Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Letter "O"

ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. Our Host, Mrs. Nesbitt hails from Great Britain. We started with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. We are now in our second year, round 4! This week's letter is, "O".

Octopus lure

An ancient Hawaiian fishing tool used to lure and catch octopus.

Orchid

These are growing in the wild right off the side of Volcano Village Road on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Outrigger

As in, outrigger canoes. This is the Kamehameha Canoe Club in Hilo; perhaps one of the largest canoe clubs in the state of Hawaii. You can read more about this club and Hawaiian canoe paddling traditions here.

Owl

In Hawaii, the word for owl is, "pueo" (pronounce all the vowels).

12 comments:

Mara said...

I like your owl. He looks so severe!

Babooshka said...

Many O's but the first one took me by complete surprise. Unusual choice.

photowannabe said...

Great choices for the letter O. I sure didn't know what the first picture was. Learn something new evertime on these blogs.

James said...

Great post and You get originality points for octopus lure.

Sylvia K said...

Great collection of Os! Super shots! That first one was a surprise, never heard of that!

Tumblewords: said...

Lovely selection of O's. I've never heard of an octopus lure. Now my mind is working overtime. :) Good post!

Carol said...

Lots of Os...nice octopus lure...and I like the owl...

Reader Wil said...

Great "O" words. Thanks for sharing!

Grace and Bradley said...

Very nice post of "o". Thanks for sharing.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

I simply MUST have an
Octopus Lure!!!

jay said...

That octopus lure looks vicious! I've never seen one before! It almost looks like an octopus head itself.

The orchids are pretty!

Hey Harriet said...

A nice 'o' collection! That owl is cute. Or I should say Pueo! What a funny sounding name for an owl!

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