Friday, January 15, 2016

Wednesday Words: Oranges

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A gauzy fog rolled over the low ground, then rose in a flamboyant curtain of a freezing mist.  

Soon each orange was covered with a thin coat of clear ice, as stilettos of icicles lined the branches, shimmering through shadowy moonlight.  

In the morning at sunrise, glittering diamonds across the orchard disappeared as ice turned to water, which fell to frosty grass 
below.




Delores from Under the Porch Light started this meme to shake up writers and challenge them with some interesting ideas.  Her computer rebelled, so several bloggers are taking turns to pass the baton.

This week the words are provided by Randomosity

Every week, we are given a selection of prompts; what we do with those prompts is up to the blogger.  Try a short story, poem, song, prose, or nothing at all.
Some of us share our creations in the post’s comment section, while others post on their own blog. IF you choose to post on your own blog, please write that in the comment section, in order that readers can hunt you down, and enjoy your creation.
This week there are two sets of 6 words each, a photo, and a bit of music.  Let your fingers do the typing!







19 comments:

  1. I can see the scene you've created in my mind's eye... wonderfully done!

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    1. Many thanks! When a Florida citrus crop is lost to a harsh freeze, the farmer loses a year's worth of work.

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    2. If one clicks on the site below the photo will tell more about this photo. It is a saying "You must hurt the one you love" that would accompany how farmers cover their oranges in thin ice to protect them from the big freeze.

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  2. Melting and getting warm, works for me.

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    1. You folks in Canada understand freezing oh so well.

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    1. Do you have icicle spears? Back then, we played with them, sword fights, etc. Luckily none of those spears never dropped down on use.

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  4. Sometimes nature conspires to ruin a farmer. Or it feels that way.
    A truly lovely reflection of that devastation. Thank you.

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    1. The photo makes nature's work appear beautiful,doesn't it.

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  5. And the farmer's crop was thus ruined...

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    1. Farmers watch the weather so carefully for that reason.

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  6. Another imaginative use of the chosen words. Well done. :)

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  7. Uh oh. I think those oranges are done for.

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  8. Oh I hope the oranges survive the freezing. Good story and the tree does look pretty with the icicles.

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    1. Ice, with all it sparkles, always damages trees and crops.

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  9. That's absolutely not a pretty scene at all to the one who was laboring to sell them. :(

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    1. Farmers worldwide look at the destruction on their own crops and feel that sense of dismay.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!