Tuesday, March 31, 2009

ABC Wednesday ~ K

ABC Wednesday ~K

KEEN


K is for keen. The word 'keen' can have many meanings. If referring to a knife or axe, it means having a sharp edge or point. It can mean quick in seeing, hearing or thinking. It can mean to wail or moan in lament.





For this post, I am using the word keen in the sense of being eager. I am getting tired of winter and am keen to get some nice, warm spring weather. This is what my world still looks like, though we are officially into our second week of spring.






The word keen also appears in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English. In Newfoundland keen can mean "wonderful". In reference to the weather it means 'perfect of its kind and season'. Even though we are still surrounded by snow and ice, this picture was taken on a keen day. It was above zero degrees celcius there were no clouds in the sky and the ice on the pond is melting, making life a little easier for the ducks.



17 comments:

photowannabe said...

I really like your choice for the letter K with all the definitions. I hope you get spring real soon.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I am so with you! Please spring, come soon!! Great post! and I like all the definitions! Happy "K" Day!

Joy said...

What an inventive K. Wishing you a warm sun to melt the ice.

Babooshka said...

A marvellous choice and one that readily applies to this neme.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm with you! I'm keen to see spring!

Roger Owen Green said...

a keen post

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...clever take on the K...you look pretty far away from spring...

Carolina said...

Hmmm, I can imagine you are longing for some warmer days. I will send some sunshine over to you ;-)

pictureeachday said...

I can understand missing the warm weather.. but your landscape is so lovely right now, it almost seems a shame for the snow to go!

mrsnesbitt said...

Great choice! Thanks so much for participating, it is much appreciated. I am trying hard this week to visit every contributor.

Denise

Elaine Dale said...

Keen was an excellent choice and your post is great, I love it when the wider meanings of words are provided.

Carolyn said...

Thank you for great post. I love the photos. Each day it gets a little better...slowly. I love this meme for all the new definitions and words I am learning. I didn't know Newfoundland had it's own dictionaryaa! Have a keen day.
Smiles

Pat - Arkansas said...

I enjoyed reading about "keen." I can remember using that term as a teenager before it was replaced with "cool." The latter is out of date, too, and I have no idea what its replacement is.

We had a keen day here today, that's how I was able to get my "K" photo!

Granny Smith said...

And in Scotland "keen" is a verb meaning to weep. Weeping because winter lingers when spring is officially here?

Katney said...

I just wish it would make up its mind--is it winter, or spring? I can be keen about either.

Suzanne said...

While you might wishing that winter is at end, your photos are very, very beautiful.

Chris said...

In our area a Keen wind is the type that cuts straight through you. Hope it warms up soon.