Nonword of the Week: Windhale

Windhale: the action of opening your mouth to take a breath, only to be slapped in the face with a sudden gust of wind.

Example: The “severe cross-winds” sign was no joke, Chelsea soon discovered, as she found herself windhaling great gulps of chilly air.

Related nonwords: over-breezy, airhater

Let’s just say my first trip across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge minus the protection of a car left me a bit wind-blown…

Windblown Puppy

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Disclaimer: I do not condone idle word-mangling. Please mangle your words with care. Should not be attempted by the faint of heart or those with reading disorders. Side-effects include peculiar looks, disapproving frowns, essay markdowns, and utter confusion.

Saturday Snapshot: Blue Skies

BlueSkiesByCRash

Here’s a photo I took of some wispy clouds in the sky on a beautiful afternoon in Tacoma.

Saturday Snapshot: Grand Canyon Storm

Stormy Grand Canyon By CRash

Change of pace from the Tacoma pictures: here’s a photo of the Grand Canyon taken in 2008.  There was a little rainstorm over part of it when I visited with my family on the way to ASU.  It wasn’t raining on our side, but there were some fierce little breezes that messed up our hair in all the family photos.

Saturday Snapshot: November Sky

Photo of clouds taken on Black Friday, near sunset. It was windy, so they were moving all over the place.  I like the different layers of color.