Tuesday, 19 October 2010

ABC Wednesday - N



N is for:

nuts and nutcrackers



nutmegs and nutmeg grater




needles - knitting and sewing



Last year we visited The Isle of Wight and I took this photo of "The Needles".



The following text is taken from The Needles website.

"The name 'Needles' is believed to have been derived from a slender tapering rock pinnacle which was formerly situated a little to the north (i.e. on the Alum Bay side) of the present central rock. This needle-shaped rock, about 120ft high and known as 'Lot's Wife' collapsed into the sea in 1764 with a crash which was said to have been heard many miles away! The stump of this pinnacle can still be seen at low water where it forms a dangerous reef."

Thanks to Mrs Denise Nesbitt and her team for hosting ABC Wednesday each week. For more looks at the letter N, please click here.

25 comments:

Gramma Ann said...

What an interesting array of N pictures, from Nuts to Needles. In the Black Hills of South Dakota there are some stones called The Needles. I never thought of them or I could have posted a picture of them.

Leslie: said...

You have done well here with your photos and items. Have a wonderful week. :D

Sylvia K said...

What a great and interesting post for the N Day! Love the history you shared with us! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Mara said...

I had better pick up knitting again. I want some more Christmas mice...

Roger Owen Green said...

there is a NUTMEG grater? The things I learn...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Martha said...

Nicely done.
Love the details on "The Needles."

Granny Smith said...

The tools of the trades plus that remarkable history of the Needles.

Carver said...

All good choices for N. The Needles look very beautiful.

Wanda said...

I was fascinated with the nutmeg and grater. Have never seen it in that form, but love the smell and taste of nutmeg.

The Needle Rock is very interesting, and the Story of Lot's wife lives on!!!

Nice N post.

cheshire wife said...

The photo of the Needles is very impressive, but I have never quite understood why the are calle the Needles. They don't look like Needles to me.

joo said...

Your ABC posts are alway so clever. I love nuts of course and I like knitting, but The Needle Rock is a stunner - seems it's must-to visit-soon place!
Have a beautiful day Anne:)

Maggie May said...

Theres something about a nut that just seems to attract attention and draw me in!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful N post - love the Needles in the Bay! I've used the other items, but I've never heard of the Needles of Wight. Spectacular!

photowannabe said...

Lots of interesting words I hadn't thought about. Great pictures to go with them too.

Kay L. Davies said...

Very interesting. There's also a town in California called Needles, near the Nevada border. I've often wondered what its story is. Maybe someone knows.

Kay, Alberta, Canada

Vernz said...

well done..lotssa N.. love that nutmeg..

My ABC Wednesday here

Hildred and Charles said...

Great post, - especially interesting about the needles, - are there paintings of this rock before it crashed into the sea?

ChrisJ said...

Nice clear unmistakable 'N' post. The photos are so sharp and I love the Isle of Wight one.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Anne!
WE are really impressed by the Needles rocks, fantastic!
And thanks very much for teaching us about the other needles,we didn't know this "name"and it's made for knitting, cool! :)
Hugs and purrs
Mammy Léia and little Luna

Gill - That British Woman said...

I agree lots of things for the letter N

Never been to the Isle of Wight, would love to go though.

Gill in Canada

jabblog said...

Your nuts and nutcracker look very festive. They are beautiful walnuts.
Ah, the Needles - every sailor's dread!

Denise said...

A great series of "N's" and I thoroughly enjoyed the photos, thanks Anne. Have a great weekend.

Jay said...

I spent many happy childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight, because an aunt and uncle lived there, in Ventnor! I remember it as a windy, but pretty place.

Funny thing, I bought some nutmeg this week for the first time in years, and just finished a snack of shelled walnuts!

Jay said...

I spent many happy childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight, because an aunt and uncle lived there, in Ventnor! I remember it as a windy, but pretty place.

Funny thing, I bought some nutmeg this week for the first time in years, and just finished a snack of shelled walnuts!

Jama said...

Interesting selection of photos! I love that last one.