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Story in an Egg
07-Apr-2012 Jess 2012

Story in an Egg

The ancient Egyptians, Persians, Phoenicians, and Hindus all believed the world began with an enormous egg, thus the egg as a symbol of new life has been around for eons. The particulars may vary, but most cultures around the world use the egg as a symbol of new life and rebirth. A notation in the household accounts of Edward I of England showed an expenditure of eighteen pence for 450 eggs to be gold-leafed and colored for Easter gifts. The first book to mention Easter eggs by name was written five hundred years ago. Yet, a North African tribe that had become Christian much earlier in time had a custom of coloring eggs at Easter. Long hard winters often meant little food, and a fresh egg for Easter was quite a prize. Later, Christians abstained from eating meat during the Lenten season prior to Easter. Easter was the first chance to enjoy eggs and meat after the long abstinence.

~~Happy Easter ~~

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Judy Howle 13-Apr-2012 16:57
The egg is beautiful! I enjoyed the story too.
Chris Spracklen11-Apr-2012 22:04
A top quality shot of this beautifully crafted egg, Jess. *V*
Martin Schiff11-Apr-2012 16:11
Very well done!
Marcia 10-Apr-2012 16:08
Beautiful egg, beautifully captured.
Char10-Apr-2012 12:36
This is such a magnificent egg, Jess! Excellent capture of it. \/
bill friedlander10-Apr-2012 01:44
The decorations on the egg are amazing! A beautifully captured image! V
Enny09-Apr-2012 17:04
wonderful easter image Jess.
Henry Heerschap09-Apr-2012 16:03
This is terrific, Jess. Happy Easter to as well.
Marcia Colelli09-Apr-2012 14:47
Lovely story and capture of this beautiful egg. I have the same one. V
waterfalls man09-Apr-2012 02:33
Beautiful Shot V!!
Cindi Smith09-Apr-2012 02:07
This is gorgeous! What a story too. Happy Easter!
Graeme08-Apr-2012 22:22
This is amazing Jess. Love the colours & information.BV
Dave (Paraman) 08-Apr-2012 16:43
Srunning image Jess... Happy Easter
Shayne08-Apr-2012 15:52
great image of some super art
globalgadabout08-Apr-2012 15:50
what a luminous egg, and a joyous one too with the flowers and exuberant hummingbird...lovely work Jess...enjoy the day...V
Marco Valk08-Apr-2012 14:37
Carla Resh08-Apr-2012 14:34
Wow what a GORGEOUS egg. very colorful and loved the history lesson. :0)
Fong Lam08-Apr-2012 13:17
Great info to go with this gorgeous egg which is so beautifully illuminated..V
Ken Chambers ARPS08-Apr-2012 11:34
Jess I like the way you have illuminated your Easter Egg. bring attention to the story of Easter.
David Barrett08-Apr-2012 11:26
A very Happy Easter to you too,Jess. What a very beautiful egg and a great history lesson with it. Thank you! :>))
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak08-Apr-2012 07:28
Happy Easter! ;~}}}
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak08-Apr-2012 07:28
Wonderful Easter decoration! ~BV~
John Reynolds08-Apr-2012 06:42
A beautifully decorated egg. V.
Santi Bravo Figueras08-Apr-2012 06:16
This is very nice :^)
shatterbug08-Apr-2012 05:18
Terrific still life...really executed well with the lighting and reflection!
Margot W08-Apr-2012 02:55
Gorgeous egg Jess. Interesting information on the egg too.
Hank Vander Velde08-Apr-2012 02:21
Beautiful image and good info Jess.