Scents and Nonsense for Blogophilia 37.6

The day opened with a clash of cymbals, the timpani keeping a beat in the background.
After that spectacular introduction, the sky parted apricot and lavender clouds to emerge in a beatific blue that captured the audience’s admiration.

The cavalcade of folly had begun

Later after our lunch, the monkeys attacked their meal of bananas and berries. We laughed as they squished the berries on each other giving them a wounded appearance, covered as they were with blue-red splotches, then proceeded to stuff the fruit into their own mouths, smack their lips and stretch their tongues over every reachable surface in order to absorb as much of the succulence as possible.

After our refreshments, we all took a nap, the animals curled into each other with tongues still swishing for the last drops of juice. We clammed shut our mouths against the pervasive sickly sweet odor. The heavens returned to a dull grey metal like  an old frying  pan.

The festivities ended.


photo by Susan Koenig

photo by Susan Koenig

“Hello my name is Chrysanthemums. Can we talk? My name is so long most people never mention it. See you can barely pronounce it.  Admit it. People go on about the Roses and the Ivies, even the Petunias and Impatiens. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet from Romeo and Juliet. There’s a reason old man Bill picked a rose. It’s easy to pronounce!”

written for
Blogophilia Week 37.6 – Cavalcade of Folly
Bonus Points:
(Hard, 2 pts): Include ” chrysanthemums ” somewhere in your write
(Easy, 1 pt): Quote a flower (any flower)
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22 Responses to Scents and Nonsense for Blogophilia 37.6

  1. Marvin says:

    Whimsical and entertaining! Do you have any berry juice left to share? 8 juicy points Earthling! 🙂

  2. trev says:

    well I wonder what Bernie was on the drums Sue?…
    I’ve been to a few lunches where the Monkeys would fit right in Sue… aahha
    again I love your descriptive power Sue…
    I laughed so much at the Monkeys devilish behavior.. LOL..
    brilliant read with a seamless inclusion of the challenges girl.. Love it!! 🙂 xxx

  3. Love the description of the post storm sky. It is so true. And the description of the smell of the monkey house. Ugh.

  4. Tyler/Chuck says:

    Just hanging out watching the monkeys play got to like that.

    I’ve never understood why you’d want everyone to know your name. Those who care will get it right.

  5. BarbaraK aka fiddlbarb says:

    I love it! And such a gorgeous photo too.

  6. Myke Todd says:

    This was a cavalcade of fun, pure and simple!

  7. Your richly detailed descriptions takes us there, to a fun day at the zoo with the monkeys to entertain! In fact, now you’ve got me wanting to go the National Zoo in DC. Haven’t been since my son was a year old so it’s about time we ventured down there! 🙂

  8. nissmech says:

    I have been to many monkey houses (one I was even invited to join) but none were as entertaining as yours! Thanks for the chuckles and thoughts this brought.

  9. thejissilly says:

    Daisies! Don’t forget the Daisies.

  10. Josh says:

    These are pretty neat writing exercises; I can imagine certain dinosaurs lining up behind the flower to complain about their names as well…

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