OK, folks - the post you've been waiting for. Here is a 'best-of' of the images sent to me as a result of my invitation a while back. Thank you to all who took the time to toss some oddball pics my way. It was hard to pick a winner, as you can see by the wild contributions. So here we go...
Cheryl Connell's mystery objects:
Jen Crossley's mysterious receptacle:
Nancy MacBride's whatchamacallits:
Romy Zunde's rusty thingy:
And lastly, some of the best of the many and varied contributions from Steven Russell in Virginia. Steven is the winner of my contest, and not only from the sheer volume of odd objects pictured - there are so many that are truly obscure and beautiful - he's really got an eye for the idiosyncratic.
Congratulations to you, Steven, and to all those who chimed in. If anyone wants to venture some guesses, leave them in the comments and the owners can moderate their own stuff.