ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. Our Host, Mrs. Nesbitt hails from Great Britain. Says Mrs. Nesbitt: "Some have been with us from the very first round, others have joined in along the way! What fun! Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture! ABC Wednesday is now entering a 3rd year of fun! I'll raise a glass to you all!". We started with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "A".
Have you ever seen them? If you live in New Mexico, you have. But, this is how adobe buildings are made. A very ancient building technique that is actually very energy efficient and very 'green'. Many old buildings here in this state are made from adobe and have historical importance. Our soil here is very high in clay and the mud is made from this clay along with water and straw. Every so many years, these buildings have to get "re-mudded" so that they don't disintegrate.
Apparently, this one did not get "re-mudded" and has fallen by the wayside. Even in a state of ruins, adobe buildings have their appeal.
They are everywhere in Hawaii and are easy to grow there. As a cut flower, they last for a few weeks. If you grow a good number of these in Hawaii, folks know it and come around asking you if they can have some of your flowers for whatever occasion it is that they need it for. These were at the Hilo Farmer's Market. A must see if you are ever in Hilo. It meets every Wednesday and Saturday. The produce there is to DIE for!
A late afternoon evening as the sun is going down-I love the light on this arroyo. And what about the arugula, you ask? Well, as I was getting this post together, that popped into my mind as I thought that that would've made a good ABC post for the letter "A". Maybe I'll remember to for round 6!!!