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Old 04-04-2018, 11:38 PM
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Every Tuesday I walk by what is possibly the largest armory in the world, a giant and abandoned brick edifice behind chain link fence and a living wall of weeds and debris.

I've been noticing a flower there but unable to identify it. Today I realized the plant isn't a vine -- it's a shrub whose younger branches have merely grown up entwined around the fencing. Then I could identify it -- it's a Rose of Sharon, rose mallow, or hardy hibiscus, Hibiscus syriacus.

I'm a big Stephen King fan and he links and intertwines the Rose of Sharon, as a central theme through the Dark Tower series of novels. I highly recommend them. The novels are King's attempt at 'The Lord of the Rings'.

I love the pictures.
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Abalone. Tasty, too.

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Thanks for the book suggestion, b0glerd69!
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Where have meteorites been before they fell to Earth? They say they come from the asteroid belt. What's it like out there? Maybe it sparkles.

This landed in Seycham in Russia. The stripes are called Widmanstätten patterns. Imagined geography.

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Hey what happened to my picture?

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Good to catch up with this thread again - thanks, courage2
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Glad you found it again, Caramel I think I solved my picture-posting problem
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Hi trach! You're a gift, yourself
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:54 PM
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Parts of a tulip flower
petals
anthers
3-lobed stigma with ovary below

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Oops; will try again later.
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Here's a game:

What is this a part of?

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I’m dying to find out!
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I don’t suppose it’s a crack in the vinyl of some guy’s patio furniture...
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Brrr you're freezing, Gilmer
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I figured as much.

What was yesterday’s close-up?
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They're all part of the same thing -- until you or someone else guesses. It's the gift -- looking closely .
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