Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's a Xeric World (at least it is here!)

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??


Sylvia K said...

Great, colorful post for the X Day, Paula, and that isn't an easy thing to do! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

ABC Team

Roger Owen Green said...

It's surprising we ALL don't do xylophone!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Wanda said...

The plants look like by succulents, but I've never see the X name for them. Good job.

Music always brightens out day!

Kay L. Davies said...

I've threatened for years to change from lawn to Xeriscaping, but haven't done it. This year we've had so much rain in southeastern Alberta, it would have drowned all the xeric plants, I'm sure.

gigihawaii said...

Why does anybody choose to play an instrument, for that matter?!
Love that pic of the succulents.

Joy said...

Pretty xeric plants. The house might have been small for a xylophone but it must always have been full of music. I am always mesmerised by people playing xylophones, especially at speed.

Gigi Ann said...

I loved the music on the little youtube video. I have always loved to listen to someone playing the xylophone.

Meryl said...

Great post. I love the colors of those succulents and the clip as well.

Hildred and Charles said...

Love the music, and the succulents are beautiful. I have some hen and chickens in my garden, newly planted, - have always see lots of chicks, but now I have a hen watching over them, too.

Reader Wil said...

Great post Paula! Clever to find words to this letter. Every time I am surprised that so many people manage to come up with new words. Have a great Wednesday!

Gattina said...

I also thought of a xylophone, but my cats don't have one, lol !

Shooting Parrots said...

Xcellent xylophone video! I seem to recall they were a popular instrument used in variety acts in the 50s and 60s.

Tumblewords: said...

Fantastic photo of the xeric world. It's rare to see xylophones now - although as children, we had smaller ones which must have driven everyone over the edge. :) Great post.

chubskulit said...

eXcellent choice! When I was in high school, I dream of joining the corps to play xylophone but I couldn't afford to buy one lol so I wasn't able to.

Please come and find out what the Letter X is at my page. Have a lovely day.


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