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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A Thousand words in Idioms, Birds

"A Thousand Words in Idioms"


As long as people have been around, they have tried to communicate with each other. As a means of getting the message across as clearly as possible, idioms and sayings have found their way into our language. Now, because "a picture paints a thousand words", I thought it would be nice to make this a photo challenge. The idea is to choose an idiom, or a saying, (even slang is allowed) and illustrate it with a picture. You can find the first edition here if you need some inspiration.




If "language is the dress of thoughts" ( Johnson), then idioms must the wardrobe


From now on everybody can join in. No need to follow the alphabet, just pick two idioms and illustrate them with your pictures. Grab that camera or look in your archives. Just be creative, that's all I'm asking!
And don't forget to have fun and visit one another, okay?


Birds of a feather: to say that two people are birds of a feather means they're very similar in many ways.



Eat like a bird: Eat very little.


Don't forget to sign Mr Linky if you're playing?

19 comments:

Nana said...

Good findings, again! Als je zo'n eten krijgt voorgeschoteld als ik gisteren eet je inderdaad maar zo weinig als een vogeltje. ;-)

Quilly said...

I know you did the "eat like a bird" idiom right, but I've always thought it wrong because birds eat many times their own weight in food! It takes a lot of energy to fly!

I love your bird close ups!

Wanda said...

The first photo is interesting with the garden ornament and the twisty vines and the natural wood feeder adds interest to the second. Good examples Jientje.

Gattina said...

Ah !! my cats love your post today !!
Nice findings !

Barbara H. said...

What beauitful close-ups of the birds! Great job on two good bird idioms.

Quilly's right about that being a funny phrase since birds do eat a lot compared to their size, but compared to how much people eat it's probably not much -- though percentage-wise they eat more, in sheer volume people do.

Zen said...

I love the way you explain your idioms with lovely pictures.

Melli said...

Well... I tend to eat like a bird VOLUME-wise! I need to get OVER that! I love these pictures... especially the bottom one!

kaye said...

perfect--I enjoy your idiom posts

Fandango said...
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Dr.John said...
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Dr.John said...

I was going to post on those idioms but I just didn't hve the picture.
Your pictures are great and those are often used idioms.

Liz said...

Beautiful pictures! I wish I could also eat like a bird, lol. Thanks for adding my link. :)

Thom said...

Excellent my Belgian Bombshel. I love those two idioms and the pictures are so fantastic :) You are a master at this :) Aloha

Margo said...

nice pictures! I love the birds, and this game of yours.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Sweet birds - lovely photo. Jientje....may I ask how you get this large photo option on Blogspot with a high resolution? I would have liked to have posted those last photos like yours here. The quality at the high res was phenomenal but blogger reduces them dramatically in size and res. Thanks for any tips!

Dimple said...

Great shots of the birds. I also like your header photo!

Loree said...

One day I want to take gorgeous photos like you do. In the meantime, I'll keep practising.

ROSIDAH said...

Beautiful close ups! It looks like the birds had a wonderful day :)

Jientje said...

Jientje said...

@ Nana: Thanks Nana! Inderdaad, dat zou ik niet biinengekregen hebben zelfs!
@ Quilly: Oh yes, you're absolutely right about that one, I need to stock up on their food each week!!
@ Wanda: Thanks!!
@ Gattina : LOL!
@ Barbara H.: I know Quilly is right!! I buy food for them each week!!
@ Zen : Thanks, I 'm having so much fun with this!
@ Melli: But you don't fly Melli!! ROFL!
@ kaye: Thanks!
@ Dr.John: Great minds think alike!
@ Liz: You're welcome!! I'm so glad you're playing this week!
@ Thom: Thanks, I'm having fun with this, and you know it! Aloha!
@ Margo: Why don't you join us then?
@ Robynn's Ravings: Aaah yes, I still need to email you on this one. I haven('t been well. If I forget, ask me again please?
@ Dimple: Yeah, the new header, I like it too!
@ Loree: Aaah come one!! Yours are good!
@ ROSIDAH: They always have wonderful days living here!

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