Z is for Zany

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 30th   and the Zesty   letter Z (zee in the US, zed in the rest of the world)


Google Image

Google Image


Scents and Nonsense

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.

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.


And it’s over! I’ll miss it


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12 Responses to Z is for Zany

  1. lol– Zany? Yes indeed! I think it works as an analogy to the hoopla that is the A to Z. 🙂 WIll send an email later this evening, Susan! 🙂

  2. susan says:

    Glad you enjoyed – was great meeting you 🙂

  3. Congrats on completing the challenge, Susan. It’s been a delight meeting you and blogging with you this past month.
    Lovely segment here with vivid imagery. Great Zed post. Thank you for sharing.
    See you soon. (enjoy your holiday)
    Silvia @

  4. finley jayne says:

    Great way to end the challenge 🙂

  5. Ah, zany. It has an aural appeal.
    Great piece. I love the multi-sensory details.
    It was great to re-connect via the A to Z, Susan.
    Keep in touch! 🙂

  6. VR Barkowski says:

    Congratulations on finishing the A to Z, Sue! And nice post: great sensory detail.

    I have no idea why in the US we say zee instead of zed. Because it rhymes better when saying the alphabet rhyme? LOL. We also write our dates backward. 🙂

    VR Barkowski

  7. Kirsten says:

    I love the vivid language in this piece–the colors and the sounds are so clear to me as I read. Makes me want to know more!
    Yes, it will feel odd not to check in at the blog all the time! I will miss it too. 🙂

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