QuickQuiz: Pictures Game 16

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by ConfusedInPA, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    And another pic for y'all for ponder. I feel like it should be SPRING already! :)

    Happy guessing!

    Name this ????

    Diane :)

  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    This one is tricky, Diane. My mother had blue flowers similar to these in her
    garden. Can't tell if these are larkspur, bluebells or delphiniums. Or
    possibly something else entirely.

    Reminds me of A. A. Milne's poem "The Doctor and the Doormouse". It's
    pretty long. the first verse goes:

    There once was a Dormouse who lived in a bed
    Of delphiniums (blue) and geraniums (red),
    And all the day long he'd a wonderful view
    Of geraniums (red) and delphiniums (blue).

    The "A's" stand for Alan Alexander. Immortal for his creation of Winnie
    the Pooh.

  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi Rock --

    I'll give y'all TWO clues on this one -- Put them together, see what you get! :)






    1+2 = THE ANSWER

    Good luck!!!!!

    Diane :)
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Aha! Grape hyacinths! My mother had those. They came up early in the
    Spring along with the tulips. Some years we had crocus flowers too.

    I didn't recognize them though because the ones we had were a dark purple
    and were only about 5-6 inches high. I see on the net they come in various
    shades of blue and purple. Plus I never noticed a white rim on the flowers.
    Maybe the Minnesota branch of the hyacinth family doesn't have those.

    You ever watch that British comedy Keeping Up Appearances? The main
    character was named Hyacinth Bucket. Surname pronounced Boo-kay.
    My mother loved that show. (I did not find it even mildly amusing.)


  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    You got it, Rock!

    Grape Hyacinths!


    To me, they looked like a cross between a lily of the valley and a grape. I love their color!

    Nope, never saw that British comedy. Based on your review, I'm glad I didn't see it! LOL

    Congrats on identifying the mystery flower!


    PS: I've enjoyed playing this game again. Glad you participated. We had a lot of viewers, but not a lot of participants. Maybe next time, we'll have others join in. I enjoy posting with you! I'll be looking for more pics to post.
  6. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    Mine are in bloom now.

  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Barry

    Do British gardens feature grape hyacinths? The nurseries here in LA
    always have regular hyacinths when we visit in the Spring. Mostly
    pink and pale blue. The remind me of the hats Aunt Bee wore.

    It's a shame, Diane, that it's getting so hard to find photos that can
    be copied and pasted. Thanks for starting up some more games.

  8. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I used to watch Keeping Up Appearances. Hyacinth was a hoot! I've known people like her, it was all about impressing folks, only when she tried to do it, it always backfired.

    Her father was an old man whose mind was still back in WW1 and he did really weird things. Once, Hyacinth was giving an 'elegant' dinner party outdoors at her rich sister Violet's home and her dad showed up with a pickup truck full of manure. She almost had a cow! :)

    Her husband said their last name was pronounced Bucket, but Hyacinth, snob that she was, pronounced it Bookay. One of her other sisters, Daisy, was married to a guy that was kind of a slob and drove an old rusty car. When they came to Hyacinth's home they weren't allowed to park in front!

    Of course, they always did and at a time when she had company she wanted to impress. She had some really funny situations. GB