CHARETTE (SHUH-RET) Intense work to meet a deadline. A period of intense work, especially group work undertaken to meet a deadline. When the wedding dress was accidentally lost the night before the wedding, the fashion house staff spent the night working together in a CHARETTE
VERDANT ADJECTIVE (ver-dent) Green with vegetation, covered with green growth. Most of Florida is VERDANT
CONIFER NOUN (kon-nu-fur) A CONIFER is a type of tree that produces cones and evergreen needles. Such as pine, spruce, or firs. A tree with cones beneath it is a CONIFER.
VERNAL ADJECTIVE (Ver-Nal) RELATING TO SPRING Florida starts to warm up in VERNAL
HAMMOCK(ecology) NOUN (ham-ek) HAMMOCK is a term used in the south eastern United States for stands of trees, usually hardwood that form an ecological island in a contrasting eco system. Hammocks grow on elevated areas, often just a few inches high, surrounded by wetlands that are too wet to support them. I always wondered what…
WUTHERING ADJECTIVE (WUTH-ER-ING) CHARACTERIZED BY STRONG WINDS TO BLOW WITH A SHRILL ROARING SOUND I always thought WUTHERING ment old and crumbling….. I was surprised to find it ment A ROARING WIND
EVOCATIVE ADJECTIVE (E-VOC-A-TIVE) BRINGING STRONG MEMORIES IMAGES OR FEELINGS TO MIND. My daughter is always bringing up EVOCATIVE things her Grandma said.
DE Ri-GUEUR ADJECTIVE (de-re-ger) Required by etiquette or current fashion. Ultra fancy hats are DE-RI-GEUER at the Kentucky Derby
APRICATE VERB (ae-pri-kert) TO BASK IN THE SUN TO EXPOSE TO SUNLIGHT While the north shivers, Florida will APRICATE
The toe-tappin’ crowd hummed and sang along to the delightful music created by our own Tanglewood Minstrels. A marvelous variety of music entertained the huge crowd for hours. Songs by the Beatles, John Denver, ABBA, Jimmy Buffet, and more held the rapt attention of the crowd. The only question is how long will we have…