Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Slew of "S's": Simply Silly!

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, "S".

A Spam Haiku Book made from Polymer Clay.

Each 'slab' of Spam has a Haiku written on it

Haiku #1

Glistens, pink, bejeweled

Nearly 2 X 4 inch slab

A GEM of a meat!

Haiku #2

Please hold your disdain

Had YOU grown up eating it

You'd feel differently.

Haiku #3

One bite transports me

Childhood dreams awake in me

Emotions abound!

Haiku #4

How do I love Spam?

Boiled, fried, broiled, baked in a stew

Much, so much to do!

(Please do not reprint any of this without my permission or I shall have to force feed you a can of Spam!)

Shaved Ice-a Hawaiian treat. The ice is shaved with a large circular blade. Not to be confused with a Snow Cone!!!

Shrimp Plant (that's what we call this in Hawaii. I'm sure it goes by other names, but I'm not aware of them!). Look closely at the yellow bloom; there are little white things sticking out between the petals. THAT'S the part that looks like a shrimp. Click on the image to get a larger view.

Sludge

Really. This was in my sister's neighbor's yard. The bottle of water is to put weight on a branch to train it to grow in a certain direction. Over time, 'sludge' grew in the bottle of water. Well, I'm sure it's some sort of fungus, but to me, it looks like sludge!

Spiral Staircase

This is the world famous spiral staircase in the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It's famous because engineers, architects and carpenters are STUMPED as to how this staircase can bear the weight load. For the sake of preservation, they no longer let folks walk up this staircase.

Succulent Plant

I have a lot of "S's", don't I?

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a great selection of fun "s" words! and so colorful! I love the staircase!

Reader Wil said...

Great choises for S ! I love the succulent plant! Very beautiful! Thanks for showing and for visiting.

smith kaich jones said...

Spam???!!! Oh my! Spam!! I am almost without words.

And those shrimp plants really looks like they are all in a row, like little penguins, maybe dancing a line dance. :)

These are so fun & the succulent plant is gorgeous! And I must say it is probably the only blog post in the history of blogging that includes sludge & spam together. I'm going to google it up & see what I get! LOL!

:) Debi

Paula Scott said...

Yep. Sludge and Spam. A very rare combination indeed! LOL

photowannabe said...

Wonderful selection of S's. Sludge is most original...
Love the haikus abput Spam.
Shh don't tell anyone ...."T" will be tufas.

Paula said...

Such sublime succulents.....so sensuous. *sigh*

RuneE said...

Lots of nice S's her, but as a hobby photographer, the "succulent plant took the cake", so to speak.

Carolyn said...

Wonderful s words and beautiful photos. I will never infringe on your copywrite!!!! I love the Haiku! Thanks for sharing.
Smiles

jay said...

I love your posts - they are so full of interest and information!

The Spam haikus! LOL!! So funny!

We have Shrimp Plants here, but only as houseplants, and I've never been able to keep one for long. I do have a succulent just the same as the one you have shown us, though. It does well in my conservatory. I love the picture you took of yours!

The bottle - what a great idea! I might try that. And the spiral staircase .. wow. I guess it's just perfectly balanced and the ratio is just right. It's a shame it's no longer used.

Carol said...

Yes, you DO have alot of SSS, but they are all so good! I think my fave has got to be the haikus on spam...so original...the succulent plant looks real...

Paula Scott said...

Yes, the succulent plant is real! It is in the graveyard just east of Kaunakakai on Molokai. Many family members have been laid to rest there. There are several grave sites with these plants as they grow with very little water and help to make the site look better. Sure beats the artificial flowers that get dirty and fade!

Joy said...

What a colourful S. That shaved ice looks interesting. The star is of course the succulent photo.

Q said...

Lots and lots of fun s's! Spam is very funny!
You are surrounded.
Such fun. I also love the succulent plant photograph!
Sherry

Tumblewords: said...

Superb selection of s's! The staircase is fascinating. I love the spam haiku! Too clever!

chanpheng said...

Pretty funny. The spam Haiku is great!

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

My, my ... . . you are full of S's
and
great pics of S's:
that
Succulent Shot is Simply Sensuous !

Jjjj

shopannies said...

spam and snowcones grew up with both of them

Hey Harriet said...

Ewwww...Spam! Great selection and a very creative use of spam. Just yesterday I stumbled upon a pinhole camera made from a Spam tin. The guy who created it called it a Spamera...hehe :D

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