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Not Blue, but Green Is the Sky

Riddles are little poems or phrases that pose a question that needs answering. Riddles frequently rhyme, but this is not a requirement.


Puzzle ID:#42904
Fun:*** (3.06)
Difficulty:* (0.93)
Submitted By:metallicman*us***
Corrected By:j279




My rings tell such a story
Of years past with gracious glory
Where I live is where I stay
From that spot I cannot stray
From my home man taketh me
So they can erect another home, you see
Many others bore into my sides
These things that crawl and things that glide
I weep with beauty or stand with grace
Every year I shed myself to nourish my place

What am I?


I am a tree. My rings are produced every year, just one, and how large it is tells a story of how that particular year was. Where I grow is where I stay, as I cannot pick up and move. Men cut me down to make their own homes, and creatures such as birds and squirrels live in me. When I shed my leaves they put nutrients into the ground which keep it fertile.

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Aug 25, 2008

Very fun and clever! The part of about the rings gave it away for me, but if that wasn't there, it would have been pretty hard.

I like the title too
Aug 25, 2008

I got it! Yay! Very cleverly written! Kudos for you!
Aug 25, 2008

I got with a lucky guess. Very well written!
Aug 29, 2008

Niiiice, not too hard, not too easy.
Great job! Loved the way you wrote it.
Sep 03, 2008

Good teaser. Took me some thought but i got it. (for some reason I thought a caterpillar at first. LOL)
Sep 06, 2008

nicely written...a bit easy, but sometimes I like it that way....
Sep 13, 2008

Very well written! Great job!
Sep 17, 2008

From the title I thought it was going to be raleigh scattering - then the rainbow. Halfway I picked up the tree hints.

I llve a well written riddle. It does not matter if it is easy or hard
Sep 17, 2008

Another easy one.

Nice job!
Sep 26, 2008

I have to admit, I got it by the first line.

But it was VERY well written and rather informative for a riddle.

I loved it!
Sep 26, 2008

Very nice teaser. After a minute of thought, I got it, but enjoyed reading the riddle--well thought out. Thanks for posting.
Sep 26, 2008

At first I thought it was the olympic torch but then I got to the part about boring into the sides and I guessed it. Very well written!
Sep 26, 2008

About as easy as they come.
Sep 26, 2008

Yes, this one was quite easy. As soon as I read the first line about rings and remembered the title, I knew it was a tree. That was a nice poem.
Sep 26, 2008

Nice poem. Easy,
Sep 26, 2008

I am so thrilled I got it! I am bad at riddles...if I had to solve one to save my life, like in the movies, I'd probably die!!!
Sep 26, 2008

Easy, but well-written!!
Sep 26, 2008

I usually can't get riddles, but this one I got from the first two lines. But it was interesting to see how nicely the whole rest of it supported the answer. Thanks for submitting!
Sep 26, 2008

Very cleverly written. A little too easy for me, but a joy to read. Thanks.
Sep 26, 2008

Nice teaser and well written. I knew right away it was a tree, but I just couldn't stop reading the teaser!!!! Great job!!
Sep 26, 2008

Easy - and nice. Thanks.
Sep 26, 2008

Very clever and well-written teaser! Loved it!!!
Sep 26, 2008

Nicely written, but waaaaay too easy. I got it after reading the first line.
Sep 26, 2008

Really? A Tree? Gee, how would anyone ever guess that? Wow!
Sep 26, 2008

Way easy, but really fun and well thought out. Great!
Sep 26, 2011

Very, very easy, but again...I like easy. Makes me feel smart.
Sep 26, 2011

Sep 26, 2011

Beauatifully written - very clever riddle! Thanks for a good one!
Sep 26, 2011

Gorgeous writing style, although the first hint I guessed correctly! A little easy, but so lovely that I had to read all of it.
Sep 26, 2011

AWOR. EZ A to G & S
Sep 26, 2011

I meant "beautifully" - should have checked spellings! Now I've forgotten what AWOR means - away with out regret? In a silly mood Hi to friends!
Sep 26, 2011

First line gave it away, but enjoyed reading it.

What's AWOR, pleeeze, doehead??
Sep 26, 2011

I figured it out in first two lines - but continued reading, and enjoyed the poem very much!
p.s. I Googled AWOR and found Another Week of Reruns among other things. I would guess that this is the meaning intended here.
Sep 26, 2011

Another week of reruns. WRONG
Sep 26, 2011

Pretty ode. At first I was thinking Saturn, then it became crystal clear.
Sep 27, 2011

Easy but well written. Hi to G & K.
Oct 18, 2011

thats so... nature like. oh, dont worry. its a good thing
Sep 26, 2014

EZPZ in 2011 and still easy in 2014.
I enjoyed reading it again though.
Sep 26, 2014

Didn't have to go out on a limb to get this one.
Sep 26, 2014

I was a bit concerned that the answer would be a specific species. I went for the obvious and... got it!
Sep 26, 2014

Easy. How many times do they repeat teasers?

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