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Houseplants – The Last Photo

I’m sharing this photo for Brian’s challenge  The Last Photo.

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Sing-Along Song Challenge

Crispina Kemp has a new challenge. 

For her challenge, I chose What a Wonderful World. If you’d like to sing along, here are the lyrics.

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re only saying I love you
I see babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn so much more than I’ll ever know
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world
The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky
Also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do
They’re only saying I love you
I see babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn so much more than I’ll ever know
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world
Then I think to myself what a wonderful world

Spring – #CinquainPoetry

The following cinquain was written in response to Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge.

I chose to write a reverse cinquain.

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Image by woong hoe from Pixabay 

Falling …

Soaking the ground

Nourishing the grasses

Vegetation growing quickly

Springtime

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

 

Thank You For All That You Do

 

To all the medical professionals, firefighters, police,  grocery store people, restaurants providing take-out, truckers, farmers, and all the people staying at home to help in the spreading of this terrible pandemic I want to say thank you for all that you do.

What would we do without you

I cannot imagine that

You go out every day

and make the world a better place

I want to say thank you

for everything you do

From the bottom of my heart

Bless all of you.

Fibbing Friday Fun

To play along please follow this link.

Fibbing Friday

  1. answer the 10 questions below any way you choose, as long as it stretches, bends, breaks, or otherwise ignores the truth.
  2. Tag your post as “Fibbing Friday” to help make it easier to find.
  3. Link back to this post so that we can all enjoy your creative fibbing. Yes, pingbacks are enabled for those of you on WordPress, and as always, you can just leave a link to your post in the comments.
  4. Check out how other participants answered the questions.

QUESTIONS:

  1. In the US, what does PBS stand for?
  2. In the UK, what does BBC stand for?
  3. Why did the dog in Duck Hunt Bepop up from the tall grass and laugh?
  4. Better known as Blinky, Pinky, Inky, and Clyde, who are Shadow, Speedy, Bashful, and Pokey?
  5. Who were, “The Orangutan”, “The Hamster”, and “Captain Slow”?
  6. What was Bob Barker best known for?
  7. What was Ed McMahon most known for saying?
  8. What do the games PUBG and Fortnite have in common?
  9. Who is Master Chief?
  10. In the show, Keeping Up Appearances, what was Emmet’s main reason for wanting to avoid Hyacinth Bucket?

 

My Answers:

  1. Peanut Butter Sandwich.
  2. Be Brave Chaps.
  3. Because he was holding a gun too.
  4. Cousins of Blinky and Inky.
  5. If you don’t know, I’m not going to tell you.
  6. He was the voice double for Lassie.
  7. and … here’s Steven Colbert.
  8. They both allow you to design your own home, just like the Sims.
  9. Whoever was holding the peace pipe.
  10. I’ve never watched that show but would imagine his main reason was he’d forgotten to get a corsage for his girlfriend.

Shadows

The following picture is for the2020 Photography Challenge Of Maria Antonia.  #2020picoftheweek.

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A simple vase with dried flowers by S.Zutautas

 

 

 

 

Locks Rhyme Time

The following poem was written for a challenge over at Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie called Saturday Mix – Rhyme Time.

You will be given six rhyming words* and need to use all of them (but not limited to these) in your response, which should be a poetry form of your choice.

The words are mock, shock, stock, lock, hock, and block.

 

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Image by IngoMoringo from Pixabay

 

I stood in shock

looking down the block

 

Taking stock

of all the locks

on the dock

Surely this was a mock

Needed now, a glass of hock

© Susan Zutautas 2020

 

 

 

Share Your World

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Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

 

This was written for “Share Your World”


QUESTIONS:

Can you bake a cake?   (credit for this question goes to Di, who asked it on her post 

https://pensitivity101.wordpress.com/2020/02/29/its-a-mystery/

recently.   Thanks, Di! After last week’s SYW, we needed a little bit of sweet and light!)

What’s one thing that can instantly make your day better?

When you were a kid, did you eat the crusts on your sandwich or not?

What’s something your family would be surprised to learn about you?

 

My answers:

Yes, I can bake a cake. Birthday cakes, cheesecakes, carrot cake.  The cakes I’d like to learn how to make are Lithuanian cakes.

Writing a short story, poem, or sharing a recipe that I’ve created.

Yes, I’ve always eaten the crusts on my sandwiches. Waste not, want not  🙂

When I was a little girl I so badly wanted to grow up and become a famous singer.

 

 

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our house to yours. May all your holidays be filled with good tidings, comfort, and joy. 

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It’s a busy time of year and I’ve not written much as of late. I’m hoping that will change, come the end of January.  I will be driving south with my mother-in-law (a snowbird) to Florida in January to make sure that she is snuggled in for the winter and then I’ll fly home, then I’ll be able to get back to doing what I enjoy which is writing.

So until next year, I wish you all well.

 

 

Christmas Baking Shortbread

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Susan Zutautas

 

Christmastime is near

Sweet aroma of shortbread 

Fresh out of oven

 

One pound of butter

One cup of powdered sugar 

And four cups of flour

 

Christmas baking has begun and the first batch of shortbread cookies are out of the oven. Many more to bake over the following few weeks along with other goodies.  If you’d like to see the three recipes that I use every year please click here.