DAILY CALENDAR CHALLENGE #73 – MARCH 14

#1 THE ORIGAMI CALENDAR CHALLENGE – MAD MUSHROOMDSC05938This origami project brought to mind the very first time mushrooms were introduced to my life. Bear in mind that while my mother was a great cook, I never ate a mushroom until I was in my very late teens when I ate in a Chinese restaurant with high school chums.  But I was introduced to mushrooms much earlier, thanks to Walt Disney’s Fantasia.fantasia-chinese-dance

So when I finished folding my mushroom, I added a few Disney touches to it.DSC05940

Somehow, he ended up looking more mad than Oriental. But he also resembles the mushroom photo posted last October that I posted on these pages.shrooms3 ©

I actually shot this photo in my backyard under the big maple tree.

#2 THE MENSA PUZZLE CALENDAR – IRISHDSC05950

I did pretty good with this one … actually, I got them all except the last one.

Answers — fireextinguisherengineeringschooldishonorabledischargeindustrialstrengthprairieschoonerinformationsuperhighway

#3 THE PAGE-A-DAY PUZZLE – DETAILS

DSC05947 I have decided to stop posting any puzzle with details so small that you wouldn’t be able to see them clearly. Sometimes I have to use my magnifying lens to see them myself.

In lieu of the puzzle, I’m adding a few photos of Mlle. Renee, who like all kids in the world can get an entire day of play out of a cardboard box. I was encouraged to do this by the keepers of the Saint Louis Zoo, who regularly give large boxes to their charges as a special treat. Only I don’t spray perfume/spices on the boxes. I guess the scent of the mailman on them is enough stimulation for her .

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About Robert Edler

... a somewhat unknown and/or imaginary actor, writer, director, producer, photographer, friend, brother, uncle and all round good fellow that you really should get to know because he lives with that most glamorous fourpaw Mademoiselle Renee. (Mlle. Renee for short)

Posted on March 14, 2013, in Daily Calendar Challenge and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Renee gives new meaning to a dog who’s a “boxer.” Also, I didn’t get 2 and 4 until I saw your answers. Duh. I was just proud of knowing no. 5!

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