Friday, November 2, 2012

Put Your Thinking Caps On & Posts of the Week

Below are a few photos which might give you a hint as to what my next post will be about. Feel free to don your thinking caps and answer the questions posed to you with each of the photos.

amber globe
This pretty amber globe appears by the dozens in small clusters all over the park path at this time of the year.. Any idea what it might be?

How about this bird seed sack? It was used for a particular purpose that had nothing to do with
birds. Would you like to guess what it might have contained and why?

dem bones
Now here's something that might have had something to do with birds and other animals. And it ties in with the previous two photos. At least it did when it was alive. Would you like to venture a guess as to what that connection is?

In my next post, I'll explain how the three images relate to one another - with more photos, of course.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


THANKSGIVING MESSAGE (Help spread the message with your own blog post)

Thanksgiving Comes First
by Jim
at Suldog


Touching the Earth
by Ellen
at Stuff From Ellen's Head 

Ghost of Kilarney Park (and don't forget to look for part two)
by Stephen
at the Chubby Chatterbox

Awaiting Her Call
by Christopher
at Christopher's Views

A Moment of Grace
by Kathleen
at Easy for Me to Say

by Kerry
at Ed and Reub


Go Fast, Sweet Charlotte
by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty


Cats in Water
by Dave
at Cimba7200's Thoughts


A Visit From My Local Firefighters
by Liz
at A Nut in a Nutshell

Take the Pill
by Anita
at Beyond the Diapers and Spills


Recommended by: Karen

Mr. Darcy, Unleashed
by Suburban Correspondent
at The More, the Messier

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


stephen Hayes said...

I'm always humbled when you include me for this honor. I can't wait to check out the other blogs. Thanks so much.

Cloudia said...

How intriguing!

And new bloggers to visit- thanks :-)

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Anonymous said...

I thought the amber drops look like sap on a tree. Otherwise you have me scratching my head!

Lovely shots and thanks for the tips of bloggers to visit.

Tabor said...

1 am married to a fellow who has the same outdoor hobby as your fellow, so pretty sure what all this stuff is. If it relates to the book Baron guess is right and I won't spoil it for others. If not, than I will be intrigued when you reveal all.

Glo said...

What a fabulous photo of the golden globes of life and all they entail.

Here's some fun and games for you I hope:

Birdie said...

Hmm, I think the first photo is sap and the second photo contains clothes pegs ??? I really have no idea but I am looking forward to finding out.

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, still admire you that you find the tim to read all those wonderful blogs.;)
As for your wonderful photographs, my head is not functioning this early in the morning.;) The amber pearls resemble to me tree sap. Hmm, the other two - it must be something to do with something that is killing something. Ok, now that sounded very intelligent, right? Hehe.;)
have a great weekend,

Indrani said...

Great capture for quizzes. :)

Brian Miller said...

be back to visit a few in a bit...the sack, is it a counterweight for a zip line? the first looks like sap but....intriguing pics hilary

Daryl said...

not a clue ... off to visit those blogs i don't usually visit

Unknown said...

Let's see, sap on the trees ... a feed bag for some animal and fishbones? How they related, i'll be eager to read!

TexWisGirl said...

gonna put a star on this post and come back to visit the POTW. i like your mystery, though. :)

Betty Manousos said...

not a clue either...but i love intriguing photos and quizzes!

the macro shots are amazingly executed.
off to check out the potw, thanks for sharing and for your great work and efforts you put into "building" the potw lists.

big hugs!

Suldog said...

Thank you so much for helping to spread the word, Hilary! I would like to mention, to anyone thinking of writing a Thanksgiving Comes First post, that I will give them a link on both the Facebook page and in my follow-up posting next week.

The Facebook page is located at...

Stop by, "like" us, and see what other folks have had to say, write, etc. And THANK YOU!

Out on the prairie said...

My cap is slightly ajar, but i did agree with a few.It will be fun to see the answers.

ellen abbott said...

Thanks Hilary. I am honored once again to be included in your list.

snowwhite said...

I thought and thought. This is very intriguing and I am eager to know the answer.
Does the first picture has something to do with the death of birds and animals???
More I think, more I get puzzled.
Photos are stunning!

Gail Dixon said...

This is a great way to get to know other bloggers. It's so good of you to take the time to do this. I'd like to nominate Beth at Be Yourself...for Love and Other Drugs. I found it a very touching post.

Outdoor Dog's Blog said...

Thank you for sending your subscribers thought provoking
post(s). I love the mysterious element in this one. Hmmmmmmm. Also, really appreciate your "posts of the week" It helps me find like minded reading material quickly. Have a great weekend!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oooooooh fishbones eh?

Pat - Arkansas said...

I await the expose', for I haven't a clue as to how they could be connected. Intriguing photos, as usual.

Red said...

One thing for sure is I'll be back for the next post. I'm too busy trying to think hat's in the picture let alone think what your post might be on. For each picture if you take a second look it's not what I think it is. So okay, I've beat around the bush and haven't committed myself.

Leave It To Davis said...

I have no idea at all! I'm looking forward to finding out the answer.

Kerry said...

Oh my, thank you for including Ed & Reub! I will be sure to check out everybody.

That picture of the bones reminds me of a snake skeleton I recently took a picture of; the hapless fellow had been caught and stripped clean by a hawk. Is that what happened here?

Jayne said...

Fabulous photos, Hilary. Love the amber. And the bones... perfect for this time of year. ;)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, and, the answer to your question, I don't know, help.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

My thinking cap is temporarily out of service. But thanks kindly for the POTW mention. ;)

Reb said...

Well, the first is a photo of rare Pixie sap, which when dried and ground makes the infamous Pixie dust.

The second photo is obviously the Pixie Ferry for transporting the stones across the creek. They are much to heavy in this state for the Pixies to fly them across.

The last photo is the fate that befalls the fish that tries to steal the Pixie stones as they are being ferried across the creek. Pixies can be very protective of their property.

Now, I am off to read a few links.

Hilary said...

A smile and a nod to Tabor.

Thanks for your fun, creative game, Glo. You never fail to please.

Gail, noted for next time. Thanks,

That's my guess, Kerry. A hawk or raccoon or some such opportunist. But it's how the skeleton (when it was alive) relates to the other pics that I'm looking for. ;)

I love your fanciful answers, Reb. :)

Welcome to the new visitors and and a huge thank you to all for visiting.

Keep on guessing!

photowannabe said...

I'm thinking amber drops of sap but don't have a clue how all three fit together. Eagerly awaiting the answers.
Love the blog posts that got the awards. Good stuff.

Lillian said...

Wonderful post and photos you really have us all thinking ! The first I would say sap from trees , the others haven't a clue . Will check in to see the answers . Have a good day !

Barb said...

I can't fathom your mystery. I'll await your explanation. The skeleton is so delicate.

Kathleen said...

Thank you, dear Hilary, for the lovely accolade. Some lovely bloggers paid me a visit - and I'm delighted to make some new friends!
All the best!

christopher said...

Thank you Hilary for the POTW mention.

I've been so wrapped up and busy with the aftermath of the storm I didn't realize it until now.

I will be sure to read the other posts soon as well.

Anita said...

Hi Hilary, Very nice to be a POTW recipient! Thank you. High blood pressure is a topic that we all should know about because it happens to people without any symptoms. There is a reason why it is called the silent killer. I will probably post it again during Heart Month which is in February, I think. Thanks again for your part in supporting its awareness.

To those of you reading this, stop in your local pharmacy and get your blood pressure taken.