This week at ABC Wednesday, H is our letter of focus.
H is for Hook
There are several meanings for Hook:
-a bent or curved piece of metal used to catch or pull in fish
-a bent metal used for crochet
-the course of a ball that deviates from straight
-a short blow by a boxer, with a circular motion
-a device used by a writer to draw in readers
There are several phrases we use with hook:
-by hook or by crook (by any means)
-off the hook (out of trouble
I created a fishing hook to accompany this quote by Ovid:
Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday – 579 ~ 23-G ~ August 21st 2018
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For 23-G … I turn to gentle giants… there are (thankfully) lots of them still. Almost every zoo in The Netherlands does have them and does breed with them so I often get the opportunity to take pictures of newborns, which are always the cutest, aren’t they? It is impossible to show you every picture I’ve taken already throughout the years but I show you some of my favorites.
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This is a peony. At least I THINK it is.
Here’s a true confession: I am astonishingly LOUSY at identifying the various types of flowers out there.
Oh, there are a few I recognize: some lilies, tulips, roses, carnations, sunflowers, probably a few more. But I’ve seen begonias, hydrangea, peonies, and many more, but the next time, it’ll be “What’s that one again?”
Still, the collective wisdom of the participants of ABC Wednesday has done a stellar job at introducing me to a number of beautiful and unusual flora. Unfortunately, this brain loses the connection between the name and the picture. It used to be frustrating, but now it just IS.
So please keep posting those stunning flower pictures for ABC Wednesday. Your compatriots will appreciate it, as WILL I, even if I forget the flower names in both Latin AND English.
This week at ABC Wednesday, E gets centre stage.
E is for Earth – the only planet we have, the third planet from the sun.
I always marveled when I saw photos of the planet taken from space. The blues, the greens were breathtaking. But the Earth is in trouble – and it can be seen from space. Fires are burning all over, volcanoes are spewing ash and lava.
The tag I created shows what our relationship should be:
Native Americans have a stronger saying in the same vein:
We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
For too long, people have taken and plundered the earth. Even now governments are refusing to do what is right and protect the land, the resources, the animals because of money and lobbyists.
Ghandi recognized this greed:
Earth provides enough for every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.
Many scientists warn there is a point when we will not be able to rescue our earth – and it is fast approaching. Too little is being done, almost too late.
April 22 is Earth Day but really, one day a year to celebrate Earth isn’t enough. We should be celebrating Earth Day every day!
What will you do to help Earth?