A new PICTURE game! - vol. 2

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all --

    Let's have more fun identifying pics! ;) :) I tried to post these yesterday, but I had technical problems. Well, that is, I couldn't figure out where the computer stored the images!!!!! It has 5 or 6 places to store my pics. And it seems to choose one "at random". Makes me angry, when I can't find what I'm looking for! LOL

    So I'll try again.......................

    Good luck! Diane


    PIC 1


    PIC 2


    PIC 3

    Unusual 6.JPG

    PIC 4


    PIC 5


    PIC 6


    PIC 7

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  2. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    First picture = star anise.
    Last picture =Xmas cracker.

    That's All for me, folks!
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Great pics! Barry is right as usual. The first pic is star anise. Gordon uses
    it sometimes in his Asian cooking. Note: star anise should not be confused
    with Brenda Starr (comic strip); Flaming Star (Elvis movie); Star Wars;
    Star Trek; or Starbucks.

    Number 2 looks like Monument Valley. John Wayne and John Ford shot
    7 movies there. One of my relatives has one of the buttes named after him.

    Number 5 is the Hope Diamond. Its history goes back to the 17th
    century. The current owner is the Smithsonian. I saw a replica at a
    gem show some decades ago. It is impressive both for its size (45 and
    a half carats) and its color.

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  4. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone
    #3 is a fairy ring. I discovered one about a month ago at a park near me after a lot of rain. Went for a walk and was stunned to see it. Must have had about 25 various sizes mushrooms, the largest being about 8" to 10" across. I watched it grow for about 3 days then teenagers discovered it and kick over all the mushrooms. Brats!

    #6 looks like stacked peanut brittle or maybe pizzelle

    #4 looks terribly unappetizing but probably some type of traditional christmas fare.

    Rock: cool.....how did a relative get one named after him?
  5. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Sun, I used to see fairy rings occasionally when I was a kid. Haven't run into
    one since then. Funny you should mention pizzelle. Gordon brought home
    some last month. My mother said it was remarkable how often you would
    hear a new word or name, and then it would pop up again shortly thereafter.

    There's a nice pic of Merrick's Butte on Wikipedia, but not much info. The
    Merricks came over from Wales in 1636. Were founders of Springfield, MA.

    From another source:
    "In the 1860s, Kit Carson sent Utes and Paiutes into Monument Valley to
    capture raiding Navajo, who escaped to the nearby areas such as Navajo
    Mountain. Two of the soldiers who remained in the valley to mine for silver
    were James Merrick and Ernest Mitchell. The Utes and Paiutes
    killed both Merrick and Mitchell near the two prominent buttes which
    still bear their names."

    Merrick Butte is 6,200 feet high. Higher than the observatory on Mt.
    Wilson. I'll try and give you the URL for a pic of the Mitchell and Merrick Buttes.
    Don't know if the computer will cooperate though.



    How 'bout that? It works. There are several views of Merrick Butte on the
    page. My immediate Merrick ancestor was Flavia Merrick. Never met her.
    When I was a kid I had a hankerchief on which she had painted or
    embroidered a picture of Donald Duck.
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  6. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all --

    I enjoyed reading all the replies.

    Great guesses!!! I declare Barry, Rock and Sun all winners. :)

    Here's a summary, for others reading this thread:


    2) EAST AND WEST MITTEN BUTTES "(also known collectively as The Mittens) are two distinctive geological features found within the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park"

    3) FAIRY RINGS (I never heard of these!) They are pretty, and I did not recognize the mushrooms!

    4) LUTEFISK (I thought Rock might recognize this -- Wiki says it's Norwegian).
    The picture shows: Lutefisk (on the upper left side of the plate) as served in a Norwegian restaurant, with potatoes, mashed peas, and bacon.


    6) SAKOTIS, Lithuanian šakotis, Polish sękacz ("tree cake"; literally "branchy") is a Polish-Lithuanian traditional spit cake. It is a cake made of butter, eggs, flour, sugar, and cream, cooked on a rotating spit in an oven or over an open fire.


    Thanks for playing... I enjoyed all the replies. I'll try to find more pics soon. Rock, do you have any more pics?

    Later, my friends! Diane
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    Never heard of spit cake. (Sounds terrible, doesn't it? Like the waiter was
    mad at you.) As for lutefisk, the picture doesn't look anything like it. When
    I was a kid, the church ladies used to put on a lutefisk dinner at the church
    once or twice a year. They also served meatballs because lottsa folks, even
    if their ancestors were Norwegian, wouldn't eat it.

    Lutefisk is made from cod that has been processed with lye. When it's
    thawed out in preparation for eating, it has to be soaked and rinsed for
    days before it is edible. It has almost no flavor and a gelatinous texture.
    One old lady with the popular Norwegian name of Astrid told me that
    in her family, the referred to lutefisk as "fish Jello".

    A strange thing has happened over the years. When I was a kid you
    could smell the lutefisk at the church dinner from a block away. (No
    exaggeration.) But modernly the aroma is gone. I asked several
    people at the Sons of Norway. Nobody knew why. Obviously some
    change in the processing, I suppose.

    Melted butter is poured over the lutefisk which is white, skinless and
    never breaded. And it is not served with bacon and whatever that red
    stuff in the picture is. So the plate above is not recognizable as lutefisk
    to me. I think Wikipedia is out to lunch on this one.

    More pics? I'll see if I can find some.

  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane et. al.

    I found some pics to post here, but the technique I've been using to
    post pictures isn't working today. Ratbane!

    Anyhoo, here's something else that's Norwegian. Ole and
    Lena jokes. Norwegians tend to be pretty placid. They are slow
    to take offense. And they tell silly jokes about how dumb some of
    them are. Here's one my brother sent to me recently.

    Lena said to Ole: "Ay found dis pen. Iss it yours?"
    Ole replied: "Ay don't no, give it here and ay vil tell you." He tried
    the pen and replied, "Ja, it's mine, all right."
    Lena asked: "Vel, how do you no?"
    Ole replied: "Dat's my handwriting."
    And some from a book called Uff Da Jokes.

    Ole vas feelin' run down. His doctor told him, "Ole,
    Ai vant you to get more exercise. Get outside more.
    Try playing 18 holes a day."
    So Ole bought a harmonica.

    Dat Ole iss a real go getter. Lena got a yob (job) at da rendering plant.
    Every day at quittin' time, Ole will go getter.

    And here is the first verse of "O Lutefisk" (sung to the tune of "O

    O Lutefisk, O Lutefisk. How fragrant your aroma.
    O Lurefisk, O Lutefisk. You put me in a comma.
    You smell so strong. You look like glue.
    You taste yust like an overshoe.
    But Lutefisk, Come Saturday.
    I tink I'll eat you anyway.

    Ha det bra (Have it good)

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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Spit cake? Fish Jello? AAACCCKKK!!!

    I have made pizzelles for years and have three hand irons and an electric pizzelle maker. The hand irons are very intricate and beautiful. One produces cookies with ruffled edges. I always flavor mine with lots of anise. The longer they are stored, the better they taste. When I go to that big pizzelle bakery in the sky, there will be much interest in who gets my irons.

    Unfortunately, pizzelles are no longer on my allowable list of things I can eat. I don't know whether I could make substitutions and still produce batter which would make those beautiful cookies.

    Love, Mikie
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  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Well, the computer is now willing to let me copy pics, so here are a few
    for you to ponder and identify. You may also wish to tell us of
    your experiences with these interesting fauna. Perhaps you have
    had one of two for a pet.




    Well, I lost a couple pics in the posting process. And somehow the font
    morphed. As Mikie says, "AACCK!"

    Happy Hunting.
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  11. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi, y'all ....

    I enjoyed reading all the replies. Gave me a smile. :)

    I'm still wondering about the cakes baked over a spit (rotisserie). How thick does the batter have to be??? Or is the batter put into a "form", and then "rotisseried". I've never tasted one, but they sure look pretty!

    And LOL about the Lutefisk. I was telling Kevin about the pics this morning, and he knew a guy in college who was Norwegian. Sven introduced Kevin to Lutefisk. Kevin didn't like it. :)

    What I wanted to post was "rollmops". No uncopyrighted pics available. Rock, do you know what "rollmops" are?? My family (Polish origin) always had plain ol' pickled herring for Christmas eve supper, but we never did rollmops.


    Anyways, on to Rock's pics ------------------------

    I think I guessed a couple!!!!!!



    And nope, I don't think (I'm sure I didn't) have any of the above as pets!!!!! Although some are "cute"! :)

    I'll be back later.........

    Great pics, Rock.

    Diane :)
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  12. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    Diane: My DH was Polish and always had to have pickled herring at christmas. I always passed on it. I looked up the other.....pickled herring, onions, gherkins, ugh.

    #1 is really cute!

    #2 is the blue morpho butterfly....very rare and difficult to spot down in the jungles of the Amazon. There is a sweet movie about a little boy who is terminal and his wish is to see one. Wm. Hurt stars in it.

    #4 I don't know the name of but I recognize that pic. I think it had come onto the beaches down in Mexico....looks like a giant eel
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  13. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids, the cute bird in the first pic looks more like a cartoon than a
    real animal, doncha think?

    Morpho is correct for the butterfly. That's the genus name. Wikipedia says
    there are 170 species or some such. I suppose they have a variety of common
    names. When I was a teen age cave guide, the gift shop sold jewelry that
    incorporated blue butterfly wings; pendents and such.

    Leafy Sea Dragon is also correct. Gordon and I saw one in a National
    Geographic program a day or two ago. The sea dragon is a fish that
    looks like a plant. Really hard to see when it's swimming in the kelp,

    The huge fish is an oar fish. Some sites say they grow to 50 feet. A
    couple say the largest one ever caught was over a hundred feet long.

    Number 7 is a specimen that frightened my mother in the garden
    about 60 years ago. Good thing I was on hand to rescue her.

    Diane, I thought roll mops were what women did to their hair during
    WWII. Didn't know they had something to do with herring. I can
    remember holiday dinners with the relatives all delighted to
    find pickled herring on the table. I avoided the stuff myself. The
    general consensus, however, was that it was a treat.

    Always a treat to come here and chat with friends.

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  14. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    #1 is a Shoebill.
    #3 is a tarsier
    #6 is a muskox
    #7 is some kind of salamander.

    Am I right or am I wrong? :p
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  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all!

    OK, I think I identified pic number 1. Or not????

    It does look like a cartoon character!!! :)

    So here's my guess:
    Pic 1)


    WELL ................... I noted that:

    Barry logged in, and posted before me!!!! LOL

    Hooray, BARRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Diane :)
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, Barry. You are a shoe in to win the loving cup. The
    salamander was described as "spotted". That shoebill looks a little
    scary. I read they grow almost 5 feet tall. Yikes!


    And Congratulations, Diane.


    This was described as a crystal cup although it looks silver
    from here.

  17. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    That's ok, Rock!

    I'll take the SILVER. :)

    I'll be looking for more pics, for a volume 3. Unless you have more pics to post on this thread?

    This is fun. Hope GB feels better to participate more. Hugs GB (((hugs))).

    My keyboard is sticking today. It might be a hoot, if it accidentally posts a joke! LOL Mostly, it's just annoying! :(

    Later, 'gators,

    DIANE :)
  18. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Diane

    We can start a new post or do another page here. Machts nicht to me.
    I am working on a silly new game. Will probably post it later tonight
    or tomorrow.

  19. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    OK, more pics to ponder. The first two are the same plant. When I
    was a kid in Minnesota we'd always take a walk in the woods and
    find this early sign of spring. Picture number 2 is the seed pod.








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    Well, I lost a few along the way. Anyhoo, see what you can make of these.

  20. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    I'm too tired right now. The first two are of an Arisaema species -- Jack-in- the -Pulpit or Wake Robin are the common names.
    # 3 is a square with marks in it!
    # 4 is a shrew I think, but don't know what kind. I love shrews!