12 August 2009

A Thousand Words In Idioms & Camera Critters

Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It has been a while since the last time I joined A Thousand Words In Idioms & Camera Critters and I have missed participating in these memes a lot. I'm still looking forward to the moment, where I'll be able to blog again like before... But for now, I'm happy to publish this post.

These are the words of Jientje, our lovely host:

As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture.

From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking! And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?

So here we go...

I got my idioms from A Phrase A Week for this post.


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B is for "Bee's Knees"

Idioms & Camera 1
Meaning: Excellent - the highest quality.

S is for "Swan Song"

Idioms & Camera 2
Meaning: A final gesture or performance.

I thought it would be okay to submit this link for this week's Camera Critters as well, since each shot shows a critter on camera. These photos belong to our family archives. I took the shot of the bee at our yard, while the black swan was taken by my husband at our vacation to the Safari Garden Hotel & Restaurant Safari Garden Hotel & Restaurant. Have a wonderful week, everyone! Miss you all.


Idioms & CameraThanks for hosting, Jientje

Thanks for hosting, Misty


18 appreciated note(s):

Mar said...

Great choices for the idioms. I didn't know the one about the bees! such busy ones :)
Happy Wednesday!

Jientje said...

Well Rosidah, this post truly is the bee's knees! Excellent work, and I can see no reason why you would not submit this for camera critters as well, the pictures are stunning. That black swan is so beautiful, and that bee is visiting very different flowers than the ones we are used to see them on! I had no idea how that idiom found it's way into our language even though we use it in Flemish as well. Thanks for including that link!
Thanks for playing Rosidah, I'm so glad you joined in again. Have a great week

Anya said...

Hi Rosidah
I am happy to see a new post from you :)
Welcome back !!!!
I love the black swan he is beautiful:)
Greetings
Anya :)

Barbara H. said...

These are both great ones!! Good job of illustrating them.

Thom said...

Welcome back my friend. It's so wonderful to see a post from you. I hope all is well and that you and your family are aokay :) I miss you :) Excellent idioms and the pictures are just wonderful. Keep up the good work. Take care my friend. And much Aloha to you :)

quilly said...

I especially love the bee photo! Those colors are spectacular!

It is so nice to hear from you again! I hope and pray you are all safe & well.

Bill ~ {The Old Fart} said...

Great Idioms Rosidah, I heard the Swan Song a few times, but never heard Bees Knees.

Hope your day is wonderful.

Lin said...

Hi Rosidah,
Glad to see you back! Beautiful pictures, I love the flower that the bee is visiting. Your pictures are the Bee's Knees!

Gattina said...

Nice interpretations, and the picture of the swan is gorgeous !

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Good to have you back :)) Never heard of bees' knees. Love the pics.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Welcome back, Rosidah... I've missed you!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Martha said...

Lovely photos but even more lovely to see you posting! I hope you are feeling better soon Rosidah - Namaste

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Welcome back Rosidah! Good to see you Back on your Feet again! That's an idiom isn't it?

Nessa said...

Both shots are beautiful.

mihalisThalassis - halkida said...

Morning .Michael

Christina Heald said...

Rosidah--your pictures are beautiful. I love the water splashing! I can't wait to read more of your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine and for your kind words. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone on the Women's Community Blog! I have also found some interesting sites through yours as well. I am just learning how to hyperlink within the text and I appreciate it when others do it. TTYL CJ

Carletta said...

Hello Rosidah!!
These pictures are just perfect for both the idioms and camera critters!
It was nice to see your name on the Camera Critters list. :)
Take care.

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Dr.John said...

Loved the bee picture and the idiom.
The swan was great and the idiom.
This is one great blog.