Xi (uppercase Ξ, lowercase ξ) is the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Xi There are other meanings outlined on the linked Wikipedia page. I hadn't thought much about it until I began playing
You know that feeling? The search for something ~ anything ~ to use those last two tiles when you're already 30 points behind? I'm glad to learn this is more than just a two-letter word ~ it should be easier to remember but I'm beginning to wish I'd studied something besides Latin.
And that I played e-mail Scrabble with someone less talented than my oldest granddaughter who beats me soundly.
RWP #106 Prompt: Repetition is a useful tool. Perhaps one of the finest. Anyone who wishes to make a memorable point uses repetition, be they poet, scholar or person on the street. As poets, we repeat everything and anything: sounds, words, sentences, rhythms and/or ideas.
Space of Dark
a double dare of dark drums down the days
in the space of a dime
dreams fall by the way lack the sweet kiss of light a double dare of dark
she leans toward spring future swings on a string in the double dare of dark
The image is an abstract watercolor created on the Bamboo Fun Tablet with Adobe Photoshop Elements.
It’s more of a sculpture than a dwelling. Taking cues from a Nautilus shell, the house is put together using ferrocement construction, a technique involving a frame of steel-reinforced chicken wire with a special two-inch-thick composite of concrete spread over it, resulting in a structure that’s earthquake-proof and maintenance-free.
Read More Here There are photos of the interior and more information about the design itself. It feels like a dream to me! I can image the reflections inside, the comforting cocoon of space and I'll admit that the phrase 'maintenance-free' gets right to my heart. But what would you expect from a woman with a Roomba named Hey You?
I'm thinking there are only a few people who would wish for this. What do you think?
The image is a digital photo of a glass ball created from Mt. St. Helen's ash. Photographed in slanted sunlight, manipulated in Digital Image Suite, resized and buttoned in Irfanview. Initially my camera and I were 'fisheye' reflected in the center section. A couple of quick swipes disappeared me but they aren't the swipes that appear most obvious. :)
I have a vacuum.
His name is Hey, You!
Like an unsociable cat
he circles behind my back
gives me wide berth
sweeps up dusty corners
and wanders under the bed.
Sometimes, for fun
when he comes round
I move aside
to watch him clean.
'Good Job, Hey,You!' I say.
It's the least I can do!
The battery gave out on my red iRoomba vacuum a couple of weeks ago and I whined. My oldest granddaughter asked, 'How long have you had it?' 'Not very,' cried I.
But I checked. It's been over three years since I Amazon-ordered it. Smiling, I ordered a new battery so Hey,You can resume his chores. It'll be three more years before I whine again. And there'll be a few more months to come up with the next V.
Ain't love grand?
Fractal image was created in Fractal Explorer and resized in Irfanview.
This YouTube presentation looks like more fun than hanging stockings! I haven't tried it but doubt I'll make it through the season without giving it a spin. On the other hand, I envision what could go wrong, so maybe this will go into my Spectator Crafts file.
In the past, I decorated clear Christmas bulbs by dribbling glass paint inside the bulb and rotating it until the colors interacted to make an abstract 'watercolor' painting. That's an easy project and produces original bulbs each time. No power involved there and very little risk to limbs.
Then again, using the camera to capture reflections indoors during the frigid temperature outside seems the least risky of all. See the newest one here on my Art Blog.
This is a tough prompt, since I can hardly think of anything that isn't weird, but by fluke and circumstance (and maybe a bit of strange thrown in) this is a scene I saw today on my living room coffee table.
A DVD, just completed, was upside down, the sun came through the window at the right angle and shadowed a cactus-type plant. The photo is just as it emerged from my point-and-shoot camera.
This isn't as weird as it gets around here but, for today, this is enough! Hope you enjoy this serendipitous image as much as I do!