CHALLENGE WINNER: The Spirit of Christmas challenge in the Stunning Switzerland group, January, 2011.
A bauble was originally a stick with a weight attached, used in weighing a child’s toy, but especially the mock symbol of office carried by a court jester. This fool’s bauble was a baton terminating in a figure of Folly with cap and bells, and sometimes having a bladder fastened to the other end. Subsequently it became a term for anything trivial or childishly folly.
More recently the term means a virtually worthless decorative object.
Photograph taken with Lumix FZ-28
Post processing in Photoshop
Photograph taken in Zug, Switzerland.