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Day 91 – The Easter Bunny Ate My Post!

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. – Rabindranath Tagore

Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the Easter Bunny that ate my post, maybe one of my three cats ate it. Not going for that, hmmmm?

I have managed to complete three full months of daily “what is it?!?” posts, can’t believe how quickly time is rushing by, just as fast as trying to keep the sun or moon in frame on the telescope. Got it! Shoot, it’s gone!

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by a pattern emerging in an unexpected place. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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It wasn’t cotton candy and it wasn’t pastry. Something we use every day can be unrecognizable when taken out of context. In this case, a stack of paper napkins.

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Day 90 – Time to Make the Donuts …

Our life is what our thoughts make it. – Marcus Aurelius

I have emerged from my food coma to make my daily post, oh boy, this should be fun. So I did manage to find a new subject today and I wasn’t even looking! Thank you, Easter Bunny, in the form of my muse.

Can you guess today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture? Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 89)

Who would have ever thought yesterday’s post, “Mmmmmm … Butter” would generate so many likes. Did I hit the universal appeal of butter? After all, it is delectable and delicious. mmmmmm butter! But I digress. As for the identity of yesterday’s subject …

It wasn’t the back and wings of an angel statue (but I can see that vision!), not metal, not asphalt, rocks? Kind of. Something in the cemetery? No. A crack in the sidewalk? Ding ding ding! Gail guessed it again! Again! 🙂

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Day 89 – Mmmmmmm … Butter

A jug fills drop by drop. – Buddha

Today’s post is short, and my daily mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for you to guess. This is something that I just happened to notice while looking at something else. Funny how that happens, eh? Can you tell?

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Was it cheese? No. Kitchen sponge? No. Baguette? No, it’s not a bread product. How about bleu cheese or cheese cloth? No. Yarn? No. Is it food? Yes. Eggs? No. French or Italian bread? Not bread. It looks starchy? Not a starch. Some sort of dairy? Yes. Cream cheese? Nope. Whipped cream? Getting closer! Ice cream? Getting colder! An amoeba? Ha ha, no! Ice cream? No. Icing? No. Cream foam? Cappuccino? Butter? YES! Yes, it’s butter.

I was inspired by the patterns this melted butter had made in my cast iron skillet. I had no idea how funky it would look up close! You never know what something really looks like until you look really close.

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Day 88 – Taking a Magic Carpet Ride

Imagination is the true magic carpet. – Norman Vincent Peale

I feel like I’ve taken a magic carpet ride with all of the sun and moon gazing I’ve done the last couple of days … and nights. While most were asleep in my “neck of the woods” (as we say around here), I was up outside, whispering many bad words at my telescope/camera contraption, while attempting to get it positioned just so. You’d think it would be easier to get this huge orb in frame. Ha! And then finally, there she was, Bella Luna, shining like, well, I’d say a “star,” but … she was all aglow. Magnificent craters were visible and I managed to capture some of those (look for another post later).

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture has absolutely nothing to do with the sun or moon. Just like yesterday’s photo, this subject found me, the inspiration was just there! Let’s see if y’all can figure out what this is. Do you know?

What Is It?!

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Yesterday was epic; I’ve never had so many varied guesses as last night, it particularly showed me just how vast our individual perspectives can be. How one item can look like oh-so-many different things. So, shall we go through the list of what this item was not?

20130328-2013_03_28_3390It’s not the round part that holds bike gears, bubble wrap, shower head, garlic press, potato masher, colander, gold jewelry, costume jewelry, iron, it’s not laying on or mounted to wood, thinly sliced Swiss cheese, drain or the “thing” you put in the drain, part of a meat grinder or pasta making gadget, nor is it a French coffee press, receiver to an “old” type phone, speaker, dip stick in honey, rain on a screen door, it’s not oil, flowing liquid, salt water taffy, cat’s tongue, carpet pad, a tool, washing a car, nor a muffin tin, and we’re still going … bird feeder, condensation on glass (okay, it’s glass, but on what?), part of a wind chime, light house light, or plastic window. Whew, that’s a lot of guesses!

Drum roll … yesterday’s picture was an angled view of a glass pane in an outdoor candle lamp. As a matter of fact, I’ve used a different part of that before for a mystery “what is it?!?” picture. Does this look familiar?

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Day 87 – Switching Gears

Color is an intense experience on its own. – Jim Hodges

I am reveling in the sunshine that I soaked up while finding little treasures in my yard and on my prolific flowering bushes, not to mention the sun rays that beat down on me while I took photographs of the sun through my telescope. Finally, a day here in Northern Florida that wasn’t cold or windy! I’m still seeing visions of purple and yellow tiny little wildflowers covering the ground.

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture, I think, looks like something other than what it is, but it might just be me. I never know! Let’s just hope that it garners more than one guess before its identity is discovered. 🙂

What Is It?!?

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Metal? It looks like something with ridges like a gear … yes, it’s metal, and yes, it’s a gear. Bicycle gear? Ding ding ding, yes, it’s a bicycle gear. Carissa and Gail both got it right. Right off the bat! Obviously I didn’t disguise yesterday’s picture very well. Or, I was just giving y’all a break. 😉

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Day 86 – Lost in the Process

I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. – Vincent Van Gogh

Between taking and posting funky pictures, helping my son type his 20-page short story, and becoming completely enthralled with an extremely long but fabulous book, I have gotten lost in the process. I realized last night that I’m in sore need of creating art, otherwise I’m going to lose my mind.

Or maybe I already lost it a long time ago? 😉

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was taken on an impulse. I don’t know what led me to this particular subject but that’s where I ended up. Now it’s time for you to try and guess its identity. Do you know?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 85)

Is it a votive holder? No. Vertical blinds? No. Light fixture? No, but it does deal with light. Overhead work lamp? Well, it is overhead. Hanging work light? No. How about the revolving light in a lighthouse? Yes!

Yesterday’s picture was of a lighthouse lens that helps refract the light. Jerry actually left a comment that explains how this works; all I know is that the subject was interesting!

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Day 85 – Finding the Mystery

I do not seek. I find. – Pablo Picasso

I no longer look at “things” just as “things” anymore. Each becomes a potential image, a subject just waiting to be transformed into something that you just can’t tell what it is. Sometimes I succeed in my mission, other times not so much. But what I have found is a mission and a path of exploration. Who knows what I’ll find? Well, you will. 😉

I have not been able to restrict my postings to just “what is it?!?” mystery pictures, as some of you have seen, I am currently on an astrophotography kick, taking pictures of the sun, the moon, and the stars. I suppose the allure is that I don’t know what I’ll find until after I release the shutter. These little gifts come in the form of sun spots, crisp crater shadows, or lately, different colored streaks of stars in our night sky.

But alas, I think it would be impossible to disguise such items, so I’m left exploring our Earthly items, such as today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture. Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 84)

Is it a “fungus among us” (algae)? The moss/fungus/green stuff that grows on tree bark? Why, yes, it is fungus/algae. But where? Underwater? No? But close! On a rock? Yes! Fugus/algae on a rock.

Yesterday’s picture was inspired by that funky green algae/fungus and tiny crustaceans covering the rocks in a jetty on Tybee Island, Georgia. I thought the algae/fungus looks almost yarn-like. But obviously didn’t to Gail or Steve! Or Jerry. 😉 (See there, Jerry, gave you honorable mention!)

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Day 84 – More to Explore

In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it. – John Archibald Wheeler

I lucked out today finding a suitable photograph already taken to use as today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture; I hadn’t planned to when I originally took the picture. But when I zoomed in, the image suddenly looked like something else.

Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 83)

It wasn’t boiling sugar or Paul doing the dishes. Ha ha! 😉

Gail technically gets a sort-of-correct guess since she guessed bubbles – either a bubble bath or just playing with bubbles. Indeed, the image had bubbles, but not from a bubble bath! No, these bubbles originated from the ocean; I was inspired by the bubbles made from sea foam.

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Day 83 – Merely an Illusion

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. – Albert Einstein

Perhaps creating illusions is merely a distraction from reality? Today I’m attempting some order in this reality of mine, but I’ve got time to make my daily post. Persistence pays! Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. My inspiration sprang from what I thought this subject looked like, which of course, is different from its own reality. Is it an illusion? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?

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My sister-in-law, Rae, was correct, no-one was able to guess the identity of yesterday’s subject, although Gail did come close. Finally! An image that stumped y’all. 😉 It wasn’t tree bark or a hollowed out old Oak tree, not a “horned” animal, root or bone. Nor was it tooth (from anything), ginger, or part of a turtle or tortoise shell. The one guess that was close was an oyster shell, but it wasn’t that either. Yesterday’s image was part of a conch shell, varnished with silver paint. This was one of the decorations at the beach house we called home for a week. IMG_7854-2

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Day 82 – A Good Crop

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. – Og Mandino

I’ve only got several hundred (okay, closer to a thousand) photographs to sort through, edit, and take frequent trips down that proverbial memory lane. What a grand time in Savannah, peaceful times on Tybee Island, and fun with my family. Now we’re back to “reality” and that thousand or so pictures to view. What a good crop. Pun intended! ha ha 😉

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture was inspired by Rae, my sister-in-law. She swears no-one will be able to guess this one, including Gail. We shall see! Do you know? Can you guess?

What Is It?!?

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Was it my chandelier turned upside down? No. Dancing water light show? Neon sign? Light bulb? Ding ding ding, we have a winner. Actually, two winners! Sue guessed light bulb right away on Facebook, and Gail guessed correctly here. Gail, you’re going to make me work even harder to disguise these pictures. 😉

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But I have to share the entire picture of said light bulb. It looks like an old-timey bulb, and it certainly adorned a very old wall in an eatery in Savannah. I loved the form and function of this bulb. So here’s the full view!

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