Odd Looking Thing…

magnolia after all the blossoms have fallen

Nature Can Be Odd Looking © 2010 Bo Mackison

So…I know what it is. Do you have any ideas? Give a guess…

And it may be odd shaped, but even so, I think it’s quite beautiful.

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  1. OK…my guess is that it is from a magnolia tree of some sort. 🙂

  2. Hmmm…. I haven’t a clue. I agree with you in that it is odd and beautiful at the same time.

  3. Anna Surface says:

    Tis odd and I haven’t seen anything like it… or I haven’t looked close enough, perhaps, to see something like this. However, at second studious glance, it looks like a budding pine cone as a guess! Great shot!

  4. Marcie says:

    This is extraordinary. Where are you finding these beautiful specimens???

  5. Bo Mackison says:

    It is a magnolia after all of the blossoms have fallen off. Never expected to find anything quite so unusual – looks like it’s sticking out its tongue…

  6. Gandalf says:

    My dentist should get a copy of this framed for his office. 🙂

  7. haha that sure is an odd looking thing!

  8. Haha, indeed, it is odd.

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