Wednesday, June 3, 2009

O is for...


* Oregon * orchestras * opportunities taken * occasions * obelisk * Old Glory * ocean breezes * orangutan * old bottles, letters, lace * open-mindedness * October * objet d'art * ostentatious * overnight bags * Oreos with milk * off-the-cuff speeches * oscillating fans * onomatopoeia * orbits * outlaws * Olympics * opossums * okra * one-horse towns * ostrich eggs * oxygen * overhead compartments on a plane * observatories * otherworldly stories * off-kilter ways of looking at the world * open-hearted generosity * Orson Scott Card * optimism * octopus * odors * omelets * Oval Office * oinking piglets * orcas * O * organization * osprey * owls * oilcloth * opposable thumbs * Ozymandias * oleo * odd balls * orange juice, fresh squeezed * Oxford English Dictionary * opals * ocean side cottages * origami * ornery old men * orange, the color * Oompa Loompas * osmosis * Oscar Wilde * oil paintings * orioles * otters * olives stuffed with jalapenos * obstacle course * orderly stacks of freshly folded laundry * Oma * opinions * orchids * Ode to Joy * Op Art * octagonal buildings * obedient children * oak trees * oboes * obnoxiousness * odious, the word not the trait * odometers * opulence * off-season prices on vacation packages * opaque windows * open air theaters * opera houses * Operation, the game * original thoughts * outdoor activities * overtures *

Don't you just love the alphabet?


To see more work from these excellent photographers, click the individual links. O by Eva the Weaver. Old letters & bottles by Ennui. Oak tree by Perfect Pic Hunter. Oscillating Fan by allthpix. To find out more about the Alphabetica project, see the sidebar. To see the entire project so far, click the Alphabetica label at the end of this post.

24 comments:

Derrick said...

Hi Relyn,

Great list but you forgot Onions! An essential ingredient in cooking - unless you're making dessert that is!

Re my chilhood photo: sadly, I don't have a seniors version. It wasn't something we did way back then!!

Joanne said...

Your "Ode to Joy" brings back the memory of childhood piano lessons, and playing this piece in its most rudimentary form in my beginning lessons!

beth said...

I think the only thing I can add here, is to say you already had the only O word that's been on my mind as of late...olympics !!!
xoxo

Patti said...

old bottles, letters, lace nad ocean breezes...my favs. Have a lovely day~

KARMINA said...

Hi,

We have just added your latest post "come sit by my fire: O is for..." to our Directory of Pets . You can check the inclusion of the post here . We are delighted to invite you to submit all your future posts to the directory and get a huge base of visitors to your website.


Warm Regards

Vaca-tion.info Team

http://www.vaca-tion.info

Meri said...

Oh my! Such a delightful list of O words to read through and savor. But WHY would Karmina add your post to their Directory of Pets?

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Relyn~ I can't think of a single thing to add here. My mind went immediately to Oreos and you've already got it! Great list!
Hope you are enjoying your vacation!
Kirsten

Char said...

gorgeous finds on this wonderful collage

Jeanne said...

Fabulous as always
Love Jeanne

smith kaich jones said...

Oh my! wink wink! Olives stuffed with jalapenos!!! Yes! When you and I are out there under the summer sky, floating on the lake, we will stop every so often & have tuna salad with jalapeno olives. And to your list I will add the word oonch - made up by the ever-wonderful Michael, who says things don't inch along, they oonch along.

:) Debi

Sandy K. said...

This is a fabulous list and a beautiful collage. Soft and inviting.

anna said...

Oh, yes! These are fantastic O words! I am loving these collage/word letter series!! : )

Jessica said...

'O' is a tricky letter...what about Othello?!? I particularly love October:) I hope your weeks early in vacation are going well so far, friend.

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh my, but I love the alphabet too. Oh what a beautiful morning.

TheChicGeek said...

Love your O's...lol
This is a fun game that you play!
Have a Happy Day!

Elizabeth said...

I do love the alphabet - and I love this list! O seems like a forgotten letter at times (unappreciated in the game of scattergories, that is ;) - good to see such a long list. :)

SE'LAH... said...

oncology...a place visited by too many.

have a conscious friday and a divine weekend.

love the photos...esp. the fan.
i can almost feel the breeze.

Jeanie said...

Your "BIG O" is my favorite! Love the texture!

Oh, MY!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Oh, Relyn...you have so many of my favorites but by far...ocean breezes takes the cake!

Christina said...

*Omgoodness i love you*
; )

Karmalized Couple said...

this is soooo cute :) brightened my whole day! Thanks for the comments on my blog ... I actually have a blog etiquette question ... when someone leaves me a comment and I want to respond ... do I do so on my blog or theirs? If I post a comment on my blog in response, how will they see it? Thanks! - Lindsay

Jaime said...

Oak trees in October...one of my favourite things. They are so Old looking and wrinkly and so very Halloweeny. Here I am on this beautiful summery day, thinking of Autumny things.

Wonderful list, as always. Especially Oompa Loompas! Can't remember what they are, but the words are fantastic! Double O's even!
;)

Suvarna said...

I don't know why but I have this sudden desire to got Oregon, eat ostritch eggs, drink orange juice and play Operation! tee hee
Officially offbeat,
xoxoxo
Suvarna

georgia b. said...

oh, this is a WONDERFUL post!

or should i say -O-utstanding to keep in theme with your O-theme?

:)

love it!

Oldies, but Goodies