Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Succulent

Succulent is a brilliantly descriptive word, I think. Doesn't it sound just like biting into a ripe, juicy strawberry freshly picked and still warm from the afternoon sun? It can also refer to moisture filled plants - the ones that look like shaved cacti.

As you can probably tell from the photo* I'm currently out in the van and being sociable. I'm just off now to meet up with someone (who I only know through the internet) at Beachy Head. I can't see anyway that could possibly go wrong....

*There's cucumber in those drinks and that's a jolly succulent vegetable.


30 comments:

Wendy's Writing said...

I'll pop over to Della's and have a read, Patsy.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I read yesterday you were meeting a blogging friend - very cool!

Maggie May said...

I'm sure only very respectable people read your blog Patsy, so nothing could possibly go wrong. Stand well clear of the edge.

Linda G. said...

Succulent is a great word--you can just feel it! Hope you had fun with your blogging friend. :)

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Succulent is a great word. :)
And I love your new profile picture! Beautiful!

Suzanne Furness said...

Love the word succulent! Don't forget the succulent cucumber in your drink counts as one of your five a day! Hope you have a nice day with your bloggy buddy.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Patsy .. well no signal for the mobile is one aspect I hadn't thought of .. a lower car park I'd forgotten about .. but we did eventually meet - the red hair did it!

Lovely lunch and brief time wandering over Beachy Head .. we all left safely ... Gary slightly nearer the edge than us! But we drove away .. with no disasters ...

My side of town the weather had cleared .. but it was still hazy to the west ...

We had a good natter! It's great to meet a blogging buddy .. Patsy - good luck with your books .. which I now have here to read ..

Cheers with a succulent drink ... Hilary

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Great word - I'm about to eat some succulent strawberries!

Anonymous said...

Yes, that's a good word. We've got loads of succulent strawbs. in our garden as well. That competition is one worth having a go at. That would keep you in ice-cream and chocolate for some time eh Patsy?

Patsy said...

'See' you there, Wendy.

Patsy said...

I don't remember posting that anywhere, Alex - good thing I wasn't up to anything secret.

Patsy said...

Actually I think a couple of my readers are a bit suspect, Maggie. Not you obviously and fortunately not Hilary either - and we both kept well clear of the edge.

Patsy said...

It does feel sort of squelchy to say it, Linda. I did have fun, thanks.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Rachel. I'd decided my hair wasn't red enough and 'rectified' the situation just before that was taken. It's back to normal again now, but I can't say how long for.

Patsy said...

There was a mint leaf in there too, Suzanne which makes the whole thing practically a salad.

Patsy said...

It can be useful to have hair the colour of a lighthouse, Hilary. I'm glad it helped us find each other. It was lovely to meet you at last.

Patsy said...

A very sensible course of action, Rosemary.

Patsy said...

Weeks and weeks, Suzy!

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've been eating succulent strawberries from my dad's garden. They taste great in a glass of Pimms!

Frances Garrood said...

I love mellifluous, too. It sounds....mellifluous, somehow.

TracyFells said...

Succulent is a very evocative word and somehow always pairs itself up with juicy doesn't it?
Entered the Mogford prize last year and will definitely have a go again, well free entry for £7500 prize you just have to...

Vikki (www.the-view-outside.com) said...

You were down at Beachy Head? Wow, that's not too far from me :)

Xx

Oscar said...

Here in the Southwest (Arizona) succulent is a popular word with all the cacti and other desert plants and the delicious food.

Patsy said...

They do, Annalisa.

Patsy said...

That is a nice sounding word, Frances.

Patsy said...

I've already sent mine in, Tracy. My entry is different ...

Patsy said...

We might be going back that way, Vikki. I'll let you know if we do.

Patsy said...

In a desert area it's understandable that succulence is in demand, Oscar.

Madeleine Sara said...

Yes succulent is very evocative.I can almost feel the juice dribbling across my tongue and down my chin. That looks like a particularly juicy competition! Great to catch up with you again.

Patsy said...

Good luck if you try the competition, Madeleine!