Wednesday, December 29, 2010

ABC Wednesday - X is for Xanthophyll

X is for Xanthophyll............

a white mushroom in the dirt

Looking at this photo - I bet you think I got my weeks mixed up - this is Y for yellow, not X.

But that is precisely what this post is all about.

The substance that makes that gorgeous yellow color in the autumn leaves is called xanthophyll.

And there is plenty of it in this autumn leaf.

No trickery this week, my friends, but I must say, finding these words for these letters is getting tricky!

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  1. I remember teaching my grade 4s about this when we studied the seasons in the temperate deciduous forests. Great photo!

  2. The leaves are soo beautiful and its color is pretty.I like this color.

  3. So will we see the same pic NEXT week?! ;-)
    seriously, good choice and explanation.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Terrific shot for the X Day! It does get hard at this end of the alphabet to find words, but you've done a great job and the color is gorgeous! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Enjoy!


  5. And it's perfect for ABC Wednesday! Nice photo, too!

    Jay - ABC team


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