Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I imagine these Z's have all been done before, but I'm not about to quit at this point. So here they are.

Z IS FOR ...
MOTH (the Man of the House) caught napping along with Cody, our son's cat when we were in Boise recently.

How did we ever live without them? -- but now they've almost been replaced with velcro!

(according to WIKIPEDIA)
A zigzag is a pattern made up of small corners at variable angles, though constant within the zigzag, tracing a path between two parallel lines; it can be described as both jagged and fairly regular. Traditionally a "zig" points in the left direction (/) and a "zag" points right (\). 
{That's interesting. Didn't know that before}. 
Regular apeirogon zig-zag.png
Examples of zigzags

Lightning is often depicted with a zigzag design, with long downward strokes and short backward ones.
The trace of a triangle wave or a sawtooth wave is a zigzag.
Pinking shears are designed to cut cloth or paper with a zigzag edge, to lessen fraying.
Zigzags are a basic decorative pattern used on pottery, and are often seen in the cuts which separate pieces of ravioli pasta.
In sewing, a zigzag stitch is a machine stitch in a zigzag pattern.
Click HERE  for more 'Z's and then watch for next round NINE beginning soon!


snafu said...

I like the zzzZZZZ bit, do they know you posted them? Getting a bit into geek land with sawtooth and triangular waveforms, more my territory. Like you, I did not know the difference between a zig and a zag.

AutumnLeaves said...

I love zippers. I don't care for velcro.

Roger Owen Green said...

The zigzag stuff was really interesting!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Shooting Parrots said...

I never knew that about zigzags. But doesn't that mean that your example is a zagzig?!

MorningAJ said...

If you start from the other end does it become a gazgiz?

Great Zs.

Jane and Chris said...

Aaah,the picture of MOTH and Cody is lovely!
Jane x

Dartford Warbler said...

There are pathways, called the Zigzags, leading up and down the steep cliffs at Bournemouth. They are a joy for children to run down and a pleasure for adults, who can stop and enjoy a different sea view at every turn. It is not so much fun climbing back up again!

A lovely photo of your Moth and his feline friend.

John said...

Taking zzzzs once in a while is very refreshing.

MY ABC, have a nice da!

*Honest Abe said...

I can relate to the dozing photo. I do it a lot.

jane said...

interesting info about zig and zag - they say you learn somehting new everyday - have a good week - Jane

Wanda said...

Know MOTH looks downright out of it!!! Don snoozes in his recliner most every afternoon.

I think I only have one item in my closet that has a zipper. But I do remember having to learn how to put on in, in my first sewing class.

Oh yes, rickrat...Was on every little dress or skirt my mother made us.

I have a "Zig" in my post, Zig Ziglar.

Very creative and good post to end Round 8.

Doohie said...

I'll never remember which is a zig and which is a zag. :-)

mrsnesbitt said...

fantastic to hear you are in for Round 9 Chris xxxxx Loved the collection - as I always do.

Berowne said...

How often life zigs when it should have zagged...

jabblog said...

Most interesting. Pushing out a few Zs is always refreshing, for man and beast;-)

kaybee said...

Love how Cody is also taking his zzzz's....keeping MOTH company!

Velcro is useful for some things, especially for kids, but I still prefer zippers - old fashioned, I guess

claude said...

Nice post fir Z, Chris.
The first photo reminds me when our little pretty female cat made a nap with my husband.

photowannabe said...

Perfect choices for Z.
My MOTH does hours of ZZZZ's in the recliner while he is "resting his eyes".