Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 14

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Calling all naturalists and would-be botanists (Mimmu, you are excused;-). This photo was just taken at my neighbor Bob's garden. Seems like a straightforward question today:

What is this? And for an extra bonus: why is it crying?

24 comments:

pastorrick said...

Maybe it got lemon juice in it's eye? LOL

Jing said...

oh, looks wonderful!!
:))
lemon??i am not sure.but i know why its crying....it gets up too early!!!
:D

jing

Amit Wadkar said...

feeling left out in the very green world...

Nikon said...

Hmmm,it's an over ripe lemon?

alice said...

I think it could be a "cédrat", sorry i don't find the translation in my dictionary...It's a sort of lemon but more parfumed, with a thick skin, used in pastry and to make candies. But it's just an idea...

Bleeding Orange said...

Is it a quince?

Tony Morris said...

It wanted to be s melon, but couldn't spell!

Nathalie said...

I had lemons that looked exactly like that in my garden.
It's not crying, it's weathering the rain.

All right, that was being very practical. How about a runny nose? Anyone got a hanky?

The Wellspring said...

It's a lemon, and sometimes when life gives you lemons you cry.

Kate said...

Sweating because it's too hot in Florida weather??

Monica said...

Her we call it (and I think in Italy too) sicilian lemon.

It is crying because he knows he´s about to be squeezed.

Chris & Deb said...

Isabella you are clever and witty. I'm suspicious about this quiz because of your sentence "Seems like a straightforward question...."
I'm going against the trend here by guessing that this is a lime. It's crying because people always mistake it for a lemon.

Dsole said...

It's a membrillo!! I really don't know how you say that in english... wait a minute I'm going to check my dictionary out... ok, it's a quince (and oh, it's already answer!)
And it's crying because you pour some water over it!
Or it was early in the morning and you caught a beautiful dew drop! ;)
Nice quiz! Did you make some quince jam? it's delicious!

Nathalie said...

Isabella you caught my Edith Piaf post before it got into its final stage. I invite you to come and have a look at the new version when you have a minute.
And tell me - did you sing along?

Jilly said...

Gotta be a trick question. I feel I should know having lived in tropical Queenland but I give up. I don't know. Tell us.Tell us!

Jilly x

Olivier said...

Facile (mais pas ça, c'est sur) un beau citron et il pleure de joie d'etre pris en photo par toi.
Belle photo macro et superbe couleur. j'aime beaucoup

Easy (but not that, it is on) a beautiful lemon and it cry of joy of being taken in photograph by you. Beautiful macro photograph and superb color. I like much

Oya said...

I would say that this is a lemon, and that is a wather drop....

ruth said...

I'm too late, all the good guesses are taken. (Whew, I didn't know!)

And Nathalie has an Edith Piaf post -- I'm off . . .

Gerald England said...

I'm arriving here late and don't know but have enjoyed reading the comments -- I'm with Kate about it crying in the Florida heat.

Frank said...

Oh my, that's Uncle Harry, after a night of too much.
Do you really want to know why he's crying?

isabella said...

One of the consequences (or benefits if you prefer) of being a member of the DP family is that after a while, we get to know each other. Apparently, Chris & Deb got my number ;-) I can’t fool them! I might have to banish them from Tuesday quizzes.
Yes, their answer is correct – it is an overripe lime (did you know that they yellow with age?) and I was going to say that it cried because it was old and wrinkled…But actually, Bob had just finished watering his garden ;-)

Thanks to all for playing along and making the funniest comments! Hope to see you next Tuesday (except for Chris and Deb, of course;-)

isabella said...

Alice - it took me awhile, but I found out that a "cédrat" is a "citron" in English.
According to Wikipedia: "The citron goes by many names in different countries; one popular reference is cedrat, which is the french name for the fruit."

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Opps! I came here too late to guess but I would have gotten it wrong anyway.

Kuanyin said...

Whooaaa...got here to late to answer this quiz. I sure liked the smart ass answers, so maybe it was best that I arrived late to enjoy them all! So Isabella is tricky....I shall remember this clue.