Sunday, November 15, 2009

Ghost car and Friends award

Some people, for various reasons, cover up their cars with special "sheets." Sometimes they do this because the car is very valuable and they don't want anything untoward to happen to it. Other times, the car must be left out in the weather and so by covering it they hope to avoid dirt, bird droppings, acorn droppings, sleet and snow. Wait, we don't have sleet and snow here. Rain, then.



Our thanks to Kcalpesh at Pixellicious Photos for sending us this "friends" award. One of the great things about City Daily Photo is the opportunity to make friends with people around the world. Please check out Pixellicious Photos here.

31 comments:

Tricia said...

You forgot where you were there for a second w/ the sleet & snow, huh?! hehehee

Congratulations on the award, you deserve it!
Now I'm off to check out Pixellicious Photos

Kcalpesh said...

Waiting to be uncovered and raring to go... the picture depicts the potential energy hidden under the cover ;)

Sean said...

Clever title.... works in b and w, but then you know that huh :)!!!

Lee Spangler said...

Thanks again for your kind words. I missed posting and seeing your pix and reading your thoughts. Maybe these folks ought to put their baby in the garage.

Don and Krise said...

Wouldn't you love to pull the cover back and find a Gremlin? (heh-heh)

A big congrats on the award. You two deserve it and many more!

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe it's a 'hot' car---hiding in plain sight.

Congrats on the award...you are indeed a friend. MB

Olivier said...

beau b&w, et j'aime ce contrasme entre la bâche de la voiture et la maison.
beautiful b & w and I like this contrasme between the sheet of the car and house.

Vogon Poet said...

I haven't seen these things here since the 60s!

Bibi said...

Maybe it still hasn't taken off its Halloween spook costume!

brattcat said...

Congratulations on the Pixellicious award and on this fine b&w image of power under wraps.

B SQUARED said...

I walked outside to find a peacock on my car yesterday. Sure wish the car had been covered. He left quite a mess.

Jacob said...

@ B Squared - A peacock? Not a peahen? Not a gull? A peacock? Sheesh!

Halcyon said...

@ B Squared: You have wild peacocks in Ft Lauderdale?? Neat!

@ Jacob: Do you know what kind of car is lurking under there? It looks muscle-y.

Jacob said...

@ Lee - This is Florida. Most folks hereabouts have so much other junk (you know, plastic pink flamingos, etc.) in their garages that their cars cannot fit. You will often see 2, 3 or 4 cars parked in driveways and/or lawns while the garages are filled top to bottom with boxes, lawn gear, bikes, motorcycles, tools, clothing, and anything else you can imagine.

Lois said...

That's because most houses in Florida don't have a basement to store junk in! I have a two car garage and I can barely fit one car in there. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

Frank said...

Now we're really getting into the severe limitations of our Florida abodes. Attics we have, and they can reach temperatures of 120 degrees as we know. I've seen holiday decorations stored in nifty plastic containers melt into blobs up there. And Christmas candles, too. Garages are another problem. As Lois said, we don't have basements, so our garage becomes a huge - rent-free storeoom.

Jacob, do you keep your Lamborghini in the garage or is Lois Anne's Ferrari inside with the bikes?

jusdealem said...

It's the same here. No room for cars in the garage!

Daryl said...

congrats, well deserved indeed

And that ghost car is fun ... does the horn go BOOO?

Jarart said...

I don't think that will protect much from hail, but I bet you get more sunshine than hail anyway and that cover is great for protecting paint from the sun. Congrats on another award. It is well deserved as your pictures are awesome.

Ilse said...

So . . . are they storing stuff in the car & have it all covered up so people cannot see inside?

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I was wondering why it just wasn't in the garage, but now I understand -- the garage is full of plastic pink flamingos!
Congratulations on your award.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

cieldequimper said...

Wow, a ghost car! Congrats!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Funny how garages have become extensions of our storage areas. Pretty soon you'll see piles of stuff covered in the driveway - not just the car. OK, maybe I AM exaggerating here...or not.

Wolynski said...

That's a beautiful photo.

Just like the Italians on Long Island covering their sofas with plastic.

Jacob said...

@ Frank...the bikes are in the attic melting; the cars are in the garage.

Virginia said...

I'm LOL at B2's peacock droppings on his car! Ewwww
Now don't forget the dreaded south Florida "love bugs" Jacob. They're a mess for sure!
V

Jacob said...

@ Virginia - No one here can for "love bugs." We get them twice a year in Ocala...what a mess they make! I think we're good to go for awhile, tho!

Rambling Round said...

Hmmm...its does look like a ghost! Nice black and white.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked your idea, you put this valuable car inside a beautiful frame!
I got your idea and it's great!
Léia :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Congrats on your well-deserved award! I just had a vision of the night full of ghost cars flying about.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I find it interesting how much "love" some people invest in their car. Hey, it's just a car! Nice picture, though.

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