Saturday, December 31, 2011

Santa Came

Me and Jack were kickin' back,
Asleep for that matter,
When all of a sudden,
We awakened to a clatter.

A loud roar,
And a Whir,
And a buzzing we heard,
We jumped up from our slumber
Not saying a word.

We went to the door,
O.K. so we ran,
We opened the door,
And there stood, "The Man."

Craftsman that is,
Brand spankin' new,
Loaded too.
Ready to roll.

Thanks Santa!(-:

Pictures not taken till after I mowed the lawn...(-:

Friday, November 25, 2011

New Fan Flower

This one is from an OLD boxfan I had as a kid growing up. Super heavy duty! It was discarded at my Dads. So I dug it out of it's retirement and had my brother help me get it out of the box.
I had to drill out the center so I could mount it on the pole. Piece of cake? Well not really. It took a long time to drill it out. (-:
They use to make things better back in the old days...(-: Everything was metal and steel. No plastic, pieces of junk back then...(-: This thing wouldn't have fallen over in a wind storm.(-: I knew I wanted to make this last summer but I didn't have time to do it. So glad I had a few days off this week(-:
It's finally all done and up in the back yard.(-: I might add some leaves at a later date. Not sure.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Owl Visit

I saw my friend today. He was taking a nap in a nearby pine tree. He did not mind a quick photo session. It was a nice Thanksgiving gift for me!(-: I love seeing him! He is so beautiful.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Great Horned Owl Visit

I was watching Dancing With The Stars and all of a sudden I heard a loud bang. A great horned owl had flown into the sliding glass door after the parakeet who sits by the door. It was pretty exciting. It is a young owl and I am hoping it was my little friend from last Spring. He sure was sweet.

WE had a little talk about why he should not try to catch my parakeet.(-:

He seemed to understand...(-:

Letting Go...)-:

He left me a little present to remember him by...(-:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

New Ball

I finally had some time to work on my ball. I found the metal strapping, cut it, drilled holes and bolted it together. I wish I could weld but this is the next best way for me to get it made. It was pretty simple to do. Basically like doing the bigger balls out of the wine barrel rings except this time I had to cut the strapping and bolt it together.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Leaves Have Taken Over My Yard

I guess I know what I will be doing this week(-:

Friday, November 18, 2011

New Sunface

Early Christmas Gift from my brother(-: It is a huge...5 feet! Totally awesome and I love it!

I am still working on the bed. It's about done though. A few more shades and it should be ready for a photo(-: I have found some reallyyyyyy awesome shades. For one-two dollars each.(-: I have had way to much fun shopping for them and seeing peoples faces when I ask how much they want for a shredded/torn lamp shade. They probably think I am nuts.(-:
It has been very entertaining.

I am off for a week from school for Thanksgiving break. I will still work at my other job as usual but at least I won't have two jobs to go to(-:

My family will be coming to join us for dinner so it should be a real fun feast.

I hope you are all enjoying your last few weeks of the year!(-: The time sure has flown by huh? Amazing!

Have a great weekend! ~Cindee

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Project in the Works

No pictures yet though. Hope it works out because I am excited to get it all finished. Rain is in the forecast, so not sure I can work on it this weekend.

I am copying an idea I saw on The Creative Gardener
Thanks Jacque for the inspiration(-:

I am putting this into my old bed frame and calling it a "Shade Bed."(-:
What do you think of that idea?(-:
My husband didn't think it was a good idea. He thought it was fine the way it was. He just has no imagination.(-: I think it will be fun.

I got the very old box springs from my dad. With the help of my husband, adding extra wood to the frame to accommodate it, it was laid to rest in it's final resting spot. It even has the price tag still on it!

Like I said...real old. Imagine sleeping on it! (-:

Anyhow, now I am going to add the "shades" to the bed. I had a hard time finding just the right way to set them in the ground. I tried rebar but I decided that was to thick. So I am going with a 1/4" steel rod from Lowes that will eventually rust to perfection! You will have to use your imagination here.(-: Hopefully it all works and I can get some pictures soon! Wish me luck!

Incase you were wondering...
I found the lampshades at thrift stores and the Salvation Army for 1.00- 2.00 each depending on how messed up they were. I am sure the people were wondering why I wanted a ripped up shade. If they only knew...(-: I had a blast looking for them and then stripping off the fabric. It was actually fun. I keep looking for special shades to add to the collection.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fan Flower Finished

Well I added a row of mirrors to the original and grouted it all in. I think it looks way better and I am happy now(-: You can see the original one in the picture below(-: I am glad I went ahead and did it even though I had to stand on a ladder 10 feet off the At least I am statisfied with it now and I will be able to move on to another project.
Hope you all have a wonderful week! We are getting some rain here tomorrow I guess. Yay.(-:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Fan Blade Flower

Decided to do a mirror mosaic for the first fan blade flower I made. I am not sure if I like it. I wish I would have made the mosaic bigger. I used a 8 inch mirror to mosaic on instead of a 10 inch one. Going to Michaels today. I will get a 10 inch mirror and make another one to see if I like it better. I will post a picture if I do(-:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Happy Rock Face

Do you see the happy face in the rock? It is a very special rock indeed. I found this one last weekend at the creek while searching for rocks for my rock path. Of course I had to grab it(-: We finished a big exercise pen for the dogs and a lovely rock pathway to it. It was a huge project but I am very happy with how it turned out.
Usually I let Jack run around in the yard when I am outside, but when my granddog visits he is not a stay by your side type of dog. He likes to RUN and run fast. Our yard is not fenced. So the reason for the exercise pen is really for him. We now call it the "Dog Park."
Gus knows what a dog park is because his Mom takes him to the one in town quite often. So he is going to love his very own dog park at Grandmothers house(-:

Here is a picture of the new Dog Park Walk(-:

I plan to add some annuals around the walkway next Spring. For now its basically going to stay the way it is until I decide what else to add to it. I hope everyone has a wonderful Friday! I know I will!(-:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Morning Sun

Enjoy your Saturday! I will be working outside as long as I can. Suppose to be 105 degrees today! Fall... hurry up and get here!!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

End of Summer Craziness(-:

Squirrel taking a look around the tree to see if the turkeys left yet(-:

Weird time to have a new bunch of baby turkeys but they did and they have brought them over for a visit and of course to eat the seed I put out(-:

A new project. I made these out of the wire basket thing that goes into the canning pot. I used wire to wire them to rebar and I cut off the handles and bent them onto the rebar for leaves. I posted the before and after picture below.

The handle

The wire "basket" thing that the jars sit on when inside the canning pot.

The finished flowers were hard to get a good picture of. The sun was shining but they are wire so it didn't show up well in any of the pictures I took. I guess you will have to use your imagination(-: They do look cute around my tree though(-:

My Dad helped weld this huge heavy D8 CAT fan onto a poll so I could put it in my garden. I am sure he thinks I have lost my mind but I think it looks awesome(-: Thanks to my husband and my Dad for all that hard labor. Getting it set into the hole and cementing it in was a breeze compared to that. It was a hot day and I think we all got a little dehydrated from that experience(-:

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Yesterdays hibiscus was called 'Luna Pink Swirl' Disco Belle Hibiscus. This one I am not sure but it is also Disco Belle variety. (-: Hopefully tomorrow Lord Baltimore will be open(-: He is a very deep red(-:

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Is It Really August?

Time has just flown by! My summer job is ending and I am returning to my regular job this Friday! It has all gone by in a blur! I barely have time to get things ready for the week and, bam... it's the weekend again! Then I have to start everything all over!
I hope you are having a wonderful summer and enjoying the blooms!

Well this week I have hibiscus blooming so I had to share one with you.

Spiders in the tree.
They don't bite!(-:

Old shoe

Beach garden


Monday, July 25, 2011

New Mushrooms

I got a coupon online for 10.00 off a purchase of 10.00 so off I went to find something to spend it on. I found these cute little mushrooms. On sale to boot! I spent 15.00 for the both of them. They are heavy ceramic. If you want to run over to Pier 1 they may have some more for you. Heres a coupon just in case...(-:

Monday in the Garden

Except I took these on Sunday afternoon(-: The sun was so bright and warm I thought it would make the pictures look nice.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

July 24th

It is another beautiful day here! Loving the nice days!

Of course what would summer be without the bottle tree?(-:

Oh and of course the beautiful forever blooming pan flowers!

Even the fish are smiling!

I am loving how this is filling in! I think I will move this out of the frost danger this winter so the Echeveria will not fry. Some people in zone 9 have no problem with these but for some reason here, we must have a cold air pocket.