A Word A Week Challenge: Underneath

So many directions one could go with this challenge! This week, the dictionary fell open to the word underneath, so here are a few photos I think rise to the challenge (see what I did there? No? OK).

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At the National Zoo in Washington, DC, a person can be literally underneath the chimpanzee as it travels via overhead lines.

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Inside the Jefferson Memorial.

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Underneath snowy tree branches.

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Too obvious, maybe, but underneath, nonetheless.

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We like to pretend this is a window in the Death Star.

What do you think? Do you have any photos that say “underneath”? Get over to A Word in Your Ear and share, silly!

A Word A Week Challenge: Old

This week, Sue’s dictionary fell open to the word “Old,” and now we are challenged with finding photographs that fit the theme.

So, because my mother’s birthday would have been Sunday, I’ll start with an old photo of her from around 1947:

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Next, a bit of detail from an old light fixture inside the Smithsonian Castle:

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Last two are faces of our elders. There is wisdom that comes with the years.

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A Word A Week Challenge – Music

I have many (typically poor quality) images of people making music which I could have shown for this week’s Word a Week Challenge, but, missing home, I have gone back into my archives for photos from Jaialdi 2010, a Basque festival held in Boise, Idaho. Talented festival-goers had set up outside to play their accordions and tambourines, while others gathered around and danced. It was a beautiful sight, and everyone had a blast.

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The third photo, just because I can. Early summer of 2011, just two months before I moved away, and as I was inching toward a year of unemployment, I won (WON!) two tickets to see Sir Elton John in concert. I’d never have been able to justify paying to see the show, and it was amazing. My daughter and I had a blast.

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