPID

It’s hard to capture the beating wings of an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly as they are rarely still, even when having a drink


SUBTERRANEAN

Beneath the Arena di Verona


APOCALYPTIC

My favourite spot on my place after the devastating fires of December 2019. This waterhole never dries and is a haven for birds and animals. A big job to clear the fallen trees. I went there yesterday and the bush around is recovering and there were so many birds but the tangle of trees still remains.

Pick a Word December 2020

Paula has set some great words to supply an image to in Lost in Translations Pick a Word – 2020 – 4

ACCESSIBLE

AMBER

AMBROSIAL

CRAGGY

HALLUCINOGENIC

Dream

The Daily Word Prompt from Sheryl: Dream

Sitting back
making myself comfortable
waiting for
the hairdresser
to get ready.
“So sir”
she said
after a while
“Have you had
a dream recently”.
I wonder why
she would ask
as just last night
a dream
so vivid
so real
still rang within
my head.
“Funny you should ask”
I said
“A dream that
seemed almost
familiar”.
“Perhaps”
she said
“that it could almost be
Deja Vu”?
“Maybe” I said
as hair fell
about my shoulders.
“Can you tell me”
she said
scissors flashing
“I would like
to know as
I collect dreams”
“Of course”
I said
“My dream
was that
I was a monkey”
“Interesting”
she said
“But”
I said
“I dreamt
I was getting
my hair cut
by a monkey”
“That was
a strange dream”
she said
as she filed
my dream away,
brushing my hair.

the haircut

30 Days 30 Songs

Verona Arena

The Photo a Week Challenge from Nancy: From Above and Below

The Verona Arena, built in the first century,  is an open-air Roman amphitheater still in use today.  The Arena is one of the best-preserved ancient structures worldwide. These  stones have seen everything from gladiator games to rock concerts, from medieval jousts to Puccini operas.

From above
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“The place held over 20,000 people in its heyday, hosting festivals that would draw visitors from all over. It was a complex and demanding entertainment industry, powered by the labor of hundreds of slaves in the underground tunnels. Grandiose stage sets would be erected in the central space. The elliptical shape gives the space excellent acoustics.

There were processions, circus acts, dancing and music, but, above all, the citizens came to see blood sports. Fierce wild animals from faraway places in the empire were brought in to be hunted, and condemned prisoners were executed in bloody and inventive ways. The feature presentation was always a gladiator show, in which two trained combatants would fight one another to the death. The word “arena” means sand, and it refers to the sand that covered the floor of the ring to absorb the blood spilled during the fights.”
https://theculturetrip.com/europe/italy/articles/a-brief-history-of-the-verona-arena/

From below – a tunnel leading to the outside
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Wheels or Circles

The Friday Foto Fun from Kate: Wheels or Circles

A cafe view
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Water drops
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More water drops181109_blog challenge_wheels_circle_water_drops

How to get your eggs to the market in Paris
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This cart in Verona still gets the job done
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Flowers of a Fire Wheel tree
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