Short things from all over.

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African Dung beetle has a load

which is taller than it is.

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Stamen and leaves win the

height battle over the bee.

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A baby which is bigger than most,

but still has many years to go

before it can look mum in the eye.


Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Short-Things





In war movies underground bunkers

are depicted with oodles

of room move around.

These images of the Gibraltar Bunker,

near Pozieres (Somme Battlefields)

in France…

…clearly show the opening are barely wide enough for one person to walk along

without hitting each wall.


A Photo a Week Challenge:  Opening






Many definitions or meanings of the word ‘block’.

One of my favourite blocks is a block of chocolate!




After consuming some chocolate

a walk around the block is

in order to stay healthy.

In suburbia a block is

around a 1 kilometre walk.

On the farm around the block was just a bit longer.

About 9 times as long to be precise.

I measured the orange line one day.

Not much change out of nine kilometres.

About a twenty minute bike ride.

As with a suburbia walk around the block,

all inside the orange line was/is not ours.


Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Block




When I saw today’s word I

immediately thought of two noggins.

First was these horizontal pieces in a building’s walls.

Have only ever heard the word noggin

used to describe them.

Google research today tells me they

are actually called ‘noggings

and (occasionally…noggins)

Whether wood or metal they will

always be noggins to me.


The second meaning of noggin was one’s head.

My Grade 6 teacher used the term frequently.

He also frequently applied a

single or double knuckle swizzer

(depending on the students crime)

to one’s noggin.

Never heard of a knuckle swizzer?

Clench your fist, tightly.

Note that the knuckle of your

second finger stands above the rest.

This was the single knuckle swizzer knuckle.

Usually applied, with a dramatic twist of the wrist,

to the back of a boys’ head because

he was not on task.

And we all survived.   🙂