and thanks for all you lovely folk who’ve liked this – can’t figure out why you’re not showing up here – everything’s checked & in its proper place… except your gravatars… must be a temporary hiccup on the system… gotta go back to work –
Had several things in mind, but finally settled on this.
All nature’s flaws are clearly visible, yet the essence of the rose isn’t harmed, in my humble opinion.
Nothing wrong with solitary, from this perspective!
Meanwhile, here’s the dictionary definition of solitary ~
SOL”ITARY, a. [L. solitarius, from solus, alone.] Living alone; not having company… a solitary example… In botany, separate; one only in a place
More than 50 years ago things were very different. By today’s standards and prices, the menu in this movie set’s bakery window looks ridiculously cheap, but in those days it probably wasn’t. (Other set photos here.)
This week’s photo challenge is not a favorite colour, so imagine my surprise when ideas burbled up almost instantly. Looking up the word “purple” in an online edition of Noah Webster’s 1828 Revised Unabridged Dictionary I found this:
PUR”PLE, a. [L. purpureus; purpura, a shell from which the color was obtained.] 1. Designating a color composed of red and blue blended, much admired, and formerly the roman emperors wore robes of this color.
Having just heard a rousing singalong of “Jerusalem” as part of the Proms being rebroadcast here on U.S. radio, and knowing the Olympics are beginning in London, the burblings continued.
“Royal purple” sprang to mind, and then the above month-old photo. Although not real stones, the color is!