I am once more a Couple of days late to post to ABC Wednesday's alphabet meme. Many thanks to Mrs. Nesbitt, who started the meme over seven years ago. Her photos and Commentary for the letter "C" today are well worth a visit. She is kept great Company by a fine team of volunteers as well. My fervent thanks goes to each one of them!
My Contribution today will include a few new and/or amusing "C" words, a musical reference, an art reference, and a little about our Convivial Constitutionals.
Here are the words that amused me:
1. claptrap: showy language designed to gain praise
2. clinomania: excessive desire to stay in bed.
3. clinophobia: fear of staying in bed
4. cockamamie: ridiculous
5. cowcat: person whose function is to occupy space
6. crapehanger: pessimist
7. curiology: picture-writing (I am Curious about this one. Note to self. Must get more info.)
8. cynanthropy: pathological belief that one is a dog
The musical reference is about Franco Corelli (1921-2003). In the video below, Luciano Pavarotti speaks of his huge admiration for this Charismatic singer with the voice that Commanded respect from opera lovers everywhere.
and even the folds in this boat Cover..
formed a Convoluted "C" shape.
It was not a bright day, but there were Copious opportunities for photography.
but I promise you, I've tried my best to Curtail the number of them to..
within the realm of Common sense.
I took this moon shot yesterday near the Cambie Bridge.
I didn't use the word "Convivial" lightly in my introduction. Bill brings good Cheer..
to every outing. He has a sense of Comedy..
and Capriciousness that I love.
Though we have visited that park many times, our Circumambulating..
had never brought this hopscotch game into our Consciousness.
What a fun surprise and Bill was up to the Challenge!
Black Jack was Contented to Check out a new perspective from the safety of Bill's arms.
The Cerulean skies brought a feeling of being on Cloud Nine.
On the way home, we stopped to take a photo of these Compelling Inukshuks. I've saved a lot of photos from our outings, some for an "Orange You Glad It's Friday" post, and many for Eileen's "Saturday's Critters" meme. Wish me luck in Catching up!
The artist I have Chosen to highlight is Frederick Simpson Coburn. I found this picture of his painting, "The Country Doctor" in a book of Canadian art at Harrison Galleries.
Tonight, we are off to an event at Vancouver Art Gallery. There are lots of "C's" in the description of the evening at the gallery's web site:
Artists from the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival descend upon the Gallery for an unforgettable evening of interdisciplinary performances set amidst the Chinese contemporary art in Unscrolled and the legacy of Emily Carr in Landon Mackenzie's Wood Chopper and the Monkey. Take out a selection from the Human Library, experience an interactive installation by Hong Kong Exile and listen to the lyrical stylings of Sonic Elder before heading to the Courtroom Bars.
Wishing you a Colossally Chimerical day. Many, many thanks for stopping by!