'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Wednesday, 2 June 2010


Guess what this is.

Another clue tomorrow.

Winner of the closest answer gets a pat on the back and a big cyber-huzzah.


  1. I'm writing this on Tuesday even though you made the post on Wednesday! Is it the bark of the prickly ash or "toothache" tree?

  2. This is a palo borracho tree from South America. We used to have one when we lived in Corpus Christi. It

  3. Judy, you are too good. *Pat pat* Huzzah!
    YP, you are good too. You can travel through time.

  4. That's because I'm Doctor Why! Or maybe Doctor Whine! Doctor Wine? A big WELL DONE to Judy! What's her prize I wonder?

  5. If it is the bark of a palo boarracho tree, I am more fascinated by its green horizontal stripes than by its protuberances...

    One could say the same thing about Lady Gaga, I suppose.

  6. Its a Kapok Tree. I have done a post of one in full pink flower before on Firefly Photo Files.

  7. YP, she gets a pat on the head next year when she comes to NZ. And a cyber-huzzah in the meantime.

    Robert, I've not caught up with a visual on this Lady Gaga phenomenon, not having TV, but I've heard people in my class talking about her. She has green stripes, does she? Is she Madonna-esque? I fear I have pointed (ha ha) you in the wrong direction with my recent bunny post.

    Firefly, welcome to The Last Visible Dog. Yes, I came to visit your blog looking for confirmation identification. Sorry, I should have left a calling-card. I intended to revisit, your images are really classy!


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