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under the umbrella

2007.11.17
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friday afternoon and it has been raining all day...my pretty umbrella makes me feel better
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not good quality photo...but, i don't care...cause i am under my pretty umbrella
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it is like spring under here!
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the word "umbrella"

1609, first attested in Donne's letters, from It. ombrello, from L.L. umbrella, altered (by influence of umbra) from L. umbella "sunshade, parasol," dim. of umbra "shade, shadow" (see umbrage).

A sunshade in the Mediterranean, a shelter from the rain in England; in late 17c. usage, usually as an Oriental or African symbol of dignity.

Said to have been used by women in England from c.1700; the first rain-umbrella carried by a man there was traditionally c.1760, by Jonas Hathaway, noted traveler and philanthropist.

Fig. sense of "authority, unifying quality" (usually in a phrase such as under the umbrella of) is recorded from 1948.
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some history of the umbrella: (here)
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27 Comments
Yanko Cool!
Yanko · 2007-11-16: 16:36
chrisfly Interesting words, and great creative photos. Wonderful colours! Here in Bergen the umbrella is well used, the most rainy city in Norway. I like the rain, but love the sun...
chrisfly · 2007-11-16: 17:24
KC727 Great idea :))
KC727 · 2007-11-16: 17:28
josanhjx nice idea !
josanhjx · 2007-11-16: 18:41
davidcardona Great colours. Nice composition. Thanks for sharing!
davidcardona · 2007-11-16: 18:49
sutbali Nice concept! I like the mood of your pics. And YES you have a pretty umbrella... :)))
sutbali · 2007-11-16: 19:48
jaybird33417 ha! great job, the 3rd is my fave
jaybird33417 · 2007-11-16: 20:34
Alicehume Great shots, especially #3. You've got me humming that song now though!
Alicehume · 2007-11-16: 22:01
Mabi938 Very inventive ! Good !
Mabi938 · 2007-11-16: 22:35
vmathewk interesting - creativity at work :)
vmathewk · 2007-11-16: 22:42
jonrake I like the perspective and creativity of your umbrella shots ...#3 my fav
jonrake · 2007-11-16: 23:02
pugalicious great concept and idea!!
pugalicious · 2007-11-17: 01:44
ronin53 great :-)
ronin53 · 2007-11-17: 02:06
giodinu funny shot, interesting history
giodinu · 2007-11-17: 02:21
agandia Very nice set
agandia · 2007-11-17: 02:31
peregol Nice set
peregol · 2007-11-17: 04:13
PaulGraham very creative love the colours
PaulGraham · 2007-11-17: 06:21
garysktam I love no.2 .. it really cool.
garysktam · 2007-11-17: 09:30
elclic very nice concept. love it
elclic · 2007-11-17: 15:48
thepictureman At first I thought the flowers were underf the umbrella, then I realized the flowers were ON the umbrella. Very creative, good composition
thepictureman · 2007-11-17: 20:52
abbeyh13 beautiful!
great colors!
abbeyh13 · 2007-11-17: 22:06
youlookmahvelous Great idea with the umbrella.
youlookmahvelous · 2007-11-18: 00:16
chipotle the contrast in colors and focus makes the third shot sing.
chipotle · 2007-11-18: 11:46
MichalMalinowski wow, I'm impressed
MichalMalinowski · 2007-11-19: 15:33
soldotnamanda I love the colors in number 3. I'm adding it to my favorites!!!
soldotnamanda · 2007-11-20: 01:13
rolpa Stunning and beautiful. Very creative work.
rolpa · 2007-11-20: 01:43
sicknessinit #3 is clever and beautiful
sicknessinit · 2008-01-15: 08:35
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