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Wordless Wednesday | 6-04-14


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What Is It?!? – Week 20/52

Every single journey that I’ve embarked on, I’ve learned something new. – Shailene Woodley

Let’s see how this picture fares the guessing game of the week. With that said, your 20th weekly “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Can you tell? Do you know?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? ((Last Week’s Picture) – Week 19/52

Over in Facebook land, Kristin started the guessing game with, “does it start with a B and end with an i?” Why yes it does, unless you’re guessing bikini. Stephanie guessed, “jasmine!” Not jasmine. Lily mused, “Asparagus or broccoli?” One of those answers is correct. Dan guessed it, “BROCCOLI!” And over here in land, Sarah guessed it right away, “Looks like broccoli?” Ding ding ding! Ding ding ding! Ding ding ding! Ding ding ding! Four rounds of winnings ding-ding-dings for Kristin, Lily, Dan, and Sarah. Wow!

So yes, what you saw was broccoli; regardless this one was guessed almost immediately, it was still fun, eh?


P.S. I took this picture with my macro lens attachment for my iPhone while eating dinner with my son; we were talking about how the broccoli looks like trees. Suddenly I was inspired! You never know until you look.

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What Is It?!? – Week 19/52

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. – Edgar Allan Poe

Wow. Week 19, I can barely keep up, here I am a day late with very little time left for this day. Such is my life. Actually, this seems to be the norm now. Always busy, never enough time. Must make time to dream. So anyway, for the nineteenth time this year, I challenge you to tell me what this is. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? – Week 18/52 (Last Week’s Picture)

Fabio started off with, “Let me try again… maybe the seat of a chair? I know I am not good…” Alas, not the seat of a chair, but remember, this isn’t about winning, it’s about sharing your perspective! Brenda guessed, “placemat?” Not a placemat either. “Outdoor furniture?” Not outdoor furniture. But you can use it outdoors. “Athletic gear?” Not athletic gear. Jude mused, “Fabric?” Not fabric. “Leather?” Not leather. “Mmm… I like the light on this object so maybe it is something hard, like china or stone?” Not anything hard, this is flexible. “A plastic chair?” Not a plastic chair. “This is going to be some American thing that we don’t have over here isn’t it! Is it some sort of waterproof covering that you throw over furniture?” Actually, ding ding ding! You got it, indeed waterproof covering, in this case, a tarp. One thing I really like about having this blog is learning how some things are so different “across the pond.” I am always enlightened. In the meantime, Sarah guessed, “Is it a hat? Woven from straw or something similar?” Not a hat and not straw. “Ah, Jude got it! I never would have got that!!” I also love the interaction. Well done, folks! That was a great round of playing the weekly “what is it?!?” guessing game!


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What Is It?!? Week 17/52

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. – Henry David Thoreau

Oh, how I wish I had more time to go a-fishing. Don’t we all? Well, a day late, but here nonetheless, your 17th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture is finally ready for you to guess. What do you think it is? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 16/52

Fabio started the guessing game, “Schelley, let me try this one. It seems that you finally have heard our cries and put up something easier this week. Is it the back of a chair? If I am wrong, it will not be a surprise. Please bear with my ignorance…PS: Despite my complaints, frankly, I love this part of your blog show. Bravissimo, Schelley!!!” It almost pained me to say that this isn’t the back of a chair. But I’m so glad you enjoy these little challenges! And then isotel came along and figured it out. “I think it’s a … key?” Ding ding ding! Yep, it’s a key. Great guess! Sébastien even got it right. “This has to be definitely a metallic object..A cog or key?” Correct on two counts: metallic and a key. Double ding ding dings! Sarah said, “Well I never would have guessed it was pollen! I got this one, a key, but not quick enough” Triple ding ding dings!

So I guess that was an easy one, eh? Yes, what you saw was a key. A key that I found cleaning a drawer. A key to what? I have no idea. So even though the challenge was easy, the key truly is a “mystery’ subject! 😀


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What Is It?!? Week 16/52

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. – Abraham Lincoln

Just in time, your 16th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture now awaits your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

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What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 15/52

Kay started the guessing game with, “Is it water? Like from a sprinkler?” Not water. Shahn mused, “I was thinking water as well. The side of a rock?” Not the side of a rock. Sébastien said, “Believe I took this shot myself…Looks like rock texture to me…” Alas, not a rock. Sarah asked, “The edge of textured materiel, like a coat sleeve cuff perhaps?” Not material.

So what was it?!?

If you live in the South, you’re well acquainted with this pesky yellow stuff. Yep, it’s pollen. In this case, a mound of pollen on my green Saturn Vue. It’s everywhere!


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Macro Monday | 4-21-14


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What Is It?!? Week 15/52

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. – Omar Khayyam

Life is full-speed ahead! I am hoping that summer will bring with it a refreshing pace in life. (… and leave the heat and humidity behind, that would be such an oh-so-nice summer!)

Enough about the speed of life (which seems sometimes to be speedier than the speed of light!).

Without further delay, your 15th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

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What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 14/52

Sébastien started off the guessing game with, “Thanks for the answer to last week. Seems so obvious now. For this week, looks like something melted…So first thought would be snow but I’m also thinking about sugar…” This isn’t melted, not sugar or snow, but interesting perspectives! Lilmisspoutine guessed, “toilet paper.” Not toilet paper. LOL Sarah came along and mused, “It seems so obvious now! Ok, guess no.1 for this week – bread?” Drum roll please … Ding ding ding! Bread indeed. Wow! “Good grief! First guess! It just made me think of the lovely fresh bread my hubby makes at the weekend.” There’s nothing like fresh baked bread. Cari jumped in and said, “Not that you’d have reason to believe that I got this right without looking at the previous comment (lol) but I really was about to say that I thought it looked like bread.” Then you get a ding-ding-ding, too! Fabio guessed, “Some kind of resin, Schelley? You already know that I am not good at all with guessing…” Not some kind of resin, but great perspective! And it’s not about how good you are at guessing, it’s all about sharing your perspective.

So yes, what you saw was bread. Good old fashioned bread.

P.S. Each week you’ll find the answer to the previous week’s mystery picture. I would never leave you hanging! 😉


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What Is It?!? – Week 14/52

If you didn’t think this year is going by quickly, knowing that we’re already into week 14, oh my, that proverbial clock’s tick keeps on pulsing faster and faster! And, time got the better of me. Yep, it happened. I missed my usual Monday’s “what is it?!?” post. Oh my! By the time I finished helping my 11-year old with homework, there was no more “time” remaining. Enough of excuses!

Your 14th weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture is now ready for your guessing pleasure. (Finally!) Do you know? Can you tell?

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What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 13/52

Jenna started off by saying, “It’s something beautiful.” Now that’s a perspective that makes me smile! Jude’s perspective, “My first thought was cinnamon toast, but I suspect that is just wishful thinking. Could it be a rock as in sandstone?” Not a rock or sandstone, but that’s what it looks like to me. Sébastien said, “Beautiful…I’m torn between a wafer of some kind or a paper page.” Interesting perspectives, too. Neither a wafer or paper page. Sarah asked, “A ham sandwich? Or a biscuit?” Not a ham sandwich or biscuit. Mmmmmm. Hungry. “Ha ha ha! I keep thinking of gingerbread too when I look at it though I think that’s to do with its colour.” Nor gingerbread.

So what was it?!? What you saw was the space between the bark and trunk of a pine tree. Interesting, eh?


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What Is It?!? – Week 13/52

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. – Duane Michals

I’m giving y’all a week away from the illustrious iPhone macro clip-on attachment photographs; instead, this week you’re getting your ordinary – yet lucky number 13th – “what is it?!?” mystery picture to guess. Do you have any idea? Can you tell?

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What Was That?!? (Last Week’s Picture) – Week 12/52

Jude started with, “Looks like a handful of mixed dried fruit – raisins, currants, sultanas!” Not mixed dried fruit. “Muesli? or Granola?” Neither. “Is it something edible? Or am I completely in the wrong ballpark?” Stay in the kitchen area; however, you wouldn’t want to EAT this, but you would want to _____ this. Mmmmmm. Remember, this is kind of microscopic, so you’re seeing this REALLY CLOSE UP. “A seed? Mung bean? Something you would grow?” Wrong type of bean. Yes, this is something that was grown. I wouldn’t grow it, but I’m sure thankful that others do! “Coffee bean?” Ding Ding Ding! Coffee grounds.

… Meanwhile, we still had another round of guessing. Linda mused, “Hmm, trail mix or some kind of cereal?” Not trail mix or cereal. “Hmm, What about some kind of sprinkles on a cake or donut? Am I allowed this second guess?” You are allowed as many guesses as you’d like! However, these aren’t sprinkles on a cake or donut, although that sounds really good right now. Fabio, on vacation in Sao Paulo, said, “Let me guess: some kind of cereal or sugar?” Neither cereal or sugar.

So wow, who would have thought that ground coffee would look so much like cereal or dried fruit?!?


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What Is It?!? – Week 10/52

Never, never, never give up. – Winston Churchill

Another Monday, another mystery picture! Below you’ll find your 10th weekly “what is it?!?” picture (in total, mystery picture #375!), ready for you to guess. Can you tell? Do you know?

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What Was That?!? Last Week’s Picture (Week 9/52)

Oh, last week’s picture was fun. Jude started off with, “Oh last week’s was so hard! And this week isn’t any better – I shall have to think about this.” I promise, I don’t intend to make these difficult. Sarah said, “This is really obscure! Last week’s one – very clever! Have you colourised this?” I didn’t change the color on this one, but I will say that it picked up the ambient lighting of my red walls. The subject itself is very close to its color. Fabio agreed about this being a difficult mystery subject, “Schelley, too hard for me to guess, but I loved i! Thanks much!” And then Brenda popped in, guessing, “The top of a Spanish conquistador’s helmet?” Alas, it’s not the top of a Spanish conquistador’s helmet. Mitch pondered, “Looks like some sort of glass item.” Not glass. Mic asked, “Is it my imagination or are all of them harder this year?” Again, I promise I’m not intending that! Sreejith guessed, “Edges of a rose petal ???” What a great perspective, but not edges of a rose petal. Joanne asked, “Is it a section of a drill bit?” Not a section of a drill bit, but I can certainly see that. After some sleep, Jude returned, “OK. I’m back. Still can’t make out what it is, but as a guess I shall say something material – like curtains or possibly a cushion?” Not material. Think opposite. “So something hard. Plastic? Or metal?” Metal. Ding! “So, a frame of a mirror maybe? Or curtain finial? It does appear to have a twisted appearance.” It is indeed twisted.  But I cannot expect you to know exactly what the subject is, other than it’s metal. Hint: the subject picks up the ambient lighting from my red walls.

So what was it?

What you saw was part of a twisted metal lamp stand. The light from the lamp reflecting off of my red office walls gave this the warm, reddish glow.