As soon as I saw Ailsa’s new theme, I thought of my header, which probably make you all believe that I spend my life reclining in a hammock between two tilted palm trees on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora. I assure you that this is very far from the truth, although it would be very nice indeed. 🙂
On the subject of palm trees, I really had a problem with this one in Punta Cana. No-one heard my cries for help as I tried in vain to push it back up again. 🙂
Of course, one couldn’t possibly do a ’tilted’ challenge without including the most famous crooked edifice in the world, the seven storey high Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower leans a little bit more each year and was closed for repairs in 1990, when it was leaning fourteen and a half feet to one side. Engineers worked to stabilize the foundation, straightening the tower only slightly to help prevent irreparable damage without taking away the uniqueness of the structure.
Hubby made a valiant attempt to push it upright, but he just wasn’t quite strong enough.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my fun photos for Ailsa’s theme. To see more interpretations, just click here.
That was great fun! I just love the shot of the tower being pushed back up with the finger! Very clever. 🙂
Love the photo of the tree, and you look good as well 🙂
Thank you kindly, Rhys. 🙂
Your shot of the tree straightening effort reminded me of the time my kids attempted to push over the St. Louis Arch. It didn’t budge 🙂
Wonderful travel shots……love the Pisa one!
Love the last pic. Very tastefully done! 🙂
Hahaha. Thanks, Grace. 🙂
I tried to straighten out that tower in Pisa too, it just won’t budge.
Hehehe. You and hubby both need more muscle fuel. 🙂
I see you are always ready to lend a helping hand to leany thingies! Or, in the case of the first, to try and pull them over completely! 🙂
That’s me to a ‘T’, Col. 🙂
The image of you trying to hold up the tilted palm tree…hilarious!♥
Thanks, Laurie. It was a good spoof. 🙂
Love the Pisa shots..:-))
Thanks so much, Ed. 🙂
Love the photos. The hammock is my fave since I try to imagine myself there.
Thanks, TBM. The hammock wasn’t actually that comfortable, so you needn’t be too envious. 😀
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It’s funny that you say we may believe that you spend your life reclining in a hammock between two tilted palm trees on the French Polynesian island of Bora Bora – because that’s what I think when I think of you (LOL!) I think of calm, laid back and relaxed Sylvia 😀
I remember when my niece was very young and her parents went on a holiday. They left in a plane and for the next week whenever she saw a plane in the sky she would say ‘there’s my mum and dad’ as if they just spent a week ion the sky. I guess it’s just human nature that we are reminded of people just from one snippet of their life 😉
PS – great pics!
Thanks, Dianne. That’s such a sweet story about your niece. 😀 I’m not sure that hubby would agree with you about the calm, laid back, relaxed Sylvia. Sometimes I am, but this week I’m so busy trying to prepare for our seven months away from here. 🙂
The leaning palm trees pix from your banner shows real well in the bigger photo.
Your hubby looks like he was really, really trying … hahaha … very creative pix.
Nice entries ……
Thanks, Issy. Yes, he was quite blue in the face from all the effort he was putting in. 😆
There’s neither a piano nor a computer near you hammock. You couldn’t stay there longer than the time it took to take your picture. Probably you just hopped out and said, “OK Hubby, it’s your turn. I’ll take your picture.” 🙂
How very perceptive of you, Marsha. You already know me well, and we haven’t even met. 😕
You communicate very well and very transparently. One does get to know the author well after reading their work for a while. 🙂 My best friend said the other day that I live in a world that is not real, and I had to disagree with her. She said, “But you call them friends, and you haven’t met them.” True on both accounts, but what better way to get acquainted than to read what someone writes from their heart and their life’s experiences? Even my husband knows me better now than he ever has – because he reads what I write. 🙂 Lots of love, my friend 🙂
What you say is so true, Marsha. I know that I would love to meet you one day, and if we do meet, we won’t feel like strangers. 🙂 Love to you too.
I doubt that we could ever be strangers, Sylvia! I would know you in a crowd of folks, if I saw you on TV in Norway. 🙂
Lol! Well at-least you tried to push it back to its normal position. Interesting theme and equally amazing photographs.
Thanks so much, WildBlack. 🙂
Does hubby not eat his spinach? 😉
Of course, but it obviously doesn’t reach down to his finger tips. 🙂
Sadly I never got to go up the leaning tower as it was closed when we visited. I’m going to tell everyone about your hammock in the garden in Umhlanga! 😉
I thought it was a closely guarded secret! We didn’t go up the tower either, for the same reason. I didn’t mind though as I was worried it might finally topple over with me in it. 😀
Great take on this theme and I love that first photo, makes we want to be there 🙂
Thanks so much, Penelope. 🙂
Sylvia., I’ve always loved the photo of you in the hammock – it’s wonderful,
with love stefan
Thank you so much, Stefan. 🙂
What a lot of tilted places you’ve visited. I love the way you’re really putting your back into straightening out the tree. Bora Bora looks like a wonderful place…..must add it to my ever expanding list!
Yes, that tree was going nowhere, even with all my muscle power. 🙂 I’m sure that you would love Bora Bora. It’s quite unspoilt.
You are amazing, Thank you, love, nia
Thanks so much, dear Nia. xx
I’ve always loved the photo of you in the hammock – it’s wonderful, Sylvia.
Thanks, Marianne. I have fond memories of this trip. 🙂
who doesn’t enjoy a post from AD… love the tower photos… such a wonder of the world…
Thanks, bulldog. Glad you enjoy my posts. 🙂
Oh, these were just way too much fun (if there is such a thing?) You’ve outdone yourself again!
Thanks, Gunta. I thought this challenge needed a fun approach. 🙂
Like them just as much (maybe more ) the second time!
Thank you so much. 🙂
You are hysterical! This was fun.
Thanks, Gemma. 🙂
You have an amazing way of living life to the fullest extent! I want that hammock!!!! 🙂
Thanks, Rebecca. I do my best. 🙂
I am with Gilly…love the shot of hubby and the tower…very cool
Thanks, Jo. I’ll tell him his efforts were appreciated. 🙂
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I have a whole collection of tilted shots, Ad. Trouble is, none of them are deliberate! I’m told there is a process by which you can “correct” them but I live in ignorance, as usual. 🙂
Hahaha. There is an edit feature on my Apple Mac which says, ‘straighten’. I guess I could even straighten the Leaning Tower, but then everything else would be skew. 🙂
A lot of fun here Sylvia!
Thanks, Phil. 🙂
What fun responses to the prompt. I hope neither your arms nor your husband’s index finger were hurt in the process. 🙂
Thanks, Imelda. No arms or fingers were harmed during the taking of these photos. 😀
Fun pictures for a tilted topic. 🙂
Thanks, Lynne. 🙂
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Greetings back to you, Marko, and thanks so much for visiting me. 🙂
A fun theme & fun photos!
Thanks, RoSy. 🙂
Lucky you were there to straighten things up! Love the palm tree and your nice legs…
Thanks so much. Yes it was very lucky indeed. I don’t know what they would have done without me. 😀
You really go full tilt into these challenges AD 😀
Everything seems wonky where you are, luckily you are strong enough to keep the palmtree and the tower of Pisa from falling 🙂
Thanks, Ute. Yes it was extremely lucky, wasn’t it.? 🙂
So glad you were there to keep that Palm tree up, ad 🙂
Hahaha. Yes, I did my best. 🙂
Nice pair of legs there! Really great photos and I love the spirit of them … I can see that you have a problem with things that tilt a bit too much – very funny. Love your gallery.
Thanks, Viveka. 🙂 Yes, I do like things to be straight. Glad you enjoyed my crooked post. 🙂
Your legs are not crooked … nice pair. *smile
😆 Good job. hey?
Good job … excellent job!!!!
Wonderful photos! I really love the one of you in the hammock and also trying to hold up the tree! 🙂
Thanks Nicole. 🙂
That’s one spot I’ve always wanted to go to – thanks for the pics AD!
I’m assuming that you are referring to Pisa? There’s nothing much there except for the tower.
Would love to be in your hammock right now with a cocktail on hand
Me too, Dallas. 🙂
Very nice shots of the tilted things but I do not feel you push hard enough on that palm tree though 🙂
Thanks so much. Sorry, I’ll try harder next time. 😀
All fab shots (and legs I must say, mrs). I really like your leaning tower on with the neighbouring building. Most people don’t include it and the addition adds perspective to my mind.
Thanks so much, Mrs C. Yes, the tower is the bell tower of the Duomo cathedral next to it. There’s also a beautiful domed baptistery which I didn’t show.
When I click on you, it doesn’t take me to your blog. 😦
Beautiful tilted entry AD! Looks like that palm tree had you going there. Still love the shot of you in the hammock the best. 😀 *hugs*
Thanks, Sonel. Yes I really struggled against that palm tree. 😀 *hugs*
Nah you’re way too clever and interesting to spend your days lying in a hammock!
Your comment made me smile, Gilly. I hope you’re right. 🙂