Sunday, 14 October 2007

LEAF IT OFF

When classical artists depicted Adam and Eve exiting the Garden of Eden in their post-apple-munching fig-leaves, the foliage in question was invariably modest in its dimensions - suggesting that, in Paradise at least, size wasn't everything!

However, a house up the road from us has a fig tree in its garden and, with the onset of autumn, has started dropping its yellowed leaves onto the pavement.

Now, these particular leaves are rather stunning specimens, suggesting that some fig trees may well have been available for Adam --- had he required rather more generous coverage.

This fact is ably demonstrated for us here by David who is modelling a souvenir from Florence, Italy - home of Another David:

fig. i


fig. ii


6 comments:

Brian Sibley said...

GILL comments...

Yet more smut I see! (Well actually, I don't quite see, but the suggestion is there.)

David is far too old to be sucking his fingers - and I simply refuse to indulge you in any furtherance of that thought.

Bring back high-minded discussion please, or I shall have to speak to the Duchess.

Gill

Brian Sibley said...

Sorry, ma'am...

Boll Weavil said...

O dear, I must agree with the previous correspondent. Too often this site, which I always consider to be a place for intelligent and high-minded individuals, descends into mere filth for the sexual gratification and titilation of a minority.Lets have some more of those nice gentlemen in the bath.Some good clean entertainment rather than photographs of buns for two days running.....

LisaH said...

Nah, carry on Brian (and David) we all need a bit of fun in our lives.

Jen said...

Absolutely Lisah! Bet you don't give a fig Brian.....
de rigeur here in Brighton.
You ought to produce a Calendar.

polkadotsoph said...

That's quite a big leaf...