One Word Sunday: Fruit

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Challenge – Fruit‘ had me searching through my travel photos and this one taken in San Pedro Belize, came up first. It brought back memories of a sublime week spent there.

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Is the coconut a fruit, a nut or a seed? Well, it’s actually classified by botanists as a Drupe which is a fleshy fruit containing a single nut or seed, so I guess it must be all three.

This very different photo of coconuts was taken on our morning walk around the neighbourhood here in Florida. It was garden trash day and these coconuts were on the sidewalk waiting for a ride to the dump. Such an ignominious end.

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Coconuts always bring to mind funfairs visited as a child. The ‘Coconut Shy’ was a stall with a row of coconuts set upon wooden stands. You paid your three-pence and got three balls to aim at and try to dislodge them. If successful the coconuts were yours to take home. It wasn’t as easy as it looked, but I do remember that we occasionally did manage to get the prize. Once home again, my dad had to drill a hole in the end of the coconut to drain the milk into a jug, and then hit the thing with a hammer to break it. Not the most convenient fruit to get into, but it was lots of fun and delicious too.

Wishing you all a happy Sunday. It seems that hurricane ‘Isaias’ has passed us by with only a few hours of rain and wind to show for itself, for which I’m very grateful.

 

One Word Sunday: Nosy

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday – Nosy’ Challenge’ reminded me of this fella who, having climbed into the hibiscus bush outside my bathroom window was peering intently at me as I emerged from the shower. Luckily, I had my camera to hand to record the evidence of this nosy Iguana-shaped ‘peeping Tom’.

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One Word Sunday: A Pair Of Love Birds

Perry and Penelope Pelican, snuggling together on a branch.

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Hope your Sunday is also a happy one.

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One Word Sunday: Patchwork

Debbie’s‘One Word Sunday Challenge’ is ‘Patchwork.

Here is one of my sister’s paintings still in progress. I think it fits the ‘Patchwork’ theme.

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This colourful patchwork stool was seen on our travels outside a shop in Heidelberg.

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Last but by no means least is a patchwork ‘Memory Bear’ made by a dear friend, out of my darling Mom’s favourite skirt and a purple top which I bought her as a birthday present. She made one for my sister and also one for my daughter.

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Happy Sunday to you all.

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One Word Sunday: Flare At Sunset

This week, Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday Challenge’ is Flare. I’m taking a nostalgic journey back to Sunset Beach on the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii. We waited patiently  for the fiery flare over the ocean and were not disappointed.

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Happy Sunday to you all and I hope you’re well and staying safe. We just spoke to  my mom-in-law Kathleen in England, who is going to be 107 in August. We were saying that we would love to be able to travel over to see her but unfortunately won’t be able to come over this year. She understands the situation though and said, “Oh well, in life, whatever we’re dished up, we just have to make the best of it, don’t we?” I’m thinking that her ‘laissez faire’ attitude to life may just be the secret to her longevity.

One Word Sunday: Dream

Amun and Isis our resident Egyptian geese, stand looking at the dreamy reflections across the pond.

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I wonder if like me, they’re dreaming of ‘Far away places with strange sounding names.’

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Hope your Sunday is going well. It’s pouring with rain here in Florida, so we missed our usual morning walk.

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One Word Sunday: Where?

If it weren’t for the Coronavirus scare around the world, this is where hubby and I would be headed right now. A daily walk along the beach, checking out my favourite lighthouse along the way.

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Having our daughter come to stay with us in a beach-side apartment and seeing my darling sister almost every day.

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I wonder when it will be possible and safe to travel again? I know the saying, “East, West, home is best,” but it’s also nice to have a change of scenery.

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Wishing you all a perfect Sunday as you’re maybe also dreaming of what you’d rather be doing.

 

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One Word Sunday: Communication

Seen on our drive from Puno to Cusco in South Eastern Peru. This outside toilet might look somewhat primitive, but seems to have ‘All Mod Cons’ for keeping in communication with the rest of the world.

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Wishing you all a lovely Sunday.

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One Word Sunday: Knot A Real Lion

Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday ‘challenge this week is ‘Knot’. This lion’s head was magically created by the knots in a boardwalk plank at our local nature reserve.

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