26 Weeks Letter Challenge: “Q”

Lori writes in her post that the letter “Q” was not easy to find photos of. I concur with her. When I started with this challenge I created folders for all 26 letters and started filling them with appropriate photos.

Imagine my surprise and dismay when I opened the “Q” folder and found NONE! Not even-a-one photo!

So I bent the rules a bit. I googled the letter “Q” and came up with various scrabble sites (sorry I haven’t included them in this post, but if you google you’ll find them) and I have included photos of things that not only start with the letter “Q” but INCLUDE the letter “Q” 🙂

So, here is my selection which I present to you: a glass containing some liquor (bourbon to be exact); a quirky walking balloon, an antique desk, a Robin Sharma quote, a horse rider in an equine pursuit and a zebra – a zebra is NOT a quagga, a previously extinct subspecies of the Plains Zebra (Equus Quagga).

“The quagga formerly inhabited the Karoo and southern Free State of South Africa. Like other grazing mammals, Quaggas had been ruthlessly hunted. They were seen by the settlers as competitors for the grazing of their livestock, mainly sheep and goats. 

By selective breeding from a selected founder population of southern Plains Zebras an attempt is being made to retrieve at least the genes responsible for the Quagga’s characteristic striping pattern.

The project is aimed at rectifying a tragic mistake made over a hundred years ago through greed and short sightedness. It is hoped that if this revival is successful, in due course herds showing the phenotype of the original quagga will again roam the plains of the Karoo.

When the Quagga mare at Amsterdam Zoo died on 12 August 1883, it was not realised that she was the very last of her kind. Because of the confusion caused by the indiscriminate use of the term “Quagga” for any zebra, the true Quagga was hunted to extinction without this being realised until many years later.” (Extract from The Quagga Project’s website).

Entered in Lori’s challenge – click here to see more of this challenge.