Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist.
This week's prompts are:
(Prompts are inspired by The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett)
When i was a child, i did enjoy the book The Secret Garden, and i wanted a GARDEN of my own, SECRET or not.
Alas, i had to FOREVER ABANDON hope for such a thing, as i do not have the MAGIC touch to raise plants.
In fact, in my WORLD, i am known as a plant killer. Some clients use me to do weeding as i have a scorched earth policy when i'm done.
Plants give up on LIFE and commit suicide when they know i will own them. If they could WALK, they'd run away, i am certain.
If i had some herbs growing in pots above my window sill like some people do, you'd have to call it "death row".
The only exception was the plant in the Wordless Wednesday photo above. It was a decoration at Sweetie's work that was going to be thrown out after the event where it graced the head table, so he brought it home and put in on the porch, despite my protest that it wouldn't last through the SPRING.
We called it Gerry the Geranium, and i figured out the KEY to keeping it alive. By telling it it belonged to Sweetie, it lasted several years!
Buffalo Soldiers Day -- US (as designated by Congress)
Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval a/k/a Expulsion of the Acadians Day -- Canada
Festival of Hedjihotep -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (goddess of weaving; date approximate)
Imp-Handling Conference -- Fairy Calendar
Independence Day -- Peru(1821)
Liberation Day / Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism -- San Marino
Nagasaki Peiron Senshuken -- Nagasaki, Japan (two day dragon boat racing festival begun in the 17th century)
National Lasagna Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
Olavsokuaftan (Olavsoka Eve) and the Olai Festival -- Faroe Islands (St. Olav's Eve, the night before the opening of Parliament and the festival of St. Olav; through tomorrow)
Soma-Nomaoi -- Haramachi City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (three day wild horse chase which recreates a battle from over 1,000 years ago)
St. Arduinus of Trepino's Day (Patron of Trepino, Italy)
Terry Fox Day -- born in Winnipeg on this date in 1958, he raised $24 million for cancer research by running over 3,000 miles on an artificial leg before his death in 1981 at age 23
World Hepatitis Day -- International
The first Singing Telegram is delivered, 1933
Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard, 1540
Lori Loughlin, 1964
Terrance Stanley "Terry" Fox, 1958
Hugo Chavez, 1954
Sally Struthers, 1948
Linda Kelsey, 1946
Jim Davis, 1945
Rick Wright, 1945
Bill Bradley, 1943
Phil Proctor, 1040
Darryl Hickman, 1931
Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
Jacques Piccard, 1922
Earl Tupper, 1907
Rudy Vallee, 1901
Joe E. Brown, 1892
Beatrix Potter, 1866
Thomas Heyward, Jr., 1746
Today in History
Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason, 1540
Bermuda is first settled by Europeans, survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia, 1609
Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution, 1794
Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina, 1865
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing due process and establishing citizenship for African Americans is certified, 1868
First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, 1935
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport", 1948
The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851, 1976
Andorra joins the United Nations, 1993
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships, 2001
The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland, 2005
The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts, 2012
Findings of the earliest evidence of cancer, found in 1.7 million-year-old fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, are published in "South African Journal of Science", 2015