Tuesday, 29 March 2011

ABC Wednesday - Kimbo

I don't think I have ever heard  the word kimbo without it starting with an a, or being part of a phrase such as arms akimbo.  But I learnt today that it is a  word in its own right, possibly from the Old Norse kenebowe, although its precise origin is unknown.  Its meaning, bent into a curve or crooked.  This tree by the side of Coniston Water fits the word kimbo perfectly. I wonder why it has grown into this shape?  The trees are leafless but just budding now and still showing their myriad shapes, some just start to bend from the bottom
like this one sitting on a little knoll.  I have a tendency to keep on snapping here at this time of year
although this year I snapped it without its kimbo.  I wonder if one can call the bend in a river  kimbo?
I think I will today.
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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful, fun post for the K Day, Joy! Love your delightful photos and fun words as well. I love the feeling of spring and the soft yellow color of the flowers, the water and moss! Terrific place to be! Hope your week is off to a good start! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Paula Scott said...

What a cool word! You are right-I know it starting with an 'a'. Now I know what to call that tree trunk I photographed last week that had quite the curve in it.

VioletSky said...

Trees that bend around like this must have been bored at some point in their growing - maybe stretching to see what was around the other side?

Tumblewords: said...

Amazing tree - it's so beautemous. Wonderful photos...

Roger Owen Green said...

my experience w kimbo is similar to yours. it'd be a good scrabble word

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

This was a beautiful place - I can see why you want to shoot here :)

Ms. Burrito said...

Beautiful K!

Have a little tour of Korea, come by and see.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

great photo of the kimbo tree. or should I say the kimbo of the tree. it makes me think that a great wind swept it one way, and then several days or weeks or months later, another great wind from the other direction swept by.

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Oh I just love ABC Wednesdays and learning new things. Kimbo. Kool word!!!!! Thanks.
Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Gigi Ann said...

I like the way you explained the meaning and then showed that wonderful picture of the tree Kimbo. I will agree today the river is a little Kimbo.

jabblog said...

It's a lovely word and I'd never heard of it before. Nature is showing her sunny side in your part of the world - such beautiful photographs.