Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, Rhymes

Hello Rhymes!

Hi Everyone! mother goose

How many types of rhymes are there? 

  • Assonant rhyme – This is the rhyming of vowels in words but with different consonants. It is sometimes referred to as a slant rhyme. Examples include tip and limp, dank and bat, bowl and home.
  • 3 men in boatConsonant rhyme – This is the rhyming of consonants but not vowels. Examples include bell and ball, dump and damp, meter and miter, mile and mole.
  • Dactylic – This rhymes the third syllable from the end. One example is Aristophanes and cacophonies.
  • Eye rhyme – The rhyming in this type is based on spelling and not sound. Examples are: move and love, cough and bough, food and good, death and wreath.
  • Feminine rhyme – Also referred to as double, triple, multiple, extra-syllable, Mary had a little lambextended, this has different beginnings of the words, but rhymes latter syllables. Examples include backing and hacking, tricky and picky, moaning and groaning, generate and venerate.
  • Head rhyme – Also called alliteration or initial rhyme, this has the same initial consonant at the beginning of the words. Examples are blue and blow, sun and sand, merry and monkey.
  • Identical rhyme – This is rhyming a word with itself, but often refers to a different meaning. An example is in Emily Dickinson’s “Because I Could not Stop for Death.”

The above information is from Your Dictionary.com 

WOW! What a list.

What is your favorite nursery rhyme or rhymes?

Hickory Dickory Dock – Lyrics
Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse-holding-sunshine-balloon-transparentran up the See the source image.
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck two
And down he flew
Hickory, dickory, dock.

Hickory, Dickory, Dock is also a novel written by Agatha Christie.
Have a great day! precious moments rain flowerHope
Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, Culinary Herbs

Hello Culinary Herbs!

vintage gardenHi Everyone!

If you love to cook, I’m sure you use specific herbs for each of your recipes.

Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, pasta fagioli. What would you use?

How about thyme sprigs, rosemary sprigs, bay leaf.
rosemary-sprigSprigs you say? Yes “sprigs”. You toss in the sprigs, once they cook down, remove the “sprigs”.
Delicious! 

See the source image
Pasta Fagioli

PS: Don’t forget the other ingredients.
PPS: Check out Food Network.com. The recipe I was looking at is from Rachel Ray.

Have a great day!vintage garden angel Hope

Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, National Pancake Day

Hello National Pancake Day!

Hi Everyone! See the source image

National Pancake Day is September 26. bird coffee cup sad lookSorry for the delay. 

How many types of “pancakes” are there? I found twenty-four (24) on Buzzfeed delicious, delicious, delicious from different parts of the world. See the source image

  1. US & Canada: Buttermilk Pancakes

  2. See the source imageAustria: Kaiserschmarrn 

  3. Australia: Pikelets These petite, small and thick pancakes are popular as a snack or are served with afternoon tea. Would you like some jam and cream? Get the recipe.

  4. Pan-fried pancakes — typically made from dough, not batter — that are divinely chewy, flaky, and savory. Often served with a dipping sauce made from soy sauce. Get the recipe.China: cong you bing or Scallion Pancakes

  5. Eastern Europe: Blini or Blintz Blini or blintz are thin pancakes common in many Eastern European countries. They're thicker than French crêpes, made with wheat or buckwheat flour and yeast, and filled with sweet or savory stuffing. These are Cheese Blintz Hot Cakes by Rachael Ray. Get the recipe.

  6. Thin pancakes made with plain flour, eggs, and milk. Traditionally topped with lemon juice and sugar. Like North American pancakes, Brits drizzle it with golden syrup, or like European pancakes, wrap them around savory fillings and eat it as a main course. This traditional recipe is by Kate Tait. Get the recipe.England: Pancakes with Sugar and Lemon

OM GOSH! I have to stop writing the pancakes from around the world. I am so stuffed just looking at the pictures and the articles. They are all delicious. For  complete information on all twenty-four (24) pancakes go to:

Buzzfeed.com

Have a great day! betty boob chefHope

Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, Kangaroo Paw Plant

Hello Kangaroo Paw Plant!

See the source imageHi Everyone! 

Are you enjoying the beginning of fall? Today I am so far sun is out, weather warm with some humidity. Later today it will not be too pleasant as more thunderstorms come in. Grant you I believe we do need the rain but not in such downpours.

Today I found a very interesting plant – red-kangaroo-paw
This curious plant is call Kangaroo Paw – red. How did it get that name? The flower looks like a Kangaroo Paw.

Types of Kangaroo Paws Plant

There is a new Christmas season plant on the market and its name is the Red and Green kangaroo paws (Anigozanthos manglesii), otherwise marketed as Kanga. Known as the floral emblem of Western Australia, this plant is referred to as reindeer paws in the United States and has unique red and green flower coloration. The cultivar Anigozanthos ‘Bush Emerald’ has similar colored flowers and is generally easier to grow.

Other kangaroo paws worthy of cosseting are:

  • See the source image‘Bush Ranger’ – a drought tolerant cultivar with orange flowers, which can also tolerate mild frosts.
  • ‘Dwarf Delight’ – a long living, frost hardy variety Anigozanthos flavidus or
  • ‘Tall Kangaroo Paw’ – a type that adapts to many types of soil conditions and climates, although still delicate in heavy frost
  • See the source image‘Pink Joey’ – a variety with salmon pink flower spires
  • ‘Black Kangaroo Paw’ (Macropidia fuliginosa) – which should be grown in well-draining soil in full sun and is particularly susceptible to frosty climes. It has black hairs through which its green can be seen. Read more at Gardening Know How: Kangaroo Paws Plant – How To Plant And Care For Kangaroo Paws https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/kangaroo-paws/kangaroo-paws-houseplant.htm

Have a great day! precious moments rain flowerHope

Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, Hello Fall!

Hello Fall!

Hi Everyone!
Hope: Hi Abby! How you doing? Did you happen to see my asters?
Abby: Hi Hope! Who is Ester?
Hope: I said Asters, not Ester.
Abby: Sorry about that. I know you are a master of everything.
Hope: Abby I said Asters!! I am not a master of everything, only somethings.
Abby: See I knew it! Wait maybe it should be mistress instead of master.
Hope: Here's a picture of what I am talking about. 

Have a great day! Hope
Almond Tree Flower - meaning Hope
Aster photo from Tulip Time.org
Almond Tree Flower photo from Flowersngarden.com
Clip Art Bing.com
The Aster: If you are looking for flowers in a variety of shades, the aster is a good choice. They come in cool and warm shades. The most common colors, however, are white, blue, and purple. No matter the petal color, all asters come with a lively yellow center. Most varieties begin blooming in mid to late summer and continue until the first frost.

For more information go to: Tulip Time. org

Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, National Teal Talk Day

Hello National Teal Talk Day!

Hi Everyone!

What is National Teal Talk Day? Teal the color? A dark bluish green to greenish blue. Small babbling ducks?

National Teal Talk Day is about: Over 249,000 women are diagnosed annually with ovarian cancer, worldwide. Gather your friends, wear teal for a day out together and talk. 

Join a group of co-workers for lunch. Men are welcome, also. They have mothers, wives, daughters and sisters at risk for ovarian cancer. They should have the Teal Talk, too! There is no standard screening for ovarian cancer. In absence of a test, awareness is best. In the hour it might take to have the Teal Talk during lunch, approximately 28 women would have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. 

Invite your closest friends, neighbors and sisters for drinks in the back yard. Wear your favorite teal and give the Teal Talk. Go for a walk with your mom and her friends. Even if it’s a short one it will be long enough for a Teal Talk. For more information go to – National Teal Talk Day Calendar site.

 HOW TO OBSERVE    Find out more information at Ovarcome.org and have the Teal Talk with the people in your lives.  Use #TealTalkDay to share on social media. It’s simple to get started. Ovarcome Founder Runsi Ayona Sen & Olympic Gym. Special note to bloggers out there – DON’T be afraid to talk to your love ones about this horrible disease. If you have to, take them by their hand and be there for them for tests, hospital, meeting with their doctors. Give them your support, it will make a world of difference. Have a great day! Hope

Information from National Day Calendar & Ovarcome.org Clip Art from Bing.com

#TealTalkDay

 
Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, National Pirate Day 9/19

Hello! “Ahoy Matie!”

Hi Everyone!

Did you know today is National Pirate Day September 19th mark it on your calendar for next year.

Land Ho!

What do you do on Pirates’s Day? Well – Ahoy Matie!, Aye! Aye! Captain! In other words you talk like a Pirate. Very interesting. Let me know if you try it and the reactions, expressions, get a Pirate response.

A little history: International Talk Like a Pirate Day was founded by John Baur and Mark Summers (aka Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy) in 1995.  Click here for the entire story!

Have a great day! Hope 

Posted in Blogging Blogger

Hello – Testing!

Hi Everyone! 

Trying out the “Gutenberg”.
Hmm!!!! Is all I have to say right now.
Finally found how to keep lines closer when I enter. Before you pressed enter and you had a full line of empty space. Then I would go to HTML and delete it there.
That part so far is good for me.

When it comes to clip art, photos, etc, it’s really making my brain think, read, saying to myself “are they bonkers” on these changes.

But never fear I will get it sooner or later.

Have a great day! Hope


Posted in Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away, Penguins

Hello Penguins!

penguin-listening-to-musicHi Everyone!

I’m writing about the bird, not the hockey team.

Did you know penguins have their own holiday?
April 25th mark it on your calendar.

The information is from; TheSpruce.com.
There are only eighteen (18) species of penguins. Only five (5) species art not endangered, vulnerable, threatened according to BirdLife International (BirdLife.org).

Large or Great penguins are King and Emperor.
Brushed tail penguin medium size have bristle, brushy tail.
Crested penguins all have some type of bushy eyebrow crests.

Penguins are one of the skilled birds no one thinks about as far as I know.
Ostriches are another bird that is skilled also, but no one thinks that of them also.

Macaroni PenguinPenguins according to The Spruce.com they powerful flippers and streamlined bodies that make them accomplished swimmers. Fastest swimming and deepest diving birds of any kind and stay underwater for up to 20 minutes at a time. This is a Macaroni Penguin.

ostrichOstriches according to Live Science.com they are the largest and heaviest living bird. They are flightless birds but are built for running. They can sprint up to 43 mph and stay at 31 mph as a steady speed.

Pretty interesting stuff!

Have a great day! 15Autumn-PinkHope

Clip Art from Bing.com & Graphics Factory.com
Photos from Bing.com

Posted in Acorn Woodpecker, Blogging Blogger, Bonkers Away

Hello! Knock, Knock, Knock!

Hi Everyone! question mark.

Someone is knocking at your door,
You run to answer and no one is there.

Someone is knocking at your door,
You run to answer and no one is there. man question mark

Someone is knocking at your door,
You say to yourself someone better be there.
No one was there,
You walk out looked to the left,
You looked to the right.

OH! There you are! 
acorn woodpeckerUp a tree I see.

Have a great day! BirdWatchingGirlHope

Bird photo of Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) from Audubon.org/bird guide

Clip Art from Bing.com