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WEDNESDAY’S PHOTO OF THE DAY

Posted on: February 8th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

Shake it off…

Photographer: David Roth
location: Vancouver, BC
website: http://cargocollective.com/davidmadeapicture
flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_roth/
model: Amy
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Music Monday

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

Happy Monday everybody!  With Valentine’s Day only a week away, I thought I’d start setting the mood…

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HISTORY OF SEX: Part 4

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

My latest story, A Cloud of Hawthorne, is a good, old fashioned steamy bodice-ripper and it made me think…how did lovers communicate in the age before telephones, emails, or texts?  How would a gentleman (or scoundrel) know when to make a move?  How did a lady know if the object of her desire fancied a roll in the hay?  Servants could be indiscrete, what was one to do?

There were two methods depicted in fiction, though it is not known if they were actually used in real life.  One was slipping a note to a lover in a bouquet of flowers.  It was common for women to carry bouquets at social events and it would be easy to hide a small note in there.  William Thackeray used this method in Vanity Fair when Becky Sharp and George Osbourne think about running away together.

The other fictional method was fan language.  Several books and stories have women communicating their desires via hand-held fans.  If a woman walked away with the fan in her right hand, covering her face, that meant the man should follow her.  If she fanned herself slowly, it meant she was married but if she fanned herself quickly, she was engaged.

One method of communication that has documented proof was flower arrangement.  Every flower had meaning and could be used to send messages.  The rose had a meaning for every flower, state of bloom, and quantity.  Yellow roses indicated infidelity on the part of the giver and a rosebud was a sign of love.

Sounds a lot more fun than sending an “I <3 U” text.

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WEDNESDAY’S PHOTO OF THE DAY

Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Madison Lake 1 Comment

Passionately purple…

Photographer: Lillie Louise
location: Victoria, B.C., Canada
website:  http://www.lillielouisephotography.com/
blog: http://www.lillielouisephotography.com/blog/
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Music Monday

Posted on: January 30th, 2012 by Madison Lake No Comments

My favorite part of winter is definitely the boots…

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