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 ♫
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.
Prelude Lake Territorial Park (Source)
It is also a special place to see the Northern Lights.
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!
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!