Mystery Photo Winners

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Mystery pic1All good games must come to an end, but we have a few winners of this mystery photo game. Right answers weren’t necessary to be in the drawing. If that had been true then the odds would have been a lot better for a few of you since I did great in being mysterious with this round of mystery photos. Maybe sneaky is a better word.

And I didn’t even use the one I kept threatening to use that I thought none of you would be able to guess. So I’m showing you that funky picture tonight. No more prizes but a just for fun picture. So what is this? When I first spotted it, I thought it might be something from outer space. I had never seen anything like it before. The wet spring played a big part in it being where I saw it. Just for fun, use your imagination to come up with what this looks like to you.

The last photo was a tricky one too. It does indeed look like potato sticks or french fries as many of you suggested and then went on to say that I wouldn’t post a picture that obvious. I’m thinking next time I might post an obvious picture and none of you will guess it because you’ll expect me to come up with something more mysterious. 🙂

Grass seedsMystery pic5Pat had a really neat guess that it was a close-up of the wheat in the background on my website. Paula went searching online for something that might match and came up with bellwort flowers. They do sort of look like the mystery picture, but no. Betty threw out several fun guesses – wax beans, hand-dipped candles, cheese in cheese cloth and German sausage in kasen. She wasn’t limiting her imagination. Betsy also mentioned bean pods. Evelyn and Joyce said those old fashioned clothespins. Nyla had the last say with her guess of touch-me-nots. Those are interesting flowers.Pollen

Several of you were almost or mostly right by guessing some part of a bloom. I posted a similar picture on my Facebook author page a week or so ago and thought maybe some of you might guess it because of that. But the one I posted had reddish pollen seed heads. But that’s what it is – grass heads swollen with pollen. Again, if I’ve ever seen this grass do this, I don’t remember it. In the second picture here is what happened  when I touched the grass heads that morning. Since then, I’ve not found any that would “smoke” like that although I have found some similar seed heads.

Oh, you might be ready to hear the winners. Doris L., Lois K. and Peggy C. win their choices of one of my books. I will send you all a private message a little later so check your inboxes. Thank you all for playing my mystery photo game this time. Maybe I’ll figure out something else fun to do soon. Meanwhile you can guess on that bonus picture and maybe I’ll pick an additional bonus winner for a book on Wednesday’s post.

As always thanks for reading and for making my mystery photo game fun for all of us. You all are the best.

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  1. PAT MERRITT

    it looks like some kind of worm….at least the underneath part looks like feet(or suctions) to hold them on a leaf. It is something from outdoors b/c of the green stems. There appears to be some legs like grasshoppers? I’m not much of an outdoor person. I’d rather be inside the house reading!

  2. peggy clayton

    My guess on this is that it is a fungus that came off some type of tree. Wow you are amazing with these and thank you for making that you didn’t have to have the right answer to be entered as that was so nice. God bless!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      On this one every guess is good. I just wanted everybody to use their imagination, Peggy. The stranger guess the better. I got your message and will get your book prize to you soon.

  3. Marji Entler

    I’m guessing this is a picture of some kind of fungus or mushroom.
    But, it does look like a pile of strange orange worms 😳

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Well, earthworms are sort of orange, Marji. It’s possible I let my grandkids catch a pile of night crawlers. Possible.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      French fries two posts in a row, Loretta. We need to head out to Dairy Queen and chow down on some of those fries. That way I can get a sundae after the fries. 🙂

      1. Mary Herrnstein

        I’m always up for a trip to Dairy Queen…love their BBQ sandwiches…and all their ice cream delights!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      Interesting guess, Sandy. With enough seasoned salt they might be that orange. Love your guess. It’s wrong, but it’s fun.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      No, probably not, Connie Lee. But I wanted guesses that took some imaginative thought. So thanks for that guess.

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  4. Amy Bateman

    I’ve never seen grass like that. The really mysterious photo looks like carrot peelings to me. That’s the best i can come up with. Congrats to the winners!

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      Ann H Gabhart

      I’d seen the grass like that all my life, Amy. I’d just never seen it loaded down with pollen and “smoking” like that. It was actually very pretty and I only accidentally discovered that it would make a smoke of pollen when I brushed against it. Then, of course, I was like a big kid shaking every stalk. Maybe it’s not so bad being like a big kid sometimes.

      Carrot peelings makes sense. It’s wrong, but I can see what you’re seeing. And isn’t that the fun of imaginations and sharing our thoughts? Thanks so much for playing my mystery photo game.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      They do look like gummy worms, Mary. I don’t think I want to try a nibble. Or of those cheetos either, even though I do love the crunchy cheetos.

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  5. Betty w

    My last guess on your mystery photo is a yellow-orange colored tomato.

    I also thought it could be peeling from fresh carrots.

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      Ann H Gabhart

      A yellow orange tomato? Nice guess, Betty. Not right but you’ve made me wish the tomatoes were farther along out in the garden. Nothing like a homegrown tomato. I think I’ll have bacon and tomato sandwiches today. 🙂 The fresh carrot peelings is a good guess too.

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