Winners and the Rest of the Picture

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Sunset on Monterey BayMystery Photo 4“The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.” Oscar Wilde

And so here is the “rest of the picture” of the last picture puzzle. Some of you got it all the way right. Sherry, Lillian, Juanita, Linda M, Deborah. Several of you got it mostly right. Patricia, Loretta, Flora, and Darlene. Connie and Barbara got it right and then changed their minds. The most popular guess was the sun (or light or candle) on a wooden floor or something similar. You just didn’t think the water could look so much like wood. I wouldn’t either. But as Maxie (I think) said, if you pull a bit of picture up close things look different than you expect sometimes. One of you called it the sun on the golden pond. It’s a big pond. I took this sunset picture a few years ago in Monterey Bay.

So while I didn’t trick hardly any of you with the raindrops on the spiderweb or the rooster wattle, I did confound a few of you on this one. At last! LOL. But now the picture puzzles are over. At least this time. I’m sure we’ll play this game again because it’s fun. Well, it’s more fun when I trick a few of you with the mystery pictures. πŸ™‚ I have some more pictures in reserve because I tried out three or four before I settled on this sunset picture for the last mystery puzzle picture. I hope you had fun guessing on my pictures.

And now you could be interested in knowing who won. I picked the winners using Random.org. Every time you commented on a new puzzle picture, I wrote down your name and numbered it. Some of you had several entries. Unfortunately for some of you that didn’t help. But perhaps it did for the winners, Janet B, Barbara L, and Amy Bi. I’ll send the three of you an e-mail so you can let me know which book you choose. If I don’t hear back from the winners by next Wednesday, I’ll draw new winners.

Thanks again to all of you who played and made the mystery picture game fun. And now come back on Wednesday. I’m going to give you a sneak peek at the cover of my next Hidden Springs mystery, Murder Comes by Mail. I do appreciate all of you who have read Murder at the Courthouse and posted reviews and/or let me know you enjoyed the story. It’s great to have you for reading friends.

“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.” Frank Herbert

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  1. Nancy Brown

    Congratulations to the winners, I know you all will enjoy the book. The guessing game was fun, and I look forward to participating in the future.

    Romans 10:9-13
    John 3:16-21

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      Ann H Gabhart

      So glad you enjoyed the game, Nancy. I’ll be on the search for more mystery pictures, but may not go to California to get them. But I’m sure other locations would have their mysteries too. I’ve always wanted to go to Alaska. πŸ™‚

  2. Joleen Ferranti Hevner

    Haha! I saw that picture last week and said to myself, that looks like home….but knowing you live in Kentucky I wondered if there were lakes that grew something like seaweed.
    Had to laugh when I saw the answer.
    I come from an Italian fishing family, born and raised in Monterey.
    It gave me a sweet nostalgic feeling as I’ve been gone a couple decades. Thanks!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      That’s funny, Joleen. Maybe that’s why I was able to trick my none Monterey Bay reader friends. They didn’t recognize that seaweed. Thanks for chiming in with your background. Monterey Bay is a great place for a fishing family. Glad my picture took you “back home” for a bit.

  3. Flora M

    A big congrats to the 3 winners !!! TY Anne for another fun contest πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see the sneak peek of the “Murder Comes by Mail” cover πŸ™‚

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Thanks for the reminder, Flora. I might have drifted off to something else. Sometimes my memory is the mystery. LOL. Glad you enjoyed the mystery puzzle fun.

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  4. Loretta Shumpert

    Looking forward to the next contest, I remember I had two guesses and one of them was correct. Thanks for doing these.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      You did, Loretta. First you said it was the ocean through a yellow prism which was sort of right. It was simply the prism of my phone camera. Thanks for taking part. It’s always fun when my friends play the game even when you all get it right!

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