Monday, December 26, 2011


It's hard to believe that we are almost to the end of the
ABC Wednesday is finally to the letter " X ".
This letter is getting more difficult to define.
My first photo I simply call: " X " Marks the Spot.

Las Vegas is full of eXtreme designs.
Here is a spectacular one.
This is the Ocean Club Restaurant inside the Crystal Mall.
Enlarge the photo to see the tables set inside the bulging
part of the structure.
I would have been eXcited to eat there but my wallet wouldn't
allow it.

Our mornings have been eXtremely cold lately.
This morning it was 24F. or -4.44C.
For our part of California that's cold.
No snow or even rain in the forecast,
just lots of heavy frost.

Here is an eXhortation I saw on the wall of the Abraham
Lincoln eXhibit at Disneyland.
Wishing we could all live in unity and peace with each
I'm pretty eXhausted from the holiday activities so this
is a short post,
I do want to wish all of you a Healthy and Happy New Year.
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Ginny said...

That is a wonderful frost picture!!! And the design restaurant thing, that is totally wild! I enlarged it to get a better look. How do the diners get there, steps or an elevator? It must be hard for the waiters!!

Olivier said...

belle serie et une j'aime bien cette cloche de noel

Wanda said...

How do you do it, Sue? Come up with the perfect pictures and words.

Just love what you do!!!

I better go hunt up my Dictionary!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so clever.
Excellent : )

Hilary said...

That bell with its X is wonderful, and so is the frost. Sue, I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year.

Sandra said...

did you go up inside that xtreme thing. I like it and think it is really cool. i am with ginny, the frost is beautiful

Kansas Bob said...

Love that mall pic!

Happy New Years Sue!

Blessings, Bob

Roger Owen Green said...

I agree with the exhortation!
Clever X marks the spot.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Carver said...

I think you did a great job with the letter x. The shadow x on the bell is fantastic. Happy new year ahead!

Reader Wil said...

It's amazing how inventive you are! Every round new X-words are found and every time I think: "Well this will be the last time, next round will be too difficult"!.But... who knows...
Have a great New Year's Eve!

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! i love the extreme cold one most :)

Kathy said...

Yes, X is very difficult. Love the pic of that restaurant in Vegas. It is very futuristic.

Barb said...

I love the X on the bell - very creative.

Leslie: said...

You certainly came up with some eXcellent eXamples for our letter X this week. Beautiful photos! Hope your Xmas was fun as well as eXhausting! :D

MedaM said...

I am impressed with the design of the Ocean Club Restaurant. It is extraordinary and I can only imagine how exciting it would be to eat there. Your first photo is great and interesting and the name of it is creative, indeed. I also like your frozen leaves photo. It has been quite cold here too. It is 11 o'clock pm right now and it is - 10°C outside. But that is normal for this time of the year. It is warm in my home and the crackling of the wood in the stove makes me feel so comfortable.
Happy New Year to you and to your family!

Ann said...

do you slide down to the restaurant? I won't say it is a fancy design. It looks like some equipment a man might use if he has complete rest in bed. Sorry, as this is Christmas.

Meryl said...

Las Vegas IS Xtreme! Sweet post. Wishing you a spectacular 2012.

Mr.Clive said...

Happy new year to you too!

Hildred and Charles said...

I do think your exhortation is most appropriate for these difficult times, and very inspiring.

chubskulit said...

These are awesome Xs.

X-mas or Christmas, which one do you approve of? May you have a prosperous new year!

Paula Scott said...

Great X post!!! You do mystify us all with your ineXhaustible source for each letter of the alphabet!

Tumblewords: said...

Excellent photos, as always, and your narrative is fun to read. The shadow x in the first photo is amazing and I'm sure I'd have missed dining in the extreme restaurant, as well.

Gattina said...

What a restaurant ! xtremely strange ! Beautiful pictures !

magiceye said...

lovely take on the theme!

Andy said...

WoW! What a neat-looking restaurant. Like you...I don't think my wallet would even open for that place either! (lol)
Great photos.
Thanks for sharing & visiting. Appreciate the comment.

Wishing you the very best for the New Year!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Your shadow shot definitely wins the prize for most clever X.

Lisa said...

I've never been to Las Vegas and can only imagine the eXtreme everything! I love the frosty photo and 24F is cold even in middle Missouri!

ChrisJ said...

The frosty leaves is a great photograph! Thanks for visiting my blog so faithfully. You always have great posts.

kml said...

Excellent - I didn't see the shadow at first on the bell.

Hope you have a great New Year!

Horsoon said...
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Horsoon said...

A very creative collection of X's :)

I especially love the pic with the giant bell!

Merry (belated) Christmas and a very happy new year ahead!

Katya kate said...

Love your X photos especially X shadows on a huge bell, brilliant!

Anonymous said...

nice choice of pictures for x. i liked the first two the best

ornamented joshua