Ragtag Daily Prompt: Random

Just as all hope seemed to be lost, the old King rallied and rose from his sickbed. The first thing he did was attend a mass of thanksgiving before launching into a hearty meal of roasted chicken, fresh fruit, cheese and bread, all washed down with copious amounts of a dark, red wine. To everyone’s amazement, he summoned an impromptu concert where he danced with la duchesse du Linge and Princess Pirouette until the musicians grew weary of playing.

The next order of business was the governance of the kingdom. He closeted himself with his prime minister for several hours where he grabbed random pieces of paper from his desk and shouted orders at his mystified servant. “It’s high time we find a suitable husband for Princess Pirouette,” he said to Monsieur le premier ministre. “I want you to draw me up a list of names. Chop! Chop! Man! Do you not hear me?” Such was His Majesty’s impatience with his servant that he grabbed a crystal paperweight from his desk and hurled it at the poor unfortunate’s head.

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: April 27, 2021

The neighbors are coming by to admire our front yard. Some are even taking pictures. This is what it looks like.

This photo hardly does justice to the wisteria and dogwood. If you squint your eyes, at the bottom left of center, you can see one of our azalea bushes.
Interesting macro of a begonia
Even though the petals are white, the comparison with the black and white version is still interesting!
Another macro from the previous begonia.