Friday, May 26, 2006

Warning, Warning

See this hammock…don’t buy it…
Unless you’ll be using it in an indoor patio or porch…or enclosed deck…but, indoors.
The slightest breeze turns the hammock over…and over, and over…until it looks like this, all twisted up. Everyday, we have to untwist the hammock before we can use it. I know…the solution is to take it down after every use. This hammock may be pretty but it certainly is toooo much trouble!
Even the cat can’t believe its eyes, as it looks on, while I unclip the hammock from its ropes, in order to straighten it out.

The hammock usually doesn’t quite twist as much as this…this was a little extreme because of the sudden storm that blew up last night. We had gusting winds, lightning and 1 ½ inches of rain…The storm lasted for quite sometime…But it does twist on a daily basis and I’d gladly trade it for a nylon rope hammock, any day.
While I was out fixing the hammock I noticed the poppy bloomed. I was over by the fence yesterday taking pictures of the little pink flowers, but I never even noticed that the poppy had a bud on it…and it must have, because this morning there’s the bloom.
This poppy only has one bloom every year and that’s it. Does anyone know if they’re supposed to have multiple blooms per plant? Or is that all you get…one solitary bloom?

13 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Your photos are quite lovely! And I enjoy your writing, too.

I have the same template for my blog and can't figure out how to get pictures in other than at the start of the post . . . . .

Finn said...

Hi Sandy, what you need is an overnight sleeper in your hammock and then it can't flip and twist...LOL, but I'm not volunteering..ok???

Love the flower pictures as always, and yes, I think that each stem is just a one poppy deal. Let it die and drop it's petals without cutting it off. The poppy center, the little bulb shaped part has millions of tiny, tiny seeds in it. It will self sow to make more poppies, but only if those seeds get to scattered. I suppose you could pick it dried, and sprinkle them later, also.

LZ Blogger said...

Snady ~ I told you I still hacve my 25 year old nylon rope one. Soeday I'll send you a picture (well .jpg really)! ~ jb///

Franny said...

I think its one bloom, but I am not sure. Its really pretty anyways! So sorry to hear about your hammock...seemed like such a good idea...

Also, the froggie picture is out of this world. I showed all my kids! What a beautiful garden!

Gary said...

I think it would stop doing that if you would hang some weights on opposite corners. You could hang them with pretty yarn. Just an idea.

Those are wonderful pictures. Thanks for sharing them. I love your garden.

PEA said...

Yes, poppies only have one flower per stem...I have them in my backyard's flowerbed and they multiply so much every year, I forever have to thin them out. Just let the pod open on it's own when the flower is finished and the seeds will spread themselves:-)

somershade said...

Love the Frog. Love the flowers. I have a covered porch that would make a lovely home for that hammock.At a fair price of coarse :)

Tammy said...

We had storms here in Ohio last evening too...the winds sent my hanging fushia's on a wild ride...good thing I have them hooked to a sturdy chain.
Lighting was horrible and of course I worried about my daughter and family as I watch the Weather Channel and saw Ky getting slammed...but all was well with them...Thank the Lord!
Pretty poppy btw!

Sharon said...

Yes, the poppies only have one bloom per stem, but as they expand in the bed, you'll have lots of them blooming. The pink flowers are Mexican primroses, but here in KS we call the pigweed. I love them, and have them growing wild all over one side of the bed!

Rachel said...

Nice flowers. I love those blooms but only one on a stem, such a shame!!

Ava said...

How frustrating to have your hammock all in a bunch!!!

Your poppy sure is pretty. Unfortunately ... I'm of no help on your poppy question.

Ava

Merle said...

Hi Sandy ~~ I hope you work out the hammock problem. I don't think the nice man and cat would volunteer overnight.
Your photos are lovely and I like the
poppy. I have one daffodil.
I had a lovely tim e with Geoff and Jo, and as usual Geoff worked in the garden
which I do appreciate. Take care, Merle.

doubleknot said...

The flower pictures are lovely.
The hammock solution may not work out unless you added mesquito netting so the man and the cat wouldn't get bugged at night LOL
Could you just losen one side and roll it up?