Wayzata, Minnesota

Thursday, September 14, 2017


I'm joining with Words for Wednesday.
I used all 12 words.
Onerous, meme, steadfast, yawp, copacetic, savant, and
akimbo, wreak, haphazard, advise, tare and vindicate.

"No one knows the future,
but the present offers clues and hints,
on its direction."
Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Florida Keys, Key West, Florida.

"You may choose to look the other way
but you can never again say that you did not know."
William Wilberforce

"We are not preparing for the world we live in,
we are preparing for the world we find ourselves in."
Michael Mabee

My 12 words follow.

So many unbelievers now have an onerous lease
to be educated in climate change.
Many Stood Akimbo, Refusing to Believe.

Expert, knowledgeable savants advise describing these recent hurricane memes as something unprecedented, epoch-making in fact;
 on the brink of destruction only days after Harvey swept across Texas.
Again faithful landowners ready themselves for another vengeful hurricane, this one named, Irma as her unforgiving yawp could be heard as she
methodically wreaked havoc in an unwavering, haphazard motion like a determined copacetic tare forcing her way across our land vindicating all climate change believers.

This year, it's not like any hurricane they've ever seen before.

Yet in the end, these diligent folks endured, survived Irma's akimbo attack to now begin their onerous tasks in a steadfast order to bring their lives back to some sort of normalcy.  

Discharging a debt of gratitude 
that through it all, they are alive.

Florida Keys

"There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot."

Steven Wright

Unless of course there is a raging hurricane reaching for landfall.
Therein lies all the difference of standing on shore.

"Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose."
"The more things change, the more they are the same."
Think about that. 

Sending healing energies to all effected by these recent disasters,
 and raging fires.


Elephant's Child said...

Congratulations. Brilliant use of the words - and sentiments I wholeheartedly endorse.

River said...

This is very cleverly done and I too send hopeful thoughts that all affected are able to recover and carry on soon.

Sandi said...

"No one knows the future,
but the present offers clues and hints,
on its direction."
Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

Is someone really named Innocent? That is very cool. I have not heard of this person. I'll have to look them up. the William Wilberforce quote. My boys and I read a book about him in school. He stuck with it and took many years.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, great quotes and images. Prayers for all those effected by the hurricanes. I am a believer, we are helping to warm up our earth. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You really couldn't have chosen more appropriate quotes for the times Karen, every one the truth. I can't even imagine what those who have lost their homes to the storms and floods are going through ✨

Cloudia said...

Thoughtful, yet with your strong positivity!

RedPat said...

Lives have been changed forever!

Debbie said...

you did a great job today karen, your quotes are perfection. recovering from this is not easy, it changes some people forever. i know it did here after super storm sandy...have a wonderful weekend!!!

humbird said...

I like how you jump in the words challenge with your humor and reality attitude. We live in the time of changes, revelations and 'aha' moments. Thanks for kind comments at my blog! Have a great weekend, Karen!

Granny Annie said...

Karen, thank you for joining in. You did a fantastic job and certainly picked a timely subject. Hope to see you every week:-)

Jeanie said...

Well done and very clever. Lots of thought in this one and I love the photos.

sage said...

You worked them all in! Irma wasn't as damaging as Matthew was last year, but the flooding was worse and a neighbor was left with a fish in her driveway (maybe there's a new fresh fish delivery service)