Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken


We have had many a low country boils on this picnic table. But, it IS broken. And rotted out too. Country Husband says it is time to break it down and send it to the burn pile. I just can’t let him do it. It is a fixture in the yard, it is the charm of country life. The Old Man’s babies use it for gymnastics to tone up those squirrelly muscles. The birds get meal worms there. Mr. Tanager and Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird sit and wait to snatch a bug from the humid country air from the edge of the top. CH says we can get a new one, it will look nicer and be easier to sit on. New is overrated. New will have no country charm. I don’t know, as I look at it in this picture, it does look a bit sad. Maybe new would be a good thing šŸ™‚ So much for country charm.

53 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge:Broken

    1. Good Morning Eve! So, ya think we should get a new one huh? Might make a trip to the BIG CITY today and pay Lowe’s a visit. CH isn’t into building like your Hubby! I can’t live without a picnic table on the property and thanks to you I would like to have another one at the end of the path in the woods!

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  1. Hi Pix! too bad it’s rotted out or you could have some of the warped boards replaced. We had one just like yours that hubby made and we eventually had to get rid of it. I miss it, there’s just something about the old picnic tables. Have fun shopping at Lowe’s.

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    1. Christina neither of us is from the Carolina’s. BUT we spent three years in Louisiana at Ft. Polk and we had dear friends there that introduced us to the Boil. We do skip the shrimp and do crab legs instead. I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bad. But oh so good!

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  2. Great photo! Great narrative! I love it! If you’re going to get a new picnic table, you could recycle the broken one by taking it apart and using the boards elsewhere. Take care Pix. -Theresa

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  3. I like it. It’s oozing with country charm. Relocate it to somewhere on the property where it can be just for looks and get hubby a new one for sitting on.

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    1. Good Morning Kim! Well it is oozing with something. Yeah mabe it can go to the end of the path in the woods and the new one can take its place. And we can christen the new one with a Low Country Boil if it ever gets below 100 outside before December! Thanks for the visit Kim!

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  4. i wish i could respond to your comments on my blog via email, but it doesn’t have your email address shown. i feel blessed to have so many critters around me here! my blog would be empty without them! šŸ™‚

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    1. Oh yes for sure Tex you have some lovely critters, they are what makes living in the country special. I don’t know if you want to do this or not but you can respond by email if you put the option of “name/url”. I can’t comment at your place unless I use wordpress BUT because I bought my own domain it does not like me and doesn’t recognize me. I wish we could figure it out. The only other way would be for you to subscribe to my blog. Sorry about the inconvenience!

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  5. It has character and charm. It’s my nature to like the rustic and old stuff, so I would have a hard time parting with it too. Maybe it needs a new location so that a new one can be bought, but don’t let CH talk you into getting rid of it.

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    1. CH loves that idea! I do too!! Well, thank you so much Lauren šŸ™‚ It would be so much easier to water all the lovely flowers right there in the same place and it basically gets afternoon sun but filtered by the Oaks. Impatience would be very happy there.

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  6. Pix-I’m at work so I don’t have your email address. Just got your weather announcement of 108 degrees!!!! I know, I know, I know. Isn’t it something? Same temperature over here from the normal newspeople….. but DramaQueenWeather.com (and I”ve been watching it ALLLLLL day because I knew it was going to be good) says it is, this very minute, 115.7 degrees (feels like 113). Oh…it just went up to 116.2. Gawd. Does http://www.wunderground.com exaggerate as much in your area? My friend Rie said her husband says that wasps are in their back alley dying on the concrete. She rode her bike to work. Crazy.

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    1. Maria I will have to check out your link and report back! It was like a pizza oven yesterday. I wanted to cry. I wanted to curse, which I did and I want the weather to change for the better in a cool way. I am on my last nerve!!!!!

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  7. My husband also has a “burn pile” where he always wants to throw things that I still want. What’s that about these boys?

    I would keep that table. It has memories written all over it!
    xxxx

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  8. Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love your photos – I am a beginner in the photography “game,” but I am loving it. I have had some wonderful thingsn happen to me by way of this wonderful art! Please come back and visit often. I have a photos page – I don’t update it very often, but it does show some progress from my first point and shoot camera over a year ago, and the new DSLR that came my way last April. I’m loving every day with it!

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    1. Paula! Welcome to Under the Oaks. I will be back to visit often. I have subscribed. I love your writing. I can hardly wait to click over to read your new post šŸ™‚ Reading thru email just isn’t the same as going to the blog!

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  9. In our neck of the woods, this might still be considered usable. Keep ‘er! I have a huge, heavy, metal, broken picnic table. Not feeling the love for it anymore… must go! As soon as I find some poor sucker to take it šŸ™‚ So tired of moving the silly thang around to mow šŸ™‚

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  10. Hi, Sweetdays — I came to this post tonight to see what happened to your picnic table. I had read the entry from my phone a few days ago, but for some reason couldn’t add a comment. I’m SO glad you have found a way to keep it for it’s nostalgia and still get a new one that’s more comfortable for your family’s picnicking! I predict we see much more of this old one, with its country charm, in future blog photos! =)

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    1. Hi Little Things! Thank you so much for your visit. Nice to see your words šŸ™‚ It looks so much better now since CH fixed the seat but it is rotted out but we will just let it sit until it turns into sawdust !!!! Yep I see a Fall Country Boil it its future šŸ™‚

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  11. Hello again, Sweet Days UTO! In case you haven’t been by lataely, I am taking what I call a “blogattical” from my blog in order to spend most of my time on my first book – a memoir with the working title of “Irreverently Yours: The Itinerant Life of a Pastor’s Wife.” (Mostly humorous, I guarantee you!) Anyway, I wanted to point out to you a couple of butterfly slide shows that I posted recently – one with a sound track, so it’s rather long, and the more recent one is set up so you can flip through it at your own pace. The butterflies have been blessing me lately, and I am learning more and more about how to utilize my DSLR! What fun I am having! Anyway, I expect to be back blogging in about 6-8 weeks – don’t know yet, and I may post occasionally between now and then. (I also recently posted a slide show from my rip to the knoxville Zoo – it is also with soundtrack and rather long!)

    I love your blog – and I love this “Broken” photo!

    Here are the links:

    http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2011/08/22/im-back-sort-of/
    http://paulatohlinecalhoun1951.wordpress.com/2011/08/26/grace-upon-grace/

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