Thursday’s Special’s August Words

Street Art, Porto, Portugal

Ursine

 

Looking into the Douro Valley, Portugal

Earthward

 

Impala Herd, Maasai Mara, Kenya

Coeval

 

My nephew’s Wedding, Fairbanks, Alaska, June 2019

Connubial

 

My nephew’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor, LaGrange, New York, August 2019

Adorned

Join Paula at Lost in Translation for her Thursday’s Special Pick a Word in August – Year 4

July Words With A Twist Of Rope

Rope on deck, Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bight:The middle part of a slack rope, as distinguished from its ends.

 

Nuanced
Polychrome
Bichrome

Nyhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark

refulgent

A variety of ropes in boats moored along the Nyhavn waterway in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Pick A Word In April: All About Lions

The Lions of the Masai Mara

Resplendent

Male lion resting inn the shade, Masi Mara National Park, Kenya

Alluring

Pride of lionesses resting in shade of bushes, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Plagued

Tow lionesses plagued by flies, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Copycats

Lionesses resting in Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

Timeworn

Aging Lioness missing one eye, Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

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Pick a Word for March: Corniculate

Masai Giraffe

Masi Giraffe, Male, Masi Mara, Kenya

The Masai giraffe, also called Kilimanjaro giraffe, is the largest and tallest of the nine giraffe subspecies. It is native to East Africa and is found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. Its distinctive jagged patches extend down the limbs to the hooves. Males have darker patches than females and the color difference increases with age; the dominant males have the darkest pattern. Adult males can reach a height of 19.5 feet and females can reach between 16 and 18 feet, making it the tallest land animal on earth.

A giraffe is the only animal born with horns. Both male and female giraffes are born with two horn-like structures, called ossicones, made of hard cartilage atop their heads. At birth, the ossicones are covered in skin and a fine layer of hair. The male’s ossicones are typically rounded at the top and bald;  the female’s ossicones are usually thinner and have a tuft of hair on the ends. Males develop an extra bump on the forehead.

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Vocabulary Travels

” . . . is the word”

I usually only pick one of Paula’s great words but I was inspired to do four because I haven’t been posting much recently.

 

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Christmas Carnations

Pale Pink Christmas

Fresh carnations decorate Christmas tree at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, the house museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, DC

Fresh pale pink carnations decorate a Christmas tree at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens, the house/museum of Marjorie Merriweather Post, Washington, DC.  Post was one of the wealthiest women in the United States in her day. She collected French and Russian art and left her Washington, DC, estate and art collection as a museum.

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