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?!?


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.


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!


      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?


        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, 😉


          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). 🙂


            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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