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Pictures for Pam, Day 62: Can You Guess?

Pictures for Pam, Day 62: Can You Guess?
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Time for another picture from our trip to Nathalie and Brian's place down in San Anselmo!

First of all, can you tell what this is? I just love an abstract picture and part of the fun is trying to guess what it is. I think it's probably pretty obvious but maybe that's because I'm familiar with it! Read on to discover what this subject is!

Nathalie's patio is located at the base of a steep hill (where I photographed the deer from yesterday's insets). Half-way up the hill are a pair of Strawberry Trees and between them hangs a very dead hammock. I don't know when it was last used, but I am positive that any attempt to sit in this hammock would result in you landing on the ground after crashing through the rotted rope strands. It has sat for too many seasons of rain and sun and has turned into a macro photographer's delight!

The moment I got close to it, I saw that the rope strands had been covered with lichen and moss. One of the wooden spreader bars had been broken and as I looked up at the jagged end, I saw my picture. Lots of angles, lots of dofs, and I also got some tight shots of lichen growing on the rope strands. It was such fun to play with my creativity here and hopefully you like the results too!

I am also posting a pair of sunrise pictures from yesterday that just blew me away! We often have staggeringly beautiful sunrises but I can't post them as main images because you'd all die of boredom! However, adding them as insets is perfect because I can share them without disrupting my photo stream with a million similar pictures. Yay for happy solutions!

Pam, do you have hammocks at your home? There is nothing so wonderful as swinging gently back and forth and being lulled to sleep on a warm summer day. I hope this day is full of good things for you and lots of happy doggy kisses. I'm thinking of you all the time and feeling hopeful as the days approach for a few more answers to your stroke solution.

Explored on 1/9/19, highest placement, #6.

Stan Askew, Marco Zerbini, Annemarie, Susanne Hoy and 37 other people have particularly liked this photo

38 comments - The latest ones
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Outstanding series!

Admired in:
21 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Super! Haven't slept in a hammock for aeons! Loved it when I did!
21 months ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
great photol !!!
21 months ago.
uwschu club
Ah, ein Teil aus meiner Kindheit.
Wir hatten im Garten auch eine Hängematte, ich erinnere mich sehr gut.
21 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
My first thought you found a harp of fairies! =D

But I did guess it before reading the answer! =)
21 months ago.
WOW!.. Amazing shot, Janet.
Fabulous bokeh.
Stunning photograph.
Perfect work.
21 months ago.
Gudrun club
Great details but also two lovely panoramas! I only once tried using a hammock, had trouble getting in and nearly fell out again;-)
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Haven't seen a hammock for a long time ! Fine series, Janet ! Wish you a very nice day !
21 months ago.
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
I can get in and out of a hammock, but have never tried sleeping in one.
21 months ago.
 Ko Hummel
Ko Hummel club
last weekend I discovered that a nice hammockshop in Amsterdam has disappeared, a pity. Your sky scenes are also splendid
21 months ago.
Boro club
Superbe *********
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
A real wonderful series of close-up's Janet.
Although the panorama shots are also beautiful.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
An eclectic series and very pleasant to watch!******************
21 months ago.
tiabunna club
A swinging series of hammock photos, Janet. The sunrise panoramas are lovely too.
21 months ago.
neira-Dan club
fantastique série ; paysages magnifiques , et détails étonnants !
Le petit lichen est charmant, sans doute une ramaline
21 months ago.
Zulma club
The best in show!!! Absolutely you. Hugs.
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
A hammock !! Looks nice to sleep there, but first you have to find the good position,to stay in it !!!!
21 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
It would indeed be unwise to put even one buttock on this hammock! :o))) Sunrises (or sunsets) don't make me die of boredom, on the contrary. I like the 4th pip with this big cloudy sky.

Some snow fell last night and this morning the roads were slippery, but I have a small 4WD that is fine. The grey weather doesn't lend itself to taking pictures, so I posted a collage of my horses because like an idiot, I made a false move that deleted all the pictures of my dear horses on iper. I was furious with myself... Especially because I was telling their story over time, I had had lots of sympathy when some of them died and many of their photos on Explore... All this went away with a stupid click...

It doesn't matter, life won't stop for that! Have a nice day my dear Janet **hugsss**
21 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I'm afraid hammocks and I don't go together too well as I'm already suffering from vertigo and horrendous giddy spells, so to sit on something which sways all the time fills me with dread!!! LOL.

However I do love the photo. I did think it was something like a hammock or else a rope ladder. The lichen is great and it provides beautiful images. Your sunrises are fantastic, you are so lucky to have such amazing scenery like this on your doorstep.
21 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
First class Janet! I'd never have guessed what it was...........but as soon as you explained it became perfectly obvious. I really like the detail and textures you've captured in the wood and lichen covered rope. The out of focus ropes disappearing into the distance are fantastic.

Two super sunrise images, with very pretty skies and superb silhouettes as well. I could never get bored with your photography!

I particularly like the image with the rusty length of chain..........green and rust is such an attractive colour combination.
21 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Un rêve le hamac dans la douceur du jour qui se termine... pas vraiment en ce moment car le gel s'installe ici lol !!!
Une belle série qui nous emporte dans ton merveilleux univers romantique Janet, merciiiiii !+++
21 months ago.
cammino club
Stunning macro. Lichens conquer an old rope!
21 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Great perspective, excellent textures and amazing bokeh. All the best, Joe
21 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très jolies photo et notes. Nicole.
21 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
still beautiful, this old hammock'!
21 months ago.
Danielle club
De toute Beauté !!!!!
21 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting and beautiful series of image Janet, I really like the two pips with those lovely skies.
21 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Also ein Teil einer alten Hängematte. Ich dachte erst an die Takelage eines Segelbootes –
Die Bilder gefallen mir alle, besonders das zweite Inset mit der rostigen Kette, auf die du fokussiert hast, und dem Seilgeflecht im Hintergrund.
(Geflecht und Flechten, eine schöne Gegenüberstellung)
21 months ago.
Jean club
A great series of photos. Love the lichen, the old wood and the sunrise. I can't remember if I've been in a hammock but I would rather like to sleep outdoors in one.
21 months ago.
 Gisela Plewe
Gisela Plewe club
Janet, that is great. You are an artist!!
21 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
21 months ago.
 L. L. Wall
L. L. Wall club
... all such beautiful photography: lead photo and PiP's ...

... if I don't check-in every day, I miss such lovely postings ...
21 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
genial !!!!
and after the photos did you profited of this loving hammock ?
21 months ago.
Chrissy club
Es gibt doch kaum etwas besseres als in der Hängematte mit einem Buch zu liegen! Schon das Anschauen deines Bildes ist gemütlich!
21 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
A wonderfully intriguing image!
21 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Another very fine shot and wonderful PiP's!!
21 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
Fantastic! I like the contrast between the sharp foreground and the blurred background. The PiPs are also great. I especially I like the second PiP with the rusty chain.
21 months ago.

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