Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Volleying with Valiant V's

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, "V".

All vernacular put aside, we shall commence with the "V's"! I call these, "Violet Stones". Not being a geologist, I have no idea what they are except that they are stones and that they are violet (some folks might want to call them purple).

I have one of these but couldn't find mine to photograph. This vernier scale image is from Wikipedia's page. The instrument that has this vernier scale is on referred to as a caliper. The measurement on this instrument is the vernier scale. Have I totally confused you?

Vinegar. Cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, white balsamic vinegar...I could go on and on. One can NEVER have too many kinds of vinegars!

Ugh!!! I saw these at the Natural History Museum here in Albuquerque. Vinegaroon. They seem a bit vile, don't they? But, they are not. Sigh...I didn't have my camera with me, so this is from the Wikipedia's page again. It looks like a scorpion, but it really isn't. They are also known as whip scorpions (to make matters more confusing). Go to the link to find out more about these sci-fi like creatures.

I wasn't sure a few weeks ago if I could come up with V's, so I am feeling rather victorious that I have!

5 comments:

photowannabe said...

You showed a vast variety of varied V's.

Very vivacious work.

jay said...

Your ABC posts are always so interesting and original!

I have a vague memory of being taught about the Vernier scale, but can't remember a thing about it!

The vinegaroon - I took a picture of one of those in a natural history museum a few weeks ago! I'd totally forgotten about it ... but I wouldn't have remembered to use it because I know them as whip scorpions. Once again, the name 'vinegaroon' rings a faint bell, though.

That's about the state of my mind these days, lots of faint bells ringing, and I've no idea what half of them are! LOL!

Marie Reed said...

Great V's! I love raspberry vinegar and dip raw veggies in it! Yum!

Carol said...

I love the violet stones! You have some great Vs and an interesting post...I thought that was a scorpion...

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

Thank goodness you got through that one :

Victory over V's, indeed!

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