philippa smith2


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Posted: 26/11/2016 at 10:53

aym..........that particular amaryllis has been around for quite a long time.  I bought a bulb from T and M in 1995 or 96 and it was sold as Papillon.  Once the bulbs multiply and all flower together, it makes a stunning show.  I've lost several over the years but the small ones I have presently are from the original bulb.


At that time, they were selling them with the advice to keep them "green" all year round - seemed to work well enough

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 22:26

Muddle Up - sorry about putting "B" up so soon - just that I've worked out how to get a better photo and got a bit carried away


I did mention that I thought there was a Check List included with the original book but I've lost it along the way somewhere.  However, I have found the list I made when I first got the book and altho I've not made another effort as yet, it would seem my total was 103 - pretty poor going if there is 360 to discover


Archangel, Aerosol,Ant, Abseiler, Alpine Horn, Aeroplane, armada, archer,arboretum,ambulance, angler, architect, afghan hound, astrologer, alps,airship, awning, alsation, australia, albatross, admiral, advocate/attorney, apache, astronaut, ace of spades, armadillo, anteater, alligator, asp, amethyst, archbishop, apothecary, acorn, ayotolla, acrobat, aquarium,audience, actors, anometer, aviary, aubergine, artichoke, ark/animals,acropolis, alien, apiarist, ape, armchair, almanac, ammunition, artillery man, apricot, atlas, americas, atlantic,asia, aardvark, autogiro, aeorbatics,artist, anvil,ammonite, adze,ampoule, angler fish, arctic hare, antlers, agama, airdale dog ( sp ? ), asparagus, aqualung, awl, adonis, alchemist, abacus, antimacassar, alphabet, amber, antelope,avian, arum, anchor, anemone, angel fish, african, arab, ankah, axe, auditorium, arch, arrow, arboriculturist, abbey, amputee, afghanistan, aeronaut, aphid, astroid, aristocrat, angora, athenium, applause.


That's my lot for tonight - just typing that list has worn me out

-5 this morning. Sharing some pics...

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 19:34

Beautiful pics but way too cold for me........hate snow and frost isn't that far up my "like" list either.  You just keep it up your end of the country C3K and I'll admire from afar

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 18:08


Here's "B"...........hope it is a better image

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:45

"B"


Wander thru this picture and attempt to find a big building, built with lots of "B's", a Balustrade, a Boomerang, a Booth complete with a Buxom Barmaid, various Buttons, Badges, Braids, Bows and Beads, a Blonde Baby with a Baffling Blemish on it's Bib, an ecclesiastical gentlemen having as much trouble seeing as the one immediately behind him,and Beds of more than one variety.


I have depicted 538 "B's" altogether.

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 17:40

Sorry to be so long winded with this Puzzle - been a bit busy lately.


Thanks to Kitty for putting on a better "A" pic and the text to go with it earlier on - I should have thought about giving a bit more help 


Looks as if some of you either have the Book or are getting it - I think it's worth it even just for the intricacy of the images - so those with the book in front of them obviously have an advantage over those just going off my photos.


Given my current circumstances, I might just have bitten off more than I can chew as to awarding prizes but I'll try harder for "B".


 Is a week long enough to do one letter  ?  I think I may have a better pic for "B" so I'll put that on along with the B text.


If nothing else, I hope you are enjoying it 

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 24/11/2016 at 00:05


"A" was a rough start I'll admit - better pics soon.  Quite fascinating tho if you have a few hours to waste  

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 23:03

Yep............anything that you can find beginning with "A".  


The author/artist - his first words in the introduction to this magical mystery tour are as follows......Looking is not the same as seeing.  We are all proficient at looking but very poor at seeing.


Does that help at all ??  Didn't help me much when I started it all those years ago   I'm being unfair because I have the pic in front of me but you have an Amputee who is also an Athlete  although not Animate......an Atlas ( with oceans and continents starting with A ) , an Ark full of Animals, Egyptian god Anubis............and so on.  


I actually just googled this and this is being sold on Amazon, Ebay etc for as little as a few quid. I'd say it's worth it just to hang the various images up throughout your house and drive yourself to distraction.......a notebook and pen in your pocket 24/7 to record your sudden revelations.....oops, smilies have disappeared again.

A Puzzle to help you over the winter

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:24


Image "A"...........rubbish pic - will do better at weekend

So...Resurrected and Rebooted

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 22:18

The thread is " A puzzle to help you over the winter" but the photo is rubbish - ah, in fact, I've just remembered I didn't put it on.......brain frazzle 


I'll do that now to give you an idea and will sort out over weekend

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