Monthly Archives: April 2015

National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Trilliums

Today’s word TRILLIUM Definition: any of a genus (Trillium) of herbs of the lily family with an erect stem bearing a whorl of three leaves and a solitary typically spring-blooming flower Originally from the Swedish, trilling triplet It’s only fitting to attempt a … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Shallows

Today’s word: SHALLOWS Definition: a shallow part of a body of water; shoal In the Shallows a shimmer of gold spotted a glimmer of silver shines a swimmer takes off looking for deeper waters © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved        

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Ramtilla

Today’s word: RAMTILLA Definition: is an annual plant grown for its oil and seed. Also known as Niger seeds. Mary Lees’s word is happiness. ramtilla seeds overflow the birdfeeder goldfinches’ feasting delight © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved  

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Quills PLUS an Announcement

Today’s word: QUILLS Definition: the hollow central part of a feather and pens made from feathers feathers goose, swan flying, plucking, cutting shaft, calamus, reservoir, ink writing, decorating, imaging calligraphic, exquisite quills ************************************************************** Participate in either the comments or on you … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Pollen

Today’s word: POLLEN Definition: is the fine powder produced when plants reproduce.   Pollen grains from a variety plants from a scanned electron microscope. Isn’t that a cool photo of pollen?  I have a love hate relationship with pollen.  Love the … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Ocotilla

 Today’s word: OCOTILLA Definition: Fouquieria splendens is known as Ocotilla. It’s not a true cactus but a plant indigenous the Sonoran Desert and Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico. ocotilla after rain coral flowers bloom the hummingbird’s job begins © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Nigella

 More slices can be found at Two Writing Teachers.  Today’s word: NIGELLA Definition:  an annual plant found in a traditional cottage garden. Part of the Ranunculaceae family. Nigella flowers overtake the cottage her desire returns collecting seed pods Mary Lee’s word … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Mulleins

Today’s word: MULLEIN Definition: Verbascum (/vɜrˈbæskəm/[2]), common name mullein (sg. /ˈmʌlɨn/[3]) (also known as velvet plant). Belongs to the figwort family Scrophulariaceae. It’s frequently used in herbal medicine. Great Mullein Mullein One herb plant that grows for two years Golden flower spikes used for tea It’s velvet leaves soft … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Lollygag

Today’s word: LOLLYGAG  Definition: to spend time doing things that are not useful or serious : to fool around and waste time. This is the final day of spring break.  It’s been a fabulous week in that I worked a lot on our … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Knolls

Part of Santa Susanna Park in the Knolls Today’s word: Knolls Definition: A small rounded hill or mound; a hillock. In 1963, my family lived in a rental house in what was called the Santa Susana Knolls on the east … Continue reading

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