Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oh Happy Days





With warmer days just around the corner, it is time to get a rake, shovel, and hoe, and start tilling the soil and clean up spaces... For me , it is a anxious time and a joyous time.. summer brings romantic beauty and many lovely times of celebration. I love to re-purpose... The pics above is a sweet reminder of re-purpose..... The pic of the tub water feature was found on http://www.cepolina.com/ It makes me smile and is just fun... For city dweller, it may be some what difficult to find or have a romantic or even a outdoor space at all. I know also for many the passion may come when the streets are alive... For myself it is the peace and quiet of the countryside, filled with the old world charm with deep roots. My back yard and front yards are my walks to freedom.... The budget friendly romantic spaces of acres and not having to open that wallet for entertainment to frequently as you just sit back and enjoy the open breezes, and catch up om the ever changing views that surround you... Right now the shades of browns in the soils that will soon be taken over with the green of crops and vegetation, then to shades of amber grains....

Ever so important... your outdoor area must be as inviting as the inside of your home for full enjoyment... For myself the love of timeworn and chippy objects work wonderful as we all know the elements can destroy many items.. Cast iron is always a favorite... Through out the years I have planted many different varieties of plants... living here on our acres, I have found that just common bedding plants do the very best in our soil... Little tender plants just so not like or take kindly to the open spaces.... petunias, geraniums, vines and springri and a few impatients win out in my plantings and oh don't forget my favorite ... flowering kale.... I was unable to find the kale in our area last year but Tom found some over to Wauseon this week ... when he made the trip to play golf with friends... I have a cute short story that comes with the purchase of the kale... He came home with the kale and we were carrying on a conversation about it and he told me the owner said " it is a ORIENTAL plant and was not to be eaten "... I stopped when hearing that and had to chuckle out loud and said back to Tom... "Are you sure he didn't say it was a ORNAMENTAL plant"???? Tom quickly responded back " Oh yea, that's what he said !!!" Sometimes we find cause for smiles at the most unexpected times... This was one of them... Sometimes when I place objects in my outdoor spaces Tom will turn his head to the side and gaze at it like a young little puppy and wonder " what the heck is she doing now"? .... Most men are just somewhat practical in their decorating... Many times we find ourselves just having to chuckle at one another and all our moments... including the senior ones....

The fields and gardens are once again wet as showers came through out the night... I cannot work in outdoor spaces this morning ... so I am off to town to go to the drug store to get my meds..... Glad to see blogger is back... My goodness I missed seeing eveyones posts.... Blessings and best wishes for a lovely weekend as the graduation partys are starting in our area for the next couple weeks....





3 comments:

Ira said...

Oh, I just love these old bath tubs, wish temperatures were always nice and warm so then I would definitely make an outdoor shower and put one of these tubs outside, too! Love the story about the plant {grin}. Wishing you a lovely weekend Marietta, take care, Ira

Diane said...

Marietta,

That bathtub fountain is fabulous! And thank you for the link to cepolina.com. I had never heard of it and I am always happy to find another free-share image sight!

Smiles,
Diane

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

The antique bathtub is so darling made into a water feature. Very imaginative! Well, we had a few very warm dry days but looks like it is going to be a little soggy and cool for the next week....hopefully the vegetable garden will get planted soon!~Hugs, Patti