52 Weeks of Patricia's Life

Patricia's Photo Project


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Week 27. 24. I found this …

Poor frog – he would insist on hanging out between our door and screen door – but I think he stayed too long and the cold got him.  He was all dried out – has a rather nice iridescent chin, and now he’s immortalized for ever – well sort of!

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Week 25. 8. Broken

Broken egg in this case.  I was getting our Easter Eggs out to check them to get new floss on them for the Easter Tree and saw this one had got a little more broken (yes cracked!) – but I think I can patch it up where you won’t notice.  Most of them were made in 1988 by my two sons.  We blew them out first and then painted and put glitter on, hard to believe they have travelled all over the world with us and still mostly perfect.

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Week 24. 21. Hot and Steamy

I was thinking I’d be doing something a little more dramatic than this but I just love the colors.  I straightened it but absolutely nothing else.  The yellow is from the artificial light overhead and the white is the light from the window – both reflecting in the mirrors (in the bathroom). I did wonder about writing in it to get some cool drips – but what to write?

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Week 22. 43. Starts with an “O”

OKRA – followed by a shudder from me!  I had to look up some information about it as I really only know that I do not like it! – oh there is a red “version” which on cooking turns green – which perhaps would look pretty in a salad when raw.  When I saw a photo of the flower I was instantly reminded of a hibiscus – and low and behold – they are related.

The products of the plant are mucilaginousm,  resulting in the characteristic “goo” or slime when the seed pods are cooked (I did try to get that in my photo but it ended up mostly on me).  It is related to such species as cotton, cocoa, and hibiscus.  Okra is a flowering plant that is known in many parts of the world as ladies’ fingers or bhindi and is most highly prized because of its seed pods. The scientific name of this interesting plant is Abelmoschus esculentus and its origin is still unclear. Contrasting research says that it could have been South Asian, West African, or Ethiopian in origin, but the jury is still out.

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