Friday, October 28, 2016

Friday Finds

1. Starts with R
2. Week's Favorite
3. Black and/or Orange

The first two will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second can be a favorite image or activity from the week. The third will be different each time.

Friday Finds   ABC Wednesday

October  2016 - Toronto ON

Starts with R

There's something about the name Roncesvalles that just doesn't roll off the tongue. Meaning "valley of thorns" in Spanish, the street was named by Colonel Walter O'Hara, an early Irish settler to the area, for the 1813 battle of Roncesvalles Gorge, a bloody conflict in the Napoleonic Wars between French and Anglo-Portuguese forces in which he fought.

This Polish dominated area is a personal struggle which can be pronounced “RAWN-SEZ-VALLS” or “RAWN-SEZ-VALE” or perhaps I am still saying it incorrectly.

Some people just call it Roncy.

We are in Williamsburg VA this week.

Week's Favourite - has to be this squirrel in Williamsburg VA atop a gravestone taken this week.

Orange and/or black

Saw this guy on the campus of William and Mary in Williamsburg. he explained, very seriously, that they were going out of town on the weekend so he let them wear their costumes today.

One is a lobster the other a pumpkin.


  1. Those dogs are adorable, and so is that devious little squirrel!

  2. Roncesvalles sure doesn't roll off my tongue either.
    Great shot of the squirrel...they move too fast for me!
    Man, his mother sure dresses him funny!

  3. In Australia no one would ever use the full name. Roncy it would be.

  4. In Spanish, a double l is a y sound kind of like a yeh. So Roncyvalles would be something like Roncyvayes. The little I recall from my Spanish classes. :-) This afternoon I saw a dog who had its hair cut so it resembled a lion. I wonder if that was a Halloween thing.

  5. Great dog costumes! Love the squirrel shot though - I have a soft spot for squirrels. I wasn't at all familiar with Roncy, so that was new to me!

  6. I really do like this post, Jackie. Beagles are smart, I think they know more words than most other breeds. Our Adi knew a lot. RoncesValle is a pretty town. Old, huh? My favorites, the Beagles, the Squirrel, and then Roncesvalle. All are really nice.
    Sorry I'm late coming here. I missed Teresa's 7PM cutoff because we were still traveling from Louisiana, coming back to Houston (Katy), Texas. We have been visiting a cousin this weekend, she is 92, who doesn't have internet in her home. We did get e-mail in church Sunday.

  7. That is the most multi-cultural name I think I've ever scene with that explanation. Love it! The squirrel is adorable. Had to smile at the Halloween photos. Thanks so much for participating. Hope you have a great week!