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

Day 278/365 – Beauty and Joy

Beauty is whatever gives joy. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

What Is It?!?

10-05-13

What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 277)

Heather started off with, “hhhhmmm, my first thought was a pomegranate…”, which Jude also guessed, but it’s not a pomegranate. Mik said, “I will guess: Indian corn…for the upcoming holidays?” But it’s not Indian corn either. So what was it?

What was saw was part of a Magnolia tree blossom, which seems to transform through many stages, this being the last, where these red pods appear. As a matter of fact, I’ve used photographs of my Magnolia tree blossoms several times here, but each picture was of a different stage. Wow, what an unusual, beautiful part of nature.

10-04-13

15 thoughts on “Day 278/365 – Beauty and Joy”

  1. Well, it kind of looks like a wonderful chocolate decoration on the top of a cake, but I suspect that is just wishful thinking as I didn’t have a birthday cake 😦 Actually I can’t even remember the last time I DID have a birthday cake which is even sadder!

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      1. Drowning in pools of obligations. Attending 100 year birthday parties a thousand miles away, and hosting an exchange student. Dealing with my daughter being bullied at school. Sigh. Plastic hair is such a relief. 🙂 Don’t have any idea which toy it would be from. Some kind of doll?

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        1. Oh, how I can empathize, except for the bullying part, so sorry to hear about that ordeal! Well, since you guessed plastic hair, which it is a form of, listen to that ding ding ding winning bell! Yes, it’s from a doll, 😉

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          1. I am trying to regain my balance, but having a new person in the house, bringing a new set of obligations and conflicts, and considering whether or not to remove my daughter from the school or whether to let it go… It’s a lot to think about. Meanwhile, you were tricky to pick plastic hair!! You can’t feel a mom with lego action figures and toys every where (even hair). 🙂

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            1. I have ostracized them to the basement. I take a broom into the playroom and wreak havoc in there sweeping majestically if I need something. Otherwise, it’s the oubliette of the house — I forget it’s there. 😉

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