Archive for April, 2014

Life from my swinging hammock chair

April 30, 2014 12:51 am
by: Hammock Friend

sun-settingI love this time of year. The weather is getting warmer but not yet hot. I love that the days are getting longer.  Being outside in the warmth of the day is very enjoyable.

The garden gets a lot of attention, weeds are pulled and new plants planted. You can see the bugs coming around that you have not seen all winter. Enjoying the spring is done best from my swinging hammock chair as the sun is setting. This is living!

4052-49-butterfly-chairWhen I was looking for a casual chair for my son’s dorm room, the butterfly chair was my first choice. The butterfly chair has a long and successful history. It was first introduced by an Argentinian in 1938.

The butterfly chair is typically sold with hammocks, because when you sit in one, it feels like you are in a sling. Today you can find them in many stores with a metal frame and they easily fold over and lay flat. From the dorm room to the patio, the butterfly chair is easily a winner.

Proud One-Armed Tree

April 28, 2014 2:05 pm
by: LiZa

This winter was very bad for the trees around here. We had one ice storm that really tore them up.

It is an old, weeping cherry tree, and it probably really is weeping now.  We have even thought of  cutting it down, and it will never hold a knotted hammock chair, but we have decided to let it regrow and continue to stand proud, as it has for many, many years.


April 27, 2014 12:56 pm
by: LiZa

And there they are, full grown leaves in a matter of days! Nature is beautiful and amazing. It goes on about it’s business whether we pay attention or not.

However, I always pay attention, for it happens but once a year, and I don’t want to miss it! Now the trees will be fully clothed, once again, for six to seven months and my Mayan hammock will be blanketed in shade for cool naps.

New Leaf Clusters

April 26, 2014 11:47 am
by: LiZa

And, just as expected, the leaf buds have burst open, almost overnight, to bunches of teen, little leaves.

Still providing no shade for my hammock chair, as they are just millimeters in size, but they grow amazingly fast at this point. In fact, I bet if I were patient enough, I could watch them grow!

Meditate Light-Heartedly

April 25, 2014 1:48 pm
by: Queen of Relaxation

Caribbean-rope-hammock-purpleIf you would like to meditate, but find it hard to relax and free your thoughts, it may be because you are tense or anxious. It is important to learn to let this feeling go, and it also takes practice.

So, my suggestion is to go to your hammock and lie down. Then, before you start your session, think of something funny. Humor is profoundly liberating to the spirit and will chase that tension away!

Leaf Buds

April 24, 2014 12:25 pm
by: LiZa

Spring is such an amazing time of year! Every day there is a new surprise. I am especially amazed by the leaf buds on the trees. My trees’ branches just covered with buds. How do they know?

There are no leaves yet, my Brazilian hammock  has no shade yet., but almost overnight, I know, the leaves will pop out!

Raking Leaves

April 23, 2014 5:19 pm
by: The Garden Decor Guru

Bliss Hammocks tropical fruit travel hammockIt’s funny how I can re-learn the same lessons over and over again. Like, for example, this past fall got cold early, and I never raked my leaves that were piled up in my flower bed. And, I do mean piled up!

Well, today I raked those same leaves. The ones that laid there all winter, under the snow, and are still sopping wet underneath…and heavy! So now, I raked them all out with this thought in my head: I either rake them in the fall or in the spring, but either way, I rake them. But it would have easier in the fall. It was so much work, I had to take breaks in my Bliss Hammocks hammock. So, I’m making a vow to myself for this fall to get the leaves done!

Gettysburg Ghost Tour

April 22, 2014 1:25 pm
by: LiZa

ghosts-of-gettysburgSo, as we were discovering a bit of Gettysburg this past weekend, we decided to try a ghost tour! How can you keep two boys who thrive on that kind of scary stuff away from it? So, I suppressed my wimpiness and signed up.

Wow, I was scared! I mean truly scared! I don’t even watch scarey movies, and this was like real life. There is so much history in this old town, and if you believe in ghosts, it’s a perfect place for you to take a tour. At the expense of a chuckle from my kids, I had to come home and sit and swing in my hammock chair,  with a nice glass of wine.

easytraveller3A hammock that has gained a lot of popularity is the parachute nylon hammock. One way to recognize the parachute nylon hammock is the lack of spreader bars. The top and bottom of the hammock comes to a point.

It is commonly believed that this type of hammock does not tip over easily. I personally think that it is more popular because it is easier to setup. The light weight also makes the parachute nylon hammock a popular choice to take on the go.