Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mystery Seeds

"With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see." ~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Are you tired of seed mysteries yet? When I walked this afternoon, I kept seeing more and more seeds. I could keep this up for another month of two, but I won't. The giveaway contest ends on October 31. Then I'll draw a couple of winners who will get one of my books and a grab bag book as well. All you have to do to enter is take a guess on these seed pictures. Or just leave a comment saying you don't know if you're stumped and can't think up a guess. Either one will get you an entry and you get a new entry on each guess of a new seed picture. Deadline is October 31, so only a couple more seed pictures after this one. Remember to leave a way to contact you. If you've left your e-mail on a previous guess, you're okay.

Feel free to check back the last few entries to guess on the previous seed pictures if you didn't get a chance to see those posts until now. While I've fessed up to what seed was in the photo and there won't be much suspense, it's still fun. 

Last week, most of you were spot on with the photo. They were grapes, but not the tame type that grow in your yard or gardens. They were wild grapes. Those that climb up on and around trees out in the woods and make vines for country kids to play on. Like me when I was a girl. I felt like Tarzan back then. 





And now my grandkids go out in the woods here on the farm and play on grapevines too. Some ways to have fun never change. 

When I was a kid, I didn't pay much attention to the wild grape fruit. I was all about the vines. People used to tell me the grapevines wouldn't break. They are flexible and pretty strong, but if you try to do some of those Tarzan tricks and swing through the "jungle" or woods, you might just get a close up view of the "jungle floor." Even so, you got to give it a try and swing. Right?

One of you guessing called them "possum grapes." A good name since little animals do feast on them. I never ate them, but my mother made wild grape jelly once just to see if she could. The wild grapes are very small, nothing like those grapes you buy at the store, so she had to gather a lot of them. But that was Mom. She liked trying things like that. I have no doubt that when she was a girl she played on grapevines too. Did you?

Now you've got a new picture to guess. I think this one might be harder than the wild grapes, but you all surprise me sometimes. So what is it? 


21 comments:

  1. Hey Ann,

    I've been looking up the kind of berries and I am going to say Huckleberry
    Thanks for letting me play your game
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Fun that you've been out looking up berries online. And that's a good guess. You'll have to wait until Sunday to see if it's right. Maybe I'd better go look up berries to make sure I know what's right. LOL.

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    2. Hey Ann,
      Did you find out what kind of berries they were?

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  2. Have no clue but thought I'd guess chokeberries! LOL. I somehow missed the post before so I'm going to go back & look. Thanks for the challenge. Linda
    dmcfarl101(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. You did make a guess, Linda. So you got your entry into the giveaway. Come back Sunday night or Monday to see if you guessed right or wrong.Neat that you went back to the see the seed picture after you read what it was. I liked the seed picture.

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  3. "Amur Honeysuckle Plants provide fall color...but are invasive.
    Many non-native plants brought to our area by gardeners and farmers over time have proven to be invasive and detrimental to our ecosystem. Check with a nursery professional before bringing in plantings from out of the area."
    Thought this was interesting; invasive because they are non-native plants.
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Well we know about those invasive honeysuckle tree plants, Kathleen. They are making walking in the woods difficult around her. Make everything a thicket. We have many plants in our area that were brought in as ornamental plants and then quickly became a pest out in the fields. My dad never liked these bushes.

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  4. Do not recognize the picture - they may be Yankee seeds, and I live in the South LOL

    annettena(at)yahoodotcom

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    1. Your non-guess made me smile, Annette. Yankee seeds. :) Actually I took the photo here in KY so that's sort of south.

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  5. I'm going to go with red currants.

    Not sick of the seeds at all.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Glad to hear you haven't tired of my seed guessing game, Mary. A couple more to go. I had to narrow down the choices today. And red currants is a good guess. The berries are red. See if you're right on Sunday night or Monday morning.

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    1. Tea berries - that's my kind of guess. Love my tea, Barbara. Thanks for coming by to guess. I'll reveal the name of the berry on Sunday night.

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  7. They kind of look like currants but Granny's were always on a bush. So I'm going with: I don't know. ;)

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    1. This is a little straggly bush, Ann, but I like your guess. Sometimes we just have to say we don't know. I thought this one might stump some of you. Sunday I'll post what it is. I looked on line earlier to be sure I was right.

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  8. I don't think I know these but enter me anyway.
    onorman@wilkes.net

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  9. I am totally stumped on this one so I am going to say....wild berries!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  10. I have no idea! :)

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  11. I think those are hearts-a-bursting seeds. MM

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  12. I think those are hearts-a-bursting seeds! MM

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