Hearts Desire

A very good morning, afternoon, evening, night to all of you.

I have a friend in Berlin (Germany), her name is Petra and like me she is a very huge fan of elephants. Her love for those gentle giants lead to creating a website about them…. just take a look at : https://elefanten-fotolexikon.eu/

She is always on the look out for information about elephants, any elephant in whatever zoo somewhere on our planet. Keeping up to date her website is a very big task as you can image so you also will understand that she can’t do the best job possible without the help of many people around the globe.

At this point in time she mostly longs for info about elephants in:
1) Zoo New Jersey Six Flags Wild Safari … &
2) Florida Orlando Animal Kingdom

As I try to help her as much as I can, I thought myself lucky to know all of you and the fact that this meme goes around the globe, so maybe you would like and are able to help her (and me in this matter of course also).
Maybe you in particular don’t have info but you might have familymembers of friends who might be able to give that info we are searching for. If you click on the links I’ve mentioned you can see what specific info is needed.

Overall, any info about elephants is very very very welcome and your input is greatly appreciated!!

So… If you would like to do me a great favor, if you would like to make a German Lady very happy … please leave it in a comment or
e-mail Petra at mail@elefanten-fotolexikon.eu
It is of course also okay to e-mail me at mel62ko@gmail.com

Thank you !!

23-L by Roger

There was this extremely popular book called Love Story, written by Eric Segal. “Love Story became the top-selling work of fiction for all of 1970 in the United States and was translated into more than 20 languages. The novel stayed for 41 weeks in The New York Times Best Seller list, reaching the top spot.”

It was made into a 1970 American film, a romantic drama, written by Segal. “It was produced by Howard G. Minsky and directed by Arthur Hiller and starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal, alongside John Marley, Ray Milland, and Tommy Lee Jones in his film debut in a minor role.” Segal had met Harvard students Jones and future US Vice-President Al Gore while Segal was there on sabbatical in 1968.

The “emotional family baggage of the romantic hero… was inspired by a young Al Gore.” But it was… “Jones who inspired the half of the character that was a sensitive stud, a macho athlete with the heart of a poet.”

I’ve never either read the book or seen the movie, which won an Oscar for Francis Lai in the Best Music, Original Score category, and garnered nominations for Minsky (Best Picture), McGraw, Ryan, Markey, Hiller, and Segal (adapted screenplay).

In part, it was the notion that, as Jenny (McGraw) Hsaid in the movie ads, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Even at a young age, I never believed THAT. In fact, the notion I found ridiculous.

Now I do believe, as the Temptations sang, Can’t Nothing Be Love But Love.

To that end, I’d LOVE to see each of your entries for ABC Wednesday. Sometime between the starting time and next week, I will be sure to lovingly visit each and every one.

 

23-K by Beverly

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A new week and the next letter in our 23rd jaunt through the alphabet. K is the star this week.

K is for Kite. 

Who hasn’t flown a kite when young – whether store-bought or made by hand. What fun it was to race across a field with your kite trailing behind, with the hopes it would soar above you.

A beautiful poem by Kimmers gives a perfect description of flying kites. Here are the first four lines:

colors floating in the blue
as laughing children pull on string
rising and falling and billowing and swaying
to the rhythms of the wind…

 

Here is my art tag in response to “kite

kite 001

 

23-J by Melody

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-J ~ September 11th 2018

Have an J-2-share?

Please join us and share your link at https://abcwednesday.com
& Leave your link:  

…Hi Everybody… and Goodmorning / -afternoon / – night

For 23-J … I’ve chosen 2 animals from different zoo’s in The Netherlands.
The first one is a Jaguar, his name is Mowgli. Originaly from  Wildlands in Emmen,
but now (and last year became a father of 2) in Artis in Amsterdam

 

The second one is a (Gold-)-Jackal… I don’t know of it is a male or a female, don’t know its name either. It lives in Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.

Have a splendid, ♥-warming ABC-wednes-day / – week!
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫

23-I by Roger

world-populationI was on the US Census Bureau’s page and I discovered that there are nearly 7.5 billion INDIVIDUALS in the world presently, 7,495,846,704 as of August 30, 2018.

And two of the four most populous countries in the world start with the letter I, at least in English:

  1. China 1,384,688,986
  2. INDIA 1,296,834,042
  3. United States 329,256,465
  4. INDONESIA 262,787,403
  5. Brazil 208,846,892
  6. Pakistan 207,862,518
  7. Nigeria 195,300,343
  8. Bangladesh 159,453,001
  9. Russia 142,122,776
  10. Japan 126,168,156

Of course, there are other countries starting with the letter I: ICELAND, IRAN, IRAQ, IRELAND, ISRAEL

I am INTRIGUED how the country adjective forms differ:

Ending with IC: Icelandic

Ending with N: Indian, Indonesian, Iranian

Ending with I: Iraqi (or Iraki), Israeli

Ending with SH: Irish

With this quick spin around the world, I hope we get folks around the globe to participate in ABC Wednesday.

Your posts are always imaginative, impassioned, impressive, impulsive, incredible, indefatigable, independent, industrious, inspired, instinctive, intellectual, intelligent, intense, interesting, intrepid, intriguing, intuitive, inventive, involved, important, and/or impressive.