Share Your World – Week 36

I’m behind, not so unusual for me lately, but Cee has posted her questions for this week’s Sharing Your World challenge.

1. What calms you down?Sitting quietly, preferably outside if the weather is good, breathing deeply. A glass of red wine doesn’t hurt.

2. Whats your favorite fantasy sandwich? Not really a fantasy, because I’ve had both in restaurants here, but I have two. One is turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce on a good bread – perhaps an artesan bread. The other is cheddar cheese, tomatoes and bacon, grilled. And now and then, nothing is better than a nice greasy patty melt.

3. What was your nickname growing up either as a kid or now? When my brothers were little, they could not say my name (Carol), so they called me kawo. That stuck around in the family for awhile. Otherwise, I don’t recall having a nickname.

4. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? This is a hard question now. Not so very long ago, I would have responded blue, because blue was my favorite color for anything and everything. Now, I’m less definite. I like blue, lots of different shades of blue, but I’m also drawn to autumn colors like burnt sienna, and there are purples that pull me in, and. . . . Could I be yarn instead of a crayon and be varigated? That would work best for me.

One of the things I hate about an aging brain is looking at words and questioning their spelling. I never used to question, I just knew. My iPad says it doesn’t like my spelling of varigated and I am befuddled as to how it should be spelled. You get the idea though, don’t you?

Just a couple of photos to share today, taken the other day when I was down by the pond taking pictures of the water lilies and playing with the manual camera settings to capture the flow of the water from the fountain.




I hope your day and your evening are filled with just enough!

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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20 Responses to Share Your World – Week 36

  1. Great pics. Love the thought of the sandwich. Couldn’t agree more – a glass of good wine… no more to say there. But more than anything, your wish at the end is simply perfect. May your day and evening be filled with just enough as well.


  2. Caddo Veil says:

    Your photos are beautiful!! And I know what you mean about “word spelling” suddenly being an “issue”–I’m so glad to hear it’s not just me. Almost daily, I get into arguments with spell check–which doesn’t always agree with spell check somewhere else, or the Word Web dictionary I rely on. This is quite distressing, as I was an Ace-Speller and English Major! Harrumph!


  3. Your pictures are beautiful. Do you often play with the manual settings? I need to learn more about those! Also, love the idea of a variegated yarn instead of a crayon. I too love so many colors and different shads of colors, that a crayon just doesn’t capture my favorite color. Your fantasy sandwiches sound great, especially accompanied by red wine, my personal favorite!!

    Haha, I also tried to spell “varigated” and my spell check came up with variegated, with that extra “e.” That happens a lot to me too. I hate the aging brain syndrome!! πŸ™‚


    • Carol says:

      No, Cathy, I don’t often play with manual settings, although my son keeps encouraging me to. But then, he also thinks I should have the full-blown Photoshop, and I am quite content with Photoshop Elements. Mustn’t tax old brains toooo much!

      Ah yes! Variegated. Got it now. Thank you!

      Sent from my iPad


      • I really need to get with the program!! I don’t do anything with Photoshop Elements or any photo editing except the basic cropping and boosting! When I return from Greece, I really plan to start expanding my photography capabilities!! I see you are responding with an iPad. That is next on my wish list. Wish I had one to take to Greece with me, as you know I won’t haul my computer!


  4. “One is turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce on a good bread – perhaps an artesan bread.” Oh my gosh, that sounds like it would hit the spot perfectly right N-O-W!

    I love the photographs!


  5. cobbies69 says:

    would you like some mayo’ …. nice answers kawo…;)


  6. taniamend says:

    thanks for sharing and love love the photos!


  7. Ahh Carol, first color in my mind for you Purple. Loved your answers. Our dream sandwhich almost identical.

    I love brothers too by the way. but I am not saying what mine called me. Maybe that should be CALL me. ~ BB


  8. Heather says:

    My dream sandwich is any that is in my hands right now!
    I don’t think I’d chock the spelling up to an aging brain; I think we all must’ve been much more sure of our misspellings before we had the red squigglies to tell us all about it πŸ˜‰
    Love that second lily photo – it looks painted.


    • Carol says:

      So maybe it’s a lazy brain, Heather, since I can rely on the red squiggles to tell me the error of my ways? Now I need them to tell me what’s right.

      Sent from my iPad


      • Heather says:

        I find that I often can’t decide in my head how to spell something, so I put it out there and then am either elate or disappointed by the presence of a squiggle…elated if it’s not there, of course πŸ˜‰


  9. Cee Neuner says:

    Great photos Carol ohh so beautiful! I am a blue person too in loving the color and all it’s shade. But for a crayon I chose orange. Ask the question in a slightly different way. Great answers as always!


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