Monday, April 27, 2009

I Spy


This is in a neighboring county very close to the Piankatank River. This particular area is chockablock full of wonderful things to photograph.

Chesapeake Bay Woman is a bit more tired than usual which means she's asleep and drooling as she's writing this but not willing to surrender to her weariness entirely, which would mean taking a night off from posting something to this blog.

So, to allow me to get some much-needed sleep and not spend an hour or three so figuring out what to write, finish this sentence for me:

Looking at the picture above, I see ________________.

You can list as many things as you want, all the things you see, or you can make up a story using the things you see--or even things you don't see. Or, you can just say, "CBW, I see nothing. But the winning numbers to the lottery are xx-yy-zz."

(By the way, I'll gladly split the winnings with you, in fact I'll give you 90% of the proceeds if I could just have enough to pay the bills and not have to commute four thousand miles a day. But this is neither here nor there.)

When I return from work tomorrow I will do a swan dive into my bed and sleep for ten days straight look forward to reading your responses.

Especially those responses which include winning lottery numbers.

15 comments:

Grandma J said...

I see lots of flamable stuff, and there's a wire running through the picture....and I think Gustaf is in there hiding from CBW's mother. Yes, thats what I see moving around.

I'm off to bed too. don't work too hard. I'm staying in to watch the rain and stay on tornado alert.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I see green grass that, while pretty, needs to be cut before it gets out of hand and grows so thick and high that you cannot get through it with a bush hog.

Or perhaps I'm projecting what's happening in my own back yard as we speak.....

I also see a barn/shed that could use some decluttering...

Or perhaps I'm really talking about my entire house.

I see the winning lottery numbers and a trip to Bora Bora.

Or perhaps I'm dreaming and haven't woken up yet.

I see a huge pot of coffee that needs to be consumed, and fifty miles of road ahead of me.

Guess I'm not asleep and dreaming any more.

Have a good Monday and don't forget to send numbers for the lottery.

Mental P Mama said...

I see sights from my childhood in Middle Tennessee. And I think it's beautiful.

Annie said...

Well, this looks like a very familiar farming scene. Funny how that doesn't change the world over, eh? Could have been a barn anywhere on my parent's property, or my late husbands' families property.
Lots of history hiding in there, as well as current work to be done. Carpet snakes hiding in the rafters. Horses and cows just out of the picture grazing on the lush grass. Kangaroos hopping away into the distance. Oops, sorry, wrong country. What is the North American equivalent of a kangaroo? My daughter says a deer, maybe.

Have a good day, and don't go to sleep along that road!

The numbers are...834267...nah, not really...I wouldn't even know how many you need!

A couple of very warm days in NYC here over the weekend. whew. A bit early for summer, I think!

foolery said...

I see posts in the foreground that we don't have here -- piers? Pilings? What do you call those? -- except on lakes. Not even on too many lakes because most docks have to be floating to accommodate the dramatic rise and fall of water throughout the year.

So this shed is either near some water or you folks are just crazy for driving posts into the ground.

Caution Flag said...

I see a coming jackpot for some insurance company, a touch of nostalgia, and probably a snack or two.

big hair envy said...

I see my neighbor's barn-shed-thingie. When were you in King & Queen?

mmm said...

I'm always up for a good treasure hunt. Looks like you could just tie a boat to one of those poles, get out and take a look - those poles are rather odd.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

I spy a plow which reminds me I'd love for somebody to plow me up a garden, but it won't happen because it never does and I can't get the circa 1969 roto-tiller to work, but I do spy quite the plow in this barn. (Wonder where the tractor is that would pull it?)

I also see something that looks like a kitchen sink over on the ground on the left, but my screen is not that clear so it is probably something else. Like a small animal, because that's how horrible my monitor is.

Most of all, I see a tree that, if it could talk, could keep me riveted with the stories it could tell, and that barn with the tree coming out the back (where the roof is bent) is the same one I photographed (from the side angle) when I almost ran the car into the Piankatank River.

Those poles probably were meant to look nautical (people do that around here, esp. at the end of the driveway) and likely had a chain that stretched across to keep trespassers out.....not that I would know anything about that stuff.

Monday's almost over. Hallelujah. Only 43 more days to go until Friday, or so it seems.

Have a wonderful evening.

Anonymous said...

I see...your Momma!
Love,
Baby Sis

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Dearest Baby Sis:

Oh, how you make me laugh. When are you going to write a contributing post to this little project of mine?

By the way, my mumma is your mumma ya know. (That profound statement is sponsored by my extreme exhaustion.)

When will you be gracing us with your presence? You need to come here this weekend - between soccer and lacrosse your twin look-alike Chesapeake Bay Daughter will be playing sports all day long.

Bring your friend, S and her kids too.

Love and kisses,
BIG Sis.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Oh, and just so people know, I'm convinced I have the swine flu and that's why I'm so tired these past few days. There's no paranoia involved or anything. Just a clear-cut case of swine flu.

And if Baby Sis dares say anything about swine and me being close kin, I'll just say, "Bless your heart."

TSannie said...

history, mahvelous history, my dear!

That is one great photograph!

Daryl said...

Whatever you do .. DO NOT play the #s from LOST .. 'k?

Back from holiday, trying to catch up ...

Anonymous said...

Well, you did call me "SSSSOOOOWEEEEEEYYY!!!!" all my life,so you are " close kin"!
Love,
B.S.