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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Calla

Today’s word: CALLA Definition:  a flower in the genus Zantedeschia, of the arum family. Not a true lily.  Symbolizes innocence. The calla lily is another perfect example of the Fibonacci sequence in nature. one white calla lily picked on her morning walk … Continue reading

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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: 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: Illumine

Today’s word: ILLUMINE Definition: To give light to; illuminate. Sunset in Seaside, OR we dance at sunset souls illumine the ebbing ocean © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights reserved

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Gazelles

The weekly Slice of Life Challenge is at Two Writing Teachers. Hello slicers, I created a month long challenge to write poems with words link to nature that have double ‘ll’s in them.  A list can be found HERE. Today’s … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: The “LL” Challenge: Flotilla

Today’s word: FLOTILLA Definition: a fleet of ships, from the Spanish: flota or French: flotte. Water striders consuming a honey bee. flotilla of water striders on the pond honey bee’s demise, part of the food chain though sadness fills me © 2015 Jone Rush MacCulloch all rights … Continue reading

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