23-C by Roger

The combination of colors make other colors. On the ROY G BIV scale, red and yellow make orange, yellow and blue make green, and blue and red make indigo and violet.

But in mixing of pigments or dyes for printing, the primaries normally used are cyan, magenta, and yellow. And for additive combination of colors, as in overlapping projected lights or in CRT displays, the primary colors normally used are red, green, and blue.

In any case, here are some color songs, with links I HOPE work in your country:

Fancy Colours – Chicago

Red Rubber Ball – the Cyrkle
Orange Crush – REM
Mellow Yellow – Donovan
Green Tambourine – Lemon Pipers
Blue Bayou – Roy Orbison
Mood Indigo- Ella Fitzgerald
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix Experience

Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum
Black is Black – Los Bravos
Touch of Grey – Grateful Dead

 

 

21-Z by Melody

Hi Everybody!

If I haven’t done already then first of all my very best wishes for your Health, Luck, Love & Happiness and all of those you hold dear to your ♥ !

Today we start to close round 21. It has been a very great pleasure to uphold this meme and having been allowed to see all of the things you have shared in this round. It was extra exciting because with the start of this round many things changed, not only for you but for me also!

I want to say a very sincere and ♥-felt “Thank you!!” to all of you for participating in this meme and staying with it after ABC ‘moved house’. I also want to thank those participants who were part of the team, for keeping my back and helping me through this round!! I would not have been able to manage it all without them!!

On the threshold of round 22,  and very early in a brand new year 2018 also, I want to invite you all for the new round and I am very glad to introduce to you the new logo:

 
 

As I posted in every letter of this round something about music I ofcourse will do the same for the last letter.

For this I did not spent many time searching. I love beautiful voices, those voices who are able to touch my ♥ and if 2 of them come together, more so if it is an unlikely couple …. you’ve got me smile . Zuccero & Pavarotti in this specific case.
Hope you can appreciate my last choice for round 21 in music!

Hope to may welcome you again next week at the start of round 22!!

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

21-Y by Beverly

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Hard to believe we are almost at the end of Round 21.

This week we are focusing on Y .

Y is for Yellowknife – the capital of the North West Territories, in Canada’s far north. It can be found on the north shore of Great Slave Lake. Almost 20,000 people live there.

Yellowknife is considered the gateway to the north. Most planes from the south, stop in Yellowknife before flying further north.

Over forty years ago, I made my first trip north on my way to Inuvik and we stopped in Yellowknife. Every trip I made after that I stopped there both coming or going from Inuvik. I also made several stopovers as well and found it an interesting place to visit.

There is much to see and do in Yellowknife – from parks, to tours of all kinds.

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Prelude Lake Territorial Park  (Source)

It is also a special place to see the Northern Lights.

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From Wikipedia: “Founded in 1934, the city is located in the traditional territory of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation who founded the nearby community of Dettah in the early 1930s. The city of Yellowknife has its origins in gold mining and was designated as territorial capital in 1967.”

 

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas holiday!

 

 

21-X by Roger

X is for exceptional


It is notoriously difficult to find words that start with the letter X.

Sure there are words with theses prefixes

 

xanth- yellow (xanthic acid)
xeno- having to do with foreigners (xenophilia, xenophobia)
xer- dry; dryness (Xerox)
xyr- (rare) razor; razor-like
xylo- wood (xylophone)

There are place names in China and Mexico. Latin names for plants and animals occasionally start with the letter. But this is limited.

Because finding words that start with X is such a challenge, ABC Wednesday has always been rather lax on the rule. If the word’s first sound is like an X – extra, extract, extreme, exit, exterminator – that is acceptable.

A few people have been known to show visual representation of the letter, such as in fences, lattices and railroad crossings.

Of course, this time of year, Xmas is quite popular. The term, BTW, is neither new nor insulting, since the X has stood for Jesus for about a millennium.

To that end, merry Xmas everyone!

 

21-W by Daphne

Hey there and good morning/afternoon/evening,
Since I did decide to share photo’s which I’m taking  from animals, for this weeks letter, I choose the Wolf
I’ve found some photo’s of them.
All are taken in different zoo’s.

Fun Fact: In Holland we call them a Wolf as well
Have a lovely ABC Wednesday!

Grey Wolf:

European Wolf:

One photo here is kind is unknow to me.

 

21-V by Melody

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – V

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Mariska Veres is the Dutch ladysinger I want to introduce to you today. She was born on october 1 1947 and passed away december 2 2006. She had many songs but the one she was most famous for is:

 

 

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

21-U by Melody

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – U

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Well… Now I run into a problem… Seems that there is no Dutch artist who’s name begins met an U… the first letter in the alphabet for which I can not enter an artist with a suiting name… so what to do?
I did decide at the start of round 21 that I would give every letter music, so after some thought, I’ve chosen a song which is one of my all time favorites purely because the fact that it bears many sweet memories for me. And I presume that you all will agree with me that we should cherisch precious moments and it memories afterwards. Sadly enough I can not show you a video of the group which made this song so special to me so I’ve chosen the original interpretors.

 

 

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

 

 

21-T by Arnoldo

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Arnoldo

T Is For Tipper

Last Summer we had to put down our 13 year old family dog, Tipper, a highly intelligent brindle female dog with the sweetest disposition. We got her from some friends when she was only about 2 months old. She had the longest legs I’ve ever seen in a puppy, although her elegant long snout wasn’t fully developed yet. She had white tips on her snout, tail and all 4 paws, hence the name Tipper. She was truly a family dog, and although she was quite large, I believe she thought of herself as a lap dog. She loved to lay on the couch and lay her head on whomever’s lap was available.

My girls were young when we got Tipper, so she truly grew up with them. Abby was in the second grade and Ana in fifth. Therefore, Tipper was very attached to them and very protective as well. Tipper used to love to hang with them in their bedrooms when they were still living at home. They even played dress-up with her when they were little. Have you ever seen a full grown greyhound in a dress and pearls? LOL! Tipper didn’t care, as long as she got to be with them.

I believe it was a little hard on Tipper as the girls went off to college, and Ana eventually moved out. She then became my art studio dog, and would lay down by my drafting table as I worked. However, whenever the girls visited, she was stuck to them like glue. She was always so excited when they would walk in the door, that she would start whimpering with excitement, just as humans may shed tears of joy when they see a loved one after being separated for a long period of time.

Tipper was the last surviving dog from her litter, and exceeded the average lifespan of greyhounds, which is 10-12 years. She was an alpha dog, so she was very tough. Therefore, although it was very hard for my family when we lost her, we feel we were able to provide her with a good life. I know the Bible doesn’t talk about dogs going to Heaven, but I choose to believe they do.

May Tipper rest in peace until we meet again.

Blessings!

 

 

21-S by Beverley

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This week at ABC Wednesday, S gets centre stage.

S is for Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada.

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It became a province in 1904 and is noted as being the first place in North America to have a social-democratic party, which was elected in 1944.

There is a population of just over a million people in the whole province – about half are in the capital Regina and Saskatoon. The north is only sparsely populated.

The economy of the province is based on agriculture (wheat and canola are huge, as is beef cattle); mining (potash and uranium mainly) and oil

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I have flown over this relatively flat province several times but visited just once.

Check here to see where to go and what to see in this province, where rivers abound and there’s great fishing and lots of outdoor activities.

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We are nearing the end of this round of ABC Wednesday, but you are always welcome to join in anytime. This is a wonderful community and it is always interesting to see how others around the world choose to represent the letter of the week. Visit here.

 

 

21-R by Melody

ABC-Wednesday

Round 21 – R

 

Hi Everybody, a very good- morning / -afternoon / -evening!

Today I want to introduce a Dutch Lady who has earned the title of being the greatest Jazz-singing artist The Netherlands has had so far. She was born in Rotterdam on december 21st 1924 and passed away on july 28, 2013. She often performed with her husband who was a wonderful musician as wel. Her name is Rita Reys.  I could tell al lot about her but you can all read it HERE

So without further… wishing you lots of joy listening to her… the song I’ve chosen is very appropriate for the time of year and one of my favorites by her also:

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