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:

a riddle solved

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:

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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.

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67 thoughts on “A Riddle Solved…

  1. 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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    • 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    • 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 ❤

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

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    • 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 ❤

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  6. 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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    • 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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    • 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    • 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! 😄🐞🌷

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