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Take a Nap But Not in the Dirt by Gabrielle  Lees

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Makes you wonder if that saying about taking a dirt nap refers to riding a hammock? Hehehe! I know, I’m being silly!

Had the most weirdest experience in a hammock once, true story. Way back in 1989 I was lying on my hammock after a big night out, I was half asleep and I swear someone was trying to throw me out, I turned around and no one was there? I got a fright as I was thinking, who did that? You know when the hair stands on the back of your neck because you can’t explain it? I got out of the hammock feeling scared and went inside and my mother tells me that we had an earthquake! That was the Newcastle Earthquake of 1989. Just glad the earth didn’t swallow me up! LOL!

Gabe xx

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  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 2 years ago

    Now that is what I call nice. Lovely colours and I like the composition too. I could lay there for awhile. It has a nice relaxing feel about it

  • Of course you’d be most welcome to lay there! :) I’d even get you a nice cold drink! We still haven’t got the rain, I had to put this away as it looked like a storm rolling in but nothing yet. I just went outside to lunge the horse. Kiri’s got a big comp on the weekend.

    Gabe xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Chris Brunton
    Chris Bruntonover 2 years ago

    That was some BIG push out of the hammock. I remember the Newcastle earthquake. Maybe you can relax now on this hammock. It certainly looks inviting.

  • Awwh thank you Christina, yes it was a long time ago. My grandmother died on the day of the earthquake so this was a memorable day for me. I don’t often get time to lay about but I should make a ritual of it I recon. LOL! Maybe at least one day a week! :) I have a day bed which doesn’t get used much either, mainly in Spring.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    What a great story Gabe. And yes glad I am so glad you lived to tell the tale. lol

    Aw I love hammocks .. saw one only the other day that had cushions in it for sitting in an upright position. it looked really comfy for relaxing in with a good book!

    Super photo you have here and love the colour, light and composition too.

    Love Colleen2012

  • hehehe! Yes I survived but infortunately that was the day my grandmother died. She didn’t die from the earthquake, she was dying in hospital and she was starting to get cold in the morning, her heart was giving out.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 2 years ago

    Hi Gabe,
    Now I know where your enthusiasm for cottages comes from!! This is a well thought out photo and an amazing story to go with it. My wife Betty had a dream one night – she saw a door and on it was written Death Room. Next morning we had a phone call to say her dad had died! And this morning I had just sat down to brekkie when I thought, “Darn it, the phone’s going to ring” – and it did, right after the thought flashed across my mind. ESP – incredible stuff! LOL

  • Hehehe! Now what gives you that idea Peter? :)) Yes I think I should have been English or something, I love cottage gardens, cottages and everything shabby chic and french!

    In this case I didn’t get any ESP, I was too tired for that after a night out but it did feel that way! X-file stuff, the un-explained until I found out that it was an earthquake.

    Yes sometimes I feel like I’ve either seen this before or done something before. I haven’t had much of that in the last few years but when I was younger I was more prone to it.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 2 years ago

    Aw sorry to hear that sad news Gabe.
    Thinking of you!
    Love Colleen2012

  • That’s OK Colleen, it was many years ago now. I was very close to my grandmother, she lived next door. She was in a wheelchair and was blind. She had diebeties. My grandfather had to look after her as long as I can remember so her life wasn’t very active.

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • SUBI
    SUBIover 2 years ago

    great photo and story, looks like a good spot and reading material. Well done Gabrielle, Sue :)

  • Hi there Sue, how are you? Long time no chat. Hope all is well with you? Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombover 2 years ago

    All you need to do now is take the TIME to take a nap…..

  • Yes no time today or tomorrow, got a big horse show on. Both boys, need to bath, plait up and clip out but I’m going shopping up the bay this morning so I’ve got to rush this late tonight. Lucky I have lights in the barn! :)

    Gabe xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    This looks delightful, a glass of ice cold tea and not a worry in the world!

  • Thanks Viv, thinking about that Ice Tea, sounds great, I’d have to put it in one of those sports drink bottles wtih a straw or I’d wear it! lOL!

    Gabe :) xx

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    A relaxing image Gabe ! It’s quite surprising how far from the epicentre of a quake one feels movement … I’m glad you weren’t tipped out ! I felt the earth move as I was relaxing early one morning at my daughter’s home in New Town (Tasmania) caused by a small quake in central Tassie!

  • We wern’t too far from the centre, it’s about 40 minutes drive to Newcastle. My girlfriend was on the beach sunbaking and she got a big shake. It’s funny we all remember what we were doing. Something like that makes you remember.

    Thank you for the lovely comment my friend.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 2 years ago

    Looks perfect to me. Well captured. That would be a scary feeling though.

  • Thank you so much Bunny, yes something I’ve never forgotten. Don’t want to go through an Earthquake or a Tsunami again. I’m not good in an emergency my brain falls out and I can’t run or think! It took two hours to work out how to get electricity to listen to the radio and then we remembered we had a radio in the car? Daah! LOL! With the Tsunami, I was packing my clothes and yes I closed the window to the waterfront villa we were staying in! Ha! How dumb, but I did find a t-shirt with the name of the resort we were staying incase I got washed up on shore! At least they would know where I came from! LOL! As you can see, I don’t think too well in an emergency! I can laugh now but not then!!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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