I began raking today. We live on an acre, about a quarter which is wooded. An eighth is the house. An eighth is the garden. So it’s really only half an acre to rake. I like raking.
“Nobody likes raking.” That’s what my husband just said reading over my shoulder.
BAHHAhhahaa I really do! It’s an instant gratification thing. When you begin the ground is a brown and orange textured carpet.
Immediately stripes of green appear and suddenly I am the Robert Smithson of gardening; creating images of green on the earth that evolve with each sweep of the rake. Farfetched?
Gusty wind on a warm(ish) fall day: raking is pretty much the ideal activity for this sort of weather. So rake I did (while Mr. Spy split wood).
I’m not really eleven feet tall, I shaped the figure by pushing the leaves with my foot. Then I felt that was cheating. But I had just showered and had wet hair so I didn’t really want to lie in the leaves. Then I figured that was a poor excuse. So I made a real leaf angel. But the puppy messed it up before I could take a photo of the real version. Wow great story! Jeez. I wasn’t going to write about raking at all today. I am writing 100 posts in 100 days, 300-1000 words each. For today’s post I was just going to think of a list of 300 words that I liked. Not necessarily the meanings but how they sound. I figured it would be an easy, quick post. However, when I got to 31 words I realized 300 is a lot. To press on I felt I would need to trawl my favorite texts (Aristotle, Shakespeare, etc.) for inspiration…which would sort of defeat the “easy, quick post” objective. Wow, great story! Jeez. Can you tell I am tiring of posting every day?
Here’s the list of words. I do like the meaning of some, but they were all chosen chiefly for their sound.
Obelisk ● Glow ● Loathe ● Wretched ● Toast ● Judicious ● Acerbic ● Ironic ● Ridiculous ● Globe ● Click ● Skip ● Maverick ● Iconoclast ● Goad ● Spur ● Mostly ● Recalcitrant ● Angle ● Ire ● Sort ● Becloud● Sabbatical ● Complex ● Jam ● Form ● Mold ● Sculpt ● Stare● Tackle
And the best for last:
Syntax: Apparently what is required for me to supply 300+ (444!) words.
linguistics : the way in which words are put together to form phrases, clauses, or sentences