ABC Wednesday is a word meme with participants from around the world. This fabulous meme was created and hosted by Mrs. Denise Nesbitt who hails from Great Britain. Over time, others have joined in to help host this wonderful and informative meme. We are now in our EIGHTH round! Some of the participants have been with this from the very first round; others have joined in along the way. Each week we are taken across the globe to see the varied and exciting contributions people have taken the time to discover and capture. We start with the letter, "A" and each week we post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. This week's letter is, "X".
I'm pretty sure we all know what xeric is by now! After all, we are on round 8 of ABC Weds and there aren't enough "X" words to go around! However, I found a site dedicated to those who love all plants xeric, called the Xeric World Forum. This image is from a member of that site, but it does not say who took/added the image to give credit to (not that I can easily find anyway). So, whoever you are, I thank you for this image. I have images of xeric plants that I can use, but I love the color combination on these.
But, yes, it has been DRY here, so it is a xeric world. I don't remember when the last time was that we had rain. And, more fires seem to erupt around us. We here in Rio Rancho are in no grave danger, but the entire city of Los Alamos (it's a small city) was evacuated. Of course, there were a few who insisted on staying. Are they out of their minds????? They must be.
I can actually claim to have a xylophone in my life! My dad's youngest brother, Uncle Teddy (he passed away a few years ago) had a xylophone. He lived with Grandma in her 3 bedroom one bathroom house, which was (I'm guessing here) less than 800 sq. ft. Tight quarters, so I don't know how there was room for this instrument as it is large! Uncle Teddy had a really nice xylophone and it was fun to watch any body play it. I still wonder to this day as to why he choose to play a xylophone. I mean, if you think about it, a really small and remote island out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Xylophone??