Friday, May 21, 2010

Arms Akimbo

She stood, arms akimbo. This word popped up today. I remember reading it frequently and knew its meaning but got to thinking, I don't remember ever saying it out loud in a sentence. This image reminded of it again this afternoon.

The butterfly stood, arms akimbo, waiting for me to make my point.

In or into a position in which the hands are on the hips and the elbows are bowed outward:

I dare you. Use it in a sentence and fascinate your friends.


  1. KC~ you've done it again! Beautiful shot! Perfect composition, & I love how he's looking directly at you! And, I will most definitely use that phrase... & everyone will go "huh?" & I will have to do some sort of theatrical arm gesture...

  2. Fab photo! Lovely post! Love the word too..I will be using it

  3. I love your expression of this post. I attend a Reiki Healing Circle where we envision different relaxation techniques - you would be great at it! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

  4. Thanks Jennifer-I see your avi has her arms akimbo. Thanks for coming along for the ride.