Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What Is It XVIII

What Is It today is a trio of finds. Let's see how you do.

#1 Don't let the colors fool you or the big E. These are the true colors.
#2 Okay, here is a neat one. Put on your thinking caps.
#3 This could be the hardest of the bunch.
I'll try to check and see how you are doing.
Joan in South Africa got me started into this again, she had another neat one this week with only the eyes of a Mud-skipper. she does it on Mondays with the answers on Tuesdays.

16 comments:

Darla said...

First one is that tree fungus? Second on? Third one looks like a silky grass.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Hello Tom. Thanks for the mention again.
The first one is the easiest: lichen.
The third: some type of grass or wheat.
The 2nd: now that has me puzzled?? I am going to have to have another couple of looks at it and get back to you on it.:)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Okay, #2 is the roots of something, maybe grass. If not then it might be somthing the dog left on the doorstep. :)

Three good ones here, I knew paypack was not going to be easy, but THREE, that is nor fair now. I only gave you one. :)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Here's my guesses...
#1 - moss or fungus on a tree
#2 - weeds or roots, maybe at the water's edge.
#3 - dried milkweek that's blown apart.
How'd I do?

fishing guy said...

Darla: Really good on #3
Joan: You have seen too many trees #1 is a great guess.
No-one got #2 - at least one was hard.

Rose said...

Is #2 a tangled vine growing up a tree?

Shellmo said...

Hmm - I agree w/ Joan on #1. I think #2 might be a robin's nest? And I'll go w/ Darla on #3.

Femin Susan said...

1st one is the tree fungus.
2st all those bulging out looks like roots of some tree or the other.
3st it looks like some sort of silky sets of grass.

Tom said...

Tom-

I'm going to say

Lichen

Tree Stump

Phragmites australis subsp. australis.

Tom

Glennis said...

The top one is lichen, the last might actually be hair of the human type, middle one looks like the forest floor maybe!

Shionge said...

Mysterious :D

Stacey Huston said...

Hello dear friend. #1 Lichen on a tree (only you could get me googling tree mold for pics...lol)
#2 looks like a conk.. conch(sp)
and #3 dried grasses maybe wheat?

Have just been really busy, and out more with the weather.and the teenager is keeping us on our toes..(wink)
Not filming yet, still working with financial stuff and contracts, but hope to have things worked out soon. We will post when all is finaly a go.. Hope your feeling better, Know that we think of you often

Jo Castillo said...

I think lichen, roots in a flower planter with rocks,and grass of some sort.

Lakshmi said...

lovely find..im not too good in these..would love to know more

Luke Wiley said...

1st is bark, 3rd is some kind of weed!

Pietro said...

It's a great enigma for me, Fishing Guy! :-)