All images courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Unusually, I am preparing well ahead – well, a day or two, anyway – for the 2023 A to Z Challenge. It is several years since I undertook this challenge.
I am basing my posts on ‘Nature’, a fairly wide-ranging theme, I think you’ll agree.
One of the wonderful things about ‘Nature’ is that most things have at least two names, the official, usually Latin name, and the accepted common name or names. Some things have many different local names. It also means that one ‘thing’ may appear in several categories, though Q, U and X are a bit thin.
For example, woodlouse can be categorised under W (obviously!)
If you should be tempted to try eating these tiny crustaceans, be warned that they taste unpleasantly of strong urine. (Would weak urine be a more acceptable taste?)
As an aside, how many woodlice would one need to create a starter?
They are also a popular pet! Some are bred specifically for their colour.
Should you so desire it, the Rubber Ducky will set you back more than $100 (£100) for six individuals.
Rubber Ducky Isopod, (Cubaris sp. "Rubber Ducky")
Oh, damn, now I can’t use woodlouse . . . !
From a plethora of photographs in Lightroom, I have compiled a list of ‘things beginning with’ and now have to select one or two for each letter, otherwise my posts will be unconscionably long. I just hope I can continue to the end, to Z, (there I go, ramming it home again) rather than fading out ignominiously around the half-way mark.