Thursday, June 12, 2008

Word of the Day

Dearth

dearth
(dûrth)
n.
1. A scarce supply; a lack: "the dearth of uncensored, firsthand information about the war" Richard Zoglin2. (obselete, rare) Dearness; the quality of being rare or costly.


While I didn't pen the example of using ~dearth~ in that first definition, I certainly agree. (There I go - being "political" again).
Below is my attempt, after the photo, of the second definition...
In this old world of ours, there truly is a dearth of roses
whose aroma is as beautiful as their appearance.
~
Behold the Bonica rose.
She breaks the mold.
Dearthness begone!

~~~

xoabb

P.S. Head on over to Mental Mama. I have it on good authority that she has used this outstanding word in her post today as well.

P.P.S. Our high today was a cool 89 with low humidity! Hurray!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful, beautiful Bonica! I *need* one of those!

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  2. Beautiful flower! The weather is great here, too. So glad the heatwave finally broke!

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  3. The dearth-ness is pervasive. I have no energy today...

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  4. Great capture - a true beauty!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  5. Beautiful rose! I've never been good at growing roses, but love them. Glad you have had a break in your heat wave.

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  6. Seriously...hot half-naked roofer guys right outside my window. Sorry, can't think of anything else ;)

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  7. I'm envious, Greta. Very envious...there's not even a window in our office. POOH!

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  8. I like 'abated' and I like 'dearth' ... I like visiting NYC more .. oh wait its more than one word! OY

    :-Daryl

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  9. Pretty rose and I like this word - going to try to use it - see what my kids think - HA!

    I'm Kellan - nice to meet you. SEe you soon.

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  10. I'm so glad your heat abated! It would be dreadful if it continued Unabated! Then you would have a dearth of cool air!

    Beautiful picture as always!

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  11. The dearth of water in our lakes, will again be the dearthness of my jetskiing this year....

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  12. Word of the day!! so funny. My youngest, was if 4th grade last year and they had a word wall.. Not a normal word wall, one of his words was Misanthrope(ha ha I had to google that to figure out how to spell it..LOL)We had great fun with that word.. then I found myself having to look up words he was using just because there was NO way I was going to admitt that I didn't know what he was saying to me.. LOL.. thanks for the memory. that is a beautiful flower, glad things are cooling down for you..

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