Tuesday, December 28, 2010

They Call Me Mellow Yellow

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 seventh 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".


Xanthic: yellow or yellowish in color.


Xanthomelanous: pertaining to races of men (and women) with an olive, brown, or yellow complexion. That  would be me. Anyway, much handier to use myself as an example than a random person from a Google search that might not appreciate being posted on my blog! And, truth be told, I exaggerated the color shift on this to accentuate the yellow (not very flattering).


Xanthophyll: a yellow crystalline pigment found in plants; it is related to carotene and is the basis of the yellow seen in autumn leaves. As evident with these aspens.


Xanophane: a yellow pigment of the retina. Rocky, our cat, has yellow eyes. Must be from the xanophane-although I'm not entirely sure if I have this right. This is about all the definition says! And, the images from a Google search are mostly of butterflies (which I don't understand if it's about the retina...).

Well, that was fun! I thought I wasn't going to have much to post by way of "X"!


gigihawaii said...

You look nice in the photo. And so does your cat!

Sylvia K said...

Love all of your photos as always! And you look terrific! That's a glowing golden color, Paula -- besides, it's fun!! Hope you had a great Christmas holiday and wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Kay L. Davies said...

It IS fun when you get going on it, isn't it, Paula? Good post for X day.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gigi Ann said...

You are a lovely yellow mellow person. I learn so much from your post today, I didn't know about all the yellow things.

Roger Owen Green said...

Good shots. But no Donovan?
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Joy said...

That pesky Google images, I think its run by steam it gives such unrelated results. It probably thought xanthopterine (a pigment obtained from butterflies)was near enough. You look a very mellow yellow.
Happy New Year.

rebecca said...

hey paula!!!
our sons are the same age...and our cats are look-a-likes!

fun post!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely perfect photos for the "Mellow Yellow". I like the example of you. Nice to meet you!

rebecca said...

you have me worried....can you not tell that all these tin pieces of art are made by lady bug circus???

please pop by and read again....and let me know if i need to make this more clear.
all the glory goes to jenny!!!


Tumblewords: said...

Love the title of your post - you are a beautiful person, too! Excellent X's!

rebecca said...

dear one...can you come and add your prayers for allegra???
thnak you so much...

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Perfect examples! Thanks for the informative post.

ABC Wednesday Team

RuneE said...

One thought in two minds - highly respected X ;-)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great choices for the letter "X." I now have another word to describe myself: Xanthomelanous! Thank you. :-) Happy New Year!

Leslie: said...

HEY HEY PAULA! Your skin looks like HAY! LOL Just kidding! Great shot and lots of good X words this week. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! :D

Spadoman said...

Easy for you to say. I don't think I can pronounce these "X" words! At least they are not X rated!(I don't think)
Yellow is one of my favorite colors. I especially like Yellow and Red together. And I am Mediteranian, full blood Italian, therefore olive or Xwhatever.
You are very easy to look at, by the way, enhanced yellow shading or not.
The best of the New Year to you and all you hold dear, every day of it.


Carver said...

You did an excellent job with the letter X. I enjoyed your photographs so much and I'm impressed with how many X words you were able to illustrate.

Marie said...

Ah ah, remembering Donovan. I wish my face was "basanée" but I am as white as a turnip :-))

Great blog, I like it very much.

Have a great year 2011!


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