Friday, April 23, 2010

A Few Of My Favorite Things

I am joining Bargin Hunting (and chatting) With Laurie for favorite things Saturday.

The fountains in my garden are one of my favorite things. I am always so excited when it is warm enough to turn them on in the spring.

This fountain sits between my patio and a connecting deck. The main basin is sunk in the ground and water flows down from to oak barrels. This is where my goldfish live.

I constructed this small fountain by setting a small basin in the ground and running a hose to an old tea kettle.

Now close your eyes if you are shy. I have a naughty little boy in the corner of my yard.

Hope you enjoyed visting my fountains.


Bearly Sane said...

I love fountains Stella, the sound of the water running is very relaxing. I have a lions head on the wall in my back garden.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Mimi said...

Hi stella!!!!
Oh I LOVE that fountain of the cute little churub or naught boy who is --well you know!!!
But oh so cute!!!!
I love your yard it is so green and so inviting!!!
It is spring at your house!!!!
Enjoy the scenery!!!!
how are you feeling????

Kissed by an Angel said...

I lovw water features in gardens, so pretty and so relaxing!! Your's are all amazing, even naughty boy!!!

susan said...

You and the little boy are BOTH naughty :) but isn't it the truth? Boys (and men) will be boys! The kettle fountain is a darling idea!

Anne said...

I loved your garden and the fountains. I can see I'm like you. I love to hear the sound of water trickling. Even the little naughty boy one was cute! Thanks for the visit to my blog.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What creatively wonderful fountains. I can just imagine the beautiful background sound in your yard when you turn them all on. That tea pot fountain is brilliant! That little boy is naughty, but he sure is cute and I'm sure he's great at bringing a smile to anyone's face who sees him. Thank you for linking these to Favorite Things. laurie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely garden/yard you have! We've almost never had a Spring since we started our FullTime RV Life (At least not as we used to know and love it when we had our stick-home). I know that's one of the trade-offs and I'm mostly OK with that, but it sure is fun to have these beautiful reminders of it!

And I love the cherub.

Sherry said...

What beautiful fountains! And such a beautiful garden too.

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE your fountains and why am I not surprised you have such beautiful ones?

Where do your goldfish go in the winter?

Happy baking today.

♥ Sandie

Star said...

Oh, that is naughty Stella. I love your garden. It is full of love and lots of water too, I noticed. What a good idea to put the hose through the teapot. I never thought of doing that.
Blessings, Star

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Stella. Love all of your fountains and especially the kettle on. I love reused ideas.
About the variegated vinca. That stuff will grow anywhere. Sun or shade. Thanks for dropping by.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Hi Stella
Thanks so much for visiting the Back Porch.

I enjoyed my visit here.

Happy Weekend!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I would love to have a fountain in my courtyard, but there is an electrical issue. Still working on it. :)
Enjoy your weekend.

Country Dreaming said...

Popped over from Garden of Dasies.
We seem to be somewhat neighbors.
Come by soon. I'm on a break right now but I'll be back soon.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

You have a beautiful garden with some beautiful fountains! I just adore it and all your beautiful potted plants.


Your garden is gorgeous... I don't have a fountain..yet.. maybe someday, your's is beautiful.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! You have a lot blooming..
I only had one fountain, and the solar pump dies. The co. didn't sell replacements! :(

Marydon Ford said...

G'day Stella ~ I love fountains, also & yours are VERY inviting & lovely ... cute lil' fella in the corner, too. Your gardens are beautiful.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Rettabug said...

What wonderful outdoor vignettes you've created! I'm totally GREEN with envy. They look gorgeous...even the naughty boy. LOL

nancygrayce said...

I love the fountains too and I love the naughty boy! And that is soooo like a boy!