“White – Jade without imperfections; spotless and perfect.” ~ Chinese Proverb.
4th January 2020 – Word/Photo Challenge White.
It’s my turn for the monthly Colour Challenge on Weekly Prompts, and for our first colour of the year, I chose White.
Realising that the animal for Chinese New Year 2020 is the White Metal Rat, I looked no further for a January colour, it was right there staring me in the face.
Somehow, white rats don’t seem quite as bad as those frightening brown ones, the ones that break into your home in the middle of the night hell-bent on a campaign of terror. White rats look harmless; you could even say cute.
As mentioned in a previous post, in November, those fearsome rodents made their presence known in the roof space above my bedroom and played havoc with my health and state of mind.
They didn’t find a way into the house itself, but the fear was there, and I cannot begin to tell you how distressed I became.
To cut a long tale short, the ‘Rat Catcher’ poisoned the little buggers, but as bad luck would have it, they died where we were unable to reach and remove them.
Decorating my living room in readiness for Christmas was put on hold due to the sickening odour, and I worried daily that my home would not be ready to welcome Christmas guests, and what would Santa Claus think?
I needn’t have been so concerned; a few days before Christmas the obnoxious odour and the inevitable flies, miraculously disappeared and I was able to put up my Christmas tree and continue with decorating.
I took a relaxing break from blogging, and enjoyed a very lovely Christmastime, though it wasn’t a white one.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Word/Photo Challenge ‘White’ from Weekly Prompts
Editorial Comment: On our other site Weekly Prompts, GC and I have discontinued our separate Word Prompts and Photo Challenges. Our twice-weekly challenges have merged and now share the combined title of Word/Photo Challenge