Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Zippity Doo Dah! Zippity Day!

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,"Z".

Cue Uncle Remus here, singing The Song of the South aka Zippity Doo Dah. I hope you click on the link as this "Z" experience would not be the same without this song buzzzzzzing in your head!

These are two of the five baby swallows that are just about ready to leave the nest. they are at my friend's house and the five of them lined up next to each other are a hoot, but they were not in that pose when I came over to take these photos.

Zymurgist, or zymurgy. The study of fermentation. It is befitting to use a picture of Louis Pasteur since he got the science ball rolling on fermentation! You see, Louis wasn't all about mold and penicillin!

Zinc, or in this case, a zinc plate. Zinc is much cheaper to use than copper in the Intaglio/etching process. The downside to that is that in order to etch a zinc plate, you need to use a very dangerous acid called nitric acid. This is one of my earlier plates-student work.

Zebu

A type of cattle that is humped, more suitable to surviving the tropics and less prone to disease. This image came from this site here.

And there you have it, "Z". Be sure to come back next week as we begin our new round of ABC Wednesday!

15 comments:

kadermo said...

Many interesting 'Z' from you. nice to read.

photowannabe said...

A very interesting variety of Z words. I like your zinc plate and those baby birds singing their hearts out is terrific.

smith kaich jones said...

I wondered if you began again. Does that mean you will have to use different Z words next time? The zippity doo dah is priceless!

:) Debi

foto CHIP said...

You found several Z-s - for me it was a bit harder :)

studioJudith said...
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Roger Owen Green said...

My, my, my, oh what a wonderful zed.

Rose said...

A very interesting post; thanks for sharing! The baby birds are my favorite, though--what a great shot.

Q said...

I am singing!!!!!
Thank you for the link. So much fun.
Nice z's!
The zinc plate is very cool.
On to round 5~
I so enjoy Wednesdays.
Sherry

jay said...

Nice one! I like the zebu being milked - and it's funny, but I was talking to a young Italian lady at the weekend about the art of intaglio!

Joy said...

Zymurgist, what a wonderful word. Your hippo is lovely.

Leslie: said...

Lots of great Z's for today but I especially enjoyed the song. When my younger daughter was about 18 months old, I'd sing that to her when I was getting her into her pjs after her bath every night. She still remembers that to this day!

Paula said...

We have swallows next door and such fun they are.

The neighbors still have the xmas lights loosely hanging under the porch overhang where the nest is....as the babies get brave they leave the nest and hop hop hop along the string of lights.....until it is time for bed and then hop hop hop, back they go....sometimes stepping on top of one another...comical and magical and wonderful.

We're on the second set of renters in that nest so far this summer. A good year for babies I guess.

moongipsies said...

love the swallows photo.
Thanks for reading my blog and commenting !
Am having an interesting trip so far.

mapleview said...

I came via SS and that post is great, but I love birds and to be able to see a nest of baby birds is such a treat..You have such a unique blog....Michelle

Tumblewords: said...

Nifty Z's....and shadows do sometimes look better upside down. :)

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