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!
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!
One photo here is kind is unknow to me.