Round and Round

I know my brain is not normal, and I’m OK with that.

Last week I went out to take care of my mushroom logs, and holy shiitake, I had tons of fungi to harvest. Before I could remove any shrooms from the logs I had to take some photos to mark the occasion. I crouched down on the ground and snapped this…

Holy Shiitake, Batman - I think it's ready to eat!

Holy Shiitake, Batman – I think it’s ready to eat!

I suppose most people would put down the camera and grab the butter and garlic, but not me. The sight of something round and smooth in the midst of the woods sent me off on a tangent. My right brain took over and I spent the next hour shooting round things. By the time I was finished it was dark and too late to harvest and sautΓ© mushrooms. I had some Oreos and called it a night. What follows is my right-brained tangent – see if you can identify them all.

1. Ozark Treat

1. Ozark Treat

2. Happiness

2. Happiness

3. Pedal to the metal

3. Pedal to the Metal

4. Sparky

4. Sparky

5. It came before crossing the road

5. It came before crossing the road

6. Pogs went here

6. Pogs went here

7. Scratch

7. Scratch

8. The Source

8. The Source

9. Vrrrrom

9. Vrrrrom

10. Savor

10. Savor

11. Hammered

11. Hammered

12. Sweet

12. Sweet

13. Spirit

13. Spirit

14. Stang

14. Stang

15. Water

15. Water

15. Open

16. Open

17. Getting Warmer

17. Getting Warmer

18. Cellar

18. Cellar

19. Stumped

19. Stumped

19. Line

20. Line

21. Fair

21. Fair

22. Vintage

22. Vintage

23. Short Sighted

23. Short Sighted

OK – so some of them were pretty obvious – this should be pretty simple. Whoever gets them all right first in the comments wins an 8X10 print of their favorite (or if you don’t like any of them you can pick something from another post)

You guess – I’m gonna sautΓ© some shrooms.

Ready. Set. Go!

 

 

52 thoughts on “Round and Round

  1. Been out of town for a while, but being home with time to enjoy your pics makes me happy. Amazing timing, and talent of course, but timing is everything when shooting colors at either end of the day. I bet a lot of your neighbors drive the same road and non’t even notice the colors. But that is another post. Back to #7. It looks like a Cueball made into a gearshift knob, like they did in my youth:) If it isn’t that, is it a knob, or control, on a pinball or video game? Handle from a cigarette machine? I love the mhallenge you’ve given us, you’ll have to make it an annual event. Do you have walnuts in the Ozarks?

    • Hi Greg – good to hear from you. I think most of my neighbors are leaf paparazzi – we all love fall.

      Bingo – it is a cue ball. It’s actually on a brass rod and is a starter for a muzzleloader, but I didn’t expect anyone to notice the rod – I was going for cue ball. Yes we do have walnuts in the Ozarks – black walnuts – you may be onto something πŸ™‚

      • Call me crazy, but I still like to look back on this one once in a while ( and some of the other old ones too). Anyone guessed hickory nuts on #1? I can’t believe how those two were fighting over a crock pot. Maybe over a waffle iron, but a crock pot? I guess with winter coming a nice stew on a cold day sounded really good to them.

        • I’m glad you come back to visit. Hickory nuts is closer, but they are much smaller. A good sale often brings out the worst in holiday shoppers – I keep wondering what kind of stew an elk would eat.

          • Hello again, One last note before we leave cold, cold Ohio and head west to Portland, Or. to spend time with our family during the holidays. I’ve been thinking about the stew, maybe a nice vegetarian stew, but not spicy…. No on the hickory nuts, eh?… Do you have paw paws down there? People here talk about them as a treat, but we haven’t found any to try yet. There is even a paw paw festival in Ohio, but we spend too much time out of town to visit our kids, so we haven’t been to one yet and I still don’t know what they look or taste like. MerryChristmas to you and all your blog pals.

          • An alfalfa stew would probably be on the menu. We do have paw paws here but I have never tried them. Hickory nuts are not round in the husk – they are shaped more like footballs. I’m heading to Vegas myself shortly, away from this cold weather. Have a great time with your family. Merry Christmas to all the Crooks!

  2. Been out of town for a while, but being home with time to enjoy your pics makes me happy. Amazing timing, and talent of course, but timing is everything when shooting colors at either end of the day. I bet a lot of your neighbors drive the same road and don’t even notice the colors. But that is another post. Back to #7. It looks like a Cueball made into a sweatshirt knob, like they did in my youth:) If it isn’t that, is it a knob, or control, on a pinball or video game? Handle from a cigarette machine? I love the challenge you’ve given us, you’ll have to make it an annual event.

  3. So you shot some round things and then sauted some shrooms. So doing these two activities in unison, how did you make you feel? And as you think back, which were you more mindful of?

    Shakti

  4. What a great brain exercise before bedtime….Be nice….I’m guessing on several! And have “argued” on several as well!!! πŸ™‚
    1. persimmon (sp?) 2. birdhouse 3. stick shift 4. insulator 5. egg 6. milk jug 7. pool ball 8. water well lid? 9. tail light 10. salt shaker lid 11. croquet ball 12. sugar canister 13. old medicine or whiskey jar or is an ink well jar….can I keep guessing til I get it right?!?!? 14. vintage stang horn 15.: drain? 16. door knob 17. hot plate burner 18. mason jar 19. tree knot 20. fishing reel 21. winning fair ribbon – yay 22.marv says door knob…I thought old marble 23. lens

    Ya gotta do this again….it’s confusing and fun πŸ™‚
    Great shots!!!

    • Thanks, I like to give myself random challenges. It helps me to be more intuitive about composition, and it’s kind of fun😊 Thanks for stopping by, I checked out some of your photography, very creative!

  5. So here goes…and I’m not from your parts…so please go gently πŸ™‚
    1-Berry, 2-Bird house, 3- Bicycle bell, 4- Old electricity insulator, 5-Egg, 6-Old milk bottle
    7-Old Billiard ball 8-Motorbike fuel cap 9-Magical UFO part (bonus points for imagination please;) 10-Old Cocktail maker 11-Croquet ball 12-Sugar pot lid 13-Old alcohol bottle 14-Stang logo 15-Drain cover 16-Door handle 17-Inside element of cooker 18-Jar 19-Tree stump
    20-Fishing reel 21-Fair badge/rosette 22-Old marble 23-Camera lens

  6. Oh I love a picture puzzle! Here we go: 1. Persimmon, 2. Birdhouse, 3. Bicycle bell. 4. Insulator, 5. Egg, 6. Milk bottle, 7. Gear shift knob, 8. Well cover, 9. Tail light lens, 10. Cocktail shaker, 11. Croquet ball, 12. Sugar Cannister, 13. Whiskey bottle, 14. Horn button, 15. Drain, 16. Door knob, 17. Burner, 18. Jar, 19. Tree cut, 20. Fishing reel, 21. Fair ribbon (congratulations!), 22. Door knob, 23. Camera lens.

    • Woooohooo – so close! 20 out of 23! You take the lead!!

      Thanks on 21 – it’s an honor to shoot the best shot of a dog in a swimming pool in Carroll County Arkansas.

    • Is that a mustang key fob? What the drain is to, I havent figured out yet. Salt shaker should have been more obvious to me if I considered that it isnt stainless. I have done a lot of mental walking tours of your house, the drain really stumps me. Looks like a rubber plug may have gone in the hole, but what do I know?Is 22 stone or Bakelite?

      • The Mustang is the horn button – you were the only one to get that one right! It’s hilarious – using loci to figure these out πŸ™‚ The drain is the clean out covers from the porch – the hole is for you to put your finger in to open it. 22 is ceramic and you were correct the first time. You have everything except 1 and 7 – no one has gotten 1.

  7. Wow Lorrie you don’t make things easy. Ha! But I’m stubborn (or stupid) and I’m going to try. I’m pretty sure I didn’t get them all right though. Sigh.
    1-persimmon 2-birdhouse 3-old bike pedal 4- old fuse 5- egg 6-milk bottle 7-billard ball 8-electical cover 9-tail light 10-tea ball 11-croquet ball 12-sugar cannister 13- old whiskey bottle 14-mustang car logo 15-drain 16-door knob 17-burner from old stove 18-mason jar 19-knot in tree stump 20-fishing reel 21- fair ribbon 22- old marble 23- camera lens

    Some of them I just guessed. πŸ™‚ Wonderful pictures though as always, and you know that brain is normal for you so it’s okay.

  8. Very funny, Lorri.
    Is there an Australian version of this series of images – the US version is too hard – LOL.

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