City Sonnet Colors & Letters Challenge: May 21, 2021: Silver Birch

City Sonnet May colors and letters challenge: May 21, 2021: Silver Birch

Here I go, over-doing it again!
These purple blossoms are called silver dollars because they form seed pods that are about the size of a silver dollar.

Silver dollar blossoms with a silvery tint.

A brutal selfie with silver tint.
Pirouette in her silvery glory
Silver sword and stirrups

Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds beginning with the Letter G

Our Eyes Open hosts the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. This week they are looking for birds that begin with the letter G in their name.



Mockingbird says, “What about me? I can sound like a bird that begins with the letter G and my name ends with the letter G. Isn’t that good enough?”
Another mockingbird from the archives. This is probably the best bird photo I’ve ever taken so I can’t resist showing it off!

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Soon

With this ring…

The old King and his first minister were closeted in His Majesty’s boudoir to discuss the upcoming marriage of Princess Pirouette to GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats. Timing was everything. If they waited too long, then public interest in the match would wane. If they hurried the ceremony, it might cause a disruption of the King’s authority. As soon as the nuptials were celebrated, the people would certainly expect the new royal couple to assume the reigns of government.

“Why did I ever agree to this match!” Shouted the King at the prime minister.

I thee wed…

“You announced the match because the people were clambering for it, Your Majesty,” replied the prime minister in measured tones. “To delay at this point will invite their fury.” The minister gestured to the window that looked down onto the palace’s main courtyard. It was filled with people carrying large images of Pirouette and GarGar, some of them separately, some depicting them side by side. They were chanting, “Pirouette! GarGar! Pirouette! GarGar!” As if they already knew that Her Highness would be the senior partner in this match.

Forsaking all others…