Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm A Little Teapot

I have a little teapot that brings me so much pleasure. It sits outside my living room window where I can see it from my reading chair.

Yes, I made a little water feature. It is very easy to do. I just dug a small hole in the ground, put in a plastic container, and dropped in a small fountain pump. Next , I had to go searching for an old bench on which to set the kettle. I found a suitable bench in the first antique store I stopped at. It must have been my day. The old teakettle is one I have used for years to plant flowers in so it already had holes rusted in the bottom. I ran a hose from the pump through the bottom of the kettle and out the spout. I used an old screen door over the top of the plastic container and covered it with small rocks. After I had all the parts it only took me about an hour to complete the fountain. Talk about instant gratification.
I have a little friend that sits at the base of the fountain and admires my flowers. Isn't he so cute.

In the evening I enjoy sitting on my blue bench and watching the small birds drinking from the fountain or taking a bird shower. I hope this will inspire you to make your own small water feature.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sassy Lady

Sassy Lady

Your first impression may be she is just a shy clinging vine.

So, you want to get to know her better. Then perhaps you need to stop by for a visit each day. You might start by telling her how you admire her striking form. On further acquaintance you might even be so bold as to lovingly caress her petals and tell her how beautiful she is today. You know even flower ladies like to be told they look stunning. Gee, it is hard to start a conversation with someone you don't know well Well, you can always tell her you like the color she is wearing. It is amazing what kind words and loving attention can do to make your friendship grow and blossom.

Then one day when you stop to visit and you find this lady who you thought was quiet and shy has turned into one SASSY LADY!
In some ways flowers are much like people don't you think? When the bud first emerges they may not have much appeal. But if you will make the effort to get to know them you may find you have a new friend who is a very Sassy Lady.
I hope you find a new friend today.