Tuesday, May 25, 2021

T Stands for Leo, Henry's Cousin

 Iris from the beautiful, German city of Braunschweig shows off images of Henry the Lion, the city mascot on her blog, Double-Half or One Ten without ham. I was disappointed I never saw any lions around when out and about and then one day I was wearing a ring that Himself and I gave to my dad,


 and then I started to see Leo, Henry's cousin.


Here is one of the lions at the main entrance to the McKim Building (the Old Library) at the Boston Public Library. My father told me his Uncle Manny was one of the stonecutters that carved the lions. I've blogged about that here.





Godiva chocolates. The Lion of Belgium, another cousin of Henry


Backpack


Pricey charm for your handbag


Knee pads for baby






This was from a video of a lion cub playing with his Dad's tail. Dad was not amused.


Lion from a medieval manuscript




While cleaning the basement, I remembered the souvenir stein from a trip to Germany when I was in high school. Would anyone care for a big gulp of tea? beer? wine?

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

38 comments:

  1. You collected a lot of great images. Happy T Day, Valerie

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    1. Just like 42, once I started seeing lions, I've been seeing them all over 😺

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  2. Not sure my comment went through. If it did please delete this one. That was a lucky ring CJ. You found lots of lions. I never see any. Maybe I need a ring to help me spot them too. Have a great T day!

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  3. Lions are beautiful. I enjoyed seeing all the pictures you put together.
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  4. Lions everywhere! I've never seen much in the way of lions around here, but I didn't see 42s 'til I started looking. Cool!

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    1. I didn't see 42's until I followed your blog for a bit. Same thing with lions on Iris' blog 😊

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  5. Isn't it funny what we see when we start paying attention? ;)

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  6. Wow so many Lions, we had two magnificent Lions at the entrance to the council House in my home town in England, how great to know that someone in your family helped to sculpture those lions too
    Happy T Day
    Jan

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    1. I haven't been able to definitely prove that Uncle Manny worked on the lions, but I like to think he did.

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  7. Good morning, very fun blog post-loved seeing all of the lions and the ring began the journey-too cool
    Happy T wishes Kathy

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  8. a great collection of lion imagery, and that ring is fab! Happy T day!

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    1. My dad loved that ring and I'm happy to have something that belonged to him.

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  9. how awesome that uncle manny was a stonecutter and helped create the lion !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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  10. I bet Iris is overjoyed to see all those lions. I am truly impressed, too. My undergrad university's mascot was a lion and I grew up in Lyons, KS, whose mascot was obviously a lion, too. I've been around lions as long as I remember. I don't see any 42's though. I LOVE that German stein. I used to collect them when I lived in MO. Yours is sweet. Thanks for sharing all your lions and your stein with us for T this Tuesday, dear CJ.

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    1. Oh, no 42s in this post. I meant I didn't see 42 until I followed Divers blog for awhile. Ditto seeing lions and Iris' blog

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    2. Sorry, I didn't mean I didn't see any 42s in THIS post, I meant I don't see 42s in general.

      I actually came back to tell you the reason I didn't blow bubbles into the dawn and coffee was because I've done that in the past. However, I start with dry paper and allow the bubbles to land on the paper. For the coffee technique, I started with coffee stained and saturated paper. Next time, I'll start with dry paper instead of saturating it with coffee first.

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  11. Such a fun post! Wow, I loved seeing all the wonderful images of Henry 😁. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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    1. Leo, Henry's cousin. Henry belongs to Iris

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  12. Such a fun post.
    I do like the ring :)

    All the best Jan

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  13. There is something so majestic about lions. And I love the ring. It's beautiful. I'm currently wearing the Mother's Ring I got my mom, many, many years ago.
    Take special care, my friend.

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  14. Ohhhhhh.... Henry and I smile SOOOO big, it hurts!
    Thankk you!!!

    And what a brave girl!
    What a question, beer, please! I´ve never been in Heidelberg, fun (or sad?) to see when others from other countries know more of "yours" - but I love to learn.
    Sorry I´m late, too....

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    1. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing Leo 😺

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  15. The lions...they are everywhere! So majestic.
    Happy T day!

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  16. What a fun post about the lions. From now on you will keep seeing lions everywhere!
    Happy belated T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  17. Ooh! What a lot of Leos! It was fun to see you finding more and more - I bet you will see even more now! Belated Happy T Day (been out too much...but there will be photos!) Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Looking forward to seeing your out and about photos.

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  18. Sorry I am late on my T-day comment. I love your all lions post and so fun to see all the different ones. Super fun you still have a stein from your high school trip too! Love that ring!

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    1. I love the ring, too, and Happy to have something of my Dad’s

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  19. I love the ring!
    Great images CJ! Big Hugs!

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