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pelage

/ˈpɛlɪdʒ/
noun
mass noun
Zoology
The fur, hair, or wool of a mammal.

Origin
Early 19th century: from French, from Old French pel ‘hair’.

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Penny, unable to hide as the rain began pelting down from above, scurried along the final block to her apartment. She fervently hoped her magnificent coat of sable and ermine-trimmed pelage would retain its full glory, perhaps with some help from her trusted furrier.

Bright Prediction

Morning clouds obscure the sun.
Yet the sky is brighter than before.
Even if we get the predicted rain.
We'll fill the day with active fun.

Algot boosted

Is there someone here living in Malmö or Lund ? In Sweden ? I have some basic questions and I need someone who knows these places. Boost appreciated :)

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If you want visibility, post in the open and add the specific person as a specific AT name (I think)

It is a routine for my doodles to be as pedestrian as they humanly can be.

LIGHT or HEAVY, we all J-walk at our own peril.

foxfire

/ˈfɒksfʌɪə/
noun
mass noun
North American
The phosphorescent light emitted by certain fungi on decaying timber.

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Sleeping in the woods, we might open our eyes at an unexpected sound only to gaze with night-sensitive eyes to see luminescent foxfire outside the tent.

"Someplace other than here..."
Why would I want to be there?
Here I have little to fear.
No matter what thoughts I might share.

Writing for you or for me
Writing whatever I dare
Writing for others to see
Writing whether or not you care.

@backyardecology

Love the photos. Keep them coming.

Thanks for connecting.

Retired science teacher here.

"opposites"

These two are clearly opposites.

I'm just not quite sure what it is which makes them so different.

Can you explain it to me?

@akito

Hello.

Is this a move from another account?

If you are a new follower, I don't read or speak Japanese. Sorry.

@george

Hi there.

Thanks for beginning to follow my toots. I hope they meet your approval over time. However, if you change your mind (while trying to find yourself) lose me.

Your home timeline should be a pleasant stream to watch go by.

Have fun.
Be safe.

obscure

/əbˈskjʊə/
adjective
1 Not discovered or known about; uncertain.
1.1 Not important or well known.
2 Not clearly expressed or easily understood.
2.1 Hard to define; vague.
2.2 Dark or dim.

verb
[with object]
1 Keep from being seen; conceal.
1.1 Make unclear and difficult to understand.

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The names in the document were so well known that it was necessary to mark out entire paragraphs in order to obscure the people involved in the debacle.

@dogtrax

I think the Sunday Haiku may have been more on the bright side!

@dogtrax

I prefer your positive poems to mine which seem to have an increasingly dour outlook.

I suspect your perspective comes from engaging regularly with sixth grade writers whose view of the world is rightfully full of hope and promise.

I miss that perspective as I sit, marinating in retirement.

Thank you for reminding me of all the good in life.

Give those kids a hug for me...at least metaphorically.

the reach of ones work
exceeds all expectations
good autumn harvest


Sunday Sillies -Wicked Wonderful Wordies -

Idioms or common phrases (American/English) are represented by the position, shape or arrangement of words in or around a square.

Can you figure out this week's wordie? It would be wicked wonderful if you can.

Please use CW/DM to submit your answers, thanks. Give everybody the chance to guess.

Hint: wear you out

You do realize, I hope, that the equinox does not mean we all need to be equally noxious.

Re-reading the poem mastodon.social/@dogtrax/10075 by @dogtrax , I was reminded of graduate school during which I studied algae growing on rocks below the tidal zone of the Maine coast.

I had to keep notes of each observation. The expectation was that such notes and other collection descriptions would be durable.

My advisor expected me to use a pen filled with indelible ink, "India ink" as I recall. No erasing! To avoid making crossouts, I had to think carefully before writing.

Traces of erased pencil lines.
Looking vaguely like "once words"
Fill the crumpled paper.

I examine them well for signs
Seeking thoughts I might have heard.
Alas they've dissipated like vapor.

(recurring reminiscent response)

@dogtrax

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