Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge - Y #atozchallenge

We're down to the wire with this challenge--the final two days. Wow! April has flown by. Here's my randomness for the day.

Yegg - a burglar of safes; safecracker. Again, I am amazed by the words we use. Now I want to write a mystery novel with a safecracker just so I can use the term "yegg."

Yucca - I love adding ornamental plants to my garden. The Yucca is a genus of perennial shrubs and trees that includes 40 - 50 species. Native Americans found the Yucca useful for fiber for ropes, sandals, and cloths. They boiled or baked the fruit, ate the blossoms, and chewed the raw leaves. The fermented fruit was used to produce a beverage for rituals. The plant is reported to be beneficial for treating colitis, hypertension, arthritis, and migraine headaches. You can read more at http://www.drugs.com/npc/yucca.html

Ypres -  A Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. The Battles of the Ypres Salient began when German troops arrived on October 7, 1914. The Allies were finally able to push back the Germans in September 1918. For more information, visit http://www.greatwar.co.uk/ypres-salient/battles-ypres-salient.htm


Teresa Cypher said...

Oh boy, what a word! "Yeggs" I must use it! lol. Nice find :-) I have yucca in my garden, too. I want to get some of the fancy cultivars. In time... Almost there! One to go. :-)

Patty Woodland said...

That's one I didn't know - Yegg