Some Mysteries are More Mysterious than Others

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 39 Comments

“All right, all right, mys pic 3all right! No more Mr. Nice Guy!” If any of you have young kids or grandkids you may know where you can find that quote. It’s Grover (sweet, lovable Grover from Sesame Street) in one of my grandkids’ favorite read aloud books, There’s a Monster at the End of this Book. Grover is trying to block the reader from turning pages and getting to the end of the book where he’s afraid he’ll see a monster. Of course, he fails miserably. So he decides to quit being nice about it and pull out all the stops. No more Mr. Nice Guy! And naturally, he still fails to keep the pages from turning.

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Well, that’s what I did with mystery picture 3 – failed miserably to fool nearly all of you. Butmystery picture 3 it’s such a pretty picture. You have to admit that. Jewels suspended in air. Trouble is, most of you guessed that those jewels were nature made dew or rain caught on a spider web. Actually I think I took the picture after a rainy day. I did have a couple of other guesses. Kathleen thought I wouldn’t be so completely obvious, so she guessed spotlights. Sandi gave it a poetic name, nature’s jewelry which it is. But poetic or not, mystery picture number 3 wasn’t all that mysterious. I’m hoping readers will have a little more trouble figuring out the “who done it” in my new mystery, Murder at the Courthouse.

Murder-at-the-CourthouseI had my Hometown Book Launch for this first of three Hidden Springs mysteries today. I do so appreciate those who came. For a while, I thought maybe it was going to be a slim crowd – like nobody but my husband and me! But then the room started filling up with reading friends. I know some of the rest of you would have come too if the trip didn’t involve airplanes, buses and trains. Or long car trips. But think of the fun we could have if I could gather all you wonderful reading friends in one room to celebrate books and friendship.

Guess we’ll have to wait for the sweet by and by for that. Meanwhile we can just have fun guessing mystery pictures and talking books here. I think I’ve pulled out a hard one this time. I think. But you all are so good you’ll probably guess it too. Keep in mind it’s no more Mr. Nice Guy! I’m working hard to try to trick you.

Only this mystery picture and one more on Wednesday before I draw for the winners on Sunday, October 25. I’ll pick three winners who will win their choice of one of my books, autographed however they like. If you already have all my books – and that would make you my REALLY GOOD reading friends LOL – you can make a gift of the book should you win. Books make great gifts. Remember, you have to be 18 to enter, but you can let your kids help you come up with a guess if you want. You don’t have to make a right guess to enter the drawing, just a guess or you can say “I don’t know.” That still gets your name in my drawing hat and each guess on a new picture gets you another entry in the drawing. So let’s see what you think. If you all get this one, I am going to have to go back to the drawing board. Maybe I’ll consult Grover about that no more Mr. Nice Guy stuff!

Thanks for reading. And I’ll look forward to your guesses.

 

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Well, at least you gave it a try, Sally. Come back tomorrow night and see the rest of the photo. And that I don’t know still got you an entry in the drawing.

  1. Flora M

    I scrolled past all the answers to put in my guess, I will go back and read them after this. πŸ˜‰
    Looks like the wattle on a chicken or a rooster πŸ™‚
    (My first thought was a strawberry closeup, but the background sure didn’t look like strawberry leaves or grass).

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Great guess, Flora, and sounds like you played fair and guessed first and looked at the other guesses later. Not saying you’re right, but you did agree with some others, didn’t you? Then again it could be some kind of funky strawberry. πŸ™‚

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  2. Maxie Anderson

    Oh my Ann. you are something with your mysteries. I’m thinking a part of a flower and frost on blades of grass. Big puzzle. Shows you can sure shake things up by zooming up on just a bit of something. Maxie.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Glad I have you mystified, Maxie. And you can’t be sure all those other guesses are right. Not until you see the rest of the photo on Wednesday. They could be right. They could be wrong. I’m trying hard to sound mysterious. LOL.

  3. Lane Hill House

    Wattles on a white rooster ~ yep, I’m the spotlight Kathleen ~ didn’t want you to think I copied everyone else, lol. Yes, I am convinced. I even looked up “chicken wattles” on Google Images and pretty good match up. Beautiful photo of the dew on the spiderweb ~ hope his family didn’t get wet. Blessings, Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House [I would want to meet Jocie!]

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I was so relieved that somebody guessed something besides spiderweb. I knew you were just doing it to make me feel good. LOL. It was a pretty picture of those raindrops. Technically, some others guessed wrong because they said dewdrops. I’ll take my wrong guesses where I can get them. πŸ™‚ But sounds as if you working hard to be sure you have a good guess this time. I’ll show the rest of the picture tomorrow night and then have to figure out one last, really, really mysterious picture. Maybe.

      Jocie is somebody fun to hang around with. You can get to know her better on her Heart of Hollyhill blog, you know.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Glad you got your computer or something working again, Evelyn. Also fun that you were able to come to my book party. Like your guess. Not saying it’s right or wrong, but it’s a good guess.

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  4. Linda D. McFarland

    I’m guessing a ‘comb ‘ on a chicken with feathers in the background….probably not but can’t imagine what else! Blessings!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Imagination is key, Linda. Of course, your imagination may have guessed right and it may have guessed wrong. We will see on Wednesday.

  5. Connie Lee

    I think the chicken is a very good guess, but I am also going to guess some kind of feather decoration on a hat just for fun.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I like a reader who makes fun guesses, Connie. Not saying you’re right or wrong, but at least we can have fun. πŸ™‚

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Great guess, Ola. You’ll get to see if you’re right or wrong on Wednesday’s post when I let the cat out of the bag.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Love your guess, Kathi. Not saying whether it’s right or wrong. You’ll have to wait until Wednesday to know that. πŸ™‚

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Great guess, Deborah. Could be right. Could be wrong. You can come back late Wednesday or Thursday to see the “rest of the picture.”

  6. Marji Entler

    At first, I thought it was flower petals….but no, not quite right
    Second look has me convinced this is a picture of a rooster wattle with feathers all around πŸ“

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Are you sure you don’t want to stick with your first guess, Marji? πŸ™‚ Wonder if either one was right. It’s a mystery until Wednesday.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Looks like you have the popular guess, but popularity doesn’t always mean it’s right. Thanks for dropping by with a guess.

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