Thursday, 10 July 2014

Out with the old, in with the new ....

You may not notice anything unusual about this picture ... but my back fence is "missing".
It is funny how "naked" you feel without your privacy ... even if it was an older and shorter (doesn't that happen to all of us as we age ?GASP!) than normal fence, it set boundaries.
I am a person who needs a clearly defined personal space thing ... so even though it won't be long before the new fence sections will be up .. I am feeling a little strange without my barriers ?  Silly right ?
In any case I am just so happy this has begun and looking forward to seeing how it will look when it is all finished ... BIG sigh !

Meanwhile ... all 5 bells have finally opened and here she is !
First time I have had 5 buds on this beauty and all opened methodically and very determined !
That spider web just had to get in the shot ... hope that spider is happy !
Who wouldn't love that freckled face ?
What else is new?
My passion for using a "garden" mirror (ever since I saw other gardens with mirrors) has driven me crazy.
I have wanted to use one in my own .. just had to do it.
So there it is in all of it's glory!
I found it at Home Sense on sale ... it weighs a lot, has to be concrete or something gravity loves to pull down .. I swear my arms are longer from playing with it ! .. but not knuckle scraping long ;-)
I love how it looks and it's reflection of the Asian lantern .. still want to play with it a bit more no doubt.
It will be one piece of garden "art" I will not forget to bring in the house before winter !


Leslie's Garden said...

Oh yes! That yellow trumpet lily is gorgeous! BUT, Joy, I adore the little vignette you made with the mirror and fish. That is so darn cute I am now trying to figure out where I can add something so delightful and whimsical in my own garden! Can you take a shot a little back so I can see it in it's surroundings? I just love it so much! You are so creative, and I, as usual, am enamored of your every garden idea!

Carrie said...

Eekk! I HATE not having a fence/boundary - aarrghh. I too love clearly defined spaces and my privacy. But fences don't take long to put up, I think you'll be fine xxx
Love the mirror. Do you remember the stained glass window I have in the garden wall? Well it has a mirror behind it :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

hello Leslie girl .. I was just over at your place admiring that gorgeous patch of bee balm !
I am working on a post with a longer shot so you can see how it plays out.

Ah Carrie girl the new fence went right up the next day and it is HIGH! LOL I love it !! I didn't realize there was a mirror behind that stained glass .. now that is perfect !

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Love that mirror and the reflection of the lantern is wonderful!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hi Liz and thank you ! it is a special spot for me : )