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It's Monday

 

When March comes in like a Lion!

(somewhere in Venice, Italy)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

When March comes in like a Lion!

(somewhere in Venice, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (31)

What a face!
Ginnie Hart: The face of March 2018!
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 5 Mar 2018, 00:31
Excellente!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ray.
It will go out like a lamb...
smile I love this - as Larry mentioned - that expression!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it will, Elizabeth, with the last weekend being the Easter celebration!
Talk about being looked down upon...Good shot,Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: And being being told who's in charge, Frank! Thanks.
I'm glad to see your photoblog is still running Ginnie, it's been a long time since I stopped by.
Ginnie Hart: Likewise yours, Will. Welcome back to the cyber world!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 5 Mar 2018, 05:55
And didn't we know it, Ginnie. Temperatures beginning to get back to normal now, but snow still lying in the garden. I like your unusual carving and its treatment
Ginnie Hart: Our temps are back to normal now, too, Lisl, after breaking all the cold records for this time of the year. This is a gable stone that really stood out to me in Venice, perfect for this moment, I thought. Thanks.
Jolie tête de lion.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Martine.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Mar 2018, 06:32
I love this very much, Ginnie. I love that superior expression after all he is the King of animals.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Astrid! I think you nailed his expression!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 5 Mar 2018, 06:42
Well March certainly did just that thing this year Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It did in many places around the world, Chris, for sure!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Mar 2018, 07:10
PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEUS - Yes, we are also wishing peace -and Marce/Marcus sounds like March - what a wonderful idea to start this month!
Ginnie Hart: Because of you, Philine, I now know what this says. THANK YOU! The Lion of St. Mark the Evangelist, indeed:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Saint_Mark
Très beau ce Lion en bas relief. Beau travail sur ta photo également.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascali. It did seem perfect for this wild weather at the beginning of March!
It certainly did this year!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Bill!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Mar 2018, 07:51
I thought I was looking at a rather unsavoury dish at first Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Have you eaten breakfast yet, Chad?? smile
Superbe tout simplement ..
Bonne journée
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. I do love the lion for this March entrance!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Mar 2018, 08:42
Well it did that. Could this be the Beast in the um... south...?
Ginnie Hart: Maybe so, Alan! I think you ot more of it than we did.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Mar 2018, 10:48
The cat caught a chicken? Can't think of another explanation for all those feathers ...
Ginnie Hart: Since it's St. Mark the Evangelist, Louis, (after learning more from Philine), do you suppose he's now an angel????
is that Lion showing us his book? smile I would be interested to see what he wrote! neat shot, sister!
Ginnie Hart: I got the response from Philine up above, Elaine: PAX TIBI MARCE EVANGELISTA MEUS.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_of_Saint_Mark
Roll on the Lamb bit
Ginnie Hart: It already IS rolling on here in the Netherlands, Martin. You're not far behind!
What an interesting find, it must be very old. Luckily, where we live it wasn't so much of a Lion as some folks got, a bit like a Lion resting after a big lunch!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, I'm sure this is old, Brian. So glad you weren't hit too hard!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Mar 2018, 11:36
After taking a look at Philine's link, I saw the lion is a winged lion - so that will explain all the feathers. This I copied from the wiki article: "St Mark, represented as a lion, is a typical Christian iconography derived from the prophetic visions contained in the verse of the Apocalypse of St John 4:7. The lion is one of the four living creatures described in the book as a place around the throne of the Almighty and they are chosen as symbols of the four evangelists. These "beings" were previously described by the prophet Ezekiel."

Mystery solved.
Ginnie Hart: Mystery solved, indeed, Louis. Between you and Philine I feel quite educated today. smile
So well isolated from the background. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Mar 2018, 12:23
A lovely image.
Ginnie Hart: For a lion? grin Thanks, Cherry.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 5 Mar 2018, 12:36
Splendid detail captured in this medallion!! I love how you've isolated it.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Mvdfotokraam
  • United States
  • 5 Mar 2018, 16:31
BEDANKT
En wat een mooie foto
Ginnie Hart: Thank YOU!
there's no escaping this lion, Ginnie... or March!
Ginnie Hart: So it appears, Ayush!
A nice bit of bas relief
Ginnie Hart: I've decided I must be a glutton for them, Tom.
It's not just a lion, it's a winged lion smile
An open book is a symbol of peace, right? I can't remember now.
Ginnie Hart: Philine tells us it's the Lion of St. Mark the Evangelist. So now we know.
I am ready for it to go out like a lamb.
A beautiful image.
Ginnie Hart: I think a lot of people are, Michael. For me, the one weekend of snow at the beginning of December could have lasted a bit longer...or returned. Well, we did get the cold temps last week, breaking all the records. Just no snow.
  • willy
  • belgium
  • 6 Mar 2018, 14:56
prachtig in beeld gebracht Ginnie

greetings
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Willy!
Always remarkable your images, there is to learn.
Ginnie Hart: Most kind of you, Claudio! Thank you.
That looks like one mad lion!
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Robin. Don't want to mess with him!

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