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Friday, November 11, 2011

Gourd ~ A Theme Thursday Post

art by carolyn reed barritt
Gourd ~ a noun. The hard-shelled fruit of various plants, especially those of Lagenaria siceraria (white flowered) and Cucurbitaceae (yellow flowered gourds). Their shells can be used for bowls, utensils, musical instruments and ornamental objects. The flesh can be eaten and the seeds roasted.

............Calabash

........pUmpkin

.......cuCumber

....lUffa

.........biRdhouse

.......Banjo

.....trIploid

spagheTti.........

.....mAracas

crookneCk...........

watermElon........

squAsh...

ornamEntal......

Favorite one to eat ~ spaghetti squash.
Favorite ornamental ~ birdhouse gourd.

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27 comments:

  1. Look nice Betsy, I love it! gloria

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  2. Now that was an interesting choice for the acrostic!

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  3. wow you took the hard way with this one using the scientific name...nice acrostic betsy!

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  4. I like the shape of your gourd in the drawing. True to the shape of a real one on the vine.

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  5. Silver ~ I couldn't get a good acrostic to fit 'gourd'! :)

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  6. Great-looking,
    Otherwise
    Useless, with
    Rare
    Deviations from that statement!

    Thoughts? ;-)

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  7. Um...yep, this ranks right up there with that pome you wrote. :) You're in a class all by yourself, I'm telling you!

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  8. Hey, whattya want? I composed the darned thing right after reading your comment!

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  9. And did I mention, I really like that new avatar shot?

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  10. I think Silver is just all pomed out
    Or he just doesn't want to get shrinked again and pout..haha
    Geez going all big words too
    How fun of you
    Eating flesh just has a ring to it wouldn't you say?
    Oh that could go the wrong way..haha

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  11. @Pat: Gee, Pat, that acrostic was a pome! Just not a rhyming pome. Don't start picking & choosing and going all Peacock on us, dude, haha!

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  12. Pat ~ eating flesh...like Mothman shadow things? ;)

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  13. actually silver ~ I didn't get the 'otherwise useless other than good looking'. Think of maracas, birdhouses, loofa sponges, bowls, drums, banjos, pumpkin pie, cucmbers, pickles, and canteloupe! :)

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  14. If I kick, ducking won't help.

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  15. Learned a new word today!!! Wow, that's a long one and I'm not sure I could pronounce it. ;) blessings ~ tanna

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  16. haha a peacock never
    I'm far to clever
    Yes those mothman things are scary
    And so black you can't tell if they are hairy
    I'm sure they'd care for some leftovers too
    That part is more than true

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  17. Amazing! And incredibly clever!!

    Nice use of the theme this week!

    Happy TT!

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  18. What an amazing vegetable/fruit! Amazing!!

    Take care
    x

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  19. Very nice...
    Regards from France,

    Pierre

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  20. Beautiful, really spectacular that picture of the pumpkin. I wish you a happy weekend.

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  21. Beautiful drawing!! My fav is butternut squash!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. I might have said the same as SF that a gourd was a useless plant other than as a decoration, but now that I know so much about a gourd, I realize now that they are such a wonderful plant.

    Can we even wonder how many gourds have fed so many people in the world. I think in Central and South America they are still a very important plant. But then again we seem to have a lot of them up here. Spaghetti squash is really good but I also like Acorn and Butternut squash just as much.

    I don't know why but I was thinking how good acorn squash is with brown sugar on it and maybe that is the ingredient I miss when I make Butternut Squash Soup. I am still looking for a recipe for it and goodness there are so many. Someday, maybe someone will share it.

    That was a great acrostic for an interesting subject for this weeks Theme Thursday. Thanks again for playing.

    God bless.

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  23. kim ~ haha! If there was a comment award, you would get it! :)

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