365-Day Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

Day 365/365 – Project Complete!

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo da Vinci

Over a year ago, I had a crazy idea about starting this “What Is It?!?” macro photography guessing-game blog, and here we are, about to cross that finish line. Way back in 2005, I ran my first 5K marathon, and I remember that awesome feeling of accomplishment; today thoroughly overshadows that day. This project took diligence, it required me each and every single day to persevere, so it was kind of like a constant 5K. But look at what I gained, I accomplished what I intended (yes, I can actually start AND finish a project!), became quite proficient in macro photography, found over 300 hidden treasures, and met many new friends along the way. I’ve had visitors from 104 countries, and as of now (7:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, US), 1,055 of you have followed this blog, joining my 365-Day Project in Perspective. To all of you, I thank you! Whether you are a silent player or one of my “frequent guessers,” thank you for tagging along. And for those of you who shared your perspective, whether just one time or numerous times, I really, truly, absolutely cannot thank you enough … for the interaction is what made this blog/project fun for me. I look forward to posting more “what is it?!?” pictures in 2014, just not as frequently. But while we’re still in the year 2013, for the 365th and final time (for this project at least) …

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture awaits your guessing pleasure. Do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 364)

Cee commented, “I like your bean. I want to say orange for today…but I doubt if it is right.” Not an orange although it looks like one! Linda said, “I’m guessing it’s an orange, too.” Brenda guessed, “Orange frosting?” Not orange frosting. (Mmmmmm!) “Paint again?” Not paint. Never posted before either. “Orange unguent. An underused word.” A long time ago I used to make an orange unguent, but that was another lifetime … Y. Prior mused, “and my guess for day 364 – is it a tongue? lol” Not a tongue! Jude asked, “Is today’s the rind of a cheese?” Not the rind of a cheese. So what was it?

What you saw was the inside of a gourd.

P.S. Congratulations to all of my fellow Project 365 bloggers! And Happy New Year to ALL! 😀