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Saturday, 1 March 2008

Saturday PhotoHunt - Party


I'm sure everyone today will have happy photos of great parties, but I'm struggling.
I looked for other meanings,and I found this in WordWeb Online:

Noun: party wall paa(r)tee wol
A wall erected on the line between two properties and shared by both owners.
The picture below dates from last summer, and shows the white-painted party wall in our front garden, surmounted by what I take to be a party fence!

I checked my ancient dictionary - the 1948 edition of Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary - and it informed me that party-coloured is (or was then!) an alternative spelling for parti-coloured, which means partly one colour, partly another, or variegated. So here is a shot, also from last summer, of party-coloured or variegated leaves in the corner of the flower bed. I can't wait for summer to come again!
This last shot shows my party-coloured back fence, waiting for the clematis to wake from hibernation.
These apparently dead twigs belong to my Clematis Montana 'Reubens', which will look beautiful once it wakes in the spring.

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52 comments:

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Interesting take. I immediately thought "Cake".

Jersey - The Furry Diva said...

Very creative!

Happy hunting!

jams o donnell said...

Great take on the theme! I had no idea that party also meant variegated!

Lynn said...

Whatever the definition is, your party pictures are all nice to look at especially the flowers.

rajson said...

I like how you think about party theme. So different from others.Fun! Nice photos too!
happy weekend!

Gellianne said...

Hi! I love your take on the theme!
Very unique and informative!

Mica said...

Wow! Pretty interesting!

napaboaniya said...

I've learned something from your party entry today :)
Thanks for sharing the information

Gattina said...

Hehehe ! you found nice other interpretations for party ! I had also difficulties with this theme !!

eastcoastlife said...

Interesting.... I learn more different meanings of party.

Daisy said...

Guess what? I am a party-colored cat!

JC said...

That's sure a different take on the theme! Great photos and very interesting post!

archiearchive said...

What a great take on the theme - I hadn't realised "parti" had an alternative spelling - so I learned something new today. Which makes today special - thank you.

Sarge Charlie said...

nice garden

MmeHaydee said...

Nicely done! I would have not thought of it at all...

bingskee said...

what a way to define the word. very nice.

Carver said...

Very unique take on the party theme and great shots. Have a happy weekend.

starnitesky said...

Interesting for the theme of party, I agree, summer can't come quick enough!

Pato & Pearl said...

Clever way of looking at things differently. Nice take for this week's theme!

Pearl

A. said...

Well done, well done! I so struggled with this one but party coloured didn't enter my head. Excellent interpretations. :)

Katney said...

I think your post has found the unique interpretation of the theme. All the kids' birthday parties are cute, but it is refreshing to see something different.

Dragonstar said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. I'm full of useless information, but often short of ideas.
Bear in mind that my dictionary is old - I suspect that party-coloured may no longer be an accepted spelling ;o)

TorAa said...

Very intellectually intepretation

me like

jmb said...

Well done Dragonstar. A refreshing change from children's parties. Have a great weekend.

A Simple Life said...

Good take on the theme. Thanks for dropping by ;)

Liza said...

Nice one! That's very creative. Happy weekend.

Carin said...

Hey that's interesting and a really different entry for party. Thanks for sharing.

Mar said...

Oh, what an interesting take on the theme, just great.
Happy PH and happy weekend!

dawn said...

Good fences make good neighbours. If you like the neighbours a gate is good for parties, but if not, it is best to have it solid and high. Good take on party. Lovely photos.

Bengbeng said...

creative use of the word party..i was like party is only party :) shows how non creative I am :)

Lori V. said...

Clematis always amazes me, blooming so vividly from seemingly nothing!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

YTSL said...

Good job indeed with all that research as well as photos and written text! :)

denz said...

wow! you have a very nice picture and I love the way you put consistency of the picture,it is very flexible...indeed you have a great post! keep it up!!!

here's mine:
Photohunt-1...
Photohunt-2...
Happy Weekend!

Dorid said...

enjoyed the parti-post.

None of those things even OCCURED to me before reading this!

don't know what's going on with Blogger, but had to reload the page three times to get the word verification to load!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Nice PH!

Damama T said...

You are so creative. Thanks for yet another wonderful lesson and more great photos.

lotis said...

it's beautifully different! :-)

poor man's nicole richie said...

oh so that's the etiology of the word partition. clever!

Morning Sniffles

Larry said...

no wonder your blog is rated "genius" -- who knew such party stuff existed?

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

Now that is a different take on the theme this week,..... quite creative. And can't wait to see the photos of the budding climatis,..... it's just around the corner. Have a good week.

LibertyBelle said...

Now that is a great idea for the theme. I never knew that definition.
Better get out the old dictionary again!
Super!
Happy weekend
L

Lucille said...

great photos! nice entry.

Bonggamom said...

I love how you went out of your way to share something new and original with everyone.

ZJ said...

Hi Dragonstart. You have a unique take on this week's theme. Most of us went for the usual party concept...mine is a street party. Come see when you have time :D

jientje said...

What a great way to learn a language and find new meanings to words! Nice pictures, and thanks for the vocabulary lesson! Although I see that I'm not the only one who did not know that!

mama meji said...

Thanks for the definition. It's interesting. And then I love your flower pic there.

Heart of Rachel said...

This is a very unique interpretation of the theme. I always appreciate learning new things.

LB said...

Good take on the theme. Thanks for stopping by.Have a nice week.

MyMaracas said...

Love your outside-the-box thinking on this theme! And the photos make me long for spring.

Linda said...

I absolutely LOVE your take on "Party"! And your summer pictures made me hope that it will arrive here in Chicago early!! Thanks for stopping by my green party entry today!! Have a great week!

Melanie said...

An interesting take on the theme. I enjoyed your pictures.

farmingfriends said...

This is a great take on the word party.
Sara from farmingfriends