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, "D".
OK, so I lied. You'll not be seeing any doldrums, kitty, dithers or Draculas here today. Except in words! I will say that when the earth shifts on it's axis during the 'winter' months in Hawaii, the islands land in an area that often has no wind. In the maritime world, that is called the doldrums. In Hawaii, we refer to it as "Kona" weather when there is no wind. Picture heat and humidity without trade winds and you have "Kona" weather.
But, I digress. This strange looking thing is a durian. A fruit. My husband will attest that the smell of the flesh of this fruit is like rotting flesh. The texture of the fruit (he says) is like snot. His words. I've never been brave enough to acquire one of these fruits for the sake of curiosity.
This is a boulder on the side of New Mexico Route 4. This segment of the road is past Jemez on the way to Valle Caldera. I had to make Linda stop and turn the car back around so that we could take pictures of this. Someone saw the shape of the boulder. Must've thought about it a lot. Schemed for who knows how long. Came back one day with quick set concrete and transformed the boulder into a dinosaur!
Dianthus. Pretty flowers. Easy to grow. You can buy the seeds and just broadcast them unless you're in a hurry (or have a short growing season).
Shhhhh! Be very quiet! Actually the deer here at Bandelier State Park paid no heed to us! They were hungry! Cue Julie Andrews leading us in a rousing chorus of "Do, a deer, a female deer" (from the Sound of Music).