Back on WordPress! Before “taste” or “savor,” meanings that date back to the second half of the 17th century, today’s prompt “flavor” originally and specifically meant “the element in taste which depends on the sense of smell,” as the word comes to us through Old French flaor “smell, odor (usually pleasant); action of smelling,” perhaps … Continue reading Flavor
By now, I am sure you have gathered how much I love to look into the etymology of words, and today’s prompt, hello, is particularly interesting! Did you know that it has only been in use since the early 19th century!? Before that, hollo and holler were more common, and holla, the slang form of … Continue reading Hello! Is it me you’re looking for?
The daffodils have long finished blooming in Georgia, but I am feeling a bit romantic today (pssst, I will actually be in France when you read this), so our prompt comes from Wordsworth’s most famous poem, “I wandered lonely as a cloud.” “I never saw daffodils so beautiful they grew among the mossy stones about … Continue reading Come Gaze Upon the Daffodils
On this day, let’s celebrate poise and elegance. Our prompt, grace, comes to us via Old French but stems from the Latin word gratia, from gratus ‘pleasing, thankful.’ However you decide to interpret the word, share your picture on FB and/or IG, #2017PhotoChallenge, #grace. And happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Continue reading Grace
From the Latin noun circulus ‘small ring,’ the diminutive of circus ‘ring,’ le prompt du jour is circle(s). Whether you aced geometry or not in school, look around you for the recognizable shape and share your picture on FB and/or IG, #2017PhotoChallenge, #circles. Continue reading Circles
From Greek monokhrōmatos ‘of a single color,’ today’s prompt suggests black and white photography (you may have figured out I like greyscale a lot by now *cough* *cough*), but your picture could also capture various tones of the same color, perhaps your favorite one. Share your image on FB and/or IG, #2017PhotoChallenge, #monochrome. Continue reading Monochrome
Yesterday, you photographed your shadow; today, it is time for a self-portrait. Be creative and share your picture on FB and/or IG, #2017PhotoChallenge, #selfie. Continue reading Selfie