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Apr 03, 2016 13:28 |  #12811

I know how important bees are, and no, I would not actually burn the colony.

I just have a great distaste for the critters. Honeybees are good. Yellow Jackets, not so much. Yes, they are actually wasps, and supposedly have some beneficial properties to their existence.


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Apr 03, 2016 13:51 |  #12812

I spent a bit of time on more than one occasion photographing wasp nests, and individuals, from a few inches away. They never gave me more than a second look, let alone attack. If I was prone to serious sting reactions, I guess I'd be more concerned. I kind of enjoy having them around.

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Apr 03, 2016 14:04 |  #12813

As kids, we got stung by something pretty much every day that stinging critters were out. It was nothing to us. All summer long there would be a small pile of baking soda on the counter. Just wet your fingers, make some paste, and cover the sting. My little sister would always put up a screaming fit if she saw a bee, but she'd do the same thing with mosquitoes. None of us ever reacted more than normal. I never cared about a bee landing on me, I'd just brush it away and not pay any attention to it.
For several years I didn't get any stings, I just grew out of playing and spent my summers working. When I was about 17 I was at a friends house for the weekend. A nasty storm was rolling in and we went out on the front porch to watch the lightning. We didn't know it, but there was a wasp nest above the door. All of us got stung. I got stung on my right middle and ring fingers. Didn't think much of it, until my hand swelled up, and then my arm swelled, right up to my elbow. My hand was so swollen that my skin was stretched tight, shiny, itchy, and was starting to split. Ice packs and allergy meds got it under control. Ever since then, all the stings I've gotten have been bad reactions. I got a yellow jacket sting to my stomach while at work, I took meds and iced it immediately. I developed a fist sized bruise that took 6 weeks to fade.
The last sting, in my mouth, hurt for weeks. Took antihistamines to control it, but they barely worked. Should have gone to emerge for that one.


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Apr 03, 2016 15:24 |  #12814

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Yeah, but it's about 11 years old, and I'm tired of maintenance and upkeep issues. I'm ready to downsize to a smaller no-pool home. I ain't getting any younger, and running Muffins is depleting my energy.

I'm really impressed by our little pool robot. He does a fantastic job keeping it clean with almost no effort. It takes less than 5 minutes setting him up, let it run for an hour or two, and less than 5 minutes putting him away again. Everything else we have automated as well so very little maintenance.


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Apr 03, 2016 15:40 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #12815

I've got an air leak somewhere, and based on the salt I have to add a few times a year, a pretty good water leak as well. I've had to have valves replaced, floor-cleaner controller rebuilt a couple times, an above-ground pipe broke once when we were on vacation and started flooding the backyard; luckily we came home before the pump burned up. But I've had to replace two pumps on other occasions. The pool has sunk at least 3/4". If I was planning on staying in this house the rest of my life, I'd fill it in with some nice landscaping. The hot-tub would be a cool place for a single tree, and the waterfall has a few pools that would make nice planters. The decking would remain a nice little walkway.


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Apr 03, 2016 15:50 |  #12816

Wow.. that's a lot of maintenance. I've heard that the salt pools eat motors.


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Apr 03, 2016 22:15 |  #12817

This is pretty cool:

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as for bees, we plant flowers each year that attract the bees, we normally get a bunch of bumblebees which is great to see.


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Apr 04, 2016 00:27 |  #12818

We cut the branch with the bee swarm down and the bees have gone into their traveling box to a new home.


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Apr 04, 2016 00:29 as a reply to  @ Timphoto's post |  #12819


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Apr 04, 2016 08:01 |  #12820

It would be interesting to see a poll on the colorization of historical photographs. I, for one, prefer them left as they were taken. It would also be interesting to see the thoughts of photographers on this, compared to the general public. I wonder if the results would differ much.


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Apr 04, 2016 08:29 |  #12821

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It would be interesting to see a poll on the colorization of historical photographs. I, for one, prefer them left as they were taken. It would also be interesting to see the thoughts of photographers on this, compared to the general public. I wonder if the results would differ much.

The color rendition , it's cute and all. I prefer the black and white. Not claiming I'm an actual photographer over guy with camera.


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Apr 04, 2016 12:05 |  #12822

LV Moose wrote in post #17960155 (external link)
It would be interesting to see a poll on the colorization of historical photographs. I, for one, prefer them left as they were taken. It would also be interesting to see the thoughts of photographers on this, compared to the general public. I wonder if the results would differ much.

Photographers, here? :rolleyes:


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Apr 04, 2016 12:11 |  #12823

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Photographers, here? :rolleyes:

Okay, peoples wiff pitchur-makers.


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Apr 04, 2016 19:13 |  #12824

LV Moose wrote in post #17960155 (external link)
It would be interesting to see a poll on the colorization of historical photographs. I, for one, prefer them left as they were taken. It would also be interesting to see the thoughts of photographers on this, compared to the general public. I wonder if the results would differ much.

I think sometimes it can be useful, i like, for instance some of the really old early color photographs and such since 99% of the photos in existence from the time are black and white, seeing the ACTUAL color of things say, in the early 1900s can be jarring...

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Apr 04, 2016 19:21 |  #12825

Lovely shots. I see you found the Title Fairy!

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I think sometimes it can be useful, i like, for instance some of the really old early color photographs and such since 99% of the photos in existence from the time are black and white, seeing the ACTUAL color of things say, in the early 1900s can be jarring...

Sure, I don't mind historical photographs being in color when they were taken in color. I'm talking about B&W photographs being colored after the fact, with paint or colored pencils.


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