Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Letter "P"

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, "P".

PELE

The goddess of Fire. Growing up in Hawaii, there are many stories about sightings of Pele's wanderings. She is often seen as an old woman with long, white hair. For a complete background on the legend of Pele, go here.

Pebbles

Plumeria

Well, the underside of one as this one got washed up on shore! Note the remnants of a honeysuckle on the plumeria, a small branch with thorns on it, a piece of probably Kingsford charcoal (click on the image to get a closer look). The ocean is quite democratic on what it washes up onto the shore!

Papaya Picker

Not just papaya! I'm grimacing as hubby was taking too long to snap the shot! And the fact that it was becoming too 'posed' (hey, another "p" word!).

14 comments:

Mara said...

That pebble is just beautiful. It looks like it has been covered in some sort of black goo, but it makes it better.

mitt vattenhål said...

love the pebble abd I sure want to be the one able to pick mangoes!!

mitt vattenhål said...

sorry.... ofcourse I ment papays, this delicious fruit I often use in salads

Babooshka said...

Pebbles and papayas what a lovely combination

photowannabe said...

Perfect choices for the letter P. Love the smell of Plumaria and the shot of it on the beach is great.

Sylvia K said...

What great shots! Love the pebble, really beautiful! And papayas make a deliciously perfect "P" Day!

James said...

You Put it out of the Park Polynesian style. Primo Post!

Tumblewords: said...

Great selection of P's. I was lucky enough to visit Hawaii once and still have warm memories of all the luscious flowers and foods!

Marie Reed said...

Cool! I'm clicking now to find out more about Pele!

Reader Wil said...

Interesting legend about Pele. The Maoris in New Zealand have similar stories and they look like the Hawaiian people.Thanks for sharing.

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! Love that 'papaya picker' photo. Hope it was yummy after all that posing and climbing up the ladder! The plumeria is sweet. I have one of those trees in my yard, but sadly it is bare now. Super 'p' selection :)

Paula Scott said...

I'm glad to hear that you are using the link for Pele. That particular link is a wonderful explaination and certainly gives the "local flavor" of the legend!

Jay said...

I love the pebble, too! And the petals washed up on the shore.

Grace and Bradley said...

Great pictures and post for "P". And again they are so Hawaiian. Thanks for sharing

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