Current time: 11:32 p.m. Thursday. Once again getting a head start on Friday.
Out the window: PETUNIAS. We've had some cooler weather and a bit of rain this week, and my petunias are thriving. Here's some evidence:
This week's Words of the Day:
- impecunious - adjective - having little or no money.
- plumbeous - adjective - of the dull grey colour of lead.
- rabaska - noun - Canadian - a large birchbark or cedar canoe, about 8 metres long with a high, usually decorated, bow and stern, which can hold 10 to 12 people.
- deliquesce - intransitive verb - 1. become liquid, melt. 2. Chem. - dissolve in water absorbed from the air.
- ultimogeniture - noun - a system in which the youngest son has the right of inheritance
Out and About:
- People playing with clouds and forced perspective
- Reanimation library breathes life into old books.
- This princely photo made me giggle.
- Another funny one from the Doghouse Diaries: Things I Would Wish Upon My Enemies, Part III
- Artist Tanaka Tatsuya creates one whimsical miniature diorama every day of the year.
- A fascinating article from The Economist on what makes a word.
- Photos from the days when thousands of cables crowded the skies
That's all for this week.