Hello Hivers. This is my first time participating in this challenge and I am quite excited about it. I was hesitant to join because I thought that in order for the post to be counted the participant should have started at the beginning of the challenge which would be the letter A. Missed the boat. Or so I thought. I finally decided to click on the post of @barbara-orenya announcing the start of the Alphabet Hunt for the letter O and I found out that I could actually join. That's great news. If you haven't heard about this challenge or would want to join, here is the link of @barbara-orenya's post. Click here.
So here goes.
The first "O" is for Origami.
Origami is the Japanese art of paperfolding. The name is a combination of two words - "ori" which means to fold and "kami" meaning paper. This art has evolved considerably in the last decades that paper folding of anything is possible. The photos are of my wife's work-in-progress origami project which is still unfinished to-date.
The second "O" is for Engine Oil.
The motor oil is necessary in order to lubricate all the moving parts of the engine. The photo above shows where in the engine is the oil to be poured into.
The third "O" is for Orchids.
Orchids are widely grown in our city because of the favorable weather conditions. We don't have typhoons here. And neither do we have water supply problems because of the Bulk Water System embarked by the city government tapping water from two river sources to augment the existing aquifer.
The fourth "O" is for Offering.
The Oxford Dictionary defines offering as
a thing offered, especially as a gift or contribution, especially of money, to a Church.
The photo symbolizes the offering given to someone in need of money for food and medicines. As the Lord said in Matthew 25:40, "Truly I say to you when you did it to one of the least of these your brothers and sisters, you did it for Me."
The fifth "O" is for Okra.
Okra or Okro, Abelmoschus esculentus, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies' fingers or ochro, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. Wikipedia
Okra is actually a fruit because the pods, that's the part that's eaten, contain seeds thus making it a fruit. It is very nutritious and good source for vitamin C, K1 and A, magnesium, fiber and antioxidants. It's either fried or boiled or in gumbo (a popular soup in Louisiana and is actually the official state cuisine.
And the sixth "O" is for Olive Oil.
This is something I make sure we never run out of in the house. It just makes all types of food more yummy and delicious. Used for either cooking when frying food or as salad dressing.
And that ends it for this post. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it. Until the next hunt, please stay safe and healthy. Y'all have a great week ahead!
(All photos are mine.)