Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Z IS FOR...

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


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


ZIG ZAG
(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.
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HERE WE ARE AT THE END OF ANOTHER ROUND OF ABC WEDNESDAY 
SPONSORED BY MRS. NESBITT.
Click HERE  for more 'Z's and then watch for next round NINE beginning soon!

18 comments:

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".