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The last one…

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This is the last of the photos from the office.  I accidentally deleted about a week’s worth of posts so I’m recreating them.  Can’t remember what I wrote, though, but at least the photo is here.

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All you ever wanted to know…

squash

…about:

Squash \Squash\, n.

A game much like rackets, played in a walled court with soft rubber balls and bats like tennis rackets.

Squash \Squash\, n.

1. Something soft and easily crushed; especially, an unripe pod of pease.

Not yet old enough for a man, nor young enough for a boy; as a squash is before ‘t is a peascod. –Shak.

2. Hence, something unripe or soft; — used in contempt. “This squash, this gentleman.” –Shak.

3. A sudden fall of a heavy, soft body; also, a shock of soft bodies. –Arbuthnot.

My fall was stopped by a terrible squash. –Swift.

Squash \Squash\, n. [Cf. Musquash.]

(Zo["o]l.) An American animal allied to the weasel. [Obs.]

Squash \Squash\, n.

[Massachusetts Indian asq, pl. asquash, raw, green, immaturate, applied to fruit and vegetables which were used when green, or without cooking; askutasquash vine apple.]

(Bot.) A plant and its fruit of the genus Cucurbita, or gourd kind.

Source:  Dictionary.net

I should mention that this is some more fake stuff from the office.  Only one more office photo to go.  Looks like I’m going to have to get my camera out again during lunch to see what I can see.

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I’m glad it’s Saturday

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Another office photo, this time of a mounted salmon. 

Apparently resident killer whales in the Pacific Northwest are being poisoned by chinook salmon that have high concentrations of DDTs and PCBs that were injested by the salmon during their time at sea.  You can read all about it here.   

I need some happy thoughts.  Anybody have any they’d like to share?

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Texture

lamp-base

Don’t you love texture?  I do!  There isn’t anything really exciting about this shot – just a lamp base at work, but I really like the texture of it. 

Happy Friday, everyone!  TGIF!!

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I’m in heaven

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Wow!  Liss from A Memory Forever awarded me, and some mighty fine other bloggers, the Kreativ Blogger Award.  This must be my week!  On Monday, Donna, from Diary of a Dingo, awarded me with a Blogging Friends Award and now Liss gives me this one!  Thanks to these two lovely ladies my spirits have been lifted from down in the doldrums and I’m in hog heaven.  In fact, I was going to post a photo of a roasted pig, but this theme only allows one image, so you have been spared.  You can thank me later.

Back to the award, though.  It really, truly is an honor to be chosen to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award.  When I got my camera a year ago, it was to photograph my glass work to use on my website or for gallery submissions.  I decided that I needed to really learn my camera and felt the best incentive for that was to start a daily photoblog, so February of last year I did that.  During the last eleven months or so, my photos have slowly improved, thanks in large part to the inspiration I have received from viewing the photos of other amazing photographers.  Also, little did I know that I would come to “meet” some really nice people from all over the U.S. and from all over the world.

When I forwarded on the Blogging Friends Award, I kept it to eight people, but I really had more people to whom I would have liked to give the award.  I will take the opportunity now to recognize them.  Each of the following are wonderful photographers and, from what I can tell, are some pretty wonderful people. 

Kreativ Blog Award Rules – The winner may put the logo on their blog. Put a link to the person who sent you the award and then nominate your favourite blogs, please add a link to their blog.

Thank you again to Liss for this recognition – I do appreciate it!

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