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 TENTH 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, "I".
Ionic order: Wikipedia (dictionaries, art and architecture textbooks) describe this as "one of the three orders or organizational systems of classical architecture, the other two canonic orders being the Doric and the Corinthian".
It is amazing how Greek and Roman architecture has carried through for so many centuries long after these civilizations disappeared.
The Santa Fe Indian Market is an annual event. The image above is of contestants waiting to go on stage for a costume competition (in the sense of traditional wear). This year's event will be on Aug. 18-19 and their website describes the event as:
"The Santa Fe Indian Market is a 91-year-old Native art market. It is the largest and most prestigious Native arts market in the world and the largest cultural event in the southwest. The yearly event is held during the third weekend of August. Over 1,100 Native artists from the U.S. and Canada sell their artwork. The Indian Market attracts 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. Quality and authenticity are the hallmarks of the Santa Fe Indian Market."
Icicles. Makes me cold just thinking about them! Yet, they are beautiful, aren't they? Even when they look (and might be) treacherous. Dripping water freezing mid air.
(curvy icicle image from Wikipedia)
And, this is what happens when there is enough of a wind present while it is freezing in mid air!
Eeeewww!! I'm sure many of you are retracting as you read the word, intestines! Hey-but we can't do without them, can we? At least I posted a tamed down image from the dictionary! If you want to see the real deal, you'll have to watch Dr. Oz. or take an Anatomy and Physiology course.