October Idioms Photo Hunt

Photographing Idiom is Greek to me, but I‘m sure I‘m not the only one.  We might be all in the same boat for all I know, and here is my contribution to Karma’s October Photo Hunt.  My first idiom is hit the hay meaning to go to bed. Back in the days mattresses used to be stuffed with hay or straw, so when one was hitting the hay they were on their way to bed. I saw this dog at the temple sleeping on a straw like mat while the monks were chanting.

I have been preaching to Lee that money doesn’t grow on tree, and she was surprised to see that it does grow on tree at the temple.

I believe this is a Chinese idiom, to beat the drum and sound the gong.  It is to order an advance or retreat, to egg people on or to call them back.

Last Saturday was Lee’s 10th birthday party.  This image is perfect for the idiom icing on the cake, meaning when you already have it good and get something on top of what you already have.

Last but not least, I think this image speaks for itself. Max is in the doghouse.

Bonus Halloween images, one of my dad’s neighbors gave us a sneak peek tour of his garage haunted trail. This one is a skeleton in the closet.

Lee came face to face with a robotic skeleton ghost.

And we saw this on our way back. I keep an eye on him the whole time while taking this picture and thank goodness he didn’t smile for the camera.  I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween.


  1. These photos are icing on the cake for me! Tthe Halloween stuff is much too scary and so realistic.

    And Happy 10th birthday to Lee! Cheers to many more cakes & candles. 🙂

    • Thanks Cambree, the sneak peak was real nice, I’ve always wondered what it was like inside since we never had a chance to get to my dad’s neighborhood on Halloween night. Lee had a small birthday party, the ice cream cake was really good.

  2. I love this post Nye! You chose wonderful, colorful photos to go with your selection of idioms. And thank you for teaching me about the Chinese idiom! That is such a mournful expression on Max – perfect for the idiom. The skeleton in the closet is perfectly creepy for Halloween.
    Please forgive my tardiness in getting around to see your photos. I’ve just gotten my internet service back after the terrible snowstorm that hit the northeast on Saturday and Sunday.

    • Hi Karma, thanks for the comment and I saw that your area got hit hard with the early snow storm. It looks like it is going to be a long winter ahead. The assignment was a lot of fun, I have to check out others tomorrow night when I have more time.

  3. I really loved your contribution, Nye. Like a story unfolding on a happy day where you would find idioms here and there along the way. This is very creative and the photos are gorgeous. Bravo 🙂

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