24-S by R o g e r

 

1960s fashionSince I’m in my sixties, I thought I’d note the signifance of those numbers:

60 – a composite number, with divisors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and 60, making it a highly composite number. 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour. 60 Minutes is a very successful news program.

61– the number of home runs Roger Maris of the New York Yankees hit in 1961 to break Babe Ruth’s record

62– in the US, you can collect Social Security at age 62. But, perhaps you shouldn’t

63 – the atomic number of the element europium

64– the square of 8, the cube of 4, and the sixth power of 2. WILL you still need me?

65– the smallest integer that can be expressed as a sum of two distinct positive squares in two ways, 65 = 8 squared + 1 squared = 7 squared + 4 squared.

66 – the total number of chapters in the Bible book of Isaiah. The total number of books in the Protestant edition of the Bible. My current age

67 – the sum of five consecutive primes (7 + 11 + 13 + 17 + 19)

68 – the largest known number to be the sum of two primes in exactly two different ways: 68 = 7 + 61 = 31 + 37

69 – a wager amount NOT allowed on the American quiz show JEOPARDY!

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23-S by Melody

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Do you know we’re running to the last part of this round? Including this S, 8 to go still… time does fly, doesn’t it? In just a couple of weeks Round 24 will start… how about that? Maybe a little earlie on both counts but I already want to thank you for your loyal participation and visits with comments and also I already want to invite you to stay on, or join if you’re new, to our meme! 
We love to may greet you and look at that what goes through your mind thinking of the letter wich turn it is.
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For 23-S

I’ve chosen 2 animals wich I like very much! Although I prefer birds above all, I really can not name, to be honest, 1 animal that is my nr.1 favorite. Besides birds…. these two are very special and delicate, gorgeous to look at, ‘just’ 2 of the wonderful species that live on our planet, 2 of so many.

These two animals I photographed in a Zoo, at a little 3 hours drive from where I live, from the north-east part of The Netherlands to the south-west part of it, Rotterdam to be precise. Blijdorp as it is called. I visit it twice a year but these two photo’s are from januari 2017, the other photo’s of that visit can be watched HERE 

The most mesmarising creature of the sea to me: The Seahorse… in Dutch we call them “Zeepaardje” unlike many other animals this animals name is liturally translated.

Secondly… the Serval, a very beautiful and rare feline. In Dutch we don’t have another name for it, we call it Serval also.

 

 

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

 

Photo-Challenge started by Mrs. Nesbitt on august 5th 2007.
Since 12th January 2018 at ABC-Wednesday  23-S ~ November 13th, 2018

22 S by Bevely

S is for Spring

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S is for Spring – which has finally made a permanent presence here in South Western Ontario. With  snow and ice late in April and still some frost warnings even last week, I despaired of ever seeing Spring.

But there are now flowers growing in gardens, magnolia trees blossoming and grass growing so long, it is needing its second mowing.

For me, spring means a farewell to winter finally and a time for warmer weather. Here’s a poem I wrote using a common form:

Here’s a tribute to spring as we say goodbye to winter:

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring
Goodbye to winter coats and boots
Hello to jackets and runners

Goodbye to frigid temperatures and snow
Hello to warmer weather and rain

Goodbye to slipping and sliding on ice
Hello to sloshing and stamping in rain puddles

Goodbye to furnaces and closed up houses
Hello to windows flung open

New life, green grass, mud and sun – welcome spring.

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Flowers though, are my true favourites. Here to provide a touch of beauty are a few flowers growing in our gardens.

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I was finally able to put out my hanging baskets and planters. Last to plant will be the tomatoes and peppers – maybe next week.

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But it does mean dandelions – I spend at least an hour today getting rid of them from our lawn. I am still sore!

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The days will get warmer, more flowers will bloom and summer will soon be here. I plan to enjoy Spring now that it has really arrived.

 

 

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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