Tuesday, June 30, 2009

X is for Xanthophyl

Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday round 4 has wound its way down the alphabet to X. For contributing blogs click on link or banner.

anthophyl is the yellow carotenoid pigment in plants. The following photos showing the presence of xanthophyl should be credited to my daughter and her husband, Candace and Clinton Shock.

Flowering ipe shows off its xanthophyl
against a typically blue Brazilian sky.


Baby Myrtle enjoys the yellow field of flowers.
This is an old photo. Myrtle is now a 28-year-old archeologist
working in Brazil.

Well, this picture of a marigold is one
I actually took myself last summer
at my daughter's house in Ontario, Oregon


Roger Owen Green said...

The child looks so happy. Xcellent word that I did not know. thanks!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Lovely gold against the green! Another new word. I learn so much from you. Do you see your granddaughter often?

Miss_Yves said...

Lovely baby among the flowers . Xanthophy is necessaryfor the babies to grow!Excellent choice and photos!

Maggie May said...

I really didn't know that! So I have learnt something.
*Baby Myrtle* looked so cute. What lovely photos (as always)

Rose said...

Thank you for an excellent, informative post! I didn't realize it, but I must have quite a bit of xanthophyl in my garden right now with lots of daylilies and other yellow flowers blooming. Baby Myrtle was a cutie; you must be very proud of her.

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...Myrtle is so cute...I love all the yellow...great X

Granny on the Web said...

Love this colour, the flowers always look like spring and doesn't that babe look a happy little girl, I hope she still is, 28 years later!
Love Granny

Q said...

Xanthophyl is a great x word!
I have lots in my gardens too.
Thank you fro reminding me of another x word.
Happy ABC Wednesday!

Tumblewords: said...

Terrific post. Darling Myrtle! There is no x-yellow in my green stuff except for an occasional dropping leaf.

Winifred said...

You learn something new everyday when you blog. Thanks for this and for showing us your lovely photos.

2cats said...

What wonderful pictures you have shared.
We all need that bit of yellow don't we?

Jay said...

What a sweet picture of Myrtle! And a lovely, old-world name, too!

Xanthophyl is a great 'X' - and the photos are stunning. Your daughter and her husband and Xcellent photographers. ;)

Dragonstar said...

Such a sunny-looking post. One of my favourite colours.

Life with Kaishon said...

My Grammy's name was Myrtle. I miss her very much.

linda may said...

G'Day Granny, Do you remember our aussie wattle?
Xanthophyl good word, must remember that. :)

quin browne said...

lovely to see your work again... i'll mention 'myrtle' as a possible name for her upcoming child.

although, if it's a boy, i don't think she'll use it.