This blog originally was a goal I had for when I retired from the library where I pushed books on women who had “read everything”, narrow-minded men who wouldn’t read books written by women and unsuspecting teenagers who didn’t know what they wanted. So when the blog went up it was in my name and the gravatar was me toasting you all with a glass of red. Well, things changed. Since it was a blog of ‘food, art, books, birds and whatever’, I urged Curt to post, mostly the food entries. At that time I added two tags, author:Jeanne, author:Curt, to differentiate between the posts but those tags were so small I’m not sure our readers actually noticed. Sometimes it was obvious from the writing but still the blog heading had my name and picture in the upper right corner. So this weekend I made a change.
At first, I failed at finding a good picture of the two of us together and sitting in front of the computer camera or holding our digital camera out in front of us produced really dorky pictures. Next stop, vacation photos, where I found the perfect picture. It features a man and a woman, Food (apple), Art (itself), Books (a Bible story) and a snake instead of a bird (4 out of 5 ain’t bad). The picture was taken this past summer at The Gardiner Museum (of ceramics) in Toronto. Here is the full picture:
I cropped it to just feature the cute couple. Once that was done, WordPress asked me to set a rating. R or X for nudity and lewdness? Not hardly. I settled for G, all audiences. Adam doesn’t even have the apple strategically placed since there isn’t anything to hide and Eve’s belly button looks just like her breast… or is it the other way around? So there we are, with both our names next to the picture.
Before I sign out for today I just have to share more of the plates we saw at The Gardiner. These were done to honor the various monarchs. I hope they felt honored and didn’t put the artists in the stocks.
I think this King ran into doors alot.
A queen in a bustier? Or is that half of a bustier?
Braganza? No, I did not make that up. Honest.
And just so you don’t think everything we saw was this bizarre, I submit this beautiful example from Japan. It also puts this post into one of our main categories, birds.