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Monochrome Mystery

Guess What - A Cross Section In Monochrome

So can you guess what this cross-section in monochrome  actually is ? It is found here in Ontario and other parts of Canada. You won’t find it in Australia, Mexico, Roumania, Sumatra or England.  It has on occasion been found in New Zealand –  very, very strange, indeed.  Answer will be provided in the next post. I love a mystery !




14 responses

  1. Looks like some kind of mushroom…anyway nice pic! ~ Dave

    April 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    • elmediat

      Thanks. I will do a set of monochrome shots in another post. 🙂

      April 7, 2015 at 10:36 pm

  2. some sort of flower….

    April 6, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    • elmediat

      Actually a good interpretation of the image. If the whole thing was not so large & heavy it would be interesting to use ink or paint on the end create floral-abstract prints.
      Bet those judges would consider that art. 😀

      April 7, 2015 at 10:39 pm

  3. I love a mystery too! I thought it was the bottom of the stalk of a mushroom. But we have those in Australia.

    April 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    • elmediat

      As you now know it is very organic in growth & pattern – resembles a tree limb or some varieties of mushroom. 🙂

      April 7, 2015 at 10:40 pm

  4. I was going to say the same: a mushroom? Great tones. (Naturally. :0)

    April 7, 2015 at 12:05 am

    • elmediat


      This definitely grows above ground. 😀

      April 7, 2015 at 12:15 am

  5. An up-ended heavily used walking stick?

    April 7, 2015 at 2:10 am

    • elmediat

      It is heavy and was well used. 🙂

      April 7, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  6. Seen something very like that in Scotland where I would have said it was a red-deer antler base, but in Canada, probably from a moose. It’s a great picture. Am looking forward to The Great Reveal!

    April 7, 2015 at 7:05 am

    • elmediat

      Congratulations Tony ! You have won the prize – you are now a honorary Northern(ish) Ontarian . 🙂

      I say Northern(ish) because where we live it is Moose & black bear bush and camp (Northern for cottage) country; those hardy souls living in Ontario’s real North past the tree line deal with polar bears instead of black bears & raccoons in the backyard. 😀

      April 7, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      • Thnkyou, I’m honoured. I suspect it’s a little cooler there than where we live well within the tropics. All we have to deal with is kangaroos – bloody things playing chicken on the roads – and dingoes who attack our dogs from time to time. You could send us some rain! I’m surprised there has not been an introduction of mooses (Meese?) into Australia, just about everything else including deer and camels roam the wilds. The story about those great animals in NZ was interesting. Cheers! Tony

        April 7, 2015 at 9:11 pm

  7. elmediat

    Most welcome. Moose are moose. Technically the name derives from Ojibwa . They would create a plural by adding/inserting an extra syllable .

    April 7, 2015 at 10:34 pm

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