Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Quiz Tuesday part 17

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If it's Tuesday - it must be the Quiz! I believe that this one will be a challenge, which makes me
tickled pink ;-). As you know by now, nothing makes me happier than stumping you (which happened once here).

Today's question: What the heck is that thing?

Update: It is a dead "air plant" . For more info see "comments", for a look at a live plant, please click here.

22 comments:

Carol E. said...

a headless chicken in a petrified forest

Rauf said...

Garlik ?

'if its tuesday this must be belgium' was a song and a beautiful movie

Olivier said...

waouhh.... ils sont parmis nous, les envahisseurs....il faut prevenir David Vincent.
En plus gros, cela ressemble un peu à du fenouil (humm c'est bon le fenouil)


waouhh…. They are among us, the invaders….it is necessary to warn David Vincent.

In larger, that resembles fennel a little (humm it is good the fennel)

alice said...

Ahhhhh! a bulb of mandragore! Is it the same name in English, i don't know...Hem, maybe a bulb of "Bird of Paradise"?

Kala said...

gosh, at firstit looks like a dead turkey but now I think its a decayed flower? Perhaps a bird of paradise? hmmm

Nathalie said...

A very old dessicated bulb of fennel.

Or one of your creative attempts at pottery, in which case I can tell you, you'd better stick to photography

Frank said...

There it is! I have been looking everywhere for that.
It's Uncle Nerdie's hat, but it seems like the propeller is missing. :-)

pastorrick said...

Something to do with a palm tree???

Olivier said...

Pour isabella : c'est vrai le maire d'Evry est tres tres tres jeune (on a le meme age ;o) ).
j'avais fait un post sur lui l'année derniere.

For isabella : it is true the mayor of Evry is very very very young (one has the same age ;O)).
I had made a post on him last year.



http://evry-daily-photo.blogspot.com/2006/10/le-maire-devry-mr-manuel-valls.html#links

lynn said...

I think it's the antlers of a deer's carcass.

Amit Wadkar said...

agree with pastorrick....sumthin to do with a palm tree...a withered coconut or a branch maybe

TOG said...

It's a native that fell off a tree. But the base is missing and this part can't produce a pup. It's one of the Tillandsia species in the Bromeliad family.

Chris & Deb said...

Looks to me like a Rastafarian dude dropped his cap...
This one's a puzzler Isabella!

ruth said...

I agree with Nathalie. I was going to say fennel too.

denton said...

All those pine needles and a pine cone indicate this must be the carcass of a pine tree monster.

Jilly said...

I think it's a dried up and very dead tillisandia or bromiliad but looks much larger than I know. I have several around here - different specias but same plant, I'd say. Called 'air' plants as they literally live on air and water (they need spraying regularly with rain water). I used to have them under a shade cloth when I lived in Cairns. Happily for me, a lot of the beautiful flowers you feature remind me of life in Cairns. Similar climate of course.

Hope I'm right! love Jilly xxx

Chuckeroon said...

What makes you such an exhibitionist, Izzy? Greetings, as always!! ;-)

Nikon said...

I'm going to go with remains of a "Bird of Paradise"

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Fried chicken with mash potato and gravy. :-)


But seriously, it looks like a dead aloe vera plant.

Mandy said...

looks wooden to me

Kuanyin said...

With all these brilliantly comedic answers, I am ashamed to say I think it's merely the end of palm tree, the husk. It's late here...yeh, that's my excuse for lack of wit.

isabella said...

Well, except for some very funny and bizarre answers(!), most of you knew it was a dead plant.
But only TOG (who lives a stone's throw away from me) and Jilly (enjoying the same climate as me) came up with the right answer. It is an "epiphyte" or an "air plant" that fell out of a tree and now...rests in peace ;-)
To see the plant alive, click on the post Update.
Thanks all for playing and see you next week!