Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This circle of friends sits on mum's patio table. It was a thrift find. Lucky mum!
Another "circle of friends". I'm checking on mum and dad's house while they're gone and our friends who live close to her came for a visit. They were having so much fun together we decided to have a sleepover. They were up until 1 am!!! They don't see each other often, so it was extra special to have them over.
I also love this beautiful green growth overgrowing in the shady spots and in this little hen. I believe it's called dicondra, but correct me if you know otherwise.
The bottlebrush tree is empty of those soft, spindy red brushes right now, but I still love how the empty pods look. You can see the morning glories in the background.
Nana, your garden misses you, but I gave them a drink and the lawn a cut and it's ready and waiting for you to come home. We miss you!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Something I love about Summer, as hot as it gets here, is the beautful crepe myrtles you see everywhere. These lovely pink ones bloom in nana's backyard every year. I've also seen orange ones about town. Aren't they lovely?
Here's a lovely close-up...
And, one with the one of the many birdfeeders in her garden behind it....
Also, Lester, one lucky dog who's found a home with them after having been rescued by my brother who kept him for about a year. They take such good care of him and he's been happy ever since.
And lastly, some of the vines that have clung to my mom's iron bench out back on her porch.
I love the way they tangle and knot themselves up around the iron vine bench as if they were long lost lovers coming together in an embrace once again.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Since we've been in the "fairy" mood over here, I thought I'd soften and make this one look like a dreamy, little fairy garden. Actually, it's nana's garden, which looks so lovely right now, with the flowers growing like crazy and the birds at the feeders chirping their little hearts away with happiness at being able to come to such a lovely little haven where they are fed everyday!
Everywhere you turn, there are birdhouses, bird feeder, baths, and decorative ornaments, most having been purchased at local thrift stores or built by my dad.
This potting bench, having been built by my dad from an old dresser picked up either curbside or a yard sale, and embellished with lovely little trinkets and finds.
some of the goodies on the bench
The flower bushes have overgrown everything and created nice little shady spots for our garden friends, the lizards, the finches and hummingbirds.
Bittersweet and sadly, the grass is growing in green and lush, as our poor Sophie, my mom and dad's dog of 13+ years has passed. She will be sorely missed but remembered everytime we visit nana's garden. Sophie, we love you and hope you live on in spirit in Nana's little corner of heaven.
I'm sharing this with Mother May I for Best shot Monday. Go check it out for some sunshiney love!