Wrought Iron – Thursday Doors

Part of Norm Frampton’s photo challenge Thursday Doors.

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Odd Bull for COB

No, it’s not a typo for odd ball, although I hope this odd bull will pass as an odd ball for Cee Neuner’s COB photo challenge.

An odd ball reminds me of how very dumb I thought I was when I first encountered an *odd man* and took it (him) literally. When I was very young I chanced upon a paperback by Hans Jürgen Eysenck in England (possibly a translation, I don’t know if he wrote his works in German or English). The title was something like „Test Your Own IQ“, and I was curious. The result was that I didn’t have an IQ or rather a very low one. I didn’t feel very flattered…

Later, when I had access to a dictionary, I found out what „find the odd man out“ really meant. Actually, I had wondered about the author’s IQ, because he kept asking me for a man who wasn’t there! Not in this test, anyway. How very odd!

Now for this Icelandic odd bull and his hornless harem…

 

Any idea what the inscription means? Is it taken from a saga or an idiom? The part in the middle means „The man is in the shed.“ What man? Eysenck’s odd man? Could it be that one needs a very high IQ to understand the hidden meaning? If so, I’m out. 😦

Any suggestions welcome. 🙂

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Kennst du das Land?

Nein, es ist dieses Mal nicht Italien. Aber bis Kreta ist Goethe bekanntlich nie gekommen.

Part of Becca’s photo challenge Sunday Trees 291. Thank you, Becca.

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Zitronenbaum

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Alter Schwede!

Part of Norm 2.0’s photo challenge Thursday Doors.

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Why *Old Swede*? Alter Schwede! is an exclamation of surprise or dismay like Great Scott! While I can’t imagine Sir Walter Scott ever made it to Wismar, this town in the North of Germany was often visited by Swedes in the past and probably still is. 

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Planten un Blomen – Sunday Trees

Part of Becca’s photo challenge Sunday Trees 290

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Climbers of the Week – Cee’s Which Way

Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge June 2 2017

Planten un Blomen

Aufsteiger der Woche
The white stuff like giant snowflakes are seeds from surrounding trees – but of which ones?

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Twistin‘ the Day Away

Part of Becca’s photo challenge Sunday Trees 289.

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