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Monday, January 24, 2022

Gallimaufry#19

Just a gallimaufry of photos ...

Bamboo orchid

Rattlesnake heliconia

Elephant ears

FROM THE SHOEBOX  PHOTOS THAT RARELY SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

BALI 2001


According to Balinese custom, I was told by our tour guide that a frangipani worn over the left ear of a woman meant that she was available, over the right ear if she was married or taken. I later learned from a friend that it was the other way round. I think we were pranked! No wonder that old man across the room kept winking at us!!
So who is right?

Candi Bentar

Split gates or Candi Bentar are an integral feature of Balinese temple architecture. They mark the entrances to temples, drawing the boundary between the sacred grounds of the temples and the outside world.
They are also a depiction of the Balinese concept of duality  male and female, light and dark and good and evil.

4 Heavenly Kings
This dish screams royalty but really, it's just a fancy name for a stir-fry that uses 4 types of vegetables, namely eggplant, okra, stink beans and long beans.

Tea   Éclairs


2022 is the year of the tiger

The 12 Chinese zodiac animal sculptures in a mall


I am a tiger! What are you?
My Corner of the World

58 comments:

  1. I always look forward to the food you show us. It looks so delicious! The dish above with the beans and eggplant looks really good - and simple too!

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  2. Hello,
    Love the trees and flowers. The sculptures are neat, I am a monkey. The eclairs look yummy! Thank you for linking up your post. Take care, have a great new week!

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  3. Love that bamboo orchid! Guess I'm a sheep on the Chinese calendar, but I'm a Pisces here in the West.
    Blessings!

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  4. I am a sheep :) thanks for your sharing...

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  5. Dearest Veronica,
    Happy year of the Tiger! As for me, I'm a rabbit...
    Lovely Bali images and I don't know the right custom for the frangipani flower. https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/07/tanah-lot-uluwatu-cliff-and-temples-of.html
    https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2021/05/denpasar-bali-indonesia.html
    https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2021/04/four-nights-at-sanur-beach-hotel-bali.html
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  6. Dearest Veronica,
    Hah, my Pieter is a Snake... did look up his year.
    The most precious piece from Bali is seen here, together with our Indonesian foster daughter Anita: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2013/03/our-balinese-hanuman-statues-with-snake.html
    Hugs and thanks for showing me fond memories of our happiest years!
    Mariette
    Hugs,

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  7. Many beautiful pictures.
    The flowers are wonderful and the food delicious.
    The concept of duality is common in many currents of thought also esoteric.
    Hilarious your adventure with frangipane.

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  8. I am a rat!
    Those eclairs look so good.

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  9. Fantastic photos, the food looks so delicious. Beautiful plants, too. Have a great week, hugs, Valerie

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  10. wow...cool photos...
    i like bamboo orchid. My Mom have many varieties of orchid, but this one is a new for me..

    and stir fry okra looks so delicious and healthy...

    have a nice day ^___^

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  11. Beautiful flowers and even more beautiful food. You know how I love your food.

    Have a fabulous day and week. ♥

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  12. The Bamboo orchids are very beautiful, Veronica! I like the zodiac sculptures. I am a Rat ;)

    Have a nice Monday!

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  13. You always share some real interesting things. I am a pig but my daughter is a Tiger.

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  14. I love eclairs, those look yummy. The flowers are so pretty. I love the animal sculptures.

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  15. Elephant ears are a very descriptive term for that tree. I like it.

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  16. lovely orchid and beautiful animal sculptures ....
    I am rooster

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  17. Gallimaufry, A NICE WORD, HA HA. I love them all.
    I am a Dragon.

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  18. What lovely photos especially the food heheh!

    Have a galimaufrytastic week 👍

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  19. You always have such great photos, it's like our own private sightseeing tour!

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  20. Your photos are always wonderful and I love seeing them! Those zodiac sculptures are amazing! Unfortunately I fall into the monkey range -0ddly enough, I'm not fond of monkeys at all! LOL

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  21. The photos from Bali that you shared were amazing. Such fun memories and beautiful scenery!

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  22. Me encantaron las esculturas y las fotos de Bali. Parece que la pasaron bien. Adoro las orquídeas. Te mando un beso

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  23. I'm a rooster :) Those eclairs look really interesting!! I bet they taste good though!

    betty

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  24. I'd be happy for one of those eclairs! Love the orchids!

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  25. Your photos look so lush and exotic! Right now we are in the middle of winter in the mountains. Everything is shades of gray and it makes my heart sing to see the loveliness and vibrancy which surrounds you. Thank you! And I'm a Snake!

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  26. What beautiful pictures of your family.
    The stir-fry looks really delicious.
    Greetings Irma

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  27. I have never heard of helephant hears. Your pictures show exotic food is delicious. I was interested in Chinese zodiac sculptures.

    Great post, Veronica!

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  28. I love the bamboo orchid - I've never seen one before. The zodiac anmials are beautiful too.

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  29. What beautiful photos, I liked the eclairs! :)

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  30. I just needed to see that bright, beautiful orchid this morning. It was the first post I looked at and it has just started my day our so well and so happily! What gorgeous plants -- and yes, the eclairs! Yum and beautifully done. I love the jade sculptures, too. Hmmm. I wonder if you were pranked? I'd check that one out next time!

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  31. Beautiful photos! The orchid is gorgeous. Have a wonderful day.

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  32. Your adventure with the frangipani made me laugh! That was a nice vacation. The orchids and other exotic (to us) plants are lovely and as always the food looks wonderful. I am going to go google "stink beans" because I am curious why they are called that. They *look" good!

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  33. Hello Veronica
    I am a snake! I hope that is a good sign.
    I'd love to try that stir fry and all those eclairs--they all look delicious. Our city of Denver, Colorado has a wonderful hot greenhouse in the botanic garden which displays some of the same blooming flowers you showed. I always love visiting it

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  34. Beautiful photos. I was born in the year of the Rabbit, but prefer the Vietnamese version of Year of the Cat.

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  35. I am a monkey!

    Nice to meet you! :)

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  36. Wow! I am a Tiger too!
    And I love tea-eclairs!

    Have a fine day, Veronica! ♥

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  37. Beautiful orchids, and the eclairs look so pretty! We don't know if we could eat something called stink beans, though.

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  38. All the images are beautiful, but the one with the split gate is fabulous. Extraordinary mosaic, Veronica! And the Tea — Éclairs looks delicious!
    Happy WW and a fine week!

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  39. I am a Rooster Veronica ;-) The Elephant Ears are wonderful exotic plants - I like the photo.
    Greetings
    Kirsi

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  40. ...thanks, your tropical images helped to warm me up on the cold winter morning!

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  41. Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

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  42. I'm a ram!

    P.S. I'm intrigued by the tea eclairs!

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  43. I enjoyed the 12 animal Zodiac statues, Veronica Lee. To answer your question, according to the chart you provided, I am an ox, but would have preferred a different animal. The flowers were lovely to see now as we have a forecasted winter storm for this weekend.

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  44. Now I'm drooling all over the key board. Happy Year of the Tiger sweet one.

    And wow I had no clue about the Frangipani wearing signs. Lol!
    Every summer I religiously don them now for years and on all beach holidays.
    God knows what I was putting out there now. Ha! Ha!

    Hugs dear Vero <3
    Btw you look gorgeous in those pictures. :)

    https://natashamusing.com/2022/01/celebrating-thay-thich-nhat-hanh-whatdoyousee/

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  45. Loved these pics. Especially the gates to the temple. Religion and how it is practised around the world fascinates me.
    Blessings and success to you and yours!
    Marie

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  46. Those flowers and sculptures are AMAZING! VERY NICE!

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  47. A delightful post, thank you so much for sharing, so interesting.

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  48. I am an Ox, dear Veronica :-D
    Haha, and I didn't know, too, over which ear I should wear my Frangipani blossom in India or Thailand, but I think evyone could see that I am a tourist with a husband so nobody winked at me ;-)
    Your plant photos are so wonderful!
    All the best, dear friend, and thanks for visiting me after my blog-break,
    Traude

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  49. The Bamboo orchid is beautiful, and the Elephant Ears are something else! They are such grand trees! The eggplant dish looks delicious. My Dad grew eggplant in his garden, and my Mom would fry it up for dinner that night. Oh, we are in the year of the TIGER! What an interesting sculpture of it. The Eclairs look Yummy. My Mom loved Eclairs, and I always think of her when I see them. Thank you for your interesting posts always, my friend.

    ~Sheri

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  50. Yum, the eclairs look so good! I really like the sculptures too, we haven't been to the stores lately so I don't know if we have any decorations for the lunar new year here, but some stores do decorate for it! :)

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :)

    Away From The Blue

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  51. The zodiac sculptures and the elephant ear plants are my favorites. And those fancy looking eclairs look quite tempting.

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  52. I discover in your posts so many beautiful flowers that I never before didn't saw. Thank you for sharing.

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