BURBLE: A WORD THAT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT IT MEANS – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP Saturday – BURBLE

Not only do I love the word “onomatopoeia,” I love what it means. It’s a Latin root (I think, but it could also be Greek) meaning “a word that sounds like what it means.

Nothing says burble like burbling.

Manchaug – Photo: Garry Armstrong

Recently, we’ve been spending a fair bit of time around waterways. What else is there to do in this river valley?

I thought about using pictures from Manchaug, but that’s more rushing than burbling. It is too high a drop to burble.

I did find some excellent burbling where the river and the canal separate. It’s a unique place, too — an area where the river widened. They put in a flow area so the river runs off to the right and does river things. Meanwhile, the straight flat canal goes through a set of large locks, then runs straight on toward Rhode Island. This has been an unusually rainy summer, so the water was burbling happily into the river, still leaving more than enough water for the canal.

The long walkway was originally where the horses plodded pulling the barges down the canal. Now, they have become places to walk with dogs and kids and cameras. The picture of the small bridge taken at River Bend is the same bridge you can see in the distance from the start of the canal.

River Bend and the Canal are just about 1/2 a mile distant from one another.

Which means that River Bend is really on the Canal rather than the river, though the two rejoin a little further down the way, at West River. All of these are very loud burbles!

PAST MEETS PRESENT

THEN AND LATER


October 2014 canal and river
February canal and river (2017)
May – Canal and river (2017)
August Canal and River – Photo: Garry Armstrong (2017)
Canal and river October 2012
April canal and river (2016)

I’ve been watching square sky flying past me and decided I would give the next challenge a try.  These are the rules:

  1. Post at least two pictures, they don’t need to be #square!
  2. One of them though must have been taken by you and the second needs to be of the same view (or similar) as the first but taken days, weeks or years before.
  3. The second picture doesn’t need to be taken by you it can be a postcard or a painting.
  4. Don’t forget to use the tag #pastmeetspresent, and to link back to here.

Here are my past and present photos. Considering that I tend to shoot the same places repeatedly, this is a really good challenge for us!

THE ELLS HAVE IT – GARRY & MARILYN ARMSTRONG

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter L – Needs to have at least two syllables


Flyer in an antique airplane
Blackstone River and fall foliage – Photo: Garry Armstrong
Foliage along Aldrich Street
Dogs must be leashed when you walk along the Blackstone Canal — Photo: Garry Armstrong
Blackstone Canal – Photo: Garry Armstrong
Stainless steel
Little house and big maple tree

SLOWLY, SLOWLY

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: SLOW


Slow moving water in the canal …
Very slow-growing English ivy …
Our slowest growing tree …

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WATER AND WINTER

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter – Water


The end of winter with ice on the canal
Just a small patch of snow not yet melted
Blackstone River in March as a very cold winter ends
And then comes summer …

WHICH WAY – EARLY NOVEMBER

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – November 2, 2016


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Probably my favorite autumn scene. I think I have a full ten years of October photos of the canal.
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The new bridge across the river in Slatersville, RI
Crooked Poll, er Pole
Crooked Poll, er Pole
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Autumn lane, desaturated

Cee which way photo challenge