A Riddle Solved…

guess what

As promised I´m revealing today the nature of the thing that I´ve been tormenting you with yesterday 😉

But first I want to thank you for your lovely suggestions and comments!

After having been asked for a clue by my dear friend Divya, whose awesome blog dedicated to Travel, Food and Art I besiege you all to visit, I added that the thing depicted is in fact edible.

This made my new friend Pierr Morgan think of a Pretzel instead of a French Horn or Tuba, both of which she had to think of earlier and which I absolutely loved as suggestions 😀

Whereas my trusted accomplice in crime when it comes to Count Harecula, Phil Ryan, of course has guessed the hidden nature of the thing right away but was too good a sport to spoil it for the rest of you 😉 (Later on he stated that he kind of doubted my sanity when proclaiming a baby alien to be “ordinary” and “edible” 😀 )

But I can assure you all, that the thing in question is indeed quite ordinary (at least around here), edible and even healthy!

It is…

A cauliflower!!!

Here´s the whole picture I showed you just an excerpt of:

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a cauliflower, edited with Snapseed

This was the last stage of my editing fit, before however, it looked liked this:

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a cauliflower, edited with Snapseed, stage 3

like this:

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a cauliflower, edited with Snapseed, stage 2

like this:

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a cauliflower, edited with Snapseed, stage 1

and originally like this:

a cauliflower, non-edited

You see, there´s art in nearly everything, we just need to open our eyes and minds a bit more to grasp it… 🙂  and the will and silliness to test the boundaries of our editing softwares 😉

I´m not sure if I´m right about the following, but it occurs to me that the curve of the stalks could actually follow a phenomenon called the Fibonacci sequence. You can find similar structures in nature, for example in the arrangement of sunflower seeds or pineapples; or manmade: the Swiss Re Tower – The Gherkin – in London (whose official name is 30 St Mary Axe after its address), designed by Sir Norman Foster, who actually had been inspired by exactly the same things.

Published by Sarah

Artist & Illustrator

67 thoughts on “A Riddle Solved…

    1. Oh, and thank you for nominating me for the versatile blogger award! 😄 David Attenborough is also one of my heroes! Such a brilliant man! Wanted to leave this comment at your post but that wasn’t possible. Don’t know why 😦 Probably because I’m using my phone. X

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  1. Oh, Sarah. I have been away for a while, and I drop back into your blog, and wa-la! Great post. I love patterns in nature and have studied it a bit in gardening courses over the years. What an awesome idea to do a secret disguised image.

    Wishing you a fabulous springtime!

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    1. Thank you, Melissa and great to see you back! 😄
      The last winter months were quite awfull especially February which I spent completely being ill with sinusitis so I’m more than ready to embrace spring! Wish you a splendid one with lively flowers and sunshine! 😄🐞🌷


  2. This concept is quite fun. I wish I had seen yesterday’s picture first so I might have submitted a guess. I don’t know if I would have been correct, probably not, but it would have been fun. Now I want to play with my editing tools.

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    1. Thank you, Robin!! 🙂 I´ve never eaten it raw yet, but will try it now! I´ve heard one can make a nice couscous-substitute out of it by shredding it raw in a food processor and than cook for 3 minutes – much less calories and very healthy! Have to try this too! Have a lovely day, my dear friend, and thank you for dropping by! 🙂 xoxoxo ❤

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      1. I like mashing boiled cauliflower with milk and butter for a veggie version of mashed potatoes. Less carbs and very tasty! 🙂
        I will try the couscous version, looking forward to this unique treat, Sarah! xo ❤

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  3. I am only just catching up on posts having been away for 5 days with limited internet so I’m seeing the solution before the problem. I think Cauliflowers are the most beauteous of veggies but heavens to Betsy you have really made this one into an artwork! Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Osyth!! 🙂 I have to admit to rather eat a lot of cauliflowers though up until this specific specimen I haven´t been tempted to transform it into something other than a saturating meal! 😉
      Hope spring will provide me with more such surprising veggies 😀
      Have a beautiful day and enjoy being provided again with a better internet connection! (Although I tend to think we all rely far too much on it, I get nervous whenever my internet connection fails me 😉 ) xxx

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  4. Genius Sarah!! I was so sure it was a pretzel. I love you comment about art needing us to open our eyes and minds. Now I’m just off to find something I can photograph and morph!!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Su! 🙂 I kind of guessed you might have meant that when you said something particular German 😉 Also now I want to picture a pretzel and see what I can make it look like – maybe a rope? 😉
      Wish you lots of fun photographing and morphing!! And can´t wait what you´ve found! 🙂 xxx

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  5. This is very cool, we were planets away from being right. 🙂
    Warm greetings to you from Norfolk,
    💃🏼 Dina-Hanne
    👭Siri & Selma with fairy dust and hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Dina-Hanne, Klausbernd, Siri&Selma!!! 🙂 I´m glad you enjoyed this post and made you travel to different planets 😉
      Warm greetings and huge hugs to you all from Berlin! Sarah 🙂 xxx ❤


  6. Wait a second, I have never seen a cauliflower looks like that. The one in the store doesn’t have stalks wrapping around like this. 😉
    Can’t wait for your next challenging. Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Haha! 🙂 Thank you, Helen!
      I know what you mean, this was my first cauliflower that had stalks formed like this! Exactly why I needed to take its picture 🙂 Have a great day too!


  7. Oh my God!!! Ok so no thinking cap of mine would have assisted me deciphering this! Haha:-)
    You are an editing genius!:-) I have to add, this was fun activity Sarah:)
    Also, thank you & you’re so kind & sweet to mention my blog:) Grateful!
    Sending you many hugs and eager to see what you transform next 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliments, Divya! 🙂 I enjoyed this post very much and am so glad it was fun for you too! 😀
      And you´re very welcome, dear! Your blog is always something I look very much forward to – I always keep checking when your next post arrives 😉
      Have a very beautiful week! Many hugs! 🙂 xxx ❤


  8. If you recall the scene correctly, Ridley Scott was insistent the baby alien should be born while munching on a cauliflower stem…
    Great piece of art, Sarah, I’m glad I didn’t spend my prize winnings all in one go 🙂

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  9. I was way off, which is why I didn’t voice my guess. 🙂 In my defence, I thought the image might be a morphed picture of an asparagus shoot (I was focusing on the green) or perhaps a fiddlehead fern, a plant which at a certain stage definitely brings to mind a visual representation of the Fibonacci sequence. Your creative use of editing software is brilliant.

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    1. Thank you so much! 🙂 Then you were absolutely headed in the right direction, Óglach!! 🙂 And now you´ve made me want to shoot some asparagus and ferns! 😉 I´m not quite sure how the fiddlehead fern looks like but will google it! Ferns are amazing plants, aren’t they? Much older than any other plants on this planet… Have a lovely week, my friend! 🙂

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