Monday, March 19, 2012

Did you guess?


Me and our beloved dog Max, deceased 2002. Photo scanned, taken  in the olden days of FILM 1984
Did you guess what is hanging on the pole in Shadow Shot Sunday post yesterday? Above is what used to hang on the pole, many moons ago. Not Me silly! the swing my great grandfather built for the front porch. Since we have no porch, Bob had to get creative.
 This wonderful Staghorn Fern (some might call it Elkhorn fern) resides on the pole Bob built for the long deceased swing. Seems the swing needed shelter from the Florida humidity.
 Up Close and Personal with the Staghorn



21 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

That's a great photo of you and Max!
Those are the coolest ferns, I wish they would grow outside here. Great close ups of the fronds.

diane b said...

That was a tricky one, a swing. Now the staghorns have a swing instead. Nice close ups of the fern's details. It is a beauty.

Remington said...

Awesome! Love the pic of you and Max!

Catherine said...

Sometimes I miss the film cameras ~ the anticipation and surprise of what your photos were going to look like. But, I must admit, digital would be hard to move away from!

Fun shots Sandra!
xo Catherine

Lynne said...

Nice photo of you and your dog. I never heard of Steghorn ferns.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the textures in the old leaves. and no, i didn't guess right. i thought hammock.

Eva Ason said...

Cool pics, I thought there were some plant hanging.
Nice photo of you and Max =)

SweetMarie said...

Such a sweet pic of you and Max! I did guess this fern. I remembered it from another post. :) These are great close-ups! You can see the veins in the leaves...so cool!

George said...

Bob definitely got creative, and although I'm sorry to hear about the swing, the ferns are beautiful.

Rose said...

Oh, that is wonderful...after I looked closer I thought it might be the ends of the ropes I was seeing that didn't look like much weight...but still, I would never have imagined this.

LC said...

Your closeups always amaze me at the beauty you capture in textures, shapes, shades and tints that not all of us even notice without your help.

Ginny said...

This Staghorn is a magnificent display!! And I love the way you caught it with some green still showing through the dead leaves. You are a BABE!!

Deb said...

love that photo of you...awesome...

Ann said...

Wow, that is one huge fern and very cool looking.
I've been wanting a swing for a couple years now. Ever since my last one bit the dust...lol Maybe this year I'll buy myself one

Crystal Mary said...

You and Max look a great pair together..It is so sad to loose a beloved pet, yet Max had a long life because he was well loved.
Staghorns are amazing. I owned one only once although they are seen in our rainforest's.I used to feed mine fruit and vegetable scraps.

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful Sandra - wish you had the swing too - looked like fun - beautiful gal sitting there. sandie

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing,Joann come and re follow me if you can

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Sandra, Forget the swing and the fern... My eyes were on that beauty queen on the swing..... WOW---what a beauty...
Hugs,
Betsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful close-ups. Staghorn ferns are beautiful in my eyes.

Tipper said...

Love the photo and the fern is so pretty-I've never even heard of them!