For those readers who have been playing along – you already know about Tuesdays! For any of you who don’t know – in brief, every Tuesday Chatty plays a game called “Weekly Word Challenge”. Anyone with a camera and access to the internet can play. Each week, Tink gives her players two words, and we have to come up with pictures that represent the words of the week. There are no winners or losers – it’s all about the challenge.
This week’s words are “treasures” and “junk”. Chatty has so many of both that it was hard to winnow it down to just a few pictures!
She decided on some obvious, and some (she hopes) more conceptual. So, here they are:
An example of the junk we all receive in the mail every day…
And an example of the treasures we sometimes also receive in the mail…
Here are some useful things that Chatty once considered treasures, but that are now waiting for someone else to find useful when we give our garage sale next weekend. Because, one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, right?
This is Chatty’s newest treasure, and her photos don’t even come close to doing this bottle justice. Every time she has visited a dear friend over the past year, he has given her little sips from this bottle of tequila as a wonderful treat for her palate. You see, Chatty didn’t think she liked tequila, but her friend pointed out that she had probably just been drinking mediocre tequila. He proved this to her by giving her little sips of this excellent barrel reserve reposado. After the first sip, Chatty agreed. She also fell in love with the bottle, which is hand-blown crystal, with the agave plant fully blown into the middle of the bottle. It is gorgeous. Trust Chatty. On Easter Saturday, her friend emptied the bottle – by pouring drinks for those lucky few of us present. He KNEW how much Chatty loved the bottle, and he rinsed it out and presented it to her. A wonderful gift from a wonderful friend is a treasure, indeed!
Chatty must confess that she loves the Muppets, and she loves Tim Curry. This movie is a treasure for everyone!
Jim Croce once wrote about a “junkyard dog”, and although he has been gone for many years, his talent as a songwriter still resonates with Chatty as a treasure that will always be missed, but appreciated forever.
And finally, two of the dearest treasures in Chatty’s world.