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Weekly Photo Challenge – Up Close #2

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Hamatreya”

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Up Close

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Close Up.”

While outside wondering around and looking at the flowers I took this picture.

When the flower blossoms, the bee will come.

Srikumar Rao

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My Pic of the Week

I had a rabbit give birth and here are of few of her babies.

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.

 

 Winnie The Pooh

My Pic of the Week

“The Squirrel”

Whisky, frisky,
Hippity hop;
Up he goes
To the tree top!

Whirly, twirly,
Round and round,
Down he scampers
To the ground.

Furly, curly
What a tail!
Tall as a feather
Broad as a sail!

Where’s his supper?
In the shell,
Snappity, crackity,
Out it fell.

Anonymous

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Weekly Photo Challenge #3 Half and Half

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Half and Half

I love the beach. We don’t have beaches like this.

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Weekly Photo Challenge Half and Half #2

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Half and Half.”

The Boardwalk Hotel at Walt Disney World at sunset.

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NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY

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Each year on July 19, people across the United States fill their glasses with a rum-based cocktail and celebrate National Daiquiri Day.  So, raise your glass and join all of the others in this celebration!

Daiquiri is a family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime) and sugar.

American mining engineer, Jennings Cox, who was in Cuba at the time of the Spanish-American War, is supposedly the inventor of the Daiquiri.  The original drink was served in a tall glass which was packed with cracked ice.  One teaspoon of sugar was sprinkled over the ice and then the juice of one or two fresh limes was squeezed over the sugar, followed by two to three ounces of white rum.  It was at a later date that the Daiquiri evolved to be shaken in a shaker using the same ingredients substituting shaved ice.

There is a beach near Santiago, Cuba and an iron mine also in that area that are named Daiquiri.  The drink is believed to be named after them.

In 1909, Admiral Lucius W. Johnson, a U.S. Navy medical officer, tried Cox’s drink and subsequently introduced it to the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C..  The popularity of the Daiquiri then increased over the next few decades.

The Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of writer Ernest Hemingway and President John F. Kennedy.

This drink is sometimes served frozen:  combined and poured from a blender eliminating the need for manual pulverization.  Drinks such as the frozen Daiquiri are often commercially made in machines which produce a texture similar to a smoothie and come in a wide variety of flavors.  Yet another way to create a frozen Daiquiri is by using frozen limeade, which provides the required texture, sweetness and sourness all at one time.

CELEBRATE

Enjoy National Daiquiri Day gathered together with your friends and a glass of regular or frozen Daiquiri (Remember to always drink responsibly and to never drink and drive) Post on social media using #DaiquiriDay to encourage others to join in paying it forward.

Daily Prompt Lookin out my back door.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Lookin’ Out My Back Door.”

My family…..looking out my RVs door.

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Looking out my back door to the golden skies,
Beautiful meadows with life springing,
Reliving the sunset looking at the sun rise,
Such beauty the days always bringing,
The trees welcoming my every visit,
The grass conforming to my feet,
The forest happy for my revisit,
The birds giving off a tweet,
The creek massaging my toes,
The water relieving my thirst
The beautiful sound as the water flows,
The water falling with a burst,
As I make my way to my back door,
I see life, I’ve never seen before,
As I close my back door for the night,
I enjoy just one more sight.

by Jeremy S14

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