I'm so glad that Ratty commented that he had sent an entry for the contest. He sent it from a different email than he usually uses, and it got caught in my junk mail filter. He solved the puzzle completely! SPOILER ALERT- if you are trying to solve the puzzle, skip to the next paragraph. The quote was from The Superior Peninsula by Lon Emerick. Remember that the first initials of the clues spelled that out. Here's the quote: "The ice caves north of Eben should be approached quietly, even reverently. The ice formations are especially spectacular this year, long fluted columns of pale green-- thick Byzantine pillars in amber and ivory. When icicles fell, they set off an enchanting musical tinkling." It refers to the Ice Caves in Michigan's Upper Peninsula in the Rock River Canyon Wilderness.
The tiebreaker questions: In the first photo a dog and person were traveling right to left, and a deer in the other direction. Ratty got this right too, and even correctly speculated that the dog and human were me and Maggie. In the second photo, Ratty guessed a bird of some kind. I purposely made this one rather obtuse, since I thought I would need a tiebreaker. It was actually Maggie's tail! The snow was very deep and she was floundering through. Every time she switched her tail it made that funny mark!
The Top Commenters
I like to give the top commenters of the past month a free link with a small icon in the sidebar. There were 59 total commenters, and 221 comments! I really appreciate every one, and try to respond. There were 10 clear winners. Here they are:
Everyday Adventurer (Ratty- 26 comments)
Carmen's Chronicles (Carmen- 25 comments)
Dances of Dreams (IcyBC - 24 comments)
Ann's Snap & Edit (Ann- 22 comments)
Experiences (Wenn- 19 comments)
My Journey (rainfield61- 17 comments)
Secondary Roads (Chuck - 15 comments)
Vanilla Seven (VanillaSeven- 12 comments)
Sue Jean (Sue Jean- 11 comments)
Our Simple Life (Julia- 10 comments)
I finished the puzzle at 6:10 tonight! I'll show you its picture tomorrow, but I have some stark winter pics that I made B&W for today.
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