52-Week Project, Art, Creativity, Mystery, Photography

What Is It?!? – Week 6/52

Fun is good. – Dr. Seuss

I love having fun, even if it’s poking fun at myself (this week’s photo challenge Selfie picture is one example). I think society, in general, would be much happier if laughter was more commonplace – and heard on every street, in every house, in every business, in each room. Life can be too short not to be laughing or having fun. I cannot help but be happy today – even if it is that dreaded Monday – because it’s time for my “What Is It?!?” post, and these mystery pictures are nothing but fun. Fun to take the pictures, and more fun to hear your perspectives! So here you go, your sixth weekly “what is it?!?” mystery picture, ready for your guessing pleasure. This one is a little more obscure than fire or ice (and it’s in its original color, too!) … do you know? Can you tell?

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Last Week’s Picture (Week 5/52)

Jude said, “I see cake – yum, yum!! (Or is this wishful thinking?)” Oh Jude, that is just wishful thinking! But you’re not the only one who saw cake (Shahn on FB saw that, too). Even Joanne saw cake. “Cake? Oh no, I was thinking it was a small pool of liquid dripping down a brick step or footpath that had frozen, lol!” Always trust your gut instinct. Because it is indeed a frozen brick. Ding ding ding! “THANK GOODNESS, phew – that cake comment REALLY had me doubting my “outlook”, lol! Ring-a-ding-ding!!!” Personally, I think this looks like a ribbon of frosting. So what exactly was it? What you saw was my frozen brick mailbox. The rare sleet/snow mixture we had a couple of weeks ago formed this ribbon of ice. I had a lot of fun trying to pry open the mailbox handle. 😉 2014_01_29_9999_48

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Bamboo Icicles

So it’s not every day that we get freezing conditions in Tallahassee, Florida, but it does happen. Check out my tropical bamboo draped in icicles. They are finally dripping today but gave me some great photos!

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

Day 244/365

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. – Dr. Seuss

It’s late and oh my, am I tired. But the day was well spent having  lots of fun in the sun! And now, with just barely one hour to spare, today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture is ready for your guessing pleasure. Can you tell? Do you know?

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What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture (Day 243)

Shahn thought it looked like melted wax, and completelydisappear rang the ding-ding-ding winning bell. “Is it ice in a glass of milk tea?” Although not in tea, what you saw was indeed ice in a cocktail (which did have some cream and was quite yummy).


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Day 24 – Rockin’ on the Front Porch Drinkin’ Sweet Iced Tea

One cannot reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others. – Lao Tzu

When you change your focus, you change your perception. Previously hidden details are exposed. Take an item out of context and suddenly it looks like something else. Sometimes I post a mystery “what is it?!?” picture thinking “it’s too easy, they’ll know exactly what this is!” and that’s not what happens. There are a thousand different view points in any one image! Different folks see different images.

Twenty-four days into this project, I see that my perception challenge has spread … my husband has created his own mystery pictures and just today a friend posted a picture challenging me to guess “what is it?!?” They, too, have started seeing things differently. Yay!

Today’s mystery “what is it?!?” picture beckons you to take a wild guess.

What Is It?!?


What Was That?!? Yesterday’s Picture

If you’re from the South (in the United States) you know what goes perfectly with sitting on a rocking chair on a porch. Sweet iced tea! Yesterday’s photograph was an ice cube in my sweet iced tea.

But yesterday’s picture stumped my friends; here are their guesses: skin, leaf, corn on the cob, BBQ chicken, blood orange, finished piece of wood, wet red clay, a roast, shell, a scar with neosporin ointment (ha ha!), wax, the planet Mars, and the pink skin or a red Salmon.

Amazing how an ice cube changed into all of these different things! 😉