For the past few weeks, knowing that the letter "X" was coming up for ABC Wednesday's post, and not wanting to use the word "xylophone" (I'm a retired music teacher and it just seemed too obvious)..
|photo taken from this site|
I kept my eyes open for other examples of "X" around me. These kite surfers..that we saw in Victoria a few weeks ago..
quite often gave me some "X" photos as I watched their lines criss-cross.
Perhaps, I will leave you to find the X's in the rest of these.
|Flowers by False Creek|
|Cruise ship near Victoria|
|Finch in some pine needles|
|A warning along the shore by the Bard on the Beach tents at Vanier Park|
|Algae in the pond at Vanier Park|
|Another algae shot|
|Blossoms and branches at Granville Island|
|The Casino that I walk by as we travel east along the seawall.|
|Science World under construction|
|Science World aga|
Xenia is the goddess of hospitality. My final "X" idea has to do with this theme. In the photo below, non-hospitable people are punished and those who have offered their home generously are rewarded. (More explained if you have time to check out the link.)
|"Jupiter and Mercurius in the house of Philemon and Baucis" by Peter Paul Rubens: |
Zeus and Mercury, testing a village's practice of hospitality, were received only by Baucis and Philemon,
who were rewarded while their neighbors were punished.
Thank you, Raven, and thank you, dear readers, for stopping by. To see what other bloggers across the world have come up with to honour the letter X, check out the wonderful ABC Wednesday site.