« House Orchids | Main | Lord Hill Regional Park »

Photohunt: Bulky


Assemblying the Canopy

When I first read this week's theme - I said "What?!!" Bulky - another theme that I just don't think of when I take photos. So off hunting I went. I came across several pictures from a family reunion - camping trip that we took in 2008 to Eastern California. Camping - it seems like everything you need for camping is so bulky when you try to pack it up in the car or assemble it.

I had this series of photos of the group putting together a canopy. This was not one of those 'Easy-up' brand but instead a $10 canopy that my niece got at 'Big Lots'. It seemed to take most of the group to put it together and it was soooo bulky to move. Once it was up it was fine and stood up to a Sierra thunderstorm. I do wonder if she has been able to use it again. It was one of those items that you use once and it never is as good the second time.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Assemblying the Canopy Now which part goes where?

Assemblying the CanopyLet's see.. I think the last part goes here?

Assemblying the Canopy Easy now..

Assemblying the Canopy Almost in place

Comments (20)

Great take on the theme, Marta! Love the photos!

Camping stuff is definitely bulky. Looks like many hands made light work though!

Oh Marta, I feel the same way! I like camping, but all the packing, UGH!!

I'm finding it very odd that I have received only one comment for my PH today, when I have visited over 60 blogs.... could you possibly leave me a comment, see if you are able to do it? I wonder if there is some kind of glitch?? It seems odd that I have no comments.

Have a blessed New Year!


WOW, that "tent" shelter was a good find ($$wise, for your niece) but may have taken a lot of "bulk" to put up too.

I had a hard time coming up with a photo too.. so had to hunt all morning... I better start looking for jiggly... LOL


Waiting for that great time to do camping and have fun with friends and relatives. Thanks for sharing and happy weekend!


Great take on the theme and a good example of how bulky doesn't always mean heavy. Makes me want to go camping (of course, it's way too cold here right now).

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Marta, great choice for this week's theme. I love the sequence of photos of everyone building and positioning the tent. :)

Have a wonderful weekend!


I'm with you in thinking this week's Photo Theme was challenging. But next week's is even worse... ;(

Bulky and complicated. I just crawl into the van when the weather turns bad.

Great shots for the theme. I used to do a lot of camping but not so much anymore. Happy Weekend.

Hi Marta,
We were out shopping for sun shade yesterday. Glad we went with a small umbrella rather than something so "bulky".

Great take on the theme. That is certainly a bulky load to have to carry! Happy weekend

How cool is that? Great take on the theme! I love all the different ways people can approach it.
Drop by and see mine here.

Bulky yes it is but I have to say, your pics spell FUN! :)

you're absolutely right. camping items can be pretty bulky. great choice for the theme.

Marta, I'm just impressed that you documented this process. :grin:

I think you had the best job as photographer! I haven't been camping since I spent six weeks in my 20s camping in a pup tent throughout the national parks. Can you say 'traumatized'? m

Great take on the theme.

Very creative take on the theme this week! Fun photos also :)

Great choice for a difficult theme. A $10 canopy is a great find even if it took a bit of time to assemble.

I love camping but dislike the process of setting up and taking down. And we always bring too much stuff!

Post a comment

(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)

This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on January 9, 2010 2:33 AM.

The previous post in this blog was House Orchids.

The next post in this blog is Lord Hill Regional Park.

Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

Powered by
Movable Type 3.33
© 2004 - 2014 Slow Travel