Take Seven October 1st

It’s Friday!

Welcome to my Take Seven compilation which incorporates all 21 words (or derivatives) from the Three Things Challenge for the past week.
You are most welcome to join in using as many or all of the words too. Just pingback to this post and then leave a link to your post in the comments so that I can see it and respond directly.
As always, have fun, and I hope you enjoy this week’s effort.

Our words were:
adorned, bowl, breast, buzz, calm, caught, company, crane, dalliance, decorations, dragon, fallen, flies, flush, guess, long, screen, season, stamina, stuck, suffer
For the past month, we have been plagued by crane flies, aka daddy long legs. They have adorned our windows like Christmas decorations, attached themselves to the screen curtain at the front door, and one I even found in the toilet bowl. Now as to whether he was trying to do the breast stroke, got caught short mid flight, or simply dingled instead of dangled is anyone’s guess. He was ‘very calm’ anyway so I hope he didn’t suffer. At least I don’t use a bleach flush.

Apparently it has been their mating season, and not knowing how to tell the difference between male or female, we just had to put up with their dalliances, one of which went on for over an hour!
I found myself admiring their stamina, or perhaps they’d fallen asleep as so many of us do after coupling. Anyway, they eventually parted company, one leaving the vicinity altogether and the other staying put on the windows either catching a tan or ‘drying out’.

I’m not a fan of them though as they buzz as they flit and get stuck in my hair. They are not the most beautiful of creatures either, and to be honest, I would much rather see dragon or damsel flies close up. Much more interesting.
Dragon Flies and Damsel Fly photos are my own.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Take Seven October 1st

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Very interesting Di, lovely photos 💜

  2. Chris Hall says:

    I agree about the dragonflies, Di. They’re just emerging over our pond now 🙂

  3. murisopsis says:

    Here in the US Daddy long legs are a type of arachnid… Seems that is not the case in the UK… I do have to agree that Dragonflies and Damsel flies are much more interesting than crane flies!

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