MLMM Saturday Mix

Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 5 March 2022!

The ‘Double Take’ challenge focuses on the use of homophones* to build your writing piece. You have two sets of homophones and you are challenged to use all of them in your response – which can be poetry or prose.

Our homophone sets this week are:

fairing – streamlining
faring– state of progress


lends – allows to borrow
lens– convex glass


A monarch’s brilliant coloring tells predators: “Don’t eat me. I’m poisonous.” The butterflies get their toxins from a plant called milkweed, which is their only food source in the caterpillar stage.

Fairing the image into an acceptable lens, she clicked the shutter a few times to make sure the faring of shots showed the slight movements distinctly. Photographing butterflies was only a hobby of hers and lends itself to frustration at times. Such fleeting beauty is difficult to capture.