Monday, December 01, 2008

Pic Four

It's been a while since I've been tagged. Dr. Sardonicus did the honors this time.

The deal is to look at your "My Pictures" directory, pick the fourth photo no matter what it is, post it and then write four things about the photo. Then you tag four other people. I had to create a workaround, since my "My Pics" directory is full of a hierarchy of subdirectories. Instead, I looked into an image archive location on my D-drive that has a more or less random selection of stuff in it. That directory has some of my cropped and retouched images for posting and also is a bit of a dumping ground for images I grab off the internet for whatever reason.

snowy adirondack chairs

1. These Adirondack chairs were hand-crafted for me by my former next-door-neighbor in Massachusetts. They are identical to a set that he has been using daily in his yard for years. They are very comfortable to sit in.

2. The first Adirondack chairs were designed over a hundred years ago and were made of 11 pieces of wood that were cut from a single board. The deep slant of the seat accommodated placement on a steep slope. Originally they had a straight back and seat, but today's versions usually feature rounded seats and backs. The wide arm rests have been retained, and are a great place to rest food and drinks.

3. Since I moved these chairs to Georgia, they have an irresistible attraction for carpenter bees. Even though these bees do not sting, they still freak me out.

4. This amount of snow has been known to cause mass panic in Atlanta, Georgia.

I won't tag anyone specifically - if this meme appeals to you, then do it. Many of my blogger friends have been tagged already.

13 comments:

dr sardonicus said...

Carpenter bees attacked our front porch last spring and we wound up having to replace several of the wood planks. Thanks.

fermicat said...

Wow, that was fast.

Yes, we are going to have to think of a way to stop the carpenter bees next year. There are only so many holes those chairs can take. Perhaps if we give them a more attractive target nearby?

Jeni said...

That little dusting of snow on those chairs just makes for a really pretty picture. It's also just the right amount of snow in my book too. Anymore than that is overkill!

Kathleen said...

You even have cool random pictures!

Good luck today with the election!

Kathleen said...

Hell, I live in Michigan and although it doesn't cause me to panic, that's about the amount of snow I can handle w/o whining.

Jim Donahue said...

For a moment--just a moment--I thought it was bird poop.

Dave said...

Is it GA or MA snow?

Saw som GA snow yesterday. Unimpressive. The cold though is impressive to my cold bones.

JennyLu said...

glad you clarified it was snow, I thought you were being victemized by the owls. LOL. And the carpenter bee's do sting. And they chase you if they feel threatened. We have some that burrow out in the rafters of the barn and in the spring the Horses are really leery of gong in there.

JennyLu said...

oops I see Jim covered the bird poop comment. Hee Hee. At least I am not alone there.

fermicat said...

Jeni - I got my fill of snow up north. Pretty, but a pain to deal with every day.

Kat - we get excited about snow down here, because if you get any that sticks, you don't have to go to school or work!

Jim - the birds don't hate us that much. Besides, the cars are a more attractive target.

Dave - that is 100% wet Georgia snow.

JennyLu - damn, then those websites are wrong. Although they just said the males don't sting. Maybe the queen bee is a bitch.

LL said...

Make some beeboards and see if they hit those instead...

And you know it's cheating if you use a picture that you've already used once around here... ;)

fermicat said...

LL - not everyone has your good memory. It was the fourth item in the only random photo directory I have, so I followed the instructions and posted it no matter what. I'll try the bee boards next summer. Would hate for the chairs to break because of the bore holes.

BC said...

I love those chairs. You might want to put a waterproof protector on them. The bees dont like that stuff.