Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BLACK AND WHITE WEDNESDAY #146 - RAM SKULL & EGG STILL LIFE

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So familiar are eggs to us, however, that in the eighteenth century they were referred to as cackling farts, on the basis that chickens cackled all the time and eggs came out of the back of them.
- Mark Forsyth, The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
This picture was submitted to "Black & White Wednesday", an event created by Susan at "The Well-Seasoned Cook". This week it is hosted by Cinzia at "Cindystarblog" (click here in order to see who is hosting the next roundup).

29 comments:

  1. I have never heard the cackling farts. Now that's funny.
    Sam

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  2. Cackling farts?! I'm with Sam -- that's really funny! Love the picture -- thanks.

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  3. I had never heard that either:)
    Your photo is perfect for October..Il pleut...c'est gris et maussade en ce moment..

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  4. Love the texture here, Rosa! Love the quote too - that is hilarious. :)

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  5. Im impressed about that:)
    Lovely shot!;)

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  6. What farts?! Lol! Love the photo though :)

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  7. Intriguing! Blessings Rosa, Catherine

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  8. An impeccable submission in light of a tomb of perfection. Thank you so much for sharing, Rosa...

    P.S. In her book Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies, Martha Barnette reveals that in Romania, fried eggs are called, oua ochiuri literally "eggs that look like eyes."

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    1. Thanks! Interesting and somehow creepy... ;-)

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  9. Gorgeous -- like something from a museum.

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  10. stunning and beautiful photography as always....a funny name...we had never heard before :-)

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  11. this is equal parts creepy and awesome! i just had some cackling farts for breakfast. :)

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  12. Très joli cet effet sur la photo !

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  13. How very interesting! I'll never look at an egg the same way again. :-) I love your photo, too.

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  14. The quote made me smile, quite a new approach to eggs :))
    Impressive picture, Rosa.

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  15. Funny quote! Love the effects you've used with this black and white photo!

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  16. Encore le jeu des textures Rosa, la coquille, l'os, tellement similaires. Inquietante aussi cette photo, un peu surrealiste.

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  17. Cackling farts... something I did not know about eggs!

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  18. Funny definition, but suppose it's so true :-D
    Thanks for participating, the gallery is on-line: http://cindystarblog.blogspot.it/2014/10/black-white-wednesday-146-gallery.html

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  19. so many different meaning in one photo, I can see several things. Absolutely love it Rosa!

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  20. Even though this is thrilling and spooky, it is absolutely wonderful. The fading of the skull goes absolutely perfect with the faint egg. It's absolutely wonderful.

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