Tuesday, July 30, 2013

C IS FOR .......

C IS FOR....
CALABASH
This word is quite familiar to me but I really didn't know what it was, then when I found out, I realized I had a great photo of a really beautiful looking CALABASH



Isn't it gorgeous?  Standing about waist height, this calabash can be seen in the foyer of Gaylord's Plantation Restaurant, near Lihue on Kauai.

A calabash is a gourd, and they come in many different sizes -- not usually as big as this.  They are used for storage of many different things. Smaller one are usually used for holding water.

This one, as large as it is and  highly polished as you can see, is truly a work of art.  So glad I thought of it for our letter C.

C is also for COYOTE and since I have mentioned them frequently as inhabiting our area, I offer the only proof I have:  two very inferior photos,  But there he is, just across the creek from our house.  I took these one evening when it was almost dark.  



Do you think he saw me??

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11 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

I did not know there was such a thing as a calabash. I thought it was something Jimmy Durante said: "Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash and all the ships at sea!"

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Leslie: said...

I'd hate it if we had coyotes that close. I'd be afraid to go for an evening stroll.

Leslie
abcw team

ChrisJ said...

Leslie: Coyotes don't bother with people unless it would be a child under two and it was very hungry. They are more interested in cats, small dogs, rabbits, baby raccoons and possums etc.

Roger: I knew I'd heard that word before, but forgot it was Jimmy Durante.

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for your post, Chris! When I was in Israel every night the jackals came out .I suppose they are like coyotes. They don't care for people but hunt small animals like cats.
Have a great week.
Wil,ABCW Team.

Mar said...

That's a new word for me, beautiful calabash!!

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claude said...

This calabash is very beautiful.
I saw a coyote near Yellowstone park.
Since the biggning of spring, we can hear a very melodious bird song in the poplartrees of the neighbor'. We cannot see this bird.
On last week I got succesful in finding what is this bird. It is an oriole.

photowannabe said...

Love the shot Chris of the Coyote looking at you.
Just keep an eye on Scruffy.....
The Calabash pot is gorgeous. I had forgotten about that kind of tree and I do remember Jimmy Durante saying good night to Mrs. Calabash at the end of his show.

Nanka said...

"Calabash" has interested me tremendously!! In Indian languages, and in mother of all languages - Sanskrit, there is a word "Kalash" which means a waterpot, for the same use, but made of metal, has been in use for centuries B.C and appears in Indian epics and mythological stories too!! Very Interesting Chris!!


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Martha said...

We hear coyotes in the orchard in the dark of night. They are quite eerie sounding when you know they are on the hunt and have closed in on some poor helpless creature. The I close the window and turn up the air conditioner to drown out the noise. And, I like to stay out of the orchard in the dark of night. Too spooky!

Kay L. Davies said...

The calabash is gorgeous, Chris! And I'm sure, with those bright yellow eyes, the coyote saw you. Your first flash is probably what made him turn around.
With animals as elusive as coyotes, two fuzzy shots are probably equal to one good one.
K

sandy said...

that's a pretty calabash - never heard of it though.