WEDNESDAY’S WORD: CERULEAN

 

CERULEAN SKY BLUE WINTER TREES BARLEY DARTS

Cerulean: Color of Deep Sky Blue.

(Raw Mother Nature; no filter photo)

WEDNESDAY’S WORD: ACESCENCE

Milk Pint BARLEY DARTS

 

Acescence: Turning sour, like the souring of milk; acetous fermentation.

WEDNESDAY’S WORD: KISS

TURKEYS MATING 2017 BARLEY DARTS

Kiss: The momentary act when a tom turkey passes his semen to a turkey hen.  To mate, a male must first work to impress a female.  If he works hard and long enough, she will allow him to massage her back.  And if he does an impressive job, she may allow him to kiss her.  It’s a real balancing act, reserved for the strongest and most mature males.

WEDNESDAY’S WORD: BUCK-RUB

BUCK SCRAPE 2017 BARLEY DARTS

Buck-rub: Stripped bark or abrasions on a tree made by a buck’s antlers.  Buck-rubs serve many purposes.  It polishes a buck’s antlers, strengthens his shoulder and neck muscles, and leaves behind his pheromones.  These pheromones stimulate female deer, called does, for breeding season.   They also also communicate the ranking status of the buck to his competitors.