* A-Z Challenge: Z!!!!

I do not have a zaar or a zither or a zea

My zaglossus is at the cleaners and my zebibit can’t be seen.

If my camera had a zabaglion, I’d capture a zurvan,

But it doesn’t and I can’t so here’s my last zaman.

 

 

Zaman

 

* A-Z Challenge: Y

Y is for all the Yard work waiting, waiting, waiting.  Is it my fault we got five inches of rain last week?  The downpour was the only reason the Yard work was deferred.  I would do some Yard work right now if the National Weather Service had not just issued a severe thunderstorm warning.  Seriously, I would.

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* A-Z Challenge: X

This image is the original icon for most alphabet charts until the last 5 to 10 years, apart from Xylophone.  Some folks have realized that very few kindergarten and first grade words start with X.  Many alphabet charts today depict an X at the end of a word, with foX and boX competing for first place.  And yes, this is my foot, which now glows in the dark from so many X-rays!

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* A-Z Challenge: W

W is for Weekend Wildness!  We had a birthday party, two movies, a shopping spree, and overall Wackiness with the kiddos (our nephews and nieces, if you’re new to the blog).  If you haven’t yet concluded that I enjoy decorating cakes but have absolutely no finesse or control of icing tubes, well, are you blind?  The young relatives, however, were impressed with SpongeBob’s friend, Sandy.  The oldest nephew and his friend thought one particular aspect of this cake was especially intriguing.  As I asked my niece was piece of Sandy she wanted, I heard them whispering and giggling, “I know what I would choose!”

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The funniest part of the birthday celebration was my niece’s determined effort to place the candles upside down in the cake.  Totally WIld!

* A-Z Challenge: T and U

I was in a precious one’s house where a delicious Indian meal was being prepared.  It was no problem for her to find me foods and spices for the letters T and U.  I wish you could smell the photos!

You might be wondering about that little white blob next to the Tamarind.  It’s my nephew Christopher’s Tooth.  As we worked through our tutoring session, Christopher nibbled on a granola bar and unexpectedly spit a glob onto the table.  I cried, “What is that?” and he4 answered causally, “My tooth!”  He was unperturbed and I grabbed a baggie.

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Have you eaten Ume-Shisho or Umeboshi?  And how much does one household need???   Thankfully, enough for me to photograph.

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* A-Z Challenge: R is for Radish and Radha

In this last week of the A-Z Challenge, I am trying to do at least 2 letters a day.  Today it was so easy, thanks to some special folks.  My sister had a (slightly) Rotting Daikon Radish, which looks like a beluga whale to me.

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And another special person had figures of Krishna and Radha.  Radha is on the the right, a Hindu goddess.  I love the intricate and colorful work that went into these figures.

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* A-Z and Cee Again: P

This is my entry for both the A-Z Challenge and Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge.  I’m thinking it could be called “Power Clocks.”  Or maybe someone can think of a better name, starting with P, of course.

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* A-Z Challenge and Cee’s oddball challenge: O

I took a photo of this Odd and creepy figure today.  I’d passed it numerous times as it stood in the corner of an art room, but I had to take a closer look.  For the first time, I noticed the knife in its hand.  OOh!  I am thinking this will fit with Cee’s Oddball Challenge and move me along in the A-Z world as well!  Shivers.

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* A-Z Challenge: N is for Naughty

I guess this photo could also be called “Fire in the Hole!”  NAUGHTY Mrs. Everson almost set the school room on fire!  Who knew the fan behind me would be such a NUISANCE?  Or that my clothing was perilously close to the flame?  NOT me!  The NURSE who filmed this did try to warn me.

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