May 30, 2020

MAY 30, sago-palm's strobilus




Up to two feet in length, always upright and rigid, the pollen cone of this ornamental dioecious (bi-gendered) cycad (a plant more primitive than the true palms) appears in spring on male plants at 2-3 year intervals. An earlier verse about this fascinating plant is found on our post of March 11.

Here in the South Carolina lowcountry, a 'severe' cold blast three winters ago damaged many sago palms, which are frequently used as a shrub or tree-shrub in local gardens, but this year they seem to have bounced back with a show of male resilience. 




You can review other mildly scurrilous illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Curtained verse: Faintly Obscene (Selected) Limericks' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. Be sure, while visiting there, to enjoy the verse "Medieval Challenge" (also discussed here on the daily blog-offering of April 18).  

List of slides: strobilus, verse, and photo-collage 'sexy cycads'

May 29, 2020

MAY 29, to idiot

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!







 You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 

Bonus wordplay-map:

List of slides: 'to idiot' (classic palindromes), verse and notes, + sister-cities

May 28, 2020

MAY 28, Emil's lime

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NOTICE TO READERS: You can now sometimes find Giorgio Coniglio, reluctantly, on social media - Facebook and Twitter!





wordplay; palindrome; Giorgio Coniglio



You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 

List of slides: Emil's lime (classic palindromes), verse and notes 

May 27, 2020

MAY 27, Mr. Owl

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!


limerick; wortdplay; palindrome; ecology; Giorgio Coniglio


 wortdplay; palindrome; ecology; Giorgio Coniglio


You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 


Bonus wordplay ('magical' palindrome):

wordplay; palindrome; magical palindrome; Giorgio Coniglio


Slides on this post: Mr Owl, verse and notes, + magic palindrome Tulsa

May 26, 2020

MAY 26, Canada's Trent-Severn canal, and another photo-shoot

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!


limerick; boating; tourism; canal; Ontario; Trent-Severn; Giorgio Coniglio


 boating; tourism; canal; Ontario; Trent-Severn; Giorgio Coniglio


Bonus -- collage from this morning's lizard photo-shoot (in GC's backyard in South Carolina):

collage; photography; South Carolina; reptile; lizard; broad-headed skink; Plestiodon laticeps;Giorgio Coniglio

You can find out more about skinks right here on this site, on the posts for April 14, and April 29. Otherwise, you could use the Wikipedia gadget on the righthand margin of the blog to search for herpetologic or other topics.


List of slides: Severn-Trent canal, verse and notes, + photo-collage: broad-headed skink

May 25, 2020

MAY 25, fruitless, plus 'anole's pole-dance'

Keep more to yourself for a while, wash your hands frequently, wear a mask in public, remember to laugh on occasion, and stay well!

NOTICE TO READERS: You can now sometimes find Giorgio Coniglio, reluctantly, on social media - Facebook and Twitter!


limerick; wordplay; palindromes; cuisine; fruit; coot; Giorgio Coniglio


wordplay; palindromes; cuisine; fruit; coot; Giorgio Coniglio


You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 


Bonus -- Yesterday's photo-shoot with 'Liz':






Although this photo-collage is generally unrelated to today's poetic topic (fruitlessness), one can't help thinking...

Trap anole, man! -- a melon apart.


On a more serious note: You can learn more about the anoles, beneficial tiny yard-lizards, by checking out the posts of March 30, April 15, April 30 and May 2.  


List of slides: fruitless (classic palindromes), verse and notes, + green anole pole-dancer (photo-collage)

May 24, 2020

MAY 24, able ere Elba

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You can review these illustrated verses in a wider context by proceeding to 'Reversing Verse: Limericks About Classic Palindromes' on the full-service blog 'Edifying Nonsense'. 


Bonus wordplay-map:





List of slides: 'Able ere Elba' (classic palindrome), verse and notes + Old World Palindromes#21