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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Gallimaufry#14

Just a gallimaufry of photos ...
Rangoon Creeper

Skywatch from my balcony

Kedondong

Noodles for dinner

Duranta Geisha Girl

The name has a nice ring to it, agree?


FROM THE SHOEBOX  PHOTOS THAT RARELY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

Sydney 1992

Chinese herbal tea shop

In ancient China, traditional doctors used to always carry medicines in calabashes aka bottle gourds when treating their patients. Over time, the bottle gourd became a symbol of doctors and healing. And since Chinese herbal teas are consumed for their curative effects, calabashes have become symbols of Chinese herbal tea shops. In the 1940s, each herbal tea shop had two to three golden calabash-shaped vats with taps to store the herbal tea.

Green calabash growing on its vine
image source - wikipedia
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48 comments:

  1. I would have never thought of Chinese herbal tea shops and their curative effects! Great post, Veronica!
    What a spectacular skywatch from your balcony ... those colours are unusual.
    Enjoy the rest of this week, Veronica!

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  2. Beautiful shots, beautiful flowers and that noodle dinner looks divine. I'm hungry now.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  3. Beautiful photos. I love the story of the medicine gourds and aren't those modern renditions simple stunning!

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  4. Always enjoy your collections (I can't spell the title word you use ;>). The sky sunset is particularly beautiful! Interesting about the calabash gourd.

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  5. The purple Duranta repens 'Geisha Girl' is so beautiful! It looks like a orchid. The skywatch from your balcony is always so wonderful to watch, Veronica.

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  6. Wonderful photos. My fave is the perfect skywatch photos, wow! beautiful flowers and oh, those noodles! Hugs, Valerie

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  7. Little houses are in the balcony photo is really looking interesting and sweet:) And Sdney photo ise great:)

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  8. Nice shots :) thanks for your sharing...

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  9. Hello,
    Veronica!
    Love the gorgeous flowers! Your skywatch is just stunning! The noodles look yummy! Thank you for sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your day and week ahead.

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  10. Those purple flowers are so pretty.

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  11. Fantastic images Veronica, I love the sky, pure colours.

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  12. ...I'd like a seat on your balcony.

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  13. Wow that sunset is incredible, looks like a painting in the sky! :) I really like the Sydney photo too, I hope you enjoyed your time here in Australia, it's a wonderful country!


    Hope that your week is going well! Another rainy spring one here!

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  14. Me gusto el atardecer y las flores. Me dio ganas de los fideos. Te mando un beso

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  15. Hello,
    The sky view from your balcony is gorgeous.
    Love the Duranta flowers too.
    Take care. All the best!

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  16. Once again: Your balcony view ist spectulare. The sunset is so near and then so far away! I love your views from your Balcony,
    greetings
    Kirsi

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  17. Magnífico "galimatías", el atardecer es espectacular, los fideos tienen una pinta estupenda y la tienda de te y tu historia de las calabazas es muy interesante.
    Es bonito ver las fotos de recuerdos
    Saludos

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  18. Hello Veronica,
    Wonderful pictures of all flowers. And a lovely meal.
    Nice pictures of Sydney. That was a long time ago.

    Greetings, Marco

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  19. Hello, Veronica. The sky is strangely and dynamically beautiful. The noodle dish looks so good. Now I understand why one of the Seven Luck Gods holds a bottle gourd that contains elixir of life. Thank you.

    Yoko

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  20. Great shots.
    The sky view from your balcony is amazing.
    I went to a tea shop and I found that the tea had a different taste of the usual one but I liked it
    Sydney looks very beautiful.
    All the best.

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  21. TFS your beautiful photos! Love the sky view from your balcony, what a colorful sky! Love the Chinese tea shop too with the calabash explanation!

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  22. All the photos are special, but the view from the balcony is fantastic! Sincerely, Nicole

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  23. The skywatch from your balcony is spectacular!

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  24. Dearest Veronica,
    Love the special tropical flowers with their uplifting colors!
    So glad you also got to see Sydney and its Opera House.
    Sure it is at your backdoor...
    We also have been there, we have many mushroom friends in Australia: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2018/04/sydney-centre-point-tower-captain-cook.html
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  25. You always have such pretty photos, I enjoyed them all.

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  26. You always show us such a variety of things and places Veronica. You made me google "calabash", a plant with so many uses, including making it into a musical instrument. That made sense when looking at the shape that would surely make many fruity noises?

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  27. Beautiful shots. The skywatch view from your balcony is stunning. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

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  28. gorgeous flowers and the pictures you take from your balcony are stunning!!

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  29. I love your rich variety of shots!!
    Nothing wrong with photos from the Shoebox!!

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  30. beautiful views from balcony...
    love to drink Chinese herbal tea....

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  31. So magical images as usual. But the sky is divine...
    Thank you, Veronica!
    Good night and a fine week!

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  32. The skywatch photo is unreal!

    Now I'm craving noodles...

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  33. What beautiful flowers! I can not get over that sky in your photo from your balcony.

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  34. Love the smiling face. The Duranta Geisha Girl flowers are so lovely. Your get such gorgeous skies from your balcony! Noodles tonight for dinner here as well :D

    -Soma

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  35. that sky is incredible - they show peoples photographs on our morning tv weather report here in the UK but we would never have a fabulous sky like that!

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  36. Hello Veronica,
    You have a stunning view from your balcony. What a gorgeous sunset you captured. The noodles look so appetizing! Love the photo of you in Sydney - it's always good to put faces to names.
    Have a good weekend,
    Lorrie

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  37. I'm looking at the tree full of fruit in one of your photos, it's not Tamarillo or tree tomato is it?

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  38. Hola Verónica, las fotografías son muy bonitas, me encanta la del cielo, y muy I interesante el reportaje.
    Feliz semana.
    Un abrazo

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  39. You take the most incredible sky photos! That was an interesting story about the bottle gourds. The Duranta Geisha Girl flower is so pretty. That's my favorite color. I would love to browse through the Chinese herbal tea shop.

    Have a wonderful week.

    ~Sheri

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  40. Lovely photos what a mixtire I would never be able to say gallimaufry fast after a few beers :-)

    Have a gallimaufrytastic week 👍

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  41. Dear Veronica,
    is this sky REAL? I've never seen anything like it ...
    It's a shame that the photo from Sydney 1992 rarely comes to light - it looks nice and like a fond memory!
    All the best,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2021/11/mit-tina-und-goga-durch-wien-teil-2.html

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  42. Hi Veronica. I thought I'd commented before, but just in case in got lost in cyberspace, here we go again -- I do love your collections of photos -- the food looks fabulous. And I love that you are scanning some of your old photos and blogging them. I keep meaning to do that.
    Sallie (FullTime-Life)

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  43. Beautiful pictures. So interesting about the Chinese tea.

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  44. Wonderful variety of photos today - that sky shot is amazing!

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  45. A great series of images! Thanks so much for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/11/old-mill-of-guilford.html

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