Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 11th February 2021 – #Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro, #Photography Miriam Hurdle, #Italian Stella Lucente

A small selection of posts that I have enjoyed in the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full..

The first post is a reminder about Colleen Chesebro’s poetry challenge which this week is synonyms only with a format of your choice withing the diverse choices Colleen suggests. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned poet, it is a great way to create wonderful verse.

Head over to get all the details: Colleen Chesebro’s #Tanka Tuesday Challenge 212 – Synonyms Only

The next post is from Miriam Hurdle and shares the transformation of photographs to unexpected favourites when revisited.

Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite

This week for Lens-Artists Challenge #134, Tina invited us to show a few images that may not have met our original expectations but that through editing we’ve turned into “keepers”. I turned two originals into three edited photos. The originals are at the end of the post.

The small Alcatraz island in San Francisco was once a fort, a military prison, and a maximum-security federal penitentiary. The prison is famous because no prisoner had ever successfully escaped. The 1966 American action thriller film The Rock was filmed at this site. The film, stars Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage and Ed Harris, is about the eighty-one civilians on a tour of Alcatraz. During the tour, Marine General Francis Xavier Hummel takes the civilians hostage with the help of other Marines. He threatens the F.B.I. to launch the VX rockets. The F.B.I. is forced to resort to John Patrick Mason, an ex-con who broke out of Alcatraz in 1962, to break into Alcatraz to defuse the launch.

Head over to discover the photographs that received some TLC to become amazing images: Lens-Artists Challenge #134 – From Forgettable to Favorite with Miriam Hurdle

And the third post today is from a new blog to me that I have bookmarked.. Italy is one of the places that we have not visited in Europe so far and I have been learning a little Italian with my online course, but this blog looks like a great resource for not only the language but Italy as a country and destination. And as it is Valentine’s day on Sunday….I will hand you over to Stella Lucente

Italian Phrases We Use EVERY Day! How to say, “I feel…” on Valentines Day with “Sentirsi”

Buon giorno a tutti! How do you feel about Valentines Day? Is Valentines Day an important holiday for you? Does the thought of Valentines Day bring the same feelings as it did when you were younger?

If you want to express your feelings in Italian this Valentines Day, the verb sentirsi is essential! This verb is a part of many commonly used phrases in Italian.

As I’ve said before in this blog series, I believe that “commonly used phrases” are the key for how we can all build fluency in any language in a short time.

If we learn how to incorporate “commonly used phrases” when we talk about how we feel in Italian with the verb sentirsi, we will be able to communicate with the same complexity as we do in our native language!

Head over to discover more about Valentine’s Day, walking tours and also the phrasebook that you can take on your holiday: Italian – How to say I feel on Valentine’s Day


Thanks for visiting and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.