WOW! Is This The Big Apple! - Wax-Eye - NZ by AndreaEL

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A Cold and frosty morning, hungry Wax Eyes starting their day by fueling up on fresh apple.Most surfaces are covered in ice crystals from the heavy frost during the night.

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Fun..Fun…Fun…The Big Apple

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I would like to DEDICATE this to all our fellow bubbler’s who live in the big apple

Although the history of the Big Apple was once thought a mystery, research over the past two decades, primarily by amateur etymologist Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen of Missouri University of Science and Technology, has provided a reasonably clear picture of the term’s history. Previously, there were a number of false etymologies, of which the most ridiculous was the claim that the term derived from a New York brothel whose madam was known as Eve. This was subsequently exposed as a hoax.
The earliest citation for “big apple” is the 1909 book The Wayfarer in New York, by Edward Martin, writing: “Kansas is apt to see in New York a greedy city. . . . It inclines to think that the big apple gets a disproportionate share of the national sap”. William Safire considered this the coinage, but the Random House Dictionary of American Slang considers the usage “metaphorical or perhaps proverbial, rather than a concrete example of the later slang term”, and Popik likewise does not consider this the coinage.
The Big Apple was first popularized as a reference to New York City by John J. Fitz Gerald in a number of New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920s in reference to New York horse-racing. The earliest of these was a casual reference on May 3, 1921: Fitz Gerald referred to the “big apple” frequently, he explained his use in a February 18, 1924, column under the headline “Around the Big Apple”:
The Big Apple. The dream of every lad that ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There’s only one Big Apple. That’s New York. Two dusky stable hands were leading a pair of thoroughbred around the “cooling rings” of adjoining stables at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans and engaging in desultory conversation. “Where y’all goin’ from here?” queried one. “From here we’re headin’ for The Big Apple,” proudly replied the other. “Well, you’d better fatten up them skinners or all you’ll get from the apple will be the core,” was the quick rejoinder. (Information from the Wikipedia)
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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

  • swaby
    swabyover 3 years ago

    They are just the cutest of little birds Andrea, fabulous capture and title!

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    LOL…too adorable…that apple is bigger than him!!! :o)

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated Dawn, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • John Absher
    John Absherover 3 years ago

    That is funny … AND an excellent capture of my favorite bird. Nice work Andrea!!

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated John, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 3 years ago

    Great work

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated Joy, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartover 3 years ago

    Delightful image Andrea!! :)) …Love the title too!

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated Meg, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanover 3 years ago

    oh, Andrea, honey, this is so DARLNG!!!! Precious and sweet little birdie … adorable, adorable capture!!!! I just love everything about it!!! Wonderful colors, and the background is perfect to emphasize the detail birdie!!! SO beautifully done!!!!!! APPLAUSE!!!!!!

  • You are so kind Lois, thank you so much for your wonderful applause, compliment and comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sandy Stewart
    Sandy Stewartover 3 years ago

    Oh my gosh,…not only an adorable shot that had me giggling, but love the title as well as the info you added! great work Andrea! : )

  • So pleased this made you giggle Sandy. Your kind comment is always appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariover 3 years ago

    Love this Andrea!!! :))) What an expression!!! lol!!! Brilliant photography! :)

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated, thank you so much for the lovely compliment too Vicki

    – AndreaEL

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 3 years ago

    Fabulous! Such a sweet, delightful capture!!!!

  • Your kind comment is always appreciated, thank you so much.

    – AndreaEL

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