FOWChallenge-Putrid

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putrid

(of organic matter)
decaying or rotting
and emitting a fetid smell.
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While on the farm, every now and again a dog would

turn up at the back door with its prize possession of the day.

This was usually in the form of an exhumed bone they

were fed a week or so earlier, or part

of a carcass which they had rolled in making it difficult

to tell which smelled worse…the carcass, or the dog.

Since moving to the suburbs,

carcasses are few and far between.

However, it does happen just often enough

to remind me of the putrid smell of farm dogs.

That story is true and is the main reason

why we have kennels for dogs and

a no house animals policy.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:...Putrid

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FOWChallenge-Roar

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roar

a full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion
or other large wild animal.
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After being nearly run over by

our Safari vehicle…

…Limpy wasted no time in telling her brood to

keep out of the way of crazy Safari drivers.

Limpy’s roar did not compare to this bloke.

However, the winner came about 12 months later

when, a little after 10PM we had just adjourned

to our sleeping bags and tents when an

almighty roar quietened all other night life.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Roar

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FOWChallenge-Paradox

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paradox

a person or thing that combines
contradictory features or qualities.
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Not certain that this is a paradox. 

However, I cannot think of anything more

contradictory to find on

Melbourne’s 21st Century roads…

…than a horse and carriage stopped

at traffic lights alongside a

21st Century Honda automobile.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Paradox

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FOWChallenge-Prolific

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prolific

(of a plant, animal, or person) producing
much fruit or foliage or many offspring.

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Our Cherry Tree…

…is again going to produce a good crop of cherries

 

I just hope we have learned from last year’s error

when we left just enough holes near the ground

for birds to get under the netting.

We have been harvesting around 3-4 kg of cherries

from our dwarf tree each year….so long

as the birds don’t beat us, that  is.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Prolific

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FOWChallenge-Pacify

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pacify

quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of.

Every now and again…

…when tempers fray both parities need

some pacifying before any real damage occurs.

Sometimes a stern reprimand will suffice,

while other times sending them to their kennels

will pacify their tattered egos. 😄😊

Just how ominous was revealed on

television news a few hours later.

Low lying roads were covered

by three feet of water and several cars

were shown floating therein.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Pacify

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FOWChallenge-Ominous

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A few years ago…

…this cloud formation passed over Geelong,

looking very ominous, I thought.

Just how ominous was revealed on

television news a few hours later.

Low lying roads were covered

by three feet of water and several cars

were shown floating therein.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Ominous

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