Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Saturday and a few of our simple backyard treasures...

for our 7th anniversary, mr d. surprised me with

this little copper kettle with a blue bird that

someone had tossed along the side of

the road.  he spotted it and thought

"my wife would love this!" it's been a treasure

in our back yard for almost 31 years!

(by the way... copper is the gift you give at seven years,

talk about pennies from Heaven!)

it may be junk to some...but it's relief

or sculpture to us! copper lined...

this was my gift to mr d.

bird spa rock! i am thinking of planting

a flower garden around it!

our sweet garden gate!

mr d. took the rototiller the garden yesterday!

soon the crops will be planted!

Raku pottery art by Chrislyn & Jay.

visions of rabbits and ferry boats...made with the

dearest potter on Orcas Island in the San Juans.

C & J were 5 and 6 years old. the little sculptures

have been hanging under the light on the back porch 

 for over 20 years.  mr d has carefully removed them

and painted the house 4 or 5 times...


although the yard looks pretty stark right now...

soon it will be filled with color, conversation,

live music and song from the music teacher's

summer students across the fence!

 i just have to SHOUT IT OUT!!!!

TODAY... (thus far)



celebrating in the golden SUNSHINE

 on Easter Saturday!

{with flip flop & sunroof love}

1 comment:

  1. Today is a gorgeous day in Chicago, too. Sunny and in the 60's! Yay! I love a yard filled with ornaments and little treasures...I can't wait to see more. Your garden bed looks great. What do you plant?

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter!