Saturday, April 30, 2016

ZZZ or Zed

ZZZZ or Zed is the difference between an American and a Canadian.

I know, I know, Brits say it too. It's just more fun to split hairs with the cultural differences between Americans and Canadians. Actually there is quite a difference but it is subtle.

When I had a Canadian student say Zed, I knew that was how he said Z. I said nothing. I shared it with the teacher next door. I taught for year in Canada. This is when I became a big Canadophile. Canadians are wonderful people. They are very polite and thoughtful, sort of like people from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Maine. I would add more states; but, these I am familiar with. Their calmness is what I like.

Anyway, I got that Z letter done folks. I hope you have had as much fun as me during the challenge. I've made a list of folks to go back to and read all their posts. Hopefully this past week I have made a gander at all the blogs I have not made it to. I tried to comment on many. Some of you guys did not have a way to comment or follow. But most did.

Anyway, enjoy the following pictures I took in near my home.  See you next year.  Cheers.

Last year's hay bales overrun with morning glory vines

New Growth on Stone Pines in my front yard

The adorable BoDuke when he was a puppy. The other two are his sisters Daisy and Buttons.

Cactus that grow here with their fruit

Morning Glories blooming


  1. nice pictures. congrats, great job on the challenge

  2. What a nice story, do you cook with the prickly pear?

  3. Great shots indeed. I always go with Z as that's just the one I stuck with. Many around here say Zed though.

  4. Very nice pictures!! Interesting with the pronunciation of the letter Z; I didn't know that before!

    Great challenge you did! Congrats on finishing.

    I know what you mean; I tried to visit a lot of new blogs; probably at least 20-30 a day. I probably got back in visits 5% or less. Some were impossible to comment on or I would leave a comment and then I wouldn't see it there so not sure if they had comment moderation or what.

    All in all it was fun!


  5. Greetings from Canada and yes, we certainly do say "Zed". ☺ Lovely photos; those puppies are adorable. Congratulations on completing the A to Z Challenge. Here's hoping we meet again. Cheers!

  6. Congratulations on the A-Z. It was my first. I had trouble commenting or trying to follow others. I am following you. I like your style and enjoy your posts.

  7. I never knew anyone called Z, Zed. I don't know that I've ever known any Canadian in real life. But I have a blogger friend that was one and I adore her! Congrats on making it to the end of the AtoZ!
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  8. Hey Ann,

    When I lived in Canada, I once drove a Zed 28 Camaro. Of course, not only do a lot of Canadians say "zed", they also use the letter "U" in words that Americans don't put in.

    Before I get a bit, um, off track, nice photos of where you live. Well done on doing that alphabet thingy. I might just now come out of hibernation :)



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