CBBH Photo Challenge: ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS

I put off using this challenge because of the spelling of the plural of the word ROOF.

When I was a girl back in England, the plural of roof was rooves.  Nowadays, whilst still being correct, it seems that rooves is considered archaic, with the preference being for roofs.  Whatever next?!

Anyway, however you say it, or spell it in your part of the world, the CBBH Challenge for February is the plural of the word ROOF!  

Looking across the rooftops in the village of Comares, Spain

We have some very pretty, and sturdy rooves in Spain.  You might remember that this is the view from the top of the village of Comares, looking across the rooftops.

Rooftops of Frigiliana, Spain

And here is the view across the rooftops of Frigiliana, with a photo taken from Calle Alta, the highest street in the village.  It’s a fabulous view!

Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways.  First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month.  Second, and most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hop, meaning white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on during the past month.  That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!

Conejo Blanco BLOG HOP Photo Challenge

My Featured Blog Links for this month:

*** Dianne Gray is an Australian author and self-professed mosquito magnet, currently living in Queensland, Australia.  Last year Dianne moved a derelict  former Rugby Union club-house building to her farm and has transformed it.  I don’t know where she finds the energy!  OH … and if you ever wondered how cyclones or hurricanes are named – this is the woman to ask.

*** Every week I get messages from people (often in the US) asking about obtaining residency visas, taxes or healthcare.  Because I am English and originally lived in the UK, it was a relatively simple process for me to move to live in Spain, because I already lived within the European Union.  The Wagoner’s Abroad however, are an American family of four, currently living down the road, in the Spanish town of Almuñecar.  They’ve been through the process, and are in a much better position than I to tell you all about the lessons they’ve learned.

Please HOP over and say HELLO to both of my featured links, and tell them Marianne sent you!

So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for February, guys.

Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’,  link back to this blog and, most importantlydon´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.  Make sure you FOLLOW THIS BLOG so you don´t miss next month’s exciting challenge!

For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.

I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!  I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.

[CBBH logo Image credit: (cc) Mostly Dans]

PS:  DO LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU CALL MORE THAN ONE ROOF, WONT YOU?

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68 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: ACROSS THE ROOFTOPS

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  2. Well, Marianne, I always spelled it “rooves”, but my handy-dandy spellcheck disapproves these days… My advice is to keep spelling it the way you like it and let the readers figure it out! Chuckle… “Roofs” looks as wrong to me as “wifes” or “lifes”, but I’m a little archaic myself.

    The photographs are wonderful. The white and the gorgeous golden tones of the rooftops are lovely.

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  4. I love your rooves! My spelling check even comes on when I spell it “correctly,” the way I learned it. I have found out that there are many changes since I started blogging and writing more. :) BTW Dianne is a great choice for a hop. :) Your pictures are amazing, too. :)

  5. rooves
    The plural of roof for people old enough to read the Oxford Dictionary of the English Language, in fact old enough to know that the real Napoleon was not Dynamite or a brandy.
    Hoi polloi live under roofs and civilized men live under rooves.

  6. Growing up with the Miriam-Webster Dictionary, I would say roofs or rooftops. I love your entry, Marianne. The tile and color patterns make for an artistic study of roofs…rooves…rooftops. Probably all correct depending on one’s culture or dictionary source.

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  9. I love this! I would probably say rooftops, but definitely hooves. I have recently discovered that we longer say cacti or octopi either but rather cactuses and octopuses. Language is constantly changing. I am an American, married to a Brit, teaching English in Spain (to secondary school students from all over Europe, including the UK) so these things come up all the time!

    • You’re quite right, Melissa. I’ve seen examples of Old English language written around the time of Shakespeare and it’s difficult to follow.

      Fascinating subject though :)

    • What a lovely story, Patricia. I’m so glad you shared that …. wonderful!

      Another ROOVES person – yaay!

      I’m thrilled to have won the FB photo contest – thanks for your support :)

  10. I normally say rooftops… but if pushed I would commit to rooves too – I have no issue with being archaic in this instance. But at 42, it’s still something I’m not sure I’m used to on a general basis ;)
    Lovely photos Marianne. x

  11. I KNEW rooves was a word! Then recently when I wrote it (as in this comment), it comes up with a red squiggly line! What next, indeed! The plural of hoof is still hooves, right?! Beautiful photos!

  12. Great photos, however you spell them. This post reminded me of the experience of friend who immigrated to Canada and then the US from Scotland. When she applied for citizenship one of the clerks asked her where she was from, and when said friend replied the teller said “You speak English well.” Duh. :D

    • I’m having a fabulous weekend at the home of a friend in Vejer who runs a cooking school. I’ll blog about it soon :)

      Plus, I found out yesterday that I won the FB photo competition!! Yaay!

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  14. Haha in a recent short story assignment a friend proof read and corrected my use of roofs to rooves. My tutor highlighted rooves as a spelling mistake but she didn’t say what was the correct word! Anyway I love your red rooftops and blanca walls.

  15. Hola chica! We are a similar age, so it’s ROOVES all the way for me! But I agree, I see it writen as ROOFS more and more nowadays, at least in casual writing. Now you’ve prompted me to look out for it in magazines and books!

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