Continuing on from my post last week regarding the Photo Project challenge for 2011, I pulled out my very large Oxford Concise English dictionary to find my word of the week.
I closed my eyes…
opened the dictionary at a random page and with eyes still closed…
trusted in pot-luck and pointed to a word.
‘dismal – 1. causing or showing gloom; miserable. 2. dreary or sombre’
Well, thanks very much for that one! What a great way to start the project! Let’s hope it’s not an indication of my efforts for this challenge!
After the initial shock, I was stumped. I mean, it was a beautiful summers day outside, so I couldn’t take a pic of the weather to go with my word. Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to go out today and find something ‘dreary or sombre’ to represent my word, but as luck would have it, opportunity knocked.
Now I know one usually uses the word dismal with reference to weather, state of affairs, colour.
I have three children.
Perfect subjects for showing gloom and being miserable!! 🙂 Of course, it is all open to interpretation!
Now anyone who has little ones knows how it can be great to capture tantrums for prosperity. I am no exception. She will hate me for it one day, but…
This weeks image:
I look forward to next weeks word!!