365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 138 – Determination Always Wins

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. – Moliere

A quick post before I head off to celebrate a friend’s graduation from college, she did it while working full time, raising a child, and leading fitness classes. Now if that’s not the result of hard work and determination, I don’t know what is.

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you have an idea? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 137)

Whatever it was, it looked like chips or potato sticks, or even matches. But then Jerry guessed not only were they stamen, but the stamen of the Magnolia flower. Ding ding ding! Wow! So many different images of the same thing. 🙂


6 thoughts on “Day 138 – Determination Always Wins”

  1. Pies ran in the family, or at least the making of them did.
    Brenton Chesteen founded the firm back in the early 1800s.
    The ingrediants for the pies were nothing special; just the usual fare.

    What made Chesteen pies special was the crust.

    The formula was a closely guarded family secret and only two members of the family were allowed to know it at any one time.

    The holder of the secret would hand it down before his death to his son and occasionally to a daughter.

    It was rumoured that lives had been lost in the quest for the secret ingredient.

    The most famous of which was Brenton Chesteen himself who was tortured for several days before being rescued by a passing band of gypsies.

    Brenton eventually died of his wounds but he did not give up the secret.

    For all the generation since, Gypsies have been welcome to camp on Chesteen land.

    Gratitude knows not the passage of time.


    1. “Gypsy Popovers” 🙂
      Wonderful story again! Ironically, my grandma and mother owned and operated a bakery (The Pie Pantry) when my mom was in high school. The bakery enabled my mom to go to college. So I love this story!


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