Only two weeks left of the A-Z Challenge so we're just about on the homeward stretch. For today we have O is for:
Ole (with an accent over the e):
interjection - used as a shout of triumph or encouragement or to mean 'bravo', customarily used at bullfights and during flamenco dancing in Spain and Latin American countries
noun - a cry of 'ole'
origin - derived from the Arabic "Allah" and shouted when a performer reached maximum grace or intensity. At this time they were considered to be showing the power of Allah through their performance.
More recently the phrase has lost the religious connection and is used as a chant (often of encouragement) during various sporting events such as football, WWF and Canadian ice hockey.
I've kept to a Spanish theme for charts today. There are so many to choose from but I have selected:
Spanish Bull by Koekoek
Spain Map by Heritage Crafts
Paso Doble by Lanarte
My personal Os include:
October - both of my children and I have birthdays in October. Hubby feels left out, but he only missed October by three days.
And my O finish... well, what else could it be but:
Owls in LoveThis piece went down a storm last year both while I was posting progress pictures and once I had finished and framed it. I know it's only a few months since you last saw it but how could I not show it again today (especially as I've had some new followers since then)?
A mixed bag of Ps tomorrow!