Thankfully it is a good rain day today and we can all rest (cats always feel neglected, even though they sleep through it when Garden PA and I are busy outside ... cats are cats)
So ... some new things in the garden !
I fell for a new rain barrel ... which a friend of mine (Rose) knew I would succumb to,eventually and did of course !
The other rain barrel was so linear .. like a piece of modern sculpture ?
This one has personality ... and a really large capacity for that precious water.
The "tap" fixture is easier to use as well.
Another water related new feature is a battery operated water fountain for the revamped corner area.
The picture is dark because I took it late in the afternoon .. new plants around it will fill in eventually.
I really have become better at not trying to cram too much in to fill things out (sometimes?)
The sound of running water does amazing things for us .. revitalizes our energy almost !
The birds love it of course ... I think the neighbors benefit from the soothing sound too ?
To my dismay (yes you should have seen the look on my face when it all came out!) .. lots of "fill" but with a root bagged in burlap and encased in clay like material ... go figure ?
In any case she is safe and sound in her new home now.
I only hope the break she suffered when garden center attendant crammed her upright into my car.
Old things around the garden that still hold (my hand : )
Mr. Chips ... or son of Mr. Chips ... or grandson ? of Mr. Chips, always seems to return this time of year and has this attitude while stuffing his cheeks beyond capacity .. go figure ?
An attitude of a teenager tucked inside a tiny light speed body .. oxymoron ?
My moss rock on driftwood ... just about ancient now here in this garden .. love it to bits.
My beloved Goatsbeard ..
It holds such an amazing presence with two spots in the garden.
I let the flowers transform into the chain like dried form as it ages.
My Canada Lily (I thought I had lost her with the fence construction ) ..
I have had her for ages in the garden and still she is stunning when she flowers .. can't wait to see them in full force.