Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Mystery Picture Contest to Win Some Books

Are you ready for a new mystery picture contest? Like to win a new book or two? Then you've come to the right place. Between now and the end of January, it's time to guess the pictures. 

So what do you think it is?

Make a guess and on February 1, I'll draw for three winners from those of you who comment on the mystery photos in the next couple of weeks. Remember, the guess doesn't have to be right. Just a guess. You do have to leave a way to contact you. You can leave your e-mail or message me on my Facebook page. You don't have to like my Facebook page to enter. That's just a way I might be able to contact you if you don't want to leave your e-mail here. If you have trouble leaving a comment here, you can always send your mystery photo guess via an e-mail at annhgabhart(at)yahoo(dot)com.

The prizes are books. Bet you were really surprised by that. :) But if you play the game, you might win your choice of one of my autographed books plus a grab bag book by a different Christian author. The contest is open to United States and Canada only for print books, but if you want to play and you live overseas, I'll send you an e-book copy of one of my books (your choice) if you are one of the lucky winners. You must be 18 to play and the winner will be chosen by random drawing after the Jan. 31 deadline. Each guess on a different mystery pictures in the next couple of weeks gets you another entry. Remember, it's more fun if you guess first and look at everybody else's guesses later. I'll let you know what this picture is on Wednesday and post a new picture. 

Last time we had fun with this. Some of you were great guessers and figured out the mystery pictures most of the time. Others of you were more like me when I see a mystery photo and made guesses a bit off the mark. That's okay. We're just playing and wrong guesses are as good as right guesses to get your name in my drawing hat.

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, here are some his inspiring quotes.
  • Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.  

  • The time is always right to do what is right.
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

As always, thanks for reading and I'll look forward to your guesses on the picture.

46 comments:

  1. Hi,

    I have to say it looks like a cut tree trunk or log.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks for guessing, Mary. You can see the "rest of the picture" on Wednesday.

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  2. Hey Ann! It's a tree stump or end of a log.
    Robin in NC rw620{at}aol{dot}com

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    1. Hi, Robin. Thanks for dropping by with a guess. Got you entered. Come back
      Wednesday or Thursday to guess on a new photo.

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  3. I believe it is some cut firewood - stacked end up - arranged next to one another. And I believe it is oak.
    annettena (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Great guess, Annette. You might be right and you might not. Come back Wednesday to see.

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  4. I think it is the end of a cut off log that has sat outside for a while.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by with a guess, Chris. I'll enter you in the drawing for the prize books if you let me know a way to contact you.

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  5. I think it is a cross-section of a log.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Thanks for making a guess, Susan. You can see if you're right on Wednesday when I'll try to come up with another mysterious picture.

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  6. Hi Miss Ann! I think I am looking down at a tree stump or log. Could have been cut using a chain saw.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Always glad to have you stop by, Melanie. You can see the "rest" of the picture on Wednesday or Thursday and make a new guess on another picture for another entry.

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  7. Log or tree stump.

    pmettert@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for coming by to make a guess, Ann. It could be I wasn't mysterious enough on this one. LOL.

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  9. A cross section of a tree, possibly a stump used for chopping wood. It looks like it's been around for a while. shirley(dot)d(@)outlook(dot)com

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    1. Fun guess, Shirley. I've got you entered. Come back and guess on a new picture later in the week.

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  10. This looks like the end of a log or a tree stump. I love the mystery pics!

    thimbleluvr@hotmail.com

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    1. Some of these days I'm going to get a picture that stumps everybody, Amy. glad you enjoy the game.

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  11. I think it is a log or a piece of firewood.
    ibakecakes4you(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and playing my guessing game, Beverly. I'm guessing you make beautiful and yummy cakes from your e-mail address. Come back later in the week to guess again. Maybe I should do a mystery pic of a cake. :)

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  12. A stump was my first thought, but I'll bet you're fooling us :)

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    1. Sometimes I can be tricky, Loretta. Other times I just can't fool anyone. We'll see which it is later this week. :)

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  13. the end of a cut log or piece of fire wood--from a farm girl

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    1. From one farm girl to another. That's me too, Anonymous. If you want to throw your name in the drawing hat for the prizes, you'll have to let me know how to contact you.

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  14. Good morning, this definately looks like a stump waiting to be cut, sure hope we are all not wrong. thanks for sharing -Have a great day
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

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    1. Always fun to hear from you, Paula. Guess you'll have to wait until the next post to see if I'm tricky or just unable to fool you all. :)

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  15. I'm going against the grain, forgive the pun. I think it looks like some type of stone or rock that has split and you're looking down in a cavern. tumcsec(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. At last, someone who sees something different. Thanks, Gail. Come back later in the week to see who's right.

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  16. Looks like the end of cut firewood to me.

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  17. Great guess, Amy. But if you want to get an entry into the drawing for the books, you'll have to let me know a way to contact you.

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    1. Oops. Here's my email campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by with a guess, Edna. I think I need to think up something a lot harder to confuse you people. Or then I could just trying to be tricky.

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  19. it is a tree trunk. Sm. wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Always fun to hear from you, Sharon. Come back for a new picture later this week.

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  20. My guess is firewood. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Pretty good guess, Donna, but is it right? Check back later this week to see.

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  21. Hi Ann,
    Yah I love playing your guessing games to see if I can win a book or too. Any ways. I am going to guess that it is a fire log that is going to be stacked. 😊. Thanks for doing the free book giveaway.
    oh.hello.hiya@gmail.com

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    1. Glad you like my guessing games, Danie. And it's fun to have a chance to win something. Thanks also for repinning my blog post at Pinterest. Your guess could be right or not. You can check back later this week to see.

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  22. It looks like a tree stump that has been around for a long time. But that is so obvious I think it's a trick. Anyway fun to guess. Thanks for the smile. Linda
    dmcfarl101(at)juno(dot)com

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    1. Love your guess, Linda. It's about time to post a new picture. Then you can see if I was tricky or not.

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  23. Love the guessing game! I'll say a tree stump.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. So glad you dropped by to make a guess, Britney. I'm about to post mystery pic 2.

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  24. This looks like a partially split wood stump to me. Spent a lot of time last fall helping my dad split wood and looking at sights just like this!

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    1. Splitting wood is a way to get warm twice. Once while you're chopping or sawing and then again when you throw it on the fire. Thanks for making a guess. I'll need a way to contact you if you want to be in the drawing. Are you on Facebook?

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