Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fat Tuesday

Fat Tuesday (to find out more, click on the word Fat Tuesday!)

Purple for justice, green for faith, gold for power. Did you know that carnival is from the word, carne and vale which means farewell to the flesh? Hence what we know today as Carnival that begins after the Epiphany and ends at midnight on Ash Wednesday. Odd to have the secular revolving around the sacred if you know what I mean. Or, if you're a ancient Roman, you could say that the sacred revolved around the secular.

Food

Figs

Or in this case, shriveled figs!

Want to see more postings for the letter "F"? Go visit everyone over at ABC Wednesday.

10 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Brilliant photos and great choice for F.
Couldn't you just live in the F world? Food, friend, flowers, festivals and all those good things.

xoxo Tyra

Kate said...

I love the movement in your photos. We are also currently in New Mwexico and find the photo opportunities inspiring.

Kate
cholulared.blogspot.com

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Who knew shriveled figs could be so luscious.... .
thanks ever so much for your note tracking down that glorious garden :-))
JJjjj

dulce said...

Good choices for this week.
Have a great week

Jay said...

Thank you for the explanation of carnival, and the meaning of the colours! I've never really known what it's all about, but it makes more sense now. :)

Tumblewords: said...

Great choice! Lovely photos and fascinating narrative.

smith kaich jones said...

Wow - I thought the Mardi Gras picture was wonderful, but then I saw the figs. They are gorgeous!

:) Debi

Tammie Lee said...

I enjoyed reading your post and your photos are so enticing!

Suzanne said...

Even though Fat Tuesday is Tuesday and not Wednesday...it's a great post for ABC Wednesday's F. Sometimes the obvious is right in front of your face.

Paula Scott said...

So true, Suzanne! I had other things in mind for ABC Weds up until the weekend which is when the obvious came to mind.
Thanks for stopping by!

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