Weekly Winners (March 25 – 31)

Started by the lovely Lotus, Weekly Winners is a fun little thing bloggers do to showcase some of their favorite photos from the previous week.

Visit Lotus’ site and check out her various entries, and find other participants. See some amazing photos brought to you by bloggers around the world. Leave a little love when you do — its like food for the soul!

 

Photos taken using my Droid Razr or a Sony DSLR A230.
View all of my photos on my Flickr stream.

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Once again, I had a LOT of photos this week. So I had to do a Wordless Wednesday to break it down a little bit.

Other featured post this week:

Rudy's BBQ
Saw 'Em Off... SHORT

Bluebonnets
Bluebonnets reaching for the sky

Indian Paintbrushes & Bluebonnets
Indian Paintbrushes & Bluebonnets

137: Bluebonnets
State flower of Texas

140: Sunset through a rain soaked window
Sunset through a rain soaked window

Double rainbow
Double rainbow

Texas 21
Texas 21

Tchoupitoules - Crockett, Texas
Tchoupitoules - Crockett, Texas

Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas
Abandoned... Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas

Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas
Decaying... Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas

Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas
A peek inside

144: Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas
Mary Allen Seminary - Crockett, Texas

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Palindromes

When I was in 3rd grade (I think), we read a short story in our reader called “Hannah is a Palindrome.” I did a Google search for that story, and all I really found were blog or message board posts by others commenting that they too had read the story in elementary school.

I am not entirely sure why that story has stuck with me the way it has through the years. I just remember really liking it when we read it. I also remember a couple days after we read it, we had a substitute teacher. I’m pretty sure she went home in tears that day, and when our teacher returned she made us write a paper about what happened when the substitute was there. For some reason, I clearly remember describing the chaos in the classroom as being like we were living in the world of Hannah in “Hannah is a Palindrome.”

Funny the things that stick with a person. I can’t tell you what I ate two days ago, but I remember that paper vividly.

Ever since then, though, I’ve known what a palindrome is, and I’ve taken great pride in that knowledge.

From Merriam-Webster:

pal·in·drome
noun \ˈpa-lən-ˌdrōm\
a word, verse, or sentence (as “Able was I ere I saw Elba”) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward

As a result, I found this Pin on Pinterest to be a lot funnier than I probably should have. I seem to recall laughing a good five minutes when I saw it, and then another five when I repinned it.

I’m such a nerd. And I know it. And here I have shared it… my love for Palindromes.

I did, did I?

The wife of a touring musician tells it like she sees it…