For dVerse Poets, today we attempt to write using veribification! As mentioned over at dVerse, verbification, or verbing, is the
creation of a verb from a noun, adjective, or other word. Think of the
proper name, Google. It’s the name of a company and yet has become a
verb as in, “I’ll google that.” Sometimes, as in this example,
repetitive use actually turns a noun into a commonplace, albeit new for a
As I continue my UBC journey, I realize that one of the best parts about
such challenges is making new friends in blogland, discovering new
blogs to enjoy and be inspired, and being part of a community that
encourages, inspires, and betters you in the process.
Top Ten Tuesday this week is a freebie and this is my list for today:
Top Ten Books I would love my kids to read (some of them might be for older/younger kids than they are so for the ones they have outgrown, read them sooner than later, and for the rest, they can wait!). Most of them are books I read years ago. Some will appeal to my almost 11 yo daughter while others will be more enjoyed by my teenage son (hopefully!). There are so many more I would have loved to include but stopped at ten (these are not in any order of preference, just a list from the many, many books I would love to share with my kids!)
- The Secret Garden/A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Little Women (and others from the Little Women series including Little Men and Jo’s Boys) by Louisa May Alcott
- Black Beauty and What Katy Did
- Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
- The Three Fat Men by Yuri Olesha
- Short stories by Saki, O’ Henry, Oscar Wilde (to name a few!)
- Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan (and other stories by him)
- The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
- Adventures of Tom Sawyer/Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Amar Chitra Katha
For Ruby Tuesday, today I have a collage of photos I took during a fun day trip organized by my brother for our families. As I go through old photos each week for photo memes, I recapture those happy memories as well, so this is a hidden advantage in doing these memes!
I was not sure what this plant was – it looks a lot like the rambutan (a fruit native to Indonesia/Malaysia) but I knew this was not the same. This was where google reverse image search came to the rescue. I uploaded one of these photos to the image search and discovered that this is the achiote tree. The seeds of the tree (pictured below) are used to make annatto – which is a food coloring and condiment; they lend a peppery-nutty-sweet flavor to foods as well.