Good afternoon everyone!
How are we all today? It is lovely and sunny here so we are enjoying the weather as who knows when we will see the sun next.
Thank you for playing my “Who / What Am I?” game last week. Quite few of you were right. The mystery picture was in fact a leaf.
It is not an autumn leaf; it is from one of my house plants – Medinilla magnifica. It is a truly magnificent plant. I have had it for three or even four years now. It’s in bloom twice a year and it keeps its flowers for months. It is easy to care for and it looks stunning, even between flowerings. It’s quite a funny plant as it sheds old large leaves in order to grow the new ones. If you are into house plants check your garden centre for it as it is really beautiful!
This week I have a slightly different task for you.
I will show you a picture and I would love for you to tell me what this is. That might not sound unusual however the key difference is, I have no idea what this item is! It was given to us as a present, but we both have no idea what to use it for. It is made from plastic, and to be honest it looks like a dog toy to me, but… it has food safety marks, which dog toys wouldn’t have… It is a mystery and I would like for you to help me solve it please. So there is no right or wrong answer… ok, I guess technically there is but not in my eyes as my usual photo puzzle.
So please help us get to the bottom of this conundrum and help us decide what to do with this weird looking object.
Who / What Am I?
Have a great weekend everyone and if you are in UK enjoy the warm weather before it turns (which apparently will be happening any day now).
Today was a strange day for me. It was filled with very mixed emotions ranging from huge sadness to pure joy. I had no idea that such an emotional rollercoaster could be so exhausting. Thus we had a need to turn on some comfort TV, just so we could stare at something. Do you know what we picked? We chose to watch “West Wing”. It might sound like a weird choice for some of you but if you have ever watched the series you will know why we picked it. It is packed with people you care about and despite the fact that it is about US politics we find it very comforting.
I have an extremely exciting project “brewing” in the near future, but I am quite unsure at this point if I can talk about it, so I will have to wait few a few more weeks before I can start blabbing all about it.
By the way before I forget I won that breakfast challenge, so a huge, huge “Thank You” to anyone who voted for my breakfast pancake recipe.
Oh, and you know what… my crisp sarnie won a Seabrook crisps’ competition and we are going to be on a billboard 🙂 How cool is that!
In regards to last week’s picture you guys had some awesome guesses. I must agree it does look a bit like a sweetie but of course it isn’t one. Have a look now at what the full shot looks like:
And now if you still don’t know what this is I will explain.
It was actually a little daft of me just to take a close up shot without using any wide view but now it is too late to fix it. The picture is of a spring onion in bloom. We had some onions which had started to grow green bits in our pantry so we decided to plant them… then left for too long in the plant pot they had now developed a flower, which looks just like the picture above.
This week I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare for you something special, so I will share what I have and let’s hope it will give you something to think about, after all the ones I spend hours deliberating over you sometimes guess immediately, so let us see how you handle a snap decision…
Who / What Am I?
Have a great weekend everyone.
Last week’s shot ended up being a tricky one. Most of you thought they were some sort of worms. When my cousin Kate showed me this picture, to be honest that was also my first answer.
It turns out we were all wrong.
This is the full size picture which I had a play with.
The picture still doesn’t explain a lot, does it? So let me clarify.
These “things” on the ground are male flowers of Hazel (in Polish called Leszczyna). One of these trees is growing close to Kate’s home. One day, around the time of a heavy hailstorm at my parents place, came a really strong wind… so strong that all of these lovely flowers where ripped from the tree and fall down to the ground. One day there was this beautiful tree full of flowers and next… nothing but naked branches, like it was winter time.
Kate did not take a picture of the tree before the storm, so I found one for you, courtesy of the Guardian just to give you an idea how it should have looked earlier.
Male flowers of Hazel
So does it all make some sense now?
This week I have for you something a little different and definitely weird looking.
Are you ready?
Who / What Am I?
Enjoy your weekend and have a Happy Friday guys!