A Guessing Game.

This Thread is being started to get everyone participating.
Guess what this is?.
Clues may be given daily.
We should only have one Pic up at a time.
When that has been solved, then it`s time to post another.
We could take turns at posting next Pic or first in BD.
What do you think? Make this your first stop, When logging on.
This could be fun if every one has a go.

Thumbnail by ginger749
Southern, LA(Zone 8b)

No clue! Looks really strange. hhmmmm.

First clue tomorrow
Sleep on it.
OOOOooops That was a clue. Heeee Heeee

Ripley, MS

I am not sure I want to know what it is--lol

It`s a plant. Not a bug.

Tulsa, OK(Zone 7a)

looks like dew on it huh??

Moscow, TN(Zone 7a)

Is it an uglii fruit?


Yes. It is dew on it.
No. its not a fruit.
My first clue is,
'If you were a fish I will choke you.'

Ripley, MS

All I can think of is some kind of sponge, as we would sleep on it and choke a fish ?? Am I getting close Ginger?

No, not a sponge.
The inference 'sleep on it '
was, it floats on top of the water.
It`s some type of floating water plant.
and as they are very tiny water droplets on it,
The plant must be quite small.
I used my macro lens to take this PIC.

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Is it salvinia ?

We have a winner.
Much hand clapping %%%%%%%%
How did you know?
Do you have the pest there?

Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Yes I do - and I love it. I know that is odd - but it dies every winter so it isn't a problem here. We have a nursery that gives me my start every spring - and my koi love to eat it. I love it when it gets like what you are showing in the pix. The thicker - the prettier ruffle effect it has.

Here is a wide angle shot
so folk can see what it looks like to the naked eye.
Good on you M8.
Did you want to put up the next mystery object n2birds ??

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Wish I could - but I am at work and don't have my pix with me.
Please - go ahead and keep 'em comin'.....

Moscow, TN(Zone 7a)

Good job, Bonnie. I love that stuff too.

Toone, TN(Zone 7a)

Well done Bonnie! You go girl!

Object #2.
What kind of tree is this?

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Semmes, AL(Zone 8a)

Is it a water Birch????



(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

Lemme see - Eucalyptus of some sort?

Ripley, MS

If Bonnies fish loves it but yours will choke on it, maybe you should send yours to Bonnie, I am sure it would live to make the long trip. That was an excellent contest. Congrats Bonnie

I thought yall would think that way.
But no not a Eucalyptus.
Think. Think. Think.

When I said Choke.
What it does is completely cover the ponds or streams
there by depriving fishes of much needed oxygen.

This is a typical Gum tree,
It sheds itís old bark.
The tree you are trying to Guess does not do that.

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Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

to me it looks like it is kin to some kind of voodoo lily.

Although this is not a clue It might help yall.
This tree is growing 5 meters from my front door.
It is about 10 mtrs or 30 feet Tall.
The diameter of the tree where PIC was taken is 15 inches.
These are facts not clues.

Another angle.
That looks like a Panda Bear hanging on there.

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Pontotoc, MS(Zone 7b)

can't wait to find out ! I love this thread ! I am going in search of a pic I can post!

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)


No Pagancat, not a Sycamore.
Clue #1 Your name Pagan'cat'
Holds a clue. That should help.

Northeast, LA(Zone 8a)

catalpa? what kind of camera and lens gets detail at macro?

Hi Riverland
No not catalpa.

what kind of camera and lens gets detail at macro?

How many guesses do I get to that Question?

Northeast, LA(Zone 8a)

just want to know what you are using fantastic shots
sorry one finger type tonight keeping short

This message was edited Dec 6, 2006 9:46 PM

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

It has catkins?

'Cause it sure ain't a pussy willow!

This message was edited Dec 6, 2006 9:40 PM

The camera I use is a NIKON COOLPIX995
A lot of GOOD cameras have a macro setting.
You first have set it to the small flower setting,
then zoom in about 1/2 way and the small flower turns yellow.
Now you are ready to take Macro shots.
The PIC at the top of page was taken 1/2 an inch away from the plant.
It`s real Cool fun taking close ups.

I`m a one finger typer, never learnt to type.
I had a trade, no need for typing.

no not catkins.

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

LOL, okay - I need another hint here....

Lakeland / Memphis, TN(Zone 7a)

Pagan Tree ?

Pagan Tree ?

Its a large Cats name.

(Sheryl) Gainesboro, TN(Zone 6b)

It's a Leopard Tree!!!


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