Tuesday, September 15, 2009

~White Wednesday


Outdoor Wednesday

At Southern Daydreamer


at Sue Loves Cherries

And Heeeere we go!!

A little white, outdoors,
followed by a little red, indoors!

I love my walks in the morning.
I just never know what little 'treasures' the Lord will show me.

Today, it was these curious items.

They are balls of some kind.
Sort of filled with air.
And growing on the Oak leaves.
They were all over the ground.
Not seed pods.
Maybe some kind of fungus, or mold?

OK, you nature lovers out there.
Tell us what they are.

I can't tell you how many times I have walked
this same route out in the country,
and I never saw this old sign till the other day.
It was hidden back in the bushes.
Cool, huh?

Now, here is my white outdoor.
I have walked by this scene many a time.
It intrigued me.
I finally walked out into the field and
took a photo of it.

Can you see what i am talking about?
Those old chairs,
sitting in the middle of weeds.

Here is a close-up.

Just wonder what, whoever used to sit there, watched.
Isn't it sweet?

OK. Now, here is my red.

We are fixing up a new display room at the shop,
and my fella needed this.

He was cutting the hole in the
wall for the doorway to the other room......


Cut the wire on the wrong side.
So, now, an extra wiring job, and
more work than he planned on.

But the sweet guy just keeps plugging away,
With even a smile on his face.

Thanks hon. You're the best!!!

And so are all of you!!

Keep smilin' and thanks for the viist.


barbara jean


common ground said...

Those white chairs are so cool, is this someone's abandoned property or close to someone's house? You can tell my wheels are turning upstairs, because I'd be finding out if they were "free or for sale"! It's amazing what you "see" when you walk that you would never notice otherwise. Have a great week.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love to "discover" surprises while out in the country! And I would be thinking the same thing if I ran across those chairs just sitting there.

Sammy Girl said...

Hey Barb ... here's the long story on the "things" ... probably more than you wanted to know!
Betty :)
ps - how are ya doin'?

They are oak galls, created usually by gall wasps. (We always called them puffballs as kids, but puffballs are actually the white fungus "mushroom-y' things in the ground under the oak trees ...

The California oak gall wasp forms "oak apples" on twigs and branches of Oregon oak and several other species of white oak. This wasp is very common from Mexico north into Washington. The large galls can be seen on trees year-round. Oak apples are green when they form in the spring, and they resemble an apple: smooth outside and spongy inside. When cut open, several larvae can be found developing in separate, hardened chambers. By summer the galls become light brown. Old galls become blackened with sooty mold. These roundish galls may be as large as tennis balls. They form in clusters or individually and may remain on stems and twigs for several years. Round emergence holes can be seen in older galls that have fallen to the ground.

Rebecca said...

The chairs are wonderful, they look lonesome sitting there in the middle of nowhere unless there is a house near by.
Bless your sweet hubby, he must be good natured to smile whit\le you take pictures of him sweating away :)

Regina, DailyLiving said...

Nice Post Barb.
Have a great day.

Riet said...

What a lovely post.
Hve a nice day

Mary said...

Those chairs are wonderful and you have to love that red shirt. Have a great day.

Mary said...

Love the red toolbox! I actually have one...my hubby got tired of me "stealing" his tools, and not putting them back, so he presented me with my very own.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Robin Ennis Willson said...

Yep, they're galls. :) Those chairs are great...and I'd wonder if they wanted to get rid of them. Great photos! Don't you love remodeling? ;)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Those chairs -- don't you just want to make up a story about them? So dreamy looking.

Love this post --the white and the red!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Barb,
Oh I love those old chairs! I wouldn't mind having those sitting on my deck! Those oak galls are very cool! Hubby looks great in his red shirt and so good of him to let you take his picture while slaving! I'm doing the red today so Happy REDnesday!


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Happy Birthday!


claudie said...

I have those same white chairs..now turned red...I love spray paint!!
Happy Rednesday Barbara
Love Claudie

Dawn said...

There must be a good story behind those chairs. They do look sweet sitting so close to each other.

How nice to have a handy man. And not only does he have red toolbox but a red shirt too! Did you plan that? LOL!


~~Carol~~ said...

It looks like those chairs are being severely neglected, and the authorities should be called!! Or you should take them! They're gorgeous!
Happy Rednesday!

Bearly Sane said...

I have some chairs quite similar but I painted mine heritage green!
You can tell your man..."he's to sexy for his shirt"...just kidding!

bj said...

I'm lovin those old chairs...
Great post, Barbara Jean..

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post, Barbara Jean. I am so glad someone was able to explain the gull wasp balls to you because I had no clue as to what they are!!

I love the picture of the sweet white chairs. I love that syle of iron and I have one lone little chair under a tree with a planter on it!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Barbara Jean!!


Wizard of Was said...

I love those white chairs. They're calling for someone to come and sit a spell, don't ya think. Loved the walk in your neighborhood.
My Best

SueLovesCherries said...

Wow, what an awesome photo with the garden shed and chairs! That's one of those rare photos that actually "talks" to you! I love it!

Leann said...

Good Morning Barbara Jean

Before you got in close on the chairs, I thought they were sheep! Ha Ha

Have a great day!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Love those chairs in the weeds....there must be a story there!!

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