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Punny Monday 11.04.25

Welcome to Punny Monday. This is a fun little guessing game meant to spark your imagination and tickle your punny bone. Every Monday I post an original photo and ask my readers to figure out what was going on in my brain (or Amoeba’s) when he/I/we made it. Posting time varies so every time zone occasionally gets a fair shot at being first to see the game.

Here is the image you need to base your guess on:

What phrase does this photo represent? EMAIL your answers and leave a comment designed to either help or confuse your fellow game players. The first contestant to EMAIL me the right answer wins a featured link in my blog which will display until next Monday when we’ll play this little game again. Enjoy.

PLEASE, do not write your guess in the comments. It spoils the game for the other players. Your guesses will be shared when the game ends. Oh, and just because someone announces they’ve won, doesn’t mean that they have. Please keep guessing until I post the answers!


Hint #1

This tree shares a given name with one of the Punny Monday regular players.


Hint #2

Two words — one is directional.


On a First Name Basis

April 25th, 2011, 1:09 p.m. — Doug — [Well, hell] Dug Up

April 25th, 2011, 3:02 p.m. — Tilden — Dug Up


Never Been Introduced

April 25th, 2011, 7:22 a.m. — Tilden — Reach For the Sky
April 25th, 2011, 7:28 a.m. — Doug — Let the Fir Fly
April 25th, 2011, 10:13 a.m. — Tilden — Douglas-Fir
April 25th, 2011, 10:51 a.m. — Jim — Noble guessers; noble friends; noble bloggers; noble thinkers
April 25th, 2011, 1:14 p.m. — Barbara — Douglas Fir
April 25th, 2011, 1:19 p.m. — Barbara — Douglas pine; Northwest Douglas fir
April 25th, 2011, 1:44 p.m. — Barbara — Fur [far] North
April 25th, 2011, 1:59 p.m. — Barbara — Doug North
April 25th, 2011, 2:15 p.m. — Barbara — Douglas North
April 25th, 2011, 2:46 p.m. — Melli — North Forty

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. I was just clicking to comment and ask how we got Tuesday before Monday when PM popped up. But I am totally clueless. Or I guess I should say, answerless, since the clue is right there!

    1. Linda — Mistake. Apparently I can’t count. Fixed. I hope I didn’t make people miss that wonderful video about our island!

  2. Same as Linda….I was wondering about getting TT before PM when I saw PM pop up on FB. But I have no initial ideas yet, at least none that are punny.

      1. I’m going to feel silly when the answer is revealed, because I think I know part of what it is supposed to be… but I’m still stumped! 😉

  3. .
    I’m glad for the hint. Until then I had spent a lot of time counting the squirrels up there. There weren’t as many as you have entries.

    1. Jim — you didn’t read any of the hints did you? I scatter them through the comments. On the other hand, maybe you did. I do know a man named Noble.

      1. .
        Dug UP! Excellent! 🙂

        Actually I did think of Doug. But there wasn’t any connection coming to link him with for the pun. Also I wasn’t narrowing it down to only ONE “regular players” (plural in your hint). That’s why my second word was a collective noun.

        BTW, I did mine only after the first hint and not the second. I checked the comments but missed any answers there too.

        1. Jim — it clearly says “ONE of the Punny Monday regular players”. [shakes head] As long as your having fun, what do the details matter?

  4. Ach! My reminder never came. Now I have to get my brain in gear and see if I can come up with an idea. I’ll check out the video too…

      1. That sounds like something I would do. Alas, I got caught up in bird watching and forgot all about it. It’s cool that Doug won.

  5. All I can say is if you share your name with that tree and didn’t get this immediately, you’re an idiot. Plain old moron. A fool. Beneath contempt.

    1. Doug — don’t be so hard on yourself. After all, you’re getting old. It is understandable that you’d be slowing down. 😉

  6. *Smacking head.* I was guessing all around it. At some point I got what I thought was a brilliant flash when I thought Doug’s last name was North, but then later I realized that was Anthony’s last name. Obviously when you said “directional” I was thinking more in terms of East, west, etc. Congrats to Doug!

    1. Barbara — I knew “directional” could be taken in several different ways. And I was looking for a phrase, not a proper noun. Still, you gave me my favorite off the mark answer. Sometimes the guesses are more fun and creative than my original idea.

    1. Melli — I know that you know Nancy = Tilden. I just fixed her name to read correctly — and I kind of expected this wouldn’t be something everyone would know.

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