Words from Egypt: Five Words January Yr 4: Thursdays Special

Each month Paula gives us five words to display as we like, whether it be one word or all, one photo or many. The words this month are:  crepuscular, coded, lofty, scintillating, and detox


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Crepuscular views are seen at twilight and the unfinished buildings are stark against the orange sky.


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Thank goodness for the Rosetta Stone that unlocked the code allowing heiroglyphics to be read  which in turn unlocked the ancient history of Egypt.


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Whether it was guards surveying from their lofty positions high above the crowds milling in the ancient temples

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or tourists aloft looking down on the sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the great expanse of the Sahara with the Nile snaking its way through the desert valley being aloft  was the best way to observe.


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Scintillate emit flashes of light; sparkle. The whirling dervish satisfied this  criteria


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as did a 2am bus ride into the Sahara.


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Not only did the glass bottles catch the light and emit flashes of light the essential oils scintillated the senses.


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The Egyptian diet which was predominantly vegetarian would have been a good way to detox.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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8 Responses to Words from Egypt: Five Words January Yr 4: Thursdays Special

  1. A fabulous collection of picture, Irene. You have an eye for the unusual.


  2. I always find the five words peculiar choices but you always fulfill them perfectly.

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  3. Leya says:

    Great choices for the prompt!

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  4. Charli Mills says:

    Interesting words and you fulfilled them all with sights from Egypt. That hot air balloon basket is huge!

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