This was probably our last "pretty" peony, so I just had to bring it in and photograph it with a few other found objects on the work table. *sigh* These beautiful blossoms have brought sheer joy to my heart this year. ~ The rocks are from my "childhood" lake. The clothespin... -- well; sure why not. :)
I didn't make it out to the nursery today that has water plants. But...
I did have a few other things to plant.
-And notice my broken wind chime? It's one I gave to my Mom a year or two before she died, and has since hung on the shepherds hook over her grave. This afternoon, I took it to my clothesline and was going to hang it from the pole. In mid air, I accidentally dropped it to the ground and the whole wooden top broke! It splitright in two. One string also broke and a chime fell off. Go figure!?* I guess it's a good thing it happened here, and not on her grave or the pretty blue glass piece would probly have shattered on her headstone.
While I stood potting the coleus and geraniums I found myself yawning constantly. ???
Then it dawned on me the soothing water from the little pump outside the doorway was making me sleepy!
It's wonderfully loud.
It even put Francoise to sleep. He was out like a light!
Have you ever seen these geranium bowls? When it comes to flowerpots; terra cotta is way up there on my happy list. To me; old- discolored, and weathered ones are best. And these bowls remind me of McCoy mixing bowls. I hope the salmon colored geraniums feel right at home in it. It needs to go outdoors and sit in some muck to wear off it's new-ness.
Then, remember this photo I've shown before? It's thee old jar, I came upon while walking in the woods. Grown by the Master Gardener Himself: God Almighty. This picture .... says alot. It inspires me on so many different levels. And yes, I left it alone, so one of these days I'd like to go find it and see what it looks like now. -- I just keep thinking about all the chiggers and seed ticks between our house, and that jar. lol
At the shed, I've started my own terrarium. It's not near as pretty as the broken one. And... it's a work in progress....
Today, I dug up some real moss and planted it in the jar, along with a couple crowns of Oxalis.
It had to have a cross in it as well. ;)
And on days it gets to breathe a little, .... a sweet lil hat.
I think I forgot to show you the bird basket. Remember I'd put some fluff out at the bird feeder? Watching the birds, I learned they don't like to mix fluff with food. They kept throwing it all out on the ground. I'd also read that dryer lint isn't the best nesting material, because when it gets wet, it weakens. I didn't even think of that!
The nests I've found, always have our donkeys' hair in them, so I filled this one with raw sheep wool, and three different kinds of moss, and some cotton string. So far, they like the moss on the front the best. I had to add a little today!
It looks like a lazy ending to our day doesn't it?
I hope you had a wonderful day as well.