Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ABC Wednesday: X is for xylography and xanthous


Really?  The challenge of X sent me running to the dictionary.  I confess that I didn't know these words until I ran through the short X list.  But never let ignorance stop you from giving it the old college try.  Hence:
The xanthoutic light bathes the columns that mark the entrance to The Morcom Rose Garden.  The garden is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood off a busy street.  Many Oaklanders don't know it exists.

 The sign that marks its entrance is a simple example of xylography

This garden opened in 1932 and now features 6,000 plants throughout its eight acres.  It also includes terraces, a cascade fountain and a reflecting pool.  It is a popular venue for weddings.  With all the budget cuts, the city relies on the Friends of the garden to help maintain it.

How'd I do?  For more "X" photos from around the world, go to ABC Wednesday.  You'll find lots of entertaining takes on this week's letter.

12 comments:

  1. Perfect choices for the letter X. I lived across the Bay for my entire life and never heard of that rose garden either.

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  2. Very creative use of X! Funny because I had to refer to my thesaures to find a "V" word a couple of weeks ago. I'm not sure why exactly but these columns look edible.

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  3. You did good. And a lovely xanthous rose at the end as well...

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  4. A magnificent place for the rose garden!!!

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  5. you did fabulous! a great X word!
    I'd love to visit that rose garden. It sounds superb.

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  6. you did a great job!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  7. Clever rendition of "X", Carolyn!
    You are right about that rose garden not being known by most Oaklanders. It's another of Oakland's hidden gems.

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  8. Don't be ashamed of using the dictionary - we all do. Very often UI have the photos and combine the dictionary with a bit of lateral thinking.

    This one was pure pleasure to see.

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  9. You did a fine job! I love the columns most of all.

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  10. That's a nice little find. I discover new places in my area I didn't know existed from time to time.

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