Friday, October 28, 2011

MORE SIGHTS FROM BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

I wanted to share some more awesome sights from our weekend trip to Brown County, Indiana.  There is a garden shop there, not sure the name, that I could spend hours and hours in. 
 These photos were all taken at the shop and along its sidewalk!
 Isn't this amazing!  Look at all the mums and they are huge!
 I could see this wire, distressed piece in my yard - can't you?

 If only I had an endless checkbook... these cranes would go by my new pond...
 And never enough birdhouses...
 Don't you just love these pots - I want them all - just like this next to my potting bench...
Or this... or maybe both...
          Still need the endless checkbook.
Hope you enjoyed the journey with me and my favorite things.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

AUTUMN SCENES FROM BROWN COUNTY, INDIANA

 A few weekends ago we went on our annual golf/birthday trip to Nashville, Indiana.  I say "annual" because we've gone several times for Hubs' birthday and the guys golf and the girls shop.  It works well for all of us!
The photo above is a garden center and cafe.  We got there after they closed but I was able to spend some time walking through and taking photos of everything I longed for in my own yard!
 They had quite a few of these large chairs like the one in bright pink above.  I am fairly certain that Hubs can make me one - just getting him to do it is the trick.
 I have always loved St. Francis of Assisi - Patron Saint of all animals.  I have a much smaller version of him in my mom's garden as she was the one who taught me all about him.  This one is nearly life size and I drooled over it.
 The main garden center was an old brick building with no real brick sides to speak of.  More of just a shell of days gone by.
 Love -  love -  love these chairs!

This one you can barely see! Wouldn't it look perfect in my shade garden?

 Patty and I are in a huge garden of Cockscombs or Rooster Combs as people call them.  In garden terms they are known as Crest Celosia.  My dad always grew these on the farm so they are pretty sentimental to me.  I've never seen any this tall though.   I hope you enjoyed the scenes - there are more to come!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

SWEET AUTUMN

Autumn is in full force here in our yard.  The beautiful orange, red and gold leaves leaves are falling.

 This old hay rake belonged to my grandfather when he was a farmer.  I've loved it ever since I saw it sitting in the brush, along the dirt rode to the back pasture, retired from its duties.   My dad surprised me one day, having it delivered on a flat bed trailer to my home knowing I would make it the centerpiece of a garden.  Which of course I did!  I made a garden on the right side of the front yard next to the driveway.  Everyone driving by can see it and comments on it.

 I planted a Sweet Autumn Clematis on the one end a few years ago.  Sweet Autumn is a hardy clematis that will just about grow on anything.  It's known best for the gazillions of white sweet smelling flowers.
When its in bloom you can smell its sweet scent coming out the front door.

This is a close up of the blooms - they are about 1/2 inch in size to give you some idea of just how many gazillions there are.  Not only is it beautiful, it's so sentimental to me!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Glimpse of a Life - - - Rest In Peace Fester, we'll miss you

If you read yesterday's blog post you know that our beloved cat Fester was sick.
  We had to make that tough decision.
                                                                       He gave us 9 years of love and companionship.
Godspeed Fester... Join Heifer at Rainbow Bridge, she's waiting for you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

SAY A LITTLE PRAYER

FOR THIS BIG GUY -
FESTER IS AT THE ANIMAL HOSPITAL NOW - HE'S BEEN SICKLY AND MOPING THE PAST 2 WEEKS. HE IS ONLY 9 SO ITS NOT AN OLD AGE THING.  SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG AS HE'S LOST 2 1/2 POUNDS IN THE PAST 3 WEEKS.  THEY TOOK BLOOD YESTERDAY AND KEPT HIM TO GET FLUIDS IN HIM.   SO PLEASE SAY A LITTLE PRAYER THAT ALL TURNS OUT WELL.