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

Day 328/365 – Do You See What I See?

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is a special one. A dear friend, Jennifer, is the beloved second grade teacher at Ian’s school (Cornerstone Learning Community) and she is allowing me to conduct a little “what is it?!?” experiment. This past Friday, I explored her classroom and took several mystery pictures, one of which is today’s. She claims that she knows her classroom pretty well! We shall see. 😉 Tomorrow morning (Monday) I’m going to show this picture to all of the second graders (and Miss Jennifer) and ask them their perspectives. Then I’ll share all the results. I’m so excited!

Until then, 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 327)

C-Through The Lens guessed, “Some kind of rice?” Not rice. Then Thomas said, “A lot of pepper seeds can grow many pepper plants next season…” Ding ding ding! Pepper seeds indeed. 😀 Salim shared, “Very interesting shot! I really was puzzled with this one :D I discovered the beauty of these seeds while preparing chili for dinner. Mmmmmmm.

So yes, what you saw were bell pepper seeds. They make a beautiful pattern inside the pepper, thus, making a great “what is it?!?” picture, even if Thomas guessed it right away. 😉


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

Day 192 – Going to Seed

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal. – Arthur Schopenhauer

So much work and so little time to play, at least this blog allows me to play this daily game with all of you. Must balance work and play! So hard to do …

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for you to guess. What do you see?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 191)

This one looks like part of some package decoration. A bow, or something along those lines.” Well, it’s not a bow, although I can see that! Is it a pine cone? No, not a pine cone either. So what was it?

What you saw was a seed pod from a rain lily. Several years ago my mom gave me these seeds and I just scattered them in my garden. Now I have hundreds! Whenever we get a good rain, the rain lilies bloom, and then form their seed pods. You don’t even have to plant the seeds, just scatter and let Mother Nature do the rest! I miss my mom’s yard, she had so many that it was like a blanket of flowers.



A picture of a rain lily. So pretty!