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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's a guessing game


What is it?
If you are the first to get it right,


You will be rewarded.





With 6 hand printed cotton drawstring bags.





Your choice, black and white, bright colors or 






Sepia Tones.







Here's one more look.

Good luck my dear Friends. 



And the winner is Rosemary 


You can't fool Rosemary of Where Five Valleys Meet.  Rosemary gets it right every time.  Yes, it is my Oleander tree, the one I have to schlep inside every Fall and take back out when Spring is just around the corner.  

Celia and Kirk you also came up with the correct answer.  Thank you for joining in.  

Thank you my friends for letting me have a little fun. I always enjoy reading your answers.   

Gina



22 comments:

  1. Well, I'm absolutely stumped, but I'm going to say that you have artfully arranged a quite large collection of fishing lures.

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    1. Dear Mark, you must tie your own flies. What kind of fish can you catch in your backyard waters? That was a very good guess, but sadly, that is not the correct answer.

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    2. As a matter of fact, I often look out my window in the early morning and see someone fishing. The bayou behind my house opens to Tampa Bay, and though I am not a fisherman, I know that there's mullet and grouper out there. I can walk about two blocks to see Tampa Bay, and I occasionally see shrimp boats in the bay. I've also seen dolphins, manatees and devil rays.

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    3. Dear Mark, I have seen pictures of your bayou and I am so jealous. What a paradise you live by.

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  2. No idea Gina - at first I thought it was something grown in your field - some kind of grass, but it has the remains of a pod. The only thing I can think of with parachute seeds is Nerium oleander.

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    1. Dear Rosemary, Congratulations! It is my Oleander Tree which I have had for many years. I move it inside/outside every year and it rewards me with flowers. You were the first to get it right. I'm sending you an e-mail.

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    1. Hello Jan, It isn't milkweed but it is so nice of you to stop by and join in a little fun. Have a great week. Gina

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  4. I can't resist a plant quiz! I think it's Oleander (Nerium oleander) seeds escaping from the dry pod.
    xx

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    1. Hello Celia, I'm so glad that you couldn't resist joining in. You are right. It is an Oleander seed pod which popped open. It is Rosemary who first came up with the correct answer. Thank you so much for your visit and comment.

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  5. Guessing a butterfly pod. Beautiful photos and art! Glad to have found your blog. Will visit again!

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    1. Thank you Linda, How nice of you to come for a visit. And how nice of you to leave a comment.

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  6. Dear Gina,
    your guessing games are always intriguing, but try as I may, I have no clue.
    Warm hugs, Sieglinde

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    1. Dear Sieglinde, Plants always look so intriguing when examined close up. The photograph is in scale...the real thing is just about the size that you see in my blog post. Thank for trying.

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  7. Dear Gina,
    I am fairly certain that these are the seedpods of the Oleander. I seem to remember these on the big bush we had in our garden when I was a child. The brown part of the seed always felt velvety but one had to be careful with that bush because parts were very poisonous.
    Bye for now
    Kirk

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    1. Hello Kirk, You are so right. It is the Oleander and you are also correct in that the entire plant is poisonous. Even so, I can't give it up because I have had it for a long time and it rewards me with many colorful flowers every season.
      Thank you for joining in the guessing game. It was Rosemary (see above) who was the first to answer correctly.

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  8. Hi Gina, this is off topic but just came upon photos of your kitchen on my IPad. What brand paint did you use for that incredible color combo on your cabinets? Did you paint them yourself? Thanks!
    Jim

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    1. Hello Jim, Off topic or not I always like to hear from my visitors. I have sent you a lengthy message explaining the process and color combinations which I used for my kitchen. Good luck with your project. Gina

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    1. Hello Darlene, Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. I'm sorry but Butterfly weed is not the answer.

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  10. What not come to the conclusion, but, yes OLEANDER! missed this post, like many more.....
    Wonderful images!
    xxxk

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    1. Dear Karin, I think that I remember seeing Oleander in your garden. You would have recognized this challenge right away.

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