It's interesting how avatars have developed and mutated into web use and in such various forms.
"An avatar (abbreviations include AV, ava, avv and avvy) is an Internet user's representation of himself or herself, whether in the form of a three-dimensional model used in computer games, a two-dimensional icon used on Internet forums and other communities, or a text construct found on early systems such as MUDs. The term "avatar" can also refer to the personality connected with the screen name, or handle, of an Internet user.
The "avatar" derives from the Sanskrit word Avatāra, meaning "incarnation" and usually implying a deliberate descent into mortal realms for special purposes. The term is used primarily in Hindu texts. For example, Krishna is the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Vishnu the Preserver, whom many Hindus worship as God..."
I think I'll change my avatar from time to time---currently it's me on the summit ridge of a peak in the N. Cascades (Eldorado--a classic) once upon a time.
I dig Greg's avatar, above, and I know just how he feels.