Mysteries Solved – Winners Chosen

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Do you know what this is? It’s a hedge apple and this has been a banner year for them. The hedge apple is the fruit of the Osage Orange tree and is a native tree in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas where the Osage Indians lived and thus the name. Ranchers once planted the trees as hedges that served …

Last Mystery Picture until Next Time

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Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. ~Christopher Fry I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man? ~Zhuangzi I’ve …

Exercise Your Brain with a New Mystery Photo

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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.” — Dr. Seuss And so I can hope my mystery photo game is waking up some brain cells.  We all do better with wide awake brains. Well, I guess we do although sometimes we can have pretty interesting dreams. I’ve had people ask me if I dream up story idea while …

A Mystery Surprise

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The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us. (Ashley Montagu) I’ve done these mystery photo games several times now. I’m always surprised by your guesses. Sometimes I’m surprised that you all come up with right guesses. Other times I’m surprised that nobody or at least very …

Love a Mystery Photo

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the imagination is worth a thousand pictures.” ― J.E.B. Spredemann Are you ready for another mystery picture? Got your thinking caps on? Ready to laugh because this one is so easy or ready to squint your eyes for a better look because it is anything but easy? Well, whether you said …

Who Let the Dogs Out & Mystery Picture 4

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“There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” (Bernard Williams) When one mystery ends, sometimes a new one begins. And so, we have mystery photo four. Thank you all for playing and guessing on Sunday’s picture. You are definitely exercising those imaginations. Some very interesting guesses this time. A few unusual ones too like Marji’s …

A Moth to the Flame & Mystery Photo 3

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“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” Aristotle And sometimes mysterious. As those of you who have played my mystery photo games in the past, you know I sulk when the photo isn’t all that mysterious and everybody, I mean everybody, guesses exactly what the picture is that I posted when I was sure it would …

No Mystery about Pie

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“Everyone has a favourite cake, pastry, pudding or pie from when they were kids.” ~Paul Hollywood Okay, so plenty to you like cherry pie as much as I do. Linda, Connie, Karen, Amy, Susan, Betty, and Pat guessed my mystery picture without a hitch. Cherry pie! Several more of you picked cherry something like Emily’s jelly filled Christmas cookie. By …