Day 3442: Surprising

It’s not surprising to regular readers of this blog that I’m starting out this post with a definition of “surprising.”

It’s surprising to me how limited that definition is, so here is a definition of “surprise”:

The bell-ringing part of that definition is surprising to me — who knew bell-ringing has its own nomenclature?

It’s surprising to me how insecure I can be about whether I’m using the right word, like “nomenclature.”

Phew! I was surprisingly accurate.

All of these things are surprising to me, here and now:

  • Using three definitions in one blog post (a personal record for me),
  • The people who are testifying against Trump in the hearings about the January 6 USA insurrection,
  • How many people are not using the word “insurrection,”
  • How people seem so sure that the Republicans are going to take the House and/or the Senate in the November 2022 midterm elections, and
  • That people here are so appreciative of the photos and images I share.

Do you see anything surprising in today’s images?


There’s often something surprising in the list of National Days, don’t you think?

This is the first thing that comes up on YouTube when I search for “surprising”:

I wonder what will be surprising in the comments section, below.

Surprising thanks to all my surprising readers, including YOU!

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8 thoughts on “Day 3442: Surprising

  1. Your photographs are wonderfully artistic today, Ann, but I would not call that a surprise.

  2. I’m surprised that I’ve scheduled a doctor’s appointment on “Call Your Doctor Day”. Fortunately it’s just a routine check-in and I hope there won’t be any unpleasant surprises.

  3. I am not surprised to see all of the imperfect beauty in life that you display on your post. it only surprises me that there is so very much of it to be found most anywhere.

  4. I think it’s surprising that more people aren’t daily surprised by something they observe in nature, whether it’s a pet or a wild bird or the mountains, ocean or prairies. I’m surprised when others don’t delight in a sunset or the moon. Your daily photos are a way of celebrating the ordinary in life and realizing everything has the potential to be extraordinary. ❤️

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