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19 October 2016

Wordless Wednesday | Paul Bunyan

 


Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - I used to love reading about Paul Bunyan when I was a child. I especially loved the descriptions of the gigantic flapjacks he ate for breakfast.

2 - In the States, flapjacks are pancakes. In Scotland, they're these delicious bar cookies made with oats and golden syrup. 

3 - When I lived in Scotland I used to buy tubs of flapjack mini-bites at Marks & Spencer. It was hard not to eat them all in one sitting.  

4 - I wonder what happened to Paul's feet in the second photo?


What words does this picture bring to your mind when you look at it?

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32 comments:

  1. You know, I was wondering the same thing about his feet. Maybe he ate too many flapjacks, weighing him down, and he sunk into the ground?

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  2. I had to ask my resident American who Paul Bunyan was. Also, now I'm thinking about flapjacks, but I don't have any golden syrup. Pure, undiluted sugar in a tin! Yum!

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    1. Golden syrup is wonderful. I'm not sure if there is an American equivalent.

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  3. If you wonder about his feet think "cow patty" and start to wonder what size of cow or buffalo produces such big and deep patties. It truly must be epic.

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    1. Too funny! Epic doesn't even begin to describe it :-)

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  4. My first thought was that hamburger. Now I want a hamburger.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  5. Very cool photos! I think Alex is right- too many flapjacks weighed him down!

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    1. Thanks for popping by Kathe! I think Alex has a very sound theory too.

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  6. The second looks like he might be stuck in quicksand, up to his boots.
    Have a blessed day.

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  7. Scotland is the land of delicious cookies. When I was there I was astounded at the sheer volume and variety of sweets available, especially biscuits! Even more than in the U.S. If I lived there, I would be the size of Paul Bunyan, except shorter.

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    1. The Brits do like their sweets :-) I think I gained a million pounds when I lived there from eating all of the yummy chocolate and biscuits they have.

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  8. I've never tried Scottish flapjacks, but I do like Scottish Oats . . . and Digestives (the milk chocolate ones). I also like Babe the Blue Ox. As a kid, I wanted to be a veternarian and was obsessed with animals.

    Stephanie @ SV CAMBRIA

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    1. I really like digestives too, but with plain/dark chocolate on them.

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  9. I loved stories of Paul Bunyan too! Kids these days don't even know who that is. Honestly though, I look back at the tall tale and wonder how different it would be if written out today--all politically correct and such.

    Those flapjacks sound awesome. I want to try them!

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    1. That's so disappointing that kids don't read about Paul Bunyan nowadays. I wonder how many other childhood stories I loved that they don't have a clue about.

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  10. I have to worry about that ax and his missing feet. Hmmm.

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    1. Maybe he tried to chop down a tree and got his feet instead :-)

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  11. While I enjoy pancakes, I have a feeling I would LOVE the Scottish version of flapjacks :)

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    1. They are fantastic - I highly recommend them!

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  12. I used to love reading about Paul Bunyan when I was younger too!


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  13. Those are kind of creepy representations of Paul Bunyan. Did you choose those photos because you were there? I love his stories, maybe you need to incorporate him in your next A-Z series....LOL! Imagine getting Paul Bunyan on your sailboat!

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    1. Both these photos are from Idaho. The one of him holding a hamburger is from a place in Coeur d'Alene. I can't remember where we took the other one - maybe Kellog?

      I'm not sure if I'll be able to do A-Z this year as (hopefully) we'll be out cruising and probably won't have decent internet access.

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  14. I don't know Paul Bunyan but I do know Scottish flapjacks! Yum.

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    1. I guess Paul Bunyan is an American thing (maybe a Canadian one too?). The Scots sure know what they're doing when it comes to sugary treats - I love flapjacks :-)

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  15. That's weird. I'm pretty sure I left a comment yesterday, hence the notifications I get of other comments, but it is nowhere to be seen. Not that I had much to say. :-). I just had a few questions, like "Who is Paul Bunyan?" to which my American husband said "a lumberjack". But there must be more to the story. And, "Where did you take the photos?" In Belgium we know only one kind of pancakes and they are crepes.

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    1. I didn't really think the whole Paul Bunyan thing through and the fact he's an American character that people outside the States won't necessarily know about. Paul Bunyan was a lumberjack featured in children's stories - a giant lumberjack, so huge that it took four storks to deliver him to his parents. He had a giant blue ox, named Babe, as a companion. I remember reading about the huge cast iron griddle he would use to make his gigantic pancakes. These photos are from Idaho, where there is still a lot of logging done.

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