Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Delta

 



In the phonetic alphabet, Delta represents the letter D. According to my American Heritage Dictionary (1969), delta is also 1. The fourth letter of the Greek Alphabet Δδ 2. A usually triangular alluvial deposit at the mouth of a river 3. Anything resembling the shape of a triangle 4. In Mathematics A finite increment in a variable.


A delta ray is 1. An electron ejected (weeeeee!!!) from matter by ionizing radiation 2. The track of such an electron in a nuclear emulsion or cloud-chamber photograph.

A delta wing is an aircraft with sweptback wings that give it the appearance of an isosceles triangle.

But some of you might like this Delta best...

Delta Goodrem
She's pretty.

21 comments:

  1. Are those flowers from your house? Nice new header. So much fun to change them out.

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    1. unfortunately only the crocuses and daffodils are blooming now. Those were from my vacation, from Leu Gardens in Orlando. And yes, it was time to change the header into something warmer and less wintery. After all, spring is here!

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  2. I always think of Delta Burke. :)

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    1. I thought of her, too. Thanks for coming by :)

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  3. I love a cool delta--it's so amazing how the river splits and spills into the ocean. Of course, then there's Delta Burke, Southern gal extraordinaire! Who could forget her? :)

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  4. Love you new header. Cool word with some interesting meanings.

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    1. thanks, Michael, it was taken in the Butterfly Garden :)

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  5. She is pretty! Love your new header too!

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  6. Never heard of Ms Delta but she is very pretty! Take care
    x

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  7. so many meanings for one word. enjoyed learning them all.
    Great A-Z post!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  8. First photo is nice. Second one even better! (Although she's a bit on the young side.)

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    1. yeah, she looks about 17, but she sure is pretty :)

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  9. I actually have some of Delta's music. No kidding! She's pretty good! :)

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    1. I had no idea she was a singer - just happened upon her picture.

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  10. I just have tot ell you that I stopped by your other blog and read the post displaying the Golden Yellow flowers. The meaning...AWESOME...the flowers? I thought I was the only one who had them! I received them from my MIL about 20 years ago...she called them "pot of gold"! Great to meet you!...:)JP

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    1. Oh, I only wish they were my yellow flowers. They actually belong to the Boothbay Botanical Gardens. And thanks for checking out my other non-writerly blog :)

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  11. I love your take on the A to Z Challenge. There's the song Delta Dawn, what's that flower you have on.... I checked out the A, B & C...also great takes. I love your header, too... beautiful flowers. What are they called? I'm a new follower.
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

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    1. Thank you! And I have no idea what the flowers are; I took the picture at Leu Botanical Gardens in Orlando.

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  12. Why yes, she is indeed :)

    My favourite delta is the Nile Delta, but then I'm a sucker for ancient Egypt so I would pick that :)


    Jamie Gibbs
    Fellow A-Z Buddy
    Mithril Wisdom

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