Can You Find The 8 Deliberate Mistakes in this Puzzle? (Share if You Found Them.)

A Day to RememberWhile President FDR referred to December 7, 1941 when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor as a “day that will live in infamy”, artist Les Ray has entitled this painting “A Day to Remember” because its theme is that of the men in the store discussing D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by the Allied armed forces on June 6, 1944.

But what makes this patriotic jigsaw puzzle extra special is that the artist included 8 deliberate mistakes in it. This is a historical painting yet there are 8 items that only exist after World War II. According to the Les Ray Studio website, the artist did this on purpose to give the art collectors [who always look in vain for errors] some errors to actually find.

As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, make sure to look for these errors. Some will be obvious, some not so much. Feel free to comment below if you find the mistakes, and share this post if you found them.

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How Many Tree Frogs Can You Find in this 300 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle?

Frog Frenzy by Lori SchroyAs you have probably noticed, there are many varieties of frogs in this frog jigsaw puzzle entitled “Frog Frenzy”. According to Wikipedia, there are around 4,800 recorded species of frogs in the world with their appearance varying from a “camouflaged dappled brown, grey and green to vivid patterns of bright red or yellow and black.” One of these colorful frogs is from Panama. It is the Panamanian Golden Frog in the upper left corner. Another colorful frog [found in the lower left corner] is the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog found in Central America. While you can find frogs all over the world, you will find the majority of them in tropical rainforests.

What frogs are most known for are their life cycles. Their lives usually start as eggs laid in the water, then hatch into tadpoles and then eventually what we know as frogs. As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, it would be a great time to learn more about the many varieties of frogs, their habitats and how humans include frogs into their culture.

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Let’s go to the beach!

Seaside Summer by Nancy WernersbachFor those who live within a few hours of the coast, one of the most anticipated vacations is a trip to the beach. This summer jigsaw puzzle shows a relaxing and refreshing moment in time at the beach.

According to artist Nancy Wernersbach’s website,  the artist believes that art should draw us out of our anxious, frenetic world and into a world of rest and renewal. Not only has she accomplished this with her art, but also her theme can cause those who admire her painting to want to go relax at the beach this summer.

If you can’t make it to the beach this summer, you and your loved ones can dream about going there one day as you assemble this summer jigsaw puzzle.

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Poppies for Remembrance of Fallen Soldiers

Poppy Paradise by Jen VranesAccording to artist Jennifer Vranes’s website, she loves this scene because it represents a little bit of heaven, hence the reason for her entitling the painting “Poppy Paradise”.

Poppies have become a well known flower, not just for their beauty, but also for being a the “Remembrance” flower that is used to commemorate dead soldiers in World War I and later. During WWI with trench war on the Western Front in such places as Flanders, Belgium, the red poppies bloomed in abundance. The poppy was mentioned in the poem “In Flanders Fields” written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae in May 1915. Currently, in countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the poppy as the symbol of the fallen soldiers is displayed on “Remembrance Day” on 11 November each year. In the United States, they are displayed for the same purpose but on Memorial Day at the end of May.

As you and your loved ones assemble this patriotic jigsaw puzzle, you can discuss the ways that we can honor our fallen soldiers.

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What Do You Think of Spring at the Covered Bridge?

Covered Bridge in SpringBesides painting a beautiful scene of a covered bridge in the fall [mentioned in the blog post from 21 November 2016], South Korean artist Sung Kim has painted another lovely scene of a bridge in the spring.

According to the Christian Daniels Gallery website biography of the artist, Sung Kim has a varied style ranging from realistic to abstract. What they have in common is that most are all based on photographs that he took and his attempts to recreate his memories of that moment in time. In this spring jigsaw puzzle entitled “A Covered Bridge in Spring”, the artist has given the scene a sense of light that many people think of when they think of spring as the days get longer.

As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, you can reminisce about your fondest memories of spring and which ones you would paint, if you could.

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You’re a Grand Old Flag, a High Flying Flag!

You are a grand old flagMay, June and July are great months for patriotic minded people. It starts with Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day in May, Flag Day on June 14th and Independence Day on July 4th.

This patriotic jigsaw puzzle, entitled “Grand Old Flag” by artist Ray Simon, shows different symbols that represent some aspects of Americans’ patriotism: the bald eagle, the flag and the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. The Bald Eagle is our national bird and national animal. It is prominently featured on the Great Seal of the United States of America. It is also important to Native American cultures. The “Star Spangled Banner” is our national flag. In its current form with 50 states and 13 stripes has been in use since July 4th, 1960. The Battle of Iwo Jima took place from  February 19th to March 26th, 1945. Even though it was not of great strategic value for its staging base and fleet base, it was used for emergency aircraft use by the US Military. What it is most prominently known for is as the location of one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in the Pacific theater during World War II. During this battle, six Marines lifted the US Flag over Mount Suribachi to indicate that the US had advanced in the battle. The painting here is based on the Pulitzer prize winning photograph by Joe Rosenthal.

As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, it would be a great opportunity to share memories of other important patriotic times in history.

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Do You Have A Story About Strawberries On This Strawberry Morning?

Strawberry MorningBesides school ending for the year, one of the things that I enjoy about the month of June is the strawberry harvest. Strawberries are a very popular fruit around the world, having been first cultivated from wild strawberries in Brittany [in France] since the late 1700s.

I especially love freshly harvested strawberries. I remember when I was a child that I never liked strawberries. But then one day my mother bought some that were freshly harvested that morning at a farmers’ market. My father enjoyed eating them, and decided to offer some to me safe in the knowledge that I would do as I had always done and turn him down. Thus, he would be a good father by offering healthy fruit to me but also safe because he would still get half of the berries. But, suddenly, I changed my mind and tried them. I realized that freshly harvested strawberries are scrumptious and addictive and I wanted all my fair share! He couldn’t believe it! No extra berries for him that day! And I have loved freshly picked strawberries with a bit of sugar on them ever since.

As you and your loved ones assemble this 300 piece jigsaw puzzle, entitled “Strawberry Morning”, you can reminisce over your own favorite, funny childhood memories as well as get out a bowl of strawberries and have a great snack.

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Do You Know Which US State Has The Most Lighthouses?: (Bon Voyage: United States)

Bon Voyage: The United StatesBefore we had electronic navigational systems on ships, people used lighthouses to guide ships around dangerous coastlines. According to Wikipedia, the modern era of lighthouse construction began at the turn of the 18th century. With the increase of transatlantic travel, people became really aware of the greater need for the light to guide ocean travelers around dangerous coastlines. The light from these lighthouses  be seen up to 20 miles [32 Km] away.

Do you know which US State has the most lighthouses along its coast? If you guessed Michigan, you would be correct! Of the over 1,000 lighthouses in the United States of America, approximately 150 of them are found in Michigan. Because of their important role in the history of the United States, the symbol of the lighthouse has become an important cultural symbol even though it is no longer as necessary to the shipping industry as it once was.

As you and your loved ones assemble this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle entitled “Bon Voyage: United States”, it would be a great time to explore the history of Lighthouses in the United States or another country, and maybe even make plans to go visit one nearest you.

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The Mountains Declare His Glory!

Thomas Kinkade Mountains Declare His GloryThis beautiful painting by Thomas Kinkade, painted in 2000, is based upon Psalm 19:1 – “The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

According to the painter’s website, this painting was birthed after a visit to Yosemite Valley National Park in the Sierra Madre Mountains of California. He was so taken by the grandeur of this scene that this Bible verse came to his mind, and he felt compelled to paint this scene.

In the center, he included a scene of a Miwok Native American village. According to Wikipedia, the Miwoks are located in Northern California and first encountered Europeans in 1769. Today there are about 3,500 in total.

As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle entitled “The Mountains Declare His Glory”, it would be a great time to discuss other times in which you have been in awe over God’s beauty in nature around us. You can find this and other Nature and Landscape jigsaw puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.

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Check Out this Bluebird Lookout! : Do You Know About these Types of Bluebirds?

Bluebird Lookout Lori SchroyOne of the delights of spring and summer in the northeastern United States is being able to see and hear the birds outside of one’s window. In this puzzle, entitled “Bluebird Lookout”, the bluebird is the main feature.

There are three types of bluebirds: Eastern, Western and Mountain. Eastern and Western look similar to each other [blue and rusty colors] while the Mountain Bluebird is mostly blue. They are found throughout North America.

According to Wikipedia, they are the perfect garden bird because they eat garden pests, especially mealworms. They also love to eat berries during the winter. As you and your loved ones assemble this puzzle, it would be a great time to discuss which insect you think this bluebird will pounce on first for its dinner! You can find it and other Bird jigsaw puzzles at A+ Puzzles, Etc.

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