Friday, February 23, 2024

A Dozen Eggs and a Half Dozen Faces

I'm doing a short post today.
I can hear the sigh of collective relief ~ lol!
We're flying home in a week, and I am slammed!

Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date theme this week is "Eggs."
So, out of curiosity, I had my computer search my collection
of 142,156 photos and 909 videos for egg and eggs
(count as I write this and sure to increase). 
I was curious to see what would turn up.
Here goes!

A Delicious Lunch, Jam Cafe, Victoria, 2015:
Terry Divvying Up an Egg Dish
Old Town, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
October 5, 2015
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Alter "Egg," Fremont Street, Las Vegas, 2023:
Alter Ego, a Favorite Fremont Street Cover Band
Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, USA 
July 18, 2023
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Pandemic Encouragement, Along Piney Creek, Aurora, 2020:
Rock Art, Along Piney Creek
Aurora, Colorado, USA 
April 9, 2020
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Dining Options, Brighton, 2016:
No Need to Go Hungry!
Brighton Beach, UK
May 27, 2016
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Hard Boiled, Victoria, 2015:
Eggs of a Theropod (Carnivorous) Dinosaur
The Royal British Columbia Museum
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
September 16, 2015
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Dim Sum, Chinatown, Honolulu 2015:
Small Egg Custards at Legend Seafood Restaurant
Chinatown, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i
February 11, 2018
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An Easter Egg Crisis, Lansdowne House, 1961:
No Easter Eggs for the Easter Bunny to Deliver to the Five MacBeath Children!
Letter from My Father to His Relatives 
March 31, 1961






Supplying and Maintaining the Ovation of the Seas, ‎⁨Papeete⁩, 2023:
Pallet with Egg 
‎⁨Papeete⁩,  Tahiti⁩, ⁨⁨French Polynesia⁩
October 23, 2023
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Looks Yummy! ‎⁨Aurora, 2019:
Reading Recipes at Starbucks in Barnes & Noble
Aurora, Colorado, USA
February 25, 2019
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Looks Yummy! ‎⁨Venice, 2018:
A Welcome Dinner at Bar ae Maraveje
Venice, Dorsoduro / Accademia, Italy 
September 13, 2018
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For Rain's TADD:  Eggs:

Aepyornis and Egg 
The Largest Bird That Ever Lived
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver, Colorado, USA
June 15, 2015
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Egg of a Roc! 
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver, Colorado, USA
June 15, 2015
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Aepyornis is thought to be the bird that inspired the legend of the Roc.
Now extinct, it once lived on the island of Madagascar.
Seven hundred years ago Arab traders spoke 
of an elephant bird living off the coast of Africa.
It was so large that it could lift elephants into the sky.
The Aepyornis couldn't fly or lift an elephant,
but its huge eggs fueled legends of the mythical Roc.

The Mythical Roc 
Plate from "The Arabian Nights", 'The Roc which fed its young on elephants & Rhinocerotidae', 
"The Second Voyage of Sinbad the Sailor" (Hodder & Stoughton)
 


For Tom's Aloha Friday:  Mural at SATO 
Hawaiian Mural
Sato Seafood
Waikiki, Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawai'i, US
February 6, 20224
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For Nicoles's Friday Face Off:  Bedtime Story Faces

My Sister Donnie Reading a Bedtime Story
to Krista, Sara, Lisa, Natalie, and Gavin
Baker Creek, Alberta, Canada
At Least 26 Years Ago
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Have a great weekend!  ðŸŒš Aloha!!! 🌚




Till next time ~
Fundy Blue

  My next post will be soon! ðŸĪž



On the Bay of Fundy
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44 comments:

  1. OMGosh what a great egg post. Rain has no power so her link up will be late. FFO will load at 7PM PST. Now back to the eggs. I don't know how you thought of all of these eggs. I love this one Eggs of a Theropod and Aepyornis and Egg . I have some emu eggs that I use in art, but to have one of these would be amazing. LOL Nice looking food all around. I really enjoyed this post. See ya later on FFO.

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    1. See ya later, Nicole! Glad you enjoyed the post. I spent the day at the Honolulu Zoo, so I'm wiped out! I'll bet you could be very creative with an Aepyornis egg!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I hope you've had a great day!

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  3. That's a lot of eggs. And some really big bird eggs. The legend of the Roc is probably like the legend of the Thunderbird.

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    1. I was surprised at what turned up when I did my photo search, Alex. Myths and legends often have truth in them somewhere. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Some fascinating egg photos there, Louise! I love Asian egg custard tarts too!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! It was fun looking back through the years. I still remember how good those egg custard egg tarts tasted! Enjoy your weekend!

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  5. That egg breakfast looks so good. I am getting hungry by looking at it.

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    1. Victoria, British Columbia, has so many great places to eat, Roentare! I hope you have a great weekend!

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  6. I love seeing all your eggs and faces in this post Louise. It's fun that they are from different places too. I have never heard of Aepyornis. That must have been one impressive bird. Have a super start to March! Erika

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    1. Thanks, Erika! It was fun to walk down memory lane with the egg pictures. Those sweet nieces and Gavin are all grown up now, and Krista is reading bedtime stories to her own son now. I can't believe how much time has passed. We're headed back to reality next Friday. Groan! But Terry is taking me to a Teddy Swims concert in Vegas near the end of March, so I definitely have something to look forward to as I plow through reality ~ lol! I hope March is very good to you!

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  7. Sure have quite the assortment of egg pics indeed.

    Never knew the roc was inspired by a real bird. Being able to lift elephants sure would be a feat lol gotta love how humans embellish.

    Dino eggs are neat. Easter is sure coming on up with eggs for the kiddies by the bags about.

    Enjoy your last week of warmth.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I had a fabulous day wandering around the Honolulu Zoo today. It was gorgeous out. I hope that you have lots of fun with the kiddos at Easter. As for embellishing, you certainly can do that! Have a great weekend!

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  8. That's a great egg post, Louise. Is that a poached egg and salad in Italy? It's been forever since I've had a poached egg. You certainly have a great number of eggs to choose from. And it's great you also shared your sister reading to her children for FFO!!

    Have a safe trip home, dear.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! I think the white egg-shaped ingredient in the Italian salad is buffalo mozzarella. It was fun seeing what my iPhoto search included as an egg. The funniest to me was the cover band Alter Ego which I try to see every time I'm in Vegas.

      Donnie is reading to three of her children and two of my sister Bertie's girls, Sara and Natalie. Parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, you name it, read to a mixture of whomever of the kids was around. They're all readers now. Krista (left) is now an IT specialist who predicts future trends and reads to her own young son. Sara (with penguin) works with indigenous people in the north, helping them with legal and medical rights. Lisa is in retail and works in film production on the side. Natalie (the tiniest) is Dr. Natalie Heembrock and is a veterinarian. And Gavin is a mining engineer working in Labrador. My brother's kids are just as talented. How I wished my parents could see the adults they've become!

      I hate to think one week from right now, we will be flying back home. We've truly had a wonderful time here! I hope that March is really good to you!

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    1. Thanks, Gillena! I hope that you are having a great day!

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  10. ...in Hawaii, I enjoy my egg on a Loco Moco! Our you still there soaking up the sun?

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    1. Loco mocos are so good and so big! I like eggs with Spam too! We're here for one more week. On Wednesday, when we went to the Arizona Memorial, I spotted a second Wyland Whale from the bus. It was beautiful, but quite a distance from us. I immediately thought of you. Enjoy your weekend, Tom!

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  11. Your post, Louise, is a wonderful EGG Show 😊ðŸĶĪ, thank you for sharing 😍
    Have a happy March ahead ❤️🌚

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    1. Thank you, Sirkkis! I'm looking forward to March, even though I have to return to reality. I hope that you have a happy March too! Hugs to you!

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  12. When I first saw the Theropod egg photo, I thought they were potatoes.

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    1. They do look like baked potatoes, Gene. My search pulled up lots of other egg references, but they were in pieces of text and not much fun visually. I have a lot of info photos which identify what/where a photo is. Otherwise I'd never remember ~ My brain would be scrambled eggs!

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  13. That's a lot of different eggs.

    Enjoy your last week in paradise!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! It's glorious here, which makes it even harder to leave. Have a lovely weekend!

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  14. I had food to share with Rain but no eggs, so three cheers to you for having wonderful both! (Those egg custards look so good!) Loads of good shares today!

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    1. Thanks, Jeanie! I enjoy Rain's prompts, but often I'm not as lucky. I hope all is going well for you!

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    1. They'd be hard to whisk! Have a great week, Ivy!

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  16. We bought some Easter eggs for the kids this year some are going to be themed from the bluey cartoon so we'll win some parent points for that or should I say the Easter Bunny would

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    1. I hope that you have so much fun, Adam! My dad enjoyed being the Easter Bunny so much that I still had to hunt for eggs when I came home on holidays from university. Wishing you and your wife much joy on Easter morning!

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  17. You photo library yielded some good examples. I probably have only a few in mine. lol You did a fantastic job for Rain and Nicole's weekly art! :)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I had fun with the eggs. I hope that you are having a fun weekend! Take care!

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  18. OMG, you have more photos in your computer than I have. I wouldn't have thought that possible (I live in fear of my computer crashing and not being able to recover my pictures ... because my pictures are my diary). I know I would forget about my wonderful adventurous life if I didn't have my pictures to peruse. But enough about me ... you have some really interesting eggs here. So if the Roc is mythical, how do you have an egg of the Roc? I love the thought of a bird big enough to carry an elephant even if it is only mythical. The Aepyornis is astonishing as is her egg. And the eggs of a Theropod ... just breathtaking. I can always count on you to come up with something exceptional. Egg is not my favorite food, but you have some delicious options here. And I love Tom's "Mural at Sato" . Oh, and I love that you think this is a short post, Ha! Sorry you will be leaving Hawaii ... will you be returning to Colorado? Safe travels my friend and Hawaii will always be with you in your photos.

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Hi, Andrea! I worry about losing my photos too. Like you, my photos are my diary. I take a lot of information photos that explain what objects and places are because my memory can't keep up with everything. So I have photo diary clues to help me access more about a photo or a series of photos. The "Roc" egg is actually an Aepyornis egg, and the Aepyornis's egg inspired the legend of the Roc. As for short, I was feeling guilty after my posts on the Chinese Lion Dance (Enter the Lions) and the Foster Botanical Garden (Walking Among Giants.). I get carried away, or as Terry describes it, I am Overboard Louise." We'll be leaving Honolulu on Friday morning. 😭 And I have some busy days ahead of me. In a couple of minutes I'm leaving for a new Hula class to try out, and later I'm going to a cat cafe to play with kitties and have some coffee. Thanks for your travel wishes, and big hugs to you!

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  19. An interesting collection of eggs. I didn't know a dinosaur egg looked like that.

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  20. Quite the intriguing series of photos ~ 'egg related' ~ love the biggest bird one ~
    Enjoy your last week in Hawaii ~ hugs,

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks Carol! Our last week is flying by, but we're having fun. I hope that you're having a good week too!

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  21. Thank you for your nice comment.
    Now, I enjoyed here many Eggs. Some delicious recipes and interesting Things.

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    1. How nice to see you, Heidrun! And thanks for your kind words.

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  22. Wow this is master piece post i must say dear Louise and what is more impressive that all photos from your own pc :) Amazing !
    i utterly enjoyed your so amusing series of eggs and each with unique and intriguing story :)))
    the mythical bird from Sindbad series is marvelous .Let me say that my imaginative mind insist on that every single thing that human mind can think of must have existed in past or will exist in present or future .And i have been saying this often during conversations with family or friends when something like this has been mentioned .
    Nothing can fit into our thoughts which is not possible in our universe or world .hope i don't sound freak lol
    thanks for really entertaining sharing my dear friend!
    safe journey to home ahead and hugs ,love and blessings on to you!!!

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  23. I love this post Louise! ♥ The Therapod eggs are amazing...and all of the egg dishes, I think the first photo is the most appetizing for me!

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