food & food-ish

It’s raining.

April showers in September… Since Monday, my umbrella has not left my side. It will probably stay there for the rest of the week.  Oh well.  Enjoy these images with umbrellas!

From Edward Gorey’s The Gashlycrumb Tinies:

published in 1963

A is for Amy who fell down the stairs.

B is for Basil assaulted by bears. C is for Clara who wasted away.

D is for Desmond thrown out of a sleigh…

The Morton Salt Umbrella Girl 

Morton Salt Umbrella Girl (1914 - today)
(1914 - today)

I’ve always wondered about the Umbrella Girl on the cover of Morton Salt containers. Since 1914, she has had five makeovers but hasn’t been updated since 1968.

Movie posters for the 1964 French musical film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Les Parapluies de Cherbourg)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg