Without even trying, Queen Pirouette exerted great influence on the fashions of the women of her day. It was only natural given the combination of creativity and personal magnetism wedded to real political power that she represented. For informal occasions, she preferred to wear white gowns with black accents in the form of onyx jewels, black satin ribbons and charcoal eye-make up that some found a bit severe. To show off her thin waist, she would cinch a narrow belt of interesting design around her midsection. Save her diamond engagement ring and white gold wedding band, she wore no rings on her fingers, nor bracelets on her wrists.
Door with abstract selfie.Thursday Doors
Sometimes a door is just a door.
- O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.
- Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.
- Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
- For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
- For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
- Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.
- Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
- Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.
- O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.
- Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.
- Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.
- Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice
- Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.
Yesterday I got some nice shots of a mockingbird. I’m posting a couple/few here. I miss doing the Bird of the Day challenge. I’m not a very good bird photographer, so I can use all the practice I can get. I’ve always had good luck with mockingbirds. The young seem especially sangfroid, like this one. The second and third shots are fairly identical.