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Chinese Hat Plant, FOTD July 19, 2019

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Bob from the Love Will Bring Us Together blog identified this plant for me.  Here is his information:

Holmskioldia Sanguinea Retz commonly called the Chinese hat plant, cup-and-saucer-plant or Mandarin’s hat!. It’s a member of the Mint family ( Lamiaceae ) and is the only species in the genus Holmskioldia!


See Bob’s blog HERE and if you have a plant you can’t identify, he has a section of his blog to report it in and he’s a super plant sleuth.  I’ve never found one he couldn’t identify.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day

More Hints for What is It?

So far, no one has guessed what plant this seed pod came from, so I’m showing a photo of just the seeds up close.  Can anyone guess what plant this is?  I promise I’ll give the answer tomorrow. Or today if someone guesses it. 




Cosmic Self-Portrait


What is it? What can you see in it?
Before I tell you, I’d like to hear your ideas about what it is.

(You should be able to click on the photo to enlarge it.)


Go HERE to see more clearly what it is I’ve photographed.

Conundrum II

Allenda asked for another conundrum and at 3 a.m., rather than sleep, I decided to attempt another one.  Here it is. I’ve given the answer at the very end of the comments, so those of you who still want to guess won’t receive any spoilers.  Go ahead and guess in comments if you wish because there are enough comments that it won’t spoil it for anyone else now unless they choose to know.

Conundrum II

To hear of it, you’d think it’s made
to come to Louie Armstrong’s aid.
Yet it plays no music, surprisingly­­––
the lips not where it’s meant to be.

It has a tongue that does not talk.
Sounds like it should, but does not walk.
Although it helps out one that does,
it never leaves the room because

it has no means of a conveyance,
keeps your frustration in abeyance
so you can walk both tall and proud
though for itself, it’s not allowed.

What is it?

What’s This Addendum: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 5/17/2016

Oh no!  I left three of my What’s This items out of my first posting!!!  Here they are:



What is It?–Flower of the Day Jan 6, 2016

What is It?

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This is, obviously, the inside of a flower.  I’ll give a hint.  I had to get down on my knees and shoot up into the flower.  Want to give a guess in comments?  I’ll give an answer and show a picture of the flower in my next post.

For more flowers, look here: http://ceenphotography.com/2016/01/05/flower-of-the-day-january-6-2016-rhododendron-color-your-world/

Hugh’s Photo Challenge, Week 8, Xmas Tree Topper Challenge

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This is actually the topper of my friends Joan and Michael’s tree.  I didn’t have one this year as I’m going to Phoenix for Christmas.  Here are some other shots from their tree: