The SidevieW theme is:
When I go chasing rainbows
The rainbows that I seek,
Are all the little specks of those
Caught up into the deep,
And nurtured there by creatures
Until they reach the shore;
The creatures give them features
Not present there before;
They blend in the most subtle ways,
And perfect forms they reach,
Until at last there come the days
They wash up on the beach.
My walk with young R on the beach today did not yield the colours and varieties I had hoped for to fit the theme, but the collection is good enough, methinks. I was particularly pleased with the cowrie – they have been hard to find recently.
After the chill of last night it was pleasant to come home to find enough warmth had returned for a pleasant swim to get rid of the sea salt.
I will be missing tomorrow (Sunday) on an adventure which involves steam and aloes.
*An aside: Collectable/collectible.
There seems to be a great deal of agreement that either is correct, but a great deal of disagreement on whether there is any difference in meaning or when one is preferred above the other.
I can’t find complete corroboration for my solution, but based on common sense I say something ‘collectable’ is what is capable of being collected (eg whales are not collectable), while ‘collectible’ would mean something worth collecting, either as a noun (eg ‘That whatever is a collectible’); or in adjectival form (eg ‘Those are collectible whatevers’).
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