Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Can You Guess the Mystery Photo?

My plan was to post this early, but best laid plans. Sigh. I just have to admit it. I'm a burn the midnight oil writer. But tonight I have excuses. Really!! First we had a fellowship supper at church. I had to cook something. You can't go to a potluck supper with an empty dish, now can you? I took my zucchini mess. Doesn't that sound delicious? Actually it is pretty good and easy to make and uses up some of those plentiful zucchinis. I also made bread sticks, but somebody else brought yummy garlic Texas toast, so my bread sticks mostly went begging. That's the thing about potlucks. You never what kind of luck you're going to have, but at our church our pots are usually pretty lucky. Then I took some green beans fresh from the garden. 

That's the other reason I'm late tonight. I had to can the rest of those green beans when I got home from church. My canner holds seven quart jars. I had enough beans for six quart jars. I didn't want to do a less than full canning, so even though it was almost dark I hurried out to the garden to see if I could find one more quart of beans. While I was out there a neighbor came over to ask me something about my mom. Her mother is going to be moving into the room that my mother was in at The Lantern. What are the odds of that? Two women who were neighbors for over sixty years ending up living in the same room of a memory care facility. She said her mother is settling in well. So that was good news. But that slowed down the bean picking. Her grandsons were with her and they each had a baby rabbit. Talk about temptation! That got Oscar's nose twitching. He had just chased a rabbit out of the backyard and then these kids bring a couple over. I warned them not to drop those babies! Oscar's a good dog, but he is a dog.

Then my ancient canner leaked steam and I had to start over. Have I whined enough? LOL. But the beans are processed. The new mystery photo is posted up top. 
I hope this one isn't as easy as some of you found the last one. You can't imagine how tickled I was when one of you finally made a wrong guess. It's not as much fun when you all know the answer. And I really thought that picture would be hard. But obviously, quite a few of you have been to the zoo. No fooling you. It is a polar bear under water. But it could have been a white dog underwater the way a few of you guessed. Except I don't have an underwater camera and have a thing about keeping my head above the water. Here's the rest of the photo. The mystery photo was the bear's nose breathing out bubbles. I took the picture last year after the St. Jude Walk at the Louisville Zoo and see, Peggy, there is a grandkid. :) 

So now you can guess on the new picture. Remember, it's more fun if you guess first and then look at what everybody else has already guessed. They could be wrong, you know. They weren't last time, but they could be this time! Maybe I'm just not mysterious enough. 

But if you guess again (remember you don't have to have a right guess to be entered, just a guess), you'll get a new entry into the giveaway for Karen Kingsbury's autographed The Chance and the winner's choice of one of my books. The contest is open to U.S.A. or Canada and you must be 18 to enter. I'll draw for the winner Sunday, so get your guesses in. And thanks for taking part in my mystery photo fun. I'll try not to be a poor sport if you all guess this one right. LOL.


47 comments:

  1. Hi Ann,
    Is the new picture of a bumble bee on a flower?? I would love to win Karens new book.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for your guess, Danie. You can find out if you're right on Sunday when I announce the winner of the books and reveal the rest of the photo. Did I mention Karen's book is a hardback copy? And thanks for repinning my pin about the mystery photo. I appreciate that.

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    2. Okay I will defiantly check back in on Sunday! I hope that I got it right :) and no I didn't know that Karens book is hard cover. I love the guessing games they are fun. Oh and your welcome for the repost of the contest. :)
      oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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  2. Hmm, my first thought was the eye of a chick, or maybe the nose of one of those little bunnies? This one is a stumper for me!
    thimbleluvr at hotmail dot com

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    1. Good guesses, Amy. Check back Sunday for the rest of the photo and the winner of the books.

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    2. Ann, if you were here you would be laughing. I definitely am, as i think of this picture. Crazy thoughts First thing I see is something furry with the moon showing thru an opening. Now u know once you see something it's hard to see anything else. LOL So no matter what I think that moon and blue sky will be forever in my mind. know I can't win so will just say a rabbit head. I can never guess these sort of things. hugs, Maxie.
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  3. A bee on a sunflower?!? You are so tricky, Ann...how you must enjoy knowing a secret! Thanks for the fun...Linda
    dmcfarl101(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. It is fun to try to fix a photo that might stump some of you. I didn't do too well with the polar bear picture, so I tried hard with this one. You'll see Sunday if you were right, Linda.

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  4. The "blue" has me stumped. I don't think it is an eye because of the other things around it. So this is truly a guess.........The eye of a bug!

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    1. I was trying to stump you, Belinda. Now you'll have to wait and see if I did.:)

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  5. Is it a M & M Cookie?

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    1. What a fun guess, Sue. Making me wish I had some M&Ms.

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  6. If I'm seeing right, it looks like there's a dove/angel flying above the bear's head. judyfritz@yahoo.com

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    1. I'm going to have to give this photo another look to see that dove/angel, Judy. Thanks for dropping by to guess. You can see the rest of it on Sunday.

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  7. This is a side view of a bird's head, close up.

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    1. I like a guesser who is sure of her guess, Loretta. You'll have to check Sunday to see it you were surely right. Oh, and to tell me how to contact you if you win.

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  8. A stuffed animal close-up?
    RW620(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Nice guess, RW1010. Won't say whether it's a right of wrong guess. At least not yet. Come back Sunday to see.

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  9. Alright Ann, I know you would never post a picture like this , but my first thought was that it looks like some sort of animal (fur) giving birth .. LOL . I can't make out that thing that looks like a zipper holder in the upper right . sorry for my silliness , but I got a good laugh from it ! :D Faye Simer .. xtitchgranny2000@yahoo.com

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    1. Oh no, Faye. You're going to get my blog signed on for some kind of reality nature show. Glad you got a laugh out of your guess. I'm smiling too, but I don't think I'm quite that desperate to fool you guys with my pictures. But you know what, I can see why you guessed that. And a zipper holder. Hmmm.

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  10. It looks like an animal's eye with the reflection of either a light or the sun and a shadow like a bird flying overhead. I can't figure out what those little contraption thingies are though! LOL!

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    1. Great guess, Nancee. Not saying it's right or wrong, but I'm glad you made a guess. Those contraption thingies - that must be what Faye is saying is a zipper holder. What fun.

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  11. .....and I forgot to leave my email address again. Now I can go read other peoples' guesses! quiltcat26[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Glad you played fair, Nancee, but this time the guesses are all over the place. I had a guess on Facebook of a baboon's ear. Interesting. Very interesting. :)

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    1. Good guess, Ola. Maybe right. Maybe not, but I'm glad you took a stab at it. Come back Sunday night for the big "reveal."

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  13. A chipmunk came to mind when I saw the pic. Ha!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Fun guess, Britney. Not saying you're right or wrong, but I do think chipmunks are cute. Thanks for dropping by with a guess. I'll show the rest of the picture on Sunday.

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  14. Looks like the reflection of the sky from a bunny's eye
    seraphinangel7(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Great guess, Juanita. I have been having plenty of bunnies around. Come back Sunday to see if you're right.

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  15. A stuffed animal...face of a Koala bear?

    Blessings!
    Judy B
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good guesses, Judy, and who knows? One of them might be right. Or might not. :) Come back Sunday to see and to see who wins the books.

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  16. I think it's Oscar's nose. :-) pat at ptbradley dot com

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    1. Oscar is nice about posing for pictures for me, Patricia. But you'll have to check back on Sunday to see if you're right. Thanks for guessing.

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  17. I tried to add more to my comment but my iPad decided I couldn't so I thought I'd leave another one to let you know how much I enjoyed your post. Been there, done that on the bean canning. lol

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    1. I got the guess, Patricia, but I know what you mean about some of these electronics deciding not to work the way we want them too. Glad you enjoyed the post. Come on over Saturday and you can help me pick some more beans. LOL.

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  18. An eye of a bird??? Lisa Shirley Bragg

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    1. Good guess, Lisa. Maybe right. Maybe not. Sunday will tell the tale.

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  19. This is a hard one, Ann! I am going to guess the side view of a stuffed animal.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Great, Melanie. Finally, I got one everybody isn't guessing right off the bat. It's fun that everybody is guessing different things. Some of you may be right. Some of you, well, aren't. :)

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  20. Ok so my first guess is the eye of a stuffed animal. LOL. This one is a good stumper!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. About time I came up with a stumper, Susan. Thanks for coming over to make a guess. The more guesses, the more fun. Come back Sunday to see the "rest of the picture."

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  21. I'm seeing a bumble bee on a flower.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  22. Hi Ann,
    Just wanted to find out from you as to who won your guessing game??
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. I'm a late night blogger, Danie. Sorry I didn't get this posted earlier, but the rest of the photo is posted now. You guessed right on the bee, but I didn't draw your name. Better luck next time. I have more books to give away, so I'll be having more contests of some kind soon.

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  23. Ann,
    It's okay I am just so thankful that I was able to participate in your fun games.
    Danie

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Thanks for joining the conversation. I like hearing what you have to say. Thanks for dropping by.