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
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!