Today was too warm and too beautiful and too Saturday not to finally liberate the hammock from its off-season quarters in the basement and re-install it back to its rightful place on the stand situated in the upper corner of the backyard: (click thumbs to enlargify):

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Running a, uh… prolonged and required Official Hammock Test to certify its soundness, stability and, comfortability (Yeah! That’s it!), I soon discovered several of the local bushtits in the trees overhead had swooped in for a closer look, quite curious at the addition and probably me reclining in it (click to doublify):


Thankfully , none of them pooped on me during the ultimately successful “examination” of the hammock. But then again, the birds are so tiny maybe they did and I just don’t know it yet.