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WQ #4: Envelop or Envelope?

WQ #4: January 25: ENVELOPED/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES/WOTY

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Quotes Using the Word Envelop

Finding quotes for the word envelop was hard because computers want to add an e and I didn’t want to push the envelope and offer you a bunch of empty envelopes quotes. So here are some synonyms.

Engulf

Take a hot sudsy bath. Light some mood candles. Let the suds and silence engulf you and scour away your troubles. Oh, joy!

Manny silently enjoys a sudsy bath.

Follow that by blanketing yourself in a towel taken fresh from the dryer.

Manny encircled in a hot towel.

Henry Did It – Envelope

“The purity men love is like the mists which envelope the earth, and not like the azure ether beyond.

~Henry David Thoreau
Original foggy picture on open field
Fog-enveloped field 
watered with winter's sun-kissed
celestial mists.

Earth sighed silently
Encased in translucent air
Separating wall

©Marsha Ingrao 2023
Traditional 5-7-5 Haiku

Reprocessed Mist

Reprocessed, it looked like hot coals, lava maybe
Steamy mist
Over hot coals glow
Scorching earth

©Marsha Ingrao Haiku
2023

All-Encompassing

“Don’t shrink from nature’s brutal perfection.Take joy in it. Embrace it. Understand it and revel in it. Respect it’s strength, it’s wisdom, it’s brutality and it’s all-encompassing power. The highest law has always been, and shall be, nature; and the greatest wisdom forever lives in and through nature’s eternal Fascism.”

~Boyd Rice

Puppy Girl was having the time of her young life, embracing her new surroundings with their brutal perfection. Straining to the furthest extent of her leash, she sniffed each thistle discovering the animal smells they had trapped. When she turned back to us, burs the size of her tiny nose enveloped her mouth. She tried pawing and licking them out which made matters worse. We tried pulling them out taking all the joy out of her exploration.

Embrace a thistle
Velcro twists delicate fur
Embeds brutal prongs

Just as Vince and I dispaired of relieving her, along came a kind ranger prepared for almost any emergency. He enveloped Puppy Girl with his big arms and painlessly cut the burs out of her face and feet.

Puppy Girl enveloped in love

“Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success.”

~ Og Mandino

Puppy Girl learned from her mistakes and was more careful about walking in weeds after that.

In Every Moment – Find a Miracle

“Each moment is a miracle encompassing everything: the joy and sorrow, the failure and success, the disappointment and happiness, the celebration and grief.”

~ Kazuaki Tanahashi

For this theme, I chose these photos because they showed something being enveloped.

Can you hear the silence in the cloud and net-encased peach orchard and the vine-covered forest?

This isn’t Write Photo, but feel free to use my pictures or quotes if your brain is foggy and ideas are trapped silently inside. Be sure to visit KL Caley at Write Photo for fresh ideas each week for those who love to write.

Double Dip

Now it’s your turn.

Create (or find) a post on your blog that overwhelms, enshrouds, or blankets. You decide and link it here in the comment section. Or talk to us (my WQ readers and me) in the comment section.

“The mystery of God hugs you in its all-encompassing arms.”


— Hildegard of Bingen

Have a great week! I look forward to hearing what’s enveloped your mind this week.

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  • WQ #8: February 22BELOW/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES/WOTY
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  1. Another post of wonderful quotes Marsha. Poor puppy girl!
    I’m so behind with all my posts, my word of the year, motivation, continues to elude me. I’m currently in the UK and have just had three wonderful days in Dublin. So will have to motivate myself to write about that

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  2. Yes, the computer wants to add an e to envelop, Marsha! I remember this as a WP weekly photo challenge and I spelled it with an E, too–jeez. Great shots of envelop! Manny looks happy in the warm towel, and poor Puppy Girls with those huge burrs! Aero’ poodle-y fur used to attract everything, especially at the delta! Love all the poetry, too. Enjoy your travels and the service, my friend!

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  3. Awww wow – brilliant post, Marsha – thank you for the mentions. I hope you are enjoying your travels. I loved the manny wrapped! And the reprocessed mist, how myst…ical looking. Poor puppy girl. We had a long-haired rough collie and he was forever collecting debris in his undercarriage. The joys of being a doggy parent. 🙂 KL ❤

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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