The painting in today’s jigsaw puzzle is called ‘The Lucky Dogs’ and is by Richard Ansdell. He was a prolific English oil painter, and many of his paintings remain unknown. Every so often, another painting by him will be discovered in someone’s family collection.
I had an appointment at the VA on Friday, and while I was there, I saw what appeared to be a homeless man walk into the hospital. When I got to the check in, he was there already in line, waiting to be seen. Looking around, I realized that more than a few of the […]
(New Animated Jigsaw Puzzle on page 19 of the Animated section) We live near the Greenway, a paved path that winds its way around the city, with large parts passing through the woods. (Continued below the puzzle) I’ve been on some hikes through some major woods, and spent a few nights camping out. Sherbrooke Forest […]
I like Ferris wheels which have nothing to do with Ferris Bueller or his day off. So quick and dirty, Saturday’s jigsaw puzzle is a night shot of a Ferris wheel. The tallest one I ever rode was in Yokohama, Japan, at the Yokohama Exposition. That’s all I have to say about that.
Kochi (Gesundheit!) is the capital city of Kochi prefecture in Japan. It’s another place I got to play tourist at, and I found the people to be mostly friendly. A couple of friends and I ended up in a Karaoke bar, where I proved, once and for all, and without a shadow of a doubt, […]
Thursday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Vincent van Gogh painted The Bedroom in 1889. As an old fine art painting, it is also a great jigsaw puzzle. Just working the hard version of this puzzle made me sleepy, so I think I’m going to retire to my bedroom. Someone be sure to wake me in time for […]
We don’t use Outlook at work, we use Lotus. Lotus Notes, to be exact. I’m still trying to puzzle the thing out. There are strange ways of doing your e-mail with Lotus. Don’t ask what that has to do with today’s jigsaw puzzle, which is, of course, a lotus flower. I think it’s because of […]
Today’s Jigsaw Puzzle is brought to you by the letter “C” which stands for ‘Corny’ as in this writeup is getting a little corny. OK, bad pun (as if there are any good ones…) I bought some fresh corn at the farmer’s market today. It was quite good. I’m sure it would have been even […]
Monday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle (The latest Animated jigsaw puzzle is obviously popular. It’s been downloaded over 8,000 times in two days. Check it out if you haven’t yet. Page 18 of the Animated Jigsaw Puzzles section.) It’s a Monday, and no matter how much you are expecting it, Monday’s are always a surprise. So today’s […]
(Did you try the new Animated jigsaw puzzle, located on page 18 of the Animated Puzzles section yet? It’s great if you have the time) I visited an old clipper ship years ago. It was in good condition, and the construction used was simply amazing, considering the technology of the time. The below decks area […]
(Note: Sorry this is late. I had a little glitch that kept me from uploading the puzzles last night caused by my ISP. It’s fixed.) There is a new Animated jigsaw puzzle, located on page 18 of the Animated Puzzles section. Now for today’s regularly scheduled jigsaw puzzle. Town squares are often meeting places for […]
It takes a lot of True Grit to name a chicken “Rooster,” especially if it’s of the Cogburn variety. These one-eyed tough as nails roosters could run little Kim Darby and her horse ragged. Yep, some Rindstone cowboy would do good to steer clear of a rooster that could marshal up the kind of courage […]
I’m a little wired right now, because of the desert I just ate. I’m sure the sugar has a lot to do with it, but since I’m wired, I thought that today’s jigsaw puzzle should be wired too. Here’s a suggestion – don’t use the preview picture to look too closely before you do the […]
Little kids come up with the darnedest things. Glasses from tinker toys, or a flower. A cardboard box turned into a spaceship (or a navy ship…) Well, one of these two kids has a birthday in a couple of days. If you know her, wish her a happy birthday for me. Wayne
(Yes, I will get back to the translation jigsaw puzzles.) I visited Kyoto while I was in Japan. It had lots of temples. I may have seen this one, but it’s been a while. When you learn about temples like this, and their history, you learn a bit about yourself as well. One thing I […]
My favorite horse of all time was named Silver. Yes, I was a Lone Ranger fan as a kid. I even had my own Lone Ranger Six-Shooter Ring. I wanted my own horse, which I was going to call, of course, “Silver.” My parents never did get me one, though. I just couldn’t understand why […]
First, a quick thank you to those who wrote to say they liked yesterday’s puzzle. Your feedback is appreciated. OK, on to Sunday’s jigsaw puzzle. This walkway through the water reminds me of some trails I’ve hiked in a few other countries. Unlike here in the USA, there really aren’t any handrails to keep you […]
Summer is a time for flowers to grow. Some are tasty, while others simply smell good. Lily pointed out to me that she hadn’t seen a flower puzzle in several days, and the last one had a bug on it. Now what is wrong with bugs? Oh, they bite. Sorry, I forgot. Guess I’ll get […]
I’m the first to admit that the Catalan language has nothing to do with Friday the 13th, parts 1 – 47, other than the fact the puzzle happened to land on Friday the 13th. Catalan is the only official language of Andorra, and is spoken in other places as well. The picture in today’s jigsaw […]
We are up to Norwegian on the language flags, and of course, Norwegian is spoken in Norway. From Norway, I have this view of a motorway junction. Leif Ericson came from Norway, and is considered the first European to land in North America, almost 500 years before Christopher Columbus did. Norway also has a rich […]
Wednesday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle OK, I’m not quite back to the translation puzzles yet, but this jigsaw puzzle of Bieszczady, Poland was an extra one I found while looking for the picture for the Polish language. Since it makes a nice landscape jigsaw puzzle, well, here it is. It’s a little tougher than normal, so […]
The fine art jigsaw puzzle I ran two days ago turned out to be very popular. I received over a dozen e-mails thanking me for it. So I decided to do another one. Tuesday’s jigsaw puzzle is called “A Still Life of Pears, Peaches and Grapes” and is by Charles Collins who lived from 1680 […]
I picked this image for today’s jigsaw puzzle because I liked the little bug sitting on the green flower. We have a ton of butterflies in our garden this year, which made me realize that bugs and nature go together. I like nature, but I could do without most of the bugs. I got bug […]
Sunday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle From Wikipedia: Valdemar Atterdag holding Visby to ransom, 1361 is a historical painting (oil on canvas, signed in 1882) by the Swedish historical painter Carl Gustaf Hellqvist (1851 – 1890). The image depicts a type of taxation called “Fire Taxation” where if the people of the town don’t give enough money, […]
I like fish, and I like peanut butter and jelly, but I don’t think I’d like a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich. I prefer strawberry jelly, and this looks like it would be orange. Not to mention a little stringy. In any case, Saturday’s daily jigsaw puzzle is brought to you by the letter “O” […]
OK, you should know that Swedish is spoken in Sweden, not Switzerland. (Hey, I knew that. I just wanted to see if you knew the difference.) Sweden is the third largest country in the European Union. And Swiss watches are not made there.
Today our jigsaw puzzle voyage takes us to Romania, home of the vampires and gypsies! (Vlad III the Impaler was a Romanian General.) I figure once we learn a language, you will need someone to talk to. I’d like to talk to this lovely Romanian girl. Unless she’s a hungry vampire, that is.
Wednesday’s Daily Jigsaw Puzzle The next translation flag was for Hindi, (not Hindu) which is a language that covers parts of several different countries. I really couldn’t come up with a picture that suited it, so I skipped ahead to the flag for the Polish language. This image of some housings, or apartments as we […]
I ran into Bob the other day. He was a little sad. I asked him what was wrong. Oh, nothing… he replied. Come on, Bob. You can tell me anything, I said. Well, Billie Sue (His girlfriend/cousin) took me to see this girl movie about a magical mailbox at the two dollar cinama. It was […]
Monday’s Free Daily Jigsaw Puzzle Ranked number one “in the 2009 Legatum Prosperity rating, which is based on economical performance and quality of life” according to Wikipedia, Finland is a Nordic country in Northern Europe with a long history. Finland was largely farmland until the 1950’s and as such I found this photograph of an […]