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Friday, November 05, 2010

Being gNarly in Houston;

All this week I have been driving around saying, “fence, tree, branch, flowers, dry grass, road signs, motor bikes, freeway, overpass, ‘fall festival’ ….  never a ‘N’ noun to be found” in Houston.   So I say to my granddaughter, Marissa, (M was much easier) look for ‘Ns’. 
“What?” 
Ns, I need ‘N’ words in Houston for the FSO.
She quickly rattles off, “Necessary, nada, name, negate, nocturnal, notions, nameless, NO Nouns; don’t see any ‘N’ nouns.” (She is a straight A student and quicker on her feet than Grams)
NEARLY desperate, I go once more through my limited photo folders on the laptop – nada, nothing, zip.  (no photo archives on this laptop just misc. folders that I have been too distracted to move to the external drive.)  Back to the HOUSTON folder from my trip here last March-April.  I see a photo and the word ‘NARLY'’ pops out of my mouth ….. to the internet, Google …  define ‘NARLY’  “you mean gnarled?”   okay gnarled – that’s close isn’t it?  It sounds like an “N” word and gNarled is defined as, “used of old persons or old trees; covered with kNobs or kNots; "gNarled and kNotted hands"; "a kNobbed stick".  Yeah! I can participate this week without driving to NASA or to the Natural History Museum. YEAH!!
So here we are “gNarled from Houston.”
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(now that I look closer that could be my arm with its new old age wrinkles and bumps, ick!)
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Have a great week. 

16 comments:

  1. That's a great word! we use it as slang all the time. "That's Narly" I would of never guessed it had a g starting the word. And those are Gnarly pictures! I like them!

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  2. Nice (um, gNice?) shots of some very gNarly branches and gators. I love the reflection in the bottom photo, and I love the new header shot.

    Have missed you : )

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  3. Glad I came back to find this one! gNarly is certainly an N-word in my book! The gator seems way to close. I also like what you do with your header shots!

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  4. B&B close thanks to my new 18 x 270 lens.

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  5. Good bit of lateral thinking Ginger.
    Love it ;)

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  6. Gnarly counts, yes it does! And I think the Notches in your gator's gnarly Nether-regions make a Notable photo. And that may be your arm in the tree photo, but it is also my kNee:)

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  7. Oh, Ginger V, I hardly think your arm looks like that :)

    Love these shots of the gator!

    -Vermont Girl

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  8. Oh GingerV you got me laughing. Looks my my gnarly arm too. Some great photos. I had trouble with Ns too but spent today looking "UP." Had a great day. Great you all are home safe and contented.
    QMM

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  9. Oh well done, indeed, Ginger. Love your out of the square thinking.
    Your gNarly reptile photos are wonderful!

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  10. Ginger, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this post. Every word rolled of my tongue and left me wanting more.

    I too was going around this week saying out loud the words when I saw something to try and get the N word. This one was a challenge.

    That crocodile or alligator really blends, doesn't he? Scary looking. I really like that gNARLED tree at the end and the tree in your header is stunning too.

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  11. That tree in the dark looks just as scary as the alligator.

    How long are you in Houston for?

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  12. The gator shot nearly make me jump out of my seat, looks so huge and scary!

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  13. :-) great post Ginger!! had me laughing and saying yep, I thought that, yep, I tried that too. the N's was a challenge for most of us! fantastic shots of the alligator. full of kNobs.

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  14. Wow, Nice alligator photos! Have Fun!

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