The following are my six selections for Letter “D’ starting with the dreaded Dunce Cap.
Barbara and I had a chuckle about the Dunce Cap. In a comment I mentioned putting on my “D” thinking cap for the Alphabet Hunt - it wasn’t the Dunce Cap but it may help. When she translated Dunce Cap in her country, it was called Donkey Cap - another “D.”:)
Facts about the Dunce Cap
At one time behaving badly or not having your studies done would warrant the wearing of the Dunce Cap as punishment to humiliate the pupil. It would be something threatened by a teacher or your parents.
The wearer of the Dunce Cap would have to sit in the corner with the pointed Dunce Cap on for a certain amount of time.
The use of the Dunce Cap was phrased out in the Americas and banned from schools by the late 1950.
The Dunce Caps were made by rolling up paper into cone shapes. Check Here for more info on them.
One of the first flowers to come up in the spring - the beautiful yellow daffodils.
The abundant dandelions have many uses and are an important early spring food for the honey bees.
Dandelions greens can be eaten and a lovely wine made from the blossoms.
Dandelion that’s going to seed.
These two well behaved dogs were with their owners at the Montague Summer Days last year.
This friendly dog was at a garage. The bulldog looked fierce but was of a gentle nature.
The male grouse is starting his dance of love to attract the females.
I felt sorry for the little guy as he was trying so hard with his tail feathers fanned and the females just ignored him.
My sixth letter ‘D’ is the beautiful red dirt on P.E.I.
Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada
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