Sunday, April 17, 2011

AlphaNumeric Blog Hop

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This post is brought to you by Mel and the Number Five.
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Five is a very interesting number with a lot of history.

Five is the third prime number. It is also a Fibonacci number.

Pentagrams were used symbolically in ancient Greece and Babylonia, and are used today as a symbol of faith by Wiccans, similar to the Christian use of the cross and Jewish Star of David. The pentagram has magical associations, and many people who practice Neopagan faiths wear jewelry incorporating the symbol. The pentagram also has associations with Freemasonry and a number of other belief systems.

Da Vinci represented the human form as the "Vitruvian Man" in the shape of a pentagram.

Five appears repeatedly in the human species - 

We have five senses - taste, touch, sight, sound, and smell.

Five fingers on each hand, five toes on each foot, five appendages radiating from the trunk (arms, legs, head.)


According to Artistotle, there are five classic elements - water, earth, air, fire, and ether (spirit).

Which is all sufficient to make 5 a very important number. 

On a more personal level...

There are five letters in my first name.

I was born in the fifth month of the year.

This year I will celebrate the big FIVE-oh!

I currently have five albums in my Library of Memories Collection.

But most important of all...

There are five people in my immediate family.  And to me that is the most important five of all!

(Note - this photo is from 2004 - we really need to get a new family photo done!)

How does the number five play   in your life?



Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this presentation of the number FIVE.  Your next stop on the hop is Jacky's Blog!

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36 comments:

Melissa said...

What a wonderful post about the number 5 - who knew it was such a prominent number! There were five people in my family growing up - my parents & three girls!

helena said...

I'm a May baby too

debs14 said...

5 was certainly a good choice for you! Love the family photo too.

humel said...

Oh, fab - 5 worked out so well for you! I had your family of 5 in mind, but wow, lots of 5s in your life :-) And the facts were really interesting too (especially appealing to my maths geek side!!) Thanks so much for being part of my hop xx

Miriam said...

I loved all the interesting facts about number 5.
5 is for my 5 wonderful brothers. x
your post gets 5/5 from me.

Mary B said...

great post love the photo of the 5 of you.
the wooden name looks really cool love it.

Jinnag said...

OOOH - I love your facts , figures and "photos. We are 5 in our immediate family too - - but I don't think we have a recent family photo either - Jen x

furrypig said...

Fab five post! Thanks for sharing all the facts and fotos!!! xxx

jillconyers said...

Interesting read. I'm fascinated by Da Vinci facts.

Sian said...

Mel has managed to choose the perfect subject for every single blogger on this hop. You really worked those 5's today Cheri! Happy Hopping..

akilli melek said...

wow, very interesting stuff there.
caroline

Karen said...

I love the art you've found for this post, and loved finding out how significant the number five is in your life. That first painting is awesome. I'll have to go back to your source later and find out more.

alexa said...

Lots to learn on here! Great post, Cheri - both informative and personal. Lovely read.

Tracy said...

So many things to do with 5. This has been a very informative blog hop. My first name has 5 letters in it too.

qwiksave said...

Like the way you have labeled your 5 photo albums. I've been trying to visually add the extra 7 years onto your family picture, he he. Great post though, thanks.

Angelfish said...

Some very interesting facts and figures you have shared:)
Fiona x

Christi said...

Very creative! :)

Beverly said...

Full of fabulous facts, your FIVE post was fun to read :)

Heather said...

love your 5* post Cheri! Great fun xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Love your Fabulous Facts about Five!!! Sandi :)

Peonies and Pennies said...

A great post and lovely photo of all of you. ~c~

Jimjams said...

High Five!
Love the illustrations for your post, especially the first one!

Amy said...

Well a new photo is probably needed - but, do you get to go back to what looks to be a fantastic location? ;-)

I love the first shot you found today :-)

Ginger said...

loved your post Cheri! I grew up with four siblings, so there were five of us, and there are five of us in our house these days (that includes the fur children).

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love the images you posted today. . . so cool.
Rinda

Carrie Rosalind said...

What a cute post! It's cool that the number 5 shows up so often in your life! :)

scrappyjacky said...

Fascinating,Cheri.

Michelle said...

Gr8 post :)

Rachel Holaday said...

Very interesting! I love the 5 classic elements chart. Lots of 5s in your personal life too, fun!

Kai said...

Oooh, I didn't realize it before reading your blog post, but I love the number five! :) I also have 5 letters in my (given) first name... and had 5 letters in my maiden last name. There were 5 siblings in my family, all girls. I also was born in the 5th month of the year! And this year I'll be 41 (4+1=5). Yeah, that last one was reaching a little, but fun nontheless. :) Fun!

Margie said...

I have five people in my family too - my husband & I and our three boys. Love your post.(http://xnomads.typepad.com/blog)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Well done on finding all those 5's that surround you! I love that photo of you and your family. :o)

Eydie said...

I just found your blog and loved visiting with you. Filled with so much truth and beauty. So glad I found you. I look forward to visiting again soon.
xoxo
Eydie

Carol said...

As soon as I read your post I thought of this song from my childhood.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ8zgWfkLQE
I enjoy reading your blog.

Denise said...

Lovely to hear and see abit more about you. There are 5 in our family too. Am just catching up as Ive been away since the hop x

Clair said...

Five obviously is a special number for you. How lucky is your man - surrounded by all those lovely blondes? :)