...see a mango with two Pink Ladies?
And while we're on the very mildly saucy (mango salsa?), these pictures came to me via my friend and student Marie-Hélène, who follows this blog and who found them in Ouest France, the newspaper of the region. She expressed the hope that my Melusina was luckier than this.
Eliza Gonzalez in New Jersey made this fine replica of the Venus de Milo in snow. She is clearly a more skilled snow sculptor than I am, if somewhat derivative in her style. However, next thing she knew a policeman was on her doorstep, requesting that Venus be either snowballed or covered up, as a neighbour had complained. So she was embellished with a sarong and bikini top. Which is amusing and charming in a way, but Ms Gonzalez made the serious point that the sculpture now looks 'more objecitified and sexualised' than before, with which I think I'm inclined to agree.
There's a short BBC article here. Ouest France was inclined to take a head-shaking chuckling attitude, confirmed doubtless in the belief that le monde anglo-saxon is yet in a state of benighted prudery and puritanism. I replied that Melusina was tucked away in the back garden, so would not scandalise anyone, but that I thought such an event was unlikely here anyway.