Monday, April 06, 2009

Eggs



I'm listening to the CD of the soundtrack from the movie Across The Universe and Bono is singing "I Am the Walrus" (track 1, disc 2). Those of you familiar with the song will know there's a line saying "I am the egg man."

I seem to be surrounded by eggs today.

I bought some Easter cards for family today at Target. (My new favorite brand of cards? Papyrus! Why? It has a cute hummingbird logo and this statement which goes with each card:

"Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. The hummingbird's delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life's sweetest creation.

Papyrus supports long term environmental sustainability and is committed to protecting and preserving the environment by using recycled and FSC certified paper and vegetable based inks whenever possible. Visit our website at papyrusonline.com to learn more about our efforts."

The cards are beautiful! The envelopes are lined! They are an all-around "good feel" purchase!) The cards I bought all had eggs on them or were shaped like an egg.

Then I had to use the little plastic Easter egg I keep tucked in my end table for sock darning when I wore through the heel of my favorite pair of hand knit socks.

Since I was feeling like I needed to blog, but have a raging case of writer's block, I decided to delve into the photo CD archive from when I shot film and found this photo I took of Easter eggs the kids dyed a few years ago.

Aren't they great colors? Part of the secret to getting such saturated colors was that I shot this photo in the evening, on a cloudy day. I used the macro setting on my lens and layed down on the lawn to shoot at the egg's level. (Yes, I did this in my front yard! With lots of cars driving past. I'm sure a few passers-by must have thought me nuts. Oh well, small price to pay!) Also I believe I was using a Kodak film which was specially made for saturated color.

I would make eggs for supper tonight, but I've already planned for homemade chicken fried steak. (Wait a minute, that has "CHICKEN" in the title. And where do eggs come from.....hmmmmm??!! Maybe this post is coming round full circle.....)

Maybe I am the egg (wo)man?!

Koo koo ka choo!

1 comment:

mcstitch said...

hmm.. Eggs... Beautiful picture by the way! Makes me hungry!
And anxious for the kids to color eggs this weekend.
We need to bring 7 dozen to church on Sunday morning.