Reflect This #3 & Ruby Tuesday

Reflect This:

Peacock Feather

Peacock Feather

This is a half of a peacock feather. Mating season is over — in fact the new chicks are half grown! — and the male peacocks are dropping their feathers. Indeed, they’re looking more than a little motley right now and they seem to know it. Their heads aren’t as high as usual and their call isn’t half as loud as it can be.

Now, if you are saying to yourself, “That doesn’t look like a half of peacock feather. I can see both sides!” first, stop talking to yourself, then — second — look again. That is half a peacock feather tucked into the frame of the mirror. All you see here but that one-half of feather is the reflection in the mirror (including the other half of the feather).

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Our Ruby Tuesday host is Mary, the Teach.

On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED. Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED.

Lanai Tomatoes

Lanai Tomatoes

These little babies were growing on my lanai. I picked them, washed them and we very much enjoyed them in our salad. These are the second set of tomatoes we picked from this plant, the third set is just starting to blush — and the plant is blooming again! I loves me some home grown tomatoes!

Just Reflecting on Punny Monday

This image fits today’s post perfectly. See the reflections? AND, you’re about to start reflecting on what this can possibly mean!

What adverb phrase (an adverb tells HOW a noun does something) does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players.

Just Reflecting

Just Reflecting

The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends.

Hint #1: adverb-phrase: “topsy-turvy”, “bent out of shape”, “over the top”, etc.
Hint #2: you’re going to flip when you see how easy the answer is!
Hint #3: It’s Almost like falling in love.

Reflective Winners!

August 18th, 2008 at 4:48 a.m. — Betty – mirror image

August 18th, 2008 at 6:46 a.m. — Melli – on edge; hanging by a thread

August 18th, 2008 from 8:26 a.m. to 9:14 a.m. — Doug – flip-flop; quarterback; quarterview; shave and a haircut, two bits; two sides of the same coin; for a change; heads & tails; by a coin-toss; on the flip-side; two-bit insult; from both-sides now; flipped-out; quarterview; back-and-forth; LMNOP; two-fourths; Washington’s nose-like; E pluribus unum; head over tail; ass over tea-kettle

August 18th, 2008 at 9:14 a.m. — Doug – head-over-heels

August 18th, 2008 at 9:21 a.m. — Melli – head-over-heels; heads or tails; flip a coin; make your head spin!;

Just Reflecting

This is a self-portrait. I know it isn’t perfectly focused and I cut off the top of my head, but you try standing in front of the mirror, holding a camera to your chest, and snapping a pic without looking through the view finder. You may not get the photo you think you should, either.



Photo Challenge — Reflect This

For the next week — Sunday through Saturday, I am in search of Photographic Reflections. I am not going to put too fine a point on how you define the word reflection, but I am going to ask that the photographs you share for this theme be your own, or that the actual photographer be clearly identified in your post. Go out, have fun, and remember to leave a comment and link back here so we know who’s playing! Now, get snappin’!

Please, sign in to Mr. Linky only if you are sharing a Photographic Reflection! Either way, leave a comment so I know you’ve been by! Thanks for visiting.

Did You Know …

… that I have a poetry blog? It’s called, Bits of Me in Poetry, and I really don’t update it consistently, but lately I have found a few writing prompt sites and have been having fun with it. If you’re curious, go take a peek.

Some of my favorites:


How The Platypus Came To Be

Two Hours On A Bench: Scribbles As I Wait

For O’Ceallaigh

Trumpet Man

Winter Chill


Battered Rose

And about 40 others … enjoy.

I’ll be back in a few hours to post my photo challenge!  See you at midnight, Hawaii time.

Farewell to Dragons

Melli says that today is to be the last day of our dragon quest. She said we were to set all our dragons free, so here goes!

European Dragon

European Dragon

The European dragon prefers living in deep dark caves in high mountains, and rarely steps into the light of day. They hunt at night. If you ever see one, it is best to pretend you haven’t. Though most dragons don’t bear a grudge against human-kind, they do remember why they must now live in darkness and are almost extinct. If a dragon ever thinks you got a good look at it, it will take steps to see that you never tell. You won’t like those steps.

Gargoyle Dragon

Gargoyle Dragon

The Gargoyle Dragon lives in crowded cities all over the world. They grace the tops of old buildings by day, and hunt in the concrete canyons by night. Their favorite prey is solitary drunks. I you are going drinking in the city, do not walk the streets alone at night. (That’s good advice for other reasons, as well.)

Miniature Dragon

Miniature Dragon

The Miniature Dragon is a jokster and a trouble-maker. Have you ever tripped when there was nothing to trip on? Chances are, you tripped over the tail of a Miniature Dragon. And chances are, it wasn’t an accident. Miniature Dragons are mostly see-through, and impossible to spot unless one looks directly at them. A relative of the little fella in this diagram recently broke into my home, trashed my library and stole my copy of Dragonology. I can’t help but wonder if Dr. John might have had a little something to do with the robbery. He was quite distressed that I still had a copy of the diary.

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Okay, Melli, I let my dragon’s go. If they eat somebody, remember, you asked for it!

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Oh, and speaking of asking for things, if you’re in the mood for another challenge, come by here anytime after midnight Saturday night (Hawaii time) and my new photo challenge — also running just one week — will be posted.

I you want to know what time midnight Saturday night, Hawaiian time, is in your part of the world, ask the World Clock.