My friend Leonore (of A Modern Day Dinosaur) is in the midst of Project 365. Similar to my 2012 Project 366, Leonore is posting a new picture every day. Last week she posted a mystery picture of sorts, asking people to guess what it was that she captured. (Day 57: Can you guess what it is?)
Her challenge reminded me of a magazine my family subscribed to when I was young. I believe the name of the magazine was World, and it may have been tied to National Geographic. The back of the magazine had 9 or 12 small pictures you were to try to identify. I remember the fun I had trying to determine the various pictures.
Because of Leonore’s mystery picture last week, and my reminiscing about World magazine, I welcome you to “Wednesday’s What is It?” I don’t promise to post a new picture every Wednesday, but I will try. I will also try to make the pictures more challenging, as this one seems much too easy. Alas, one has to start somewhere.
Let me know what you think this picture shows. No prizes to speak of at this point and time, though I suppose that could change. Nonetheless, if you identify the picture below, you can feel a sense of pride in correctly guessing my first mystery picture.
45 thoughts on “Wednesday’s What is It?”
First guess—-patio umbrella mechanism. 🙂
Thanks for playing, Beth Ann. You’ll find out the answer on Friday.
Ditto Beth Ann’s response. 🙂
Copycat. 😀 On Friday, you’ll find out whether or not you and Beth Ann are correct.
My first impression is the mechanism for helicopter blades.
blessings ~ maxi
I hope you’ll return on Friday to find out the answer, Maxi. Blessings to you, and thank you for playing.
Hmmm…the first thing that popped into my mind was a wheel, but it couldn’t be a wheel with the bar coming out like that. Umbrella stand seems pretty likely. Tricky, though. Also looks like it could be part of a fan.
Love your guesses, Leonore. Thanks for playing. Please return on Friday for the official answer.
I’m asking Hot Joe when he gets home IN EIGHT HOURS. He’ll know. For sure he’ll know. Maybe I’ll send him the picture and then I can take home the price for knowing. WE WILL WIN! Pride is enough for me.
Since I had to wait for Hot Joe to return home (OVER 8 HOURS), you will have to wait until Friday to find out the answer. Nanny, nanny boo boo!
I’m also going with extended umbrella gizmo. I might have to try this. Lots of stuff around the lab. 🙂
Ooooh… I bet you could take some really good pictures, Steve. I hope you will play, too.
Do you remember the game show “Liar’s Club?” I loved that game.
Come back on Friday to find out whether or not your guess is correct.
How long do we have to wait to find out? What if I die of curiosity first?
Patti, I hope you do not die from curiosity, because I will miss your pictures. Please return on Friday for the ‘big reveal’.
Yup pretty sure that is the center spokes of a patio umbrella unless of course its not!
It is – or it isn’t. (smile) You’ll find out on Friday, Chris.
I think that I had a subscription to that magazine as well when I was a kid. I remember the little photos – usually very close up – and you had to guess what was. They weren’t easy!
Do you know who published the magazine, Jackie? I’ve looked all over, but I cannot find it anywhere. National Geographic seems to come up with every search I make, so I wonder if it was from the creators of National Geographic. And no, they were not easy to identify.
Yes, I believe it was National Geographic. I think it was National Geographic Kids but they’ve since stopped publishing that version. 😦
Is it an umbrella?
I will tell you on Friday, Susan. Thank you for playing!
Umbrella sounds possible, but my first impression was a really clear close-up of a Kinex piece(s). I’ll go out on an umbrella, I mean limb, and say Kinex piece(s) – which makes me win regardless because it compliments rather highly your photographic skills!
Come back on Friday, Carol. Though, I’ll see you, so I could tell you the answer in person – but not until Friday!
I think it is the Space Station
Close. Please return on Friday, Mrs. Holman.
Auugh, those always pinch my fingers
Would you please phrase your response in the form of a question?
Then return on Friday for the answer. Watch your fingers.
What is patio umbrella not yet closed on the web of my thumb?
Nicely done, Oma. Alas, you still have to wait until Friday.
Hot Joe also says patio umbrella.
Well, you tell Hot Joe he has to wait until Friday to find out. Again I say, Nanny nanny boo boo!
I hope it is the umbrella, a harbinger of spring 🙂
Hmmm…. we’ll have to see, Stacia. Please come back and visit me on Friday. 🙂
Umbrella parts? Very crisp and clear.
Come back tomorrow, Peg. And, thank you!
I’m guessing the insides of an umbrella. Fun idea!
I hope you will come back tomorrow and find out if you guessed correctly, Nancy.
This is a fabulous photo! I would have guessed a bicycle hub…a very clean one, maybe in the store? But, I already know the answer. 😉 Cheated.
I’m glad you played, Linda. It’s okay that you peeked at the answer. I may have sneaked a peek once or twice myself. 🙂
Really it was because I was doing catch-up reading and read your posts in backwards order. (That doesn’t make sense….but maybe you know what I mean.)
Because I do the same thing, I know what you mean. In fact, that is exactly what I did last night – read backwards, so to speak. 🙂
I particularly like how you’ve ‘angled’ your shot of this mystery mechanism, Ms. D!
Thank you, Robert. I appreciate you noticing. I did try to place it artistically. 🙂 But, you didn’t guess.