Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fetching Five Fuzzy Fezzes For Frank's Fiasco

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our ELEVENTH round with 'Captain Roger' at the helm! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "F".


We got 'flushed' this summer! My husband woke up one morning and went out to our front yard, came back in and declared that there was a toilet in our front yard. You 'pay' (a donation) to take it away. For a bit extra, you can have a friend flushed. For a wee bit more, you can buy 'insurance' to not get flushed again! It was an ingenious fundraiser activity that a family came up with. Their son came down with cancer at the age of 8  years old. Thankfully, he is a survivor and a healthy teenager.


Some days, I swear, this is what I feel like!


I think I took this image inside an old fire station that now serves as a museum (most likely the one in Denver). I don't think I could make an outdoor shot look like this without monkeying around in Photoshop and I didn't on this image, so I can only conclude that it was taken indoors which would mean that it was at that museum.


My friend, Donna Barnitz is a fiber artist. Which, of course, means that many of HER friends are too. Fringe benefit for me as I was asked if I wanted to do a scarf swap. You make 10 scarfs that are identical. You hand them in to the host of the event (in this case, it was Donna) and then you got back 10 other scarves in return. Pretty cool, huh? I'm not a fiber artist, so I kind of 'winged' my way through this (I was determined to be a proud owner of 10 new scarfs). The one I made is the bright green on on the right hand side with the big blue polka dots.

Too much fun!

and now, for the obscure (at least I think it is!)....


(image from Wikipedia)

Feluccas are still an active means of transport in the Nile, these wooden masted ships were used in the past in protected waters in the Red Sea, the Mediterranean and Malta. They hold up to 10 passengers in addition to 2 or 3 crew members.

Quite frankly, I am surprised at how many 'obscure' words I've found that are names of sailing vessels. Who knew...


Roger Owen Green said...

That top pic is particularly FUN.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

The scarf exchange sounds like a lot of fun. Well done on yours.
Love your collection of F words.

Sylvia K said...

What a great, Fun collection of F words for the F Day, Paula! I love them! Hope your week is going well!!

ChrisJ said...

I don't think I would like the honor of being 'flushed'. Just ask me for the money. But then I am funny old fossil!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

You had me at "flushed!" What an awesome shot and caption.

chubskulit said...

Fossil is gorgeous!

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

zongrik said...

i like the colors in the scarf and also the toilet purple

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Oakland Daily Photo said...

Here's a vote for the fire plug. Love the peeling paint.

joanne said...

a delightful F post with great pix....love the Feluca on the river!

Joy said...

That is a funtastic flush, and a great idea. To sail on a felucca down the Nile is on my bucket list.

Carver said...

The flushed idea is so funny and an inventive method to raise money. The purple toilet is a hoot. All the shots and words are great for F and I love your friends fiber creations.

Ann said...

Thanks for commenting on my life group pic--we have so much fun. The gal with the crochet mallet is teasing her hubby.

Reader Wil said...

Your photos and the stories behind them are all fun. I like your fossil too. Thank you also for your visit.have a great weekend.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great post and fun photos ~ thanks for visiting ~ (A Creative Harbor)


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