Tag Archives: words

on the naming of trees

Here in the US Midwest, this tall, fast growing tree with its distinctive leaves is a familiar presence in residential landscapes in almost every suburb and small town. Its common name is “tulip tree,” but you have to be paying … Continue reading

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jack in the pulpit (two stages)

Two Jacks-in-the-Pulpit* at different stages of development, side by side at the Cleveland Metroparks Rocky River Reservation last weekend. *Jack-in-the Pulpits?  I am unsure of the correct plural, so I used the one I thought looked cooler. (For camera geeks: … Continue reading

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yesterday in football talk

It’s no secret around here that we love the football.  Not the American gridiron kind that’s becoming more and more problematic to support with every year that passes, but the original kind as played by folks in short pants and … Continue reading

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creative plurals in floral

Those lovely tropical orchard’s– so exotic.

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animal world (two quarters)

Animal World. Two Quarters. Pink Elephant. (Count this as a critical success.)

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auto show colors and color names: thank you, ford

Thanks go out to the Ford Motor Company, who once again this year left the Monroney window sticker stuck in the window of every car on their display stand at the Chicago Auto Show.  For those of us who love … Continue reading

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my little ??

Best treat name ever. (In one pound “pack leader”size!)  And the intended consumer, my little *dire* wolf.

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literary quote of the weekend

I met this woman on Saturday.  I told her I loved her Shakespeare quote, and she pointed out to me that a healthy system of public education produces a population who can find appropriate literary quotations for all kinds of … Continue reading

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a bacon accomplishment

My major accomplishment yesterday: I bookmatched the bacon.

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play in clay

  A partial portrait of someone who would much rather be playing in clay than posing for a photograph.  (Hint, there is a reason why his nicknames include both “Nose” and “Tail”. )  Or maybe it’s just a picture of … Continue reading

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