QUIZ, further developments

Bladder

Spider

Butter

Adder

Brimstone

Brother

Gypsy

Dragon

Bride

Blush

The B’s in this bonnet buzz senselessly, except for the fact that the same suffix referred to in the previous post can be attached to them as well.

This puzzle is the worst. HELP!

A REAL STINKER (TODAY’S QUIZ)

Same rule as before: no googling.

What same four-letter suffix can be appended to each these words to create a different (real) word:

Fluke

Frost

Flea

Felt

Fever

Fig

Fume

And fume, I suspect, you will. We start clueless.  The title is not one.

AN APOLOGY

to all who have made comments in previous posts and guesses to the puzzlers.and gotten no response.  Due to the mysteries of the Internet, some get through, some do not.  Why oh why oh? Try farospace@sbcglobal.net directly.

EGO ROCKS

I just got home from a trip to Colorado, during which time I spent three days with friends who moved to Gunnison from Berkeley not so long ago and bought a house with a fifty-mile view of a peaceable green valley and more mountains and fluffy clouds than any one landscape needs. The first day we hiked the flank of one of those mountains through aspen colonnades Bernini would admire. The second day I volunteered to help tame the garden. I focused on creating a rock garden where the driveway swerves toward the house.  This shoulder of the slope had two outstanding attractions: it was a relatively small space (not so small when I was digging out weedy grasses) and there were rocks galore to employ.

I learned from my friend Phil Johnson some things about rock placement, so I pride myself on what I can do. And things went well. Growing wild on the property were an assortment of wildflowers, orange mallow, penstemon, flax, and yarrow that, once the rocks were situated, I transplanted into the new garden. It was hard work and very satisfying but…the result was underwhelming. I fussed and adjusted rocks, big and small, until it was all but perfect…and still underwhelming. Why do you suppose?

I would have done it differently

FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE

Thanks to my nephew, a spiffy new website.

https://www.haplessmales.com

Come visit.

A CLUE TO MELT FROZEN BRAIN CELLS

I

CAN’T

IMAGINE

CONSCIENTIOUS

LOVERS OF PUZZLES

EASILY BAFFLED

 

 

OUR ELUSIVE NOUN (another hint)

weather determines whether

it exists at all