Sunday, July 27, 2014

Monthly Contest - July

The random drawing for my monthly contest 
for July will be on July 31, 2014. 
To be eligible, 
all you have to do is LIKE 
Easy ~ Peasey
I will notify the winner the following week.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

as time goes by

~ click images to make biggerer ~

This clock was given to my parents a s a wedding gift from my Uroma (great-grandmother in Austrian.) They were married in 1954 making this at least 60 years old.

I've had it for at least 35 years 
because I am the only one who likes the chimes.
They ring every quarter hour and on every hour. 
Midnight goes off 24 times.

It hasn't been wound in many a year.

Friday, July 25, 2014

friday fun - diamante

sturdy, secure 
sheltering, hiding, covering
rooftop, enclosure, heart, soul
inviting, comforting, loving
warm, friendly

Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ εїз Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

soft, narrow
stroke, wallop, squeeze
two, five, appendage, terminal
stomp, walk, support
rough, wide

Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ εїз Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

Diamante poems are written in the shape of a diamond. 
They are unrhymed and seven lines long. 
They are either synonym or antonym poems 
where the nouns are related or opposites, respectively.
Antonym poems seem to be easier to write.
This is the proper form:

Adjective, Adjective
Verb, Verb, Verb
Noun, Noun, Noun, Noun
Verb, Verb, Verb
Adjective, Adjective

Here's an Interactive Tutorial from ReadWriteThink.
Find a more detailed explanation with examples.