Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Header Challenge 20-06-12 = Orange by Tom

Good morrow - Headbangers and friends - tis time - yet again for our little Header Challenge.
Welcome to Gail - who's on her 1st game today - good luck Gail.....

Our theme this week comes from Tom who chose ORANGE.

Colour,fruit, and a multitude of other ideas for orange.

My Header is a touch of both colour and fruit

BUT first listen to my music from the Clockwork Orange.

My Header is a Mandarine Duck, as Mandarine is a fruit and also relates to the colour orange.

look at the beauty of this duck, 
 of course its related to China and also from the Chinese take-away - there's a dish called roast Duck and Orange Sauce.

My post this week is a photo of Oranges and Lemons growing on trees

Now here's something you may remember when as a child you would sing
but it has a sinister story to it.

Oranges and lemons: lyrics

"Oranges and lemons" say the bells of St. Clement's
"You owe me five farthings" say the bells of St. Martin's
"When will you pay me?" say the bells of Old Bailey
"When I grow rich" say the bells of Shoreditch
"When will that be?" say the bells of Stepney
"I do not know" say the great bells of Bow
"Here comes a candle to light you to bed
Here comes a chopper to chop off your head
Chip chop chip chop - the last man's dead."
The history and origins of the lyrics - sinister!
The words and lyrics have been much loved by generations of British children. The place names relate to some of the many churches of London and the tune that accompanies the lyrics emulates the sound of the  ringing of the specific churchbells. The words of the nursery rhyme are chanted by children as they play the gameof 'Oranges and lemons' the end of which culminates in a child being caught between the joined arms of two others, emulating the act of chopping off their head! The reason for the last three lines of lyrics are easily explained. The 'Great Bells ofBow' were used to time the executions at Newgate prison, which for many years were done by means of beheading. The unfortunate victim would await execution on 'Death Row' and was informed by the warder, the night before the execution ' here comes the candle to light you to bed' of their imminent fate and to make their peace with God! The executions commenced when the bells started chiming at nine o'clock in the morning. When the bells stopped chiming  then the executions would be finished until the following day!

This info is from HERE

Go to my side bar and see what the other Headbangers have chosen for ORANGE

Good Luck.


Darla said...

I do not know this song...what type of art does Julia create?

Cezar and Léia said...

Orange with all good energy that it could have, your header is breathtaking!

imac said...

Darla - Julie is now into mixed media and textile and fibre Art, quilts, wall hangings, act and like playing with surface design. Printing and dyeing to.

Jackie said...

Love your header...outstanding.
Oranges and lemons...yumm. I love them both. We have "fruit cocktail" trees here. Grafting more than one fruit (of the same family) onto one tree is a brilliant idea...thus: the fruit cocktail.
Beautiful photos, Stewart.

Rick said...

Absolutely stunning header, Stewart - blazing colours !

Ah - one of my favourite movies (unfortunately the 1st movie I took my wife-to-be to - not her favourite by far).

Loved your naturescapes - what a variety of wonderful captures. Also very much enjoyed your Isle of Mull shots (instantly put 'Mull of Kintyre' song into my head).

You've been a busy lad.

George said...

Your header is absolutely gorgeous! I wasn't familiar with 'Oranges and lemons' either as a song or a game. The game sounds similar to a game we called 'London Bridge is Falling Down'.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: What a colorful bird, certainly has some brilliant orange colors.

Christopher Frost said...

Well my friendly droog, there's certainly some pics to viddy with the glazzies here and no mistake

Anonymous said...

What an amazing little duck and with such beautiful plumage!
You have been a very busy bee this week Stewart with all your nature shots, they are fabulous.
Its amazing what you can achieve when you're a man of leisure! LOL Enjoy the rest of the summer whilst we have some.

Denise said...

Lovely post here and the colors in that Mandarin duck are fantastic, so vibrant. Fantastic header shot and I am enjoying all your other photos too.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one outstanding header, hands down, Stewart. Wow. I am blown away.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great 'orange' Stewart... BUT--I must tell you that the ONLY real orange is right here in Tennessee... Our fabulous football team named the Tennessee Volunteers --has as their colors ORANGE and white....They say that all of us Tennesseans who love our Vols actually bleed ORANGE.... ha ha