Monday, October 6, 2008

Crown Jewels

Today's Wonder of the World is...The Crown!

Flickr photo by black_coffee_blue_jeans
Why crowns, you ask?
My question exactly! Why crowns?
Why do kings and queens wear crowns?
How did a fancy hat became such a symbol of royalty?

I looked around the world (thanks to flickr friends) and I think I found out!
Maybe they got the idea from the blue crowned pigeon.

Flickr photo by iPhotograph
Hello, your highness.

Or from a crown tailed fish.

Flickr photo by Erica Lea
I bow to you, oh royal fish. Even though your crown's on backwards.

Or certain queenly cranes.

Flickr photo by ossewa
I curtsy to you, Queen Crane.

Or perhaps they noticed that many of earth's royal flowers wear a jeweled crown.

Flickr photo by f.arias

And some of earth's jewels wear flowered crowns!

Flickr photo by Memo Vasquez
What a princess!

Crowns are a wonder.

I love the joined bridal crowns in a Greek Orthodox wedding.

Flickr photo by Saraide
For the queen and king of their future household!

That gives me an idea. How about I make a royal dinner for the king and my two princes? (I'd let the servants do it and just enjoy being queen, but we're fresh out of servants! Imagine that!)

We'll eat crowned food.
We'll start with pineapple with its fancy crown.

Flickr photo by hawhawjames
Aack! That pineapple is looking at me!

We can't forget pomegranates.

Flickr photo by mercant
I love their crowns--and their fruity jewels!

Now...what to drink?
How about milk? The drops make such pretty crowns.

Flickr photo by 5348 Franco

And for the main dish? Something really fancy! Fit for a royal family of our caliber!

Flickr photo by Vermont Ferret
My my! I don't know quite what to say!

Is it dinner time yet?
I'll look at my watch.
Hey! Another crown!

Flickr photo by cnmark
Did you know that the winding knob of a mechanical watch is called a crown?
It looks like one too, don't you think?

Do you know what it's almost time for? (Besides a dinner of crown roast of frankfurters!)

Photo by Roses Petite Maison
Halloween!
My friend Rosemary at Roses Petite Maison made those lovely Halloween crowns. Lovely work, Rosemary!
I would feel so elegant wearing one of those webby crowns.

Halloween or not, it's good to be queen!

Flickr photo by algoyo

Have a wonder-full Monday, y'all!
Love, Becky

22 comments:

lotusloq said...

Fun post today as always. I wish I had a crown and some servants to go with it. They could do my laundry today. Alas! I guess there's just me.

I love the flower with the crown and the flowery crown on the cute little girl. Precious!

How about the crowns we wear in our mouths? That could make for a gross picture though, huh?

Happy Monday!

JaxPop said...

The hot dog 'roast'? Please tell me you wouldn't do that to Todd! You just wouldn't. Couldn't! Right?

Rosemary said...

Hi Rebecca,
I love crowns, in fact some of my crowns are being featured today on a wedding blog, called the bride's cafe. So it's a great day for crowns.
Have a nice Monday,
Rosemary

Barb said...

Hi Becky,

Love all the crowns but especially the hot dog crown. The girls would just flip over that.

Thank you for your continued prayers.
They are soooo appreciated.

hugs,
Barb

TattingChic said...

Wow, Rosemary's crowns are all over the 'net today! That was great! I had to laugh at the Crown Roast of Frankfurters!!! LOL! Very sweet the way you called God's children "jewels". I thought that was heartwarming. :)

Julee Ann said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting ... it reminded me to check in on Wonders Never Cease ... and that reminded me how much I love your blog. Carry on!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I do so love your posts! Koko in a crown and baby pigs! Cannot get better than that to start my Monday!
Thank you, Becky!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Lotusloq, I tried to find some tooth crowns, but all the photos made me need to put my head between my knees. Owie!

Hey Jaxpop. No I'm afraid I couldn't. First of all I would fall over laughing in my kitchen and might hit my head. Second, my husband's on this crazy health food kick, and I don't think it'd make the grade.

Rosemary, I'll google the Bride's Cafe and see if I can find you there. You're definitely the crown queen. I still love those moss ones.

Barb, I'm happy to do it.

Hey Tattingchic, she's definitely a jewel. Just look at that face.

Julee Ann, you're always welcome!

Pamela, you can count on me for pigs and apes. I'm not sure what that says about me.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Crown roast of frankfurters???

This is why I love your blog.

LW said...

Every woman needs a crown!
I like being the queen …
and I never let them forget it and
my family is kind, they humor me …

Another wonderful post….

Louise

uppington said...

Thanks again for a dose of the delightful and unexpected. I always check your Blog when I need an "upper."

Paula Clare said...

Hi Becky!
I just LOVES me some crowns! (All except the hot dog roast...it just looks ... WRONG somehow. Ewwwwwwww) Anyhoo, I LOVE crowns. The German Dresden variety especially. And I"d LOVE to find a crown charm bracelet. FUN!

liquidambar said...

I've seen those old Weight Watchers cards before. The meals on them are, um ... interesting. I remember somethng called a "frozen cheese salad."

But you know, we expected to see a picture of you with a crown on! Or, failing that, a broccoli crown. ;-)

Jenn H.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

You had me until the crown roast of frankfurters. What a funny pic!
I always love your take on everyday objects. :)

May Vanderbilt said...

Crown roast of frankfurters! Ahhhhhhhhhhh I will not be okay for a long time after looking at that.

What about Southern ladies in hats, known as "crowns" in the African American tradition? That's a good one!

Wouldn't it be cool if crowns became fashionable and we all started wearing them?

Sherry Martschink said...

Love the crown roast of frankfurters!!!!

cindy said...

Why a post fit for a Queen indeed! Love it.

c

ps...finished my book! LOVED it too! Thank you so much. : D

JaxPop said...

Aaaaagggghhhh.... Can't sleep.... having nighmares about "hotdog roasts" -

Kathryn said...

I am seriously going to have nightmares from that pineapple face. Scary!!!!
Loved the flower though. WOW!

Debbie Egizio said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE crowns, especially that milk crown!!!

CC said...

I've got to echo Debbie. I love the crowns, esp the milk one!

Susan Sandmore said...

Wow--that pineapple picture has disturbed me for life!