The challenge word issued last week is: ADORABLE.

It’s my birthday and I can cheat if I want to.

At least that’s the story I’m sticking with this week. Because I really did have other plans for the word adorable.

But then I walked by Zane’s room today while he was doing school and I saw this:

And that, my Lovies, is adorable.

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Next week’s word is: LOST

You have from now until next Monday to take your photo, post it and you’ll be able to link it next Monday. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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Also, since the first word ever was so challenging for me, I thought I’d give you a head’s up on a month’s worth of words so that I you can have some more time to get just the right shot.

Week #12–Lost
Week #13–Accomplished
Week #14–Bitter
Week #15–Funny

pop?in?jay–noun–a person given to vain, pretentious displays and empty chatter.

In other words, blogging. 😉

Isn’t that what this personal blogging is all about? Me. Me. Me. For this photo challenge, that’s perfect. We’re going to dig inside of ourselves and do some “concept photography.”

I’m going to give you a word and you’re going to take a photo of something that describes the concept of the word.

  • You CANNOT take pictures of your kids or your pets for this challenge. Or anyone else’s kids or pets. I know they’re precious, but they make your creative bone lazy. Let’s get outside of the box. Let’s be challenged.

Please leave the link to your post (not the link to your website or blog.) For example:

Right: http://michellependergrass.com/week1_photo

Wrong: http://michellependergrass.com

So–Let’s see your photos for ADORABLE.
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Showing Tonight–Perseids Meteor Shower

Best viewing: middle of the night.

We tried to see Perseids Meteor shower last year. I woke Zane up, got in the car and drove to a cemetery out in the middle of nowhere. It was cloudy and rainy so we went home without even seeing a star.

Tonight, though, the forecast here is CLEAR!!!

We’ll be up and driving down the road around 2am. I can’t wait!

Here’s an article in Science Daily for you.

The Cicadas Are Coming!!

They were here in 1990, the year I graduated and this 17 year brood is coming back this year! I still haven’t forgot what it sounds like outside when the millions of cicadas come out. (This lady has some mp3’s from 2004, you can get an idea of what they sound like)

Since we’ve moved a little outside of “The Region” (upper northwest counties of Indiana) I’m not positive we’ll get the cicadas here in Knox, guess I’ll ask around the town.

There are some cool pictures here.

The last time they were here, people had to use snow shovels to get them off of their driveways. Don’t believe me? Read the Chicago Tribune.

Or watch this video from the ABC Chicago.

Here’s a map of brood XIII from CicadaMania

So, if you’re coming to see me in May or June, we’ll get to experience this scientific wonder together! Call me a freak if you must, I think this stuff is fascinating! Time to pull up some homeschool lessons! Next time Zane see this will be in 2024 when he’s 24.

Brood XIII

(17 Year)

States Effected: IA, IL, IN, MI, WI

Years Present: 1973, 1990, 2007, 2024, 2041, 2058, 2075, 2092, 2109, etc….