Can you ID where this picture was taken?
This was taken in Greatbay
That Picture was taken in Great Bay.I think the name of the pond is called long pond. And the flower is turning to pancakes.
In Great bay???
loks like Great Pond
GREAT BAY ACROSS THE STREET FROM ROBERT RICHIE HOME.
I think this could be in the bushes between sandy bank and frenchman, I have memories of walking there coming from school in the afternoon.
It is at the conner of Tides Reach Lane and the main road in Great Bay across from the Sea Crab.
Pen Pond in Great Bay
Across from M&S Market?
i think it is the Great pond
On the main road to Great Bay. Saw this and admired it consistently when we stayed at "The Blue Marlin Villa" over the christmas holidays. This is a pond and these lillies are plentiful in the pond. Very beautiful. .Am I right?
This picture is taken out by Great Bay,the pond before you reaches Sea Crab.I think the name of the pond is Pen Pond.
Some where in GreatBay
this is pen pan in great bay
I think it's between M & D Grocery and Bobbit's Hair Salon.
This is a picture of Pen Pond in Great Bay with the pondcakes (Lotus)and Miss May Gilpin's sheep grazing nearby.
Are those pan cake plants? I miss cracking those nuts from school days. I know its one of the various ponds in the area but the sheep in the mix is throwing me off.
this is pen pan in great bay
So easy(I think?!?!) road into Great Bay where sheep graze. I am always struck by it because I haven't seen sheep anywhere else in the area. Lots of goats but rarely sheep.
looks like Great Pond
Pen Pond and pancakes is the correct answer! The last time I gathered pancake nuts was with Stuart and Shirley. What a great memory of the 3 of us trudging around in the mud to gather the nuts!
What is your memory of gathering pancake nuts?
I as a little boy I remember getting out of my clothes to pick pancake and using the leaf to cover-up when getting out of the pond if any girls are waiting on the bank ,sometimes the older boys will hide your clothes and take away your pancakes ,good memories
My memory of gathering the nuts is the smell of the green pods as you open them up for the nuts and picking up the dried ones from the dried mud. I remember as a student at Sandy Bank Primary we use to trade plums for pancakes with the kids from Great Bay. I've been to the pond behind the Smith's house in Great Bay or close to. Those are just some of my childhood memories I'll not trade for anything.
Are these nuts edible? Are they pancakes or pondcakes. I tried Googling but couln't find it.
This is for Alice, try googling "Lotus". Yes they are edible.
I grew up in TB and cannot ever remember eating any such "nut". I do remember getting coco- plum from some of my school peers who lived in Great Bay.I am talking about the old one -room Sandy Bank School on the hill. You can see that is a long time ago because I'm now nearing sixty but, in saying that maybe some one can say if these nuts were around at that time.
They are lovely to look at.I love flowers.
Thanks,googled again and came across various uses for these nuts(seeds):
1)Lotus Tea (For High Blood Pressure)
The lotus nut is the seed of the lotus plant. These fat round nuts are found within the round seedpod, which as a flat top with large round holes in it. The nuts look rather like peanuts but have a brown skin.
12 - 15 lotus nuts
2 teaspoon of Mao Jian Green Tea
3 cups (850ml) of water
Add lotus nuts and green tea into teapot.
Pour boiling water on to content.
Allow tea to stand for 6 minutes.
Pour tea into cup and allow to cool slightly before drinking.
Available dried or canned in syrup. If dried, they should be soaked for 24 hours before use.
Often used to wrap food before cooking, in the same way the West uses foil. The food is then usually steamed, the leaves imparting a special flavour to the food. The parcels are usually served whole and unwrapped at the table, the leaves being discarded afterwards
4) can be popped like popcorn
Oh man those Pancake nuts use to hit the spot when you were so hungry and had nothing else to eat.
The following information on Pond cake was found on the google website . You may visit this site for more information and pictures.
" Nelumbo nucifera is known by a number of common names, including blue lotus, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, and sacred water-lily. Botanically, Nelumbo nucifera (Gaertn.) may also be referred to by its former names, Nelumbium speciosum (Wild.) or Nymphaea nelumbo. This plant is an aquatic perennial, but if its seeds are preserved under favorable circumstances, they may remain viable for many years."
Thanks for the great info Alice and Pedro Peeps. Popped like popcorn, eh? Looks like I might have to get my feet muddy and check it out!
Bless my sight, I am enjoying the memories. In as much as I loved them when I was a youth, I wouldn't dear venture into the ponds now. Too afraid of frogs that I messed with back then.
Okay, so we could resist no longer. Nickell, Sheryl and I went pancake pickin' yesterday evening. What a great time! They really weren't ready yet, but we did manage to find a few.
Of course, while Nickell and I were waste deep in the water, Sheryl was on the dry ground eating up all the pancakes we were finding!
The best laugh of the evening was when we were soaking wet walking back to the car and Nickell said, "My mother's gonna beat me when I get home!"
Oh those pancakes tasted goooooood! Can't wait til more are ready.
Be careful alligators might be in the pond
Location= Penpond Greatbay Behind Mr Myrie shop.
Water lillies= pondcakes is a discriptive name given to the fruit of the plant by the local people."Reason"The pod resemble a cake and of course it grows in a (pond) Small body of still water.I have been there and done it,gone in the pond,pick the fruit and eat it.It is only nice to eat when the fruit is mature and ripening.eat immediately because if left till tomorrow you will need a heavy duty crushing machine to crack it open,it dries that hard and fast. "OneLove".
Yes Frenchman Girl, everyone was telling us about the crocodiles that may be in the pond. But we neva see none.
I promise to be careful and thanks for the warning.
Remember seeing them in there as a child- stay safe keep those great pictures coming.
›››By Frenchman girl on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 08:21 am:
Be careful alligators might be in the pond
Crocs was the 1st thing that crossed my mind. No way would I put my foot in the pond!
Has i can see the pancakes almost ready and everyone getting scare of crocs,but they not has aggressive has we think.Frist thing to do is to walk around the pond and notice if anything looks unusual .A croc always gose on the banking of the pond to sun or sleep and most time they gose back to the same spot so you will notice a impression of thier body in the mud.Aways take a pice of stick or wood you can use this has gaurd for your feet and if come face with a croc use it has a shield and step back slowley ,keeping your eyes on the croc .Never put your hand down in the water to a croc it will appear has a fish (thier favorite dish).Croc watching is amazing ,next time one in the area go visit its even better then going up the river you can watch they hunt thier food ,playing tricks on birds thats the fun part of watching them,they too are scare of human.
i think it's pen pond in great bay before you reach andrews house
Long to crack a few of those pancakes from right there at Penpan.
How about those ducks that used be hunted in that pond and others in the surroundig area? Are they still around ?
i as a Sandy Bank school student remember also swapping with the greatbay kids coco plum for pencils also pancakes. I think the picture was taken at great pond
i remembered we great bay kids would swap pancake for julie plum from the billys bay kids and beacon
Long time student, did you mean coolie plum ? I have heard of June plum but not julie plum.
REBBECA BE CAREFULL THERES A BIG CROCK IN THE POND I SAW HIM MYSELF AND I DONT GO BACK IN THERE
yea, coolie plum not julie plum or maybe june plum which?
I think long time student intented to say collie or coco plum ,but had julie mango on mine .OH BOY mango time one of my favorite time for vacation.
Reading this was wonderfull and delicious and enticing. I had to laugh at Rebecca's last entry! (I'm sorry) We love you guys!!! Jeanie and Tom