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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ABC Wednesday: Q is for quagmire

In searching for shots to represent a quagmire, I came up with some shots of a field.
One of the meanings of quagmire is "water infused earth".
The next shot shows a picnic table that used to be on the solid ground near the lake but the area flooded and the table ended up in a quagmire.


Karen said...

A terrific Q post. Great shots, I like the reflections in the water.

Reader Wil said...

Great photos and very appropriate !
Thanks for taking part!
Wil, ABC Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

first time I heard the word was in reference to the Vietnam war. yours is much more tame...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl said...

you could have taken a picture of lower Manhattan too, unfortunately.

Leslie: said...

Wow! We see quagmires around here a lot, too!

abcw team

Anonymous said...

quagmire is one of those words that sound so nicely as it rolls off the tongue.

DeniseinVA said...

Great shots and looks like those ducks were enjoying themselves.

photowannabe said...

I don't think I have seen that word used for a long time at ABC Wed.
You found perfect photos for the word Quagmire.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh my gosh -- I could have sent you a bucket of quagmire pictures (I didn't even know we lived practically in one until I read your post..but we definitely do these days). I mean I've heard the word before, but somehow I never thought about it as an actual muddy thing. I thought of it only in its figurative a political mess we couldn't get out of.

I like your quagmire pictures very much and I thank you for them and for the vocabulary lesson.

Ruby Manchanda said...

I loved that last shot, especially the table.

Rajesh said...

I just love that last shot.

lotusleaf said...

The picnic table says it all!

Gattina said...

I learned a new word ! Beautiful pictures !
ABC Wednesday Team

Berowne said...

A fresh and intriguing take on the prompt...

e Joops said...

Quagmire of poverty, reminds me of my childhood..

Would you mind pitching an answer?

Gillian Olson said...

Oh the ducks love the water, and the quagmire keeps the people at a distance. It's been wet, wet, wet here too. Sigh.

Chubskulit Rose said...

Such a clever take on the Q.

Que Sera Sera
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Hazel said...

It's nice to see "quagmire" in photos like these rather than what I usually encounter it in, like "in a quagmire."

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I remember the infamous 1994 Rumsfeld interview in which he stated he advised then-Pres. George H.W. Bush that going into Iraq during the First Gulf War would be a "quagmire." Infamous because, once he was GWB's Sec. of Defense, we did exactly that.

Carver, the lovely thing about physical quagmires is that they are often wetlands - sort of natural kidneys for the earth, filtering out impurities for the water table below and offering a habitat for so many birds and other wildlife. THANKS! Amy

Indrani Ghose said...

These are fantastic for 'Q'.
Great series!


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