Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ah! Gentle, Soothing Breeze...

Because I am not always the sharpest tool in the shed, when I first read this week's Saturday Scavenger Shots word, ZEPHYR, what popped into my head was the completely wrong thing.

This is, in fact, not a ZEPHYR, but a zither! I remember owning a little one when I was a kid.

Since a ZEPHYR is actually the west wind, a gentle breeze, any of various soft light fabrics, yarns, or garments, or something that is airy, insubstantial, or passing I felt quite challenged. Thanks are owed to NoRegrets for her very creative choice!

It is blazing hot here right now. No breezes, gentle or otherwise. And everything I see seems dully substantial, although no doubt this too shall pass. hee hee! So, I decided to take pictures of a couple of things at my house that could create a breeze if called upon.

This is the ceiling fan in my living room. It stirs the air in a gentle ZEPHYR. Or, um, it would it it were working properly. Yes.


Pictured here is the swamp cooler in Social Animal's room. It is ZEPHYR-tastic! For some reason it looks a bit grimy here, and I am sure it couldn't possibly be that filthy, could it? No, certainly not.

Thank you for joining me in this attempt at a light, airy post! Only I could make it a bit cumbersome and dirty. *sigh* Oh, and NoRegrets has tagged your friend, and mine, Evil-E to chose for next week. Pay him a visit, if you dare.

11 comments:

Tara said...

Yes, when ceiling fans work, they do tend to create gentle, refreshing breezes throughout the rooms!

Those photos are soooo dirty! Not safe for the internet! ;) Hehe.

evil-e said...

Very good. Everybody so far has done a great job with this odd little word. I did like the inclusion of the zither to start off.

I have a word or two in ind right now...I am leaning towards a certain theme for the whole week next week.

Cricket said...

I found the same definitions as you and went pretty literally.

Great job!

laura b. said...

Tara: Having things work is sort of hit and miss with me.... as is dirt :-)

Evil-E: Thanks! A theme for the whole week? Sounds great to me...count me in.

Cricket: It was a toughie. Thank you :-)

NoRegrets said...

Nice! I also like your new avatar...

minijonb said...

heh heh... you said "swamp cooler." heh heh. heh heh.

= : - )

AlienCG said...

I don't own a zither, but I do have ceiling fans and a window air conditioner. Very cool choices for this week's word.

daffy said...

Well done! You got out of that one well!
I do like your pic of a zither though.

Churlita said...

We used to have a swamp cooler when I lived in Arizona. it's too humid to use them in Iowa, but I still remember that loamy smell they produce.

laura b. said...

NoRegrets: Thanks :-) I like to change it up now and then.

MiniJonB: ha! I could have called it an evaporative cooler, but don't hold with such fancy talk round here....

AlienCG: Something around here had to be cool. If this is what summer is going to be like I'm scared!

Daffy: Sometimes I have to use what little wits I can gather for this game ;-)

Churlita: I don't know what we'd do without them. I sure can't afford to run central air through the summer!

MrManuel said...

Swamp cooler? No AC? I have never heard of a zither in my life!!!