Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bizarre Botany




Sometimes when a heavy snow falls, I think it makes things look rather Seussian. What would the good doctor call this tree? Leave your suggestions in the comments area below, please.


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  1. I love that observation! There is definitely a Seussian character droopiness and goofiness to that tree. Once again love how you think! Wish I could come up with a Seuss-worthy title. That's probably the kind of thing that a native English speaker is more likely to come up with but I'll keep thinking!

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    1. Droopy and goofy are two excellent words for describing much of Seuss's artwork. And you shouldn't feel left out of the game because you speak English as a second (or third?) language--even native English speakers find Seuss strange. It's part of his appeal.

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    2. So true. Still working on it, Brian!

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  2. A Floppy EverColdian for sure!

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    1. It could very well have come from Whoville. The whos like lots of things like this, and I think Winter is their favorite season.

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  4. Droop-leaf freeze bush?
    Ice Candy Friendtree?
    Ralph?

    Happy new year to the entire Unintimidated clan, and my you soon wield your magic spatula once again in the season of warm.
    (Not sure if my previous comment was eaten, so I'm rewriting a vague facsimile thereof.)

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    1. I did not see your first comment, so it must have gotten lost in the internet ether.

      I look forward to the return of weather that lets me cook outside! The day that picture was taken was a good day.

      Thanks for the comment, and I like your tree name suggestions. I knew you'd come up with some good ones. (Not saying you think like Dr. Seuss, but... well, you kind of do.)

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  5. When it snows on a tree, you might call it a 'Snee'
    You'll make it so happy, but listen to me;
    Don't be tempted to go the wrong way and say 'Trow'
    For a Trow is just so very different, you know

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    1. Nice, Lizzi! You're sounding very Seuss-ish there.

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  6. Droopy Dwarf? Judging by the scale of the pic, I know it's not that small but the shape seems kind of dwarvish to me (yeah, I'm a Lord of the Rings fan!).

    I followed the link that Katia posted on Bloppy Bloggers on Facebook. Nice to mee you :)

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    1. Kat, it is both huge and dwarfish. Yes, something can be both ways at once.

      Thanks for checking in!

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  7. Snowy and showy. Lol. yes I know that was lame :-)

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    1. Not lame, just more letters than you needed. It's Shnowy. (snowy + showy = shnowy) It's kind of fun to say.

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  8. How about a Midwinter Flakecatcher? Love the picture. Coming over from the post that Katia put on Bloppy Bloggers, also. Bloggers unite for comments!

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    1. It's caught about a hundred million flakes.

      I owe Katia thanks for linking me on BB. I've never had so many new visitors at once! I'm checking out your blogs, too, but it may take me a few days to catch up.

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  9. Snodangler. Definitely a snodangler.

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    1. Snodangler, bo-jangler, fee-fi-fo-wrangler. I once kicked a brick and it made me feel sick... those things are so hard, they should call them toe-manglers. (Made the nail turn black from the tip to the quick!)

      Thanks for popping in to share some of your quirkiness, Chrissy!

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