Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
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Moods of the Mountain #26

ifRain-clagged* mountain.

It had just finished pouring with rain at my place when I took this shot. In a typical case of bad timing, I’d picked this evening to use my new barbecue to cook for Sunday family dinner. Fortunately I have a sheltered front porch area, but it wasn’t the al fresco dining affair that I’d envisaged.

The full “Moods of the Mountain” collection can be viewed here.

*I take “clag” to mean thick, sticky, all-surrounding cloud. Dad used it a bit when I was growing up, but although Wiktionary acknowledges “cloud” as one of “clag’s” possible meanings, it appears to be a rare usage.

1 comment to Moods of the Mountain #26

  • Grey haired Patriarch

    “Clag” is a term used by bushwalkers to describe the tedious, depressing, heavy, pale-ish grey, clouds which lower (v.i. = lour) and sometimes deposit an equally tedious (etc.) drizzle on them as they walk. It got its name from the pale-ish grey paste used by school kids and teachers for years and years and years. I believe it is still available in the familiar conical bottle with a red top incorporating a brush for applying the goo.

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