Thursday, July 27, 2006

Showerhead?

It is quite obvious why showerhead was once called "lotus head" in Chinese. ;-) When lotus wilts and the petals fall off, all that remains is the cone shaped head. When it ripens, the seeds can be taken out (see the holes?). Lotus seeds can be eaten fresh, dried to be used in dishes, or even made into paste form for desserts. I took this photo this afternoon at the lotus pond at the university.
Links: closeup image of the lotus head and seeds here, the wiki page on lotus seed here.

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Comments on "Showerhead?"

 

Blogger Chantal said ... (July 27, 2006 7:45 PM) : 

beautiful composition you created here.

 

Anonymous anne said ... (July 27, 2006 9:24 PM) : 

Oh I didn't know this. Thanks for sharing...and great photo by the way! :)

 

Blogger edwin s said ... (July 27, 2006 11:35 PM) : 

the paste is great in chinese pancakes! and soups, and just about anything ;)

lovely lotus picture...thank you lisi.

 

Blogger Irredento Urbanita said ... (July 28, 2006 1:35 AM) : 

I really enjoy your pics, I see some urban similar to others, but your nature is totally different, your essence is difficult to find.
Thanx for wonderful images.

Gretings from Perú.

 

Anonymous Karine said ... (July 28, 2006 4:15 AM) : 

Wooaa that is just cute. I've never seen those flowers before! For sure it looks like a shower head. Cool :)

 

Blogger Invader Stu said ... (July 28, 2006 5:21 AM) : 

Pritty photo

 

Blogger Mark said ... (July 28, 2006 6:23 AM) : 

It looks like a cartoon:) great pic.

 

Blogger santy said ... (July 28, 2006 10:11 AM) : 

I'd go with Chantal on this one. great composition, lisi!

 

Blogger Kris said ... (July 28, 2006 2:40 PM) : 

Loevly shot, Lisi! as usual, I can only relate to food - pastry with lotus paste .mmm..yummy!

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (July 28, 2006 6:10 PM) : 

Hi all, thanks for your footprints. Fresh lotus seeds taste quite refreshing and do try when you have the chance, though I should say even in HK the fresh ones are not easily found and mostly sold is the dried ones.

 

Blogger Kala said ... (July 29, 2006 5:28 PM) : 

this is such a wonderful closeup - never seen this showerheads before - they look so kewl - interesting facts you added =)

 

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