Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Macro fever in the garden...

I thought I'd share some of the garden statues and such that reside on our deck or in our little garden. The camera is set for macro, so here I go (trying to beat the rain that is due any minute now from the looks of the sky!)...


My prized possession - a vintage, chippy Mary garden statue that I found in a NH junktique shop last year (and on sale, too!)...


A little stone bird, from Target, living among the flowers in the garden birdcage (or is it bird cage - 2 words?).


A little fleur-de-lis adornment (from Wal Mart) for the top of the cage. I think it dresses it up nicely.


This little garden angel has been around since my primitive days...


She's been a steadfast friend, watching over our little garden for many, many years as her distressed wood attests to.


My biggest, heaviest wabbit; he lives on the patio. All our "Chips" enjoy sitting on top of his ears. I'll share those photos when I do my next "Chip" post.


Our little hedgehog (all cracked open in the back, but that doesn't seem to bother him so I don't let it bother me either)...


An old (but not yet vintage) lantern that was probably meant to hold a large candle. I like using it as a planter.


Littly bunny foo-foo is a little flower pot stake that I picked up at Wal Mart several years ago.


A very cute, short, round bunny that I got at a craft fair many, many years ago.


Mr. Tweet, who came from The Christmas Tree Shop a few years ago.


Mrs. Tweet, a little bit smaller, bought the same day.


A little garden turtle that I bought for Court so she'd always remember her box turtle, Nike, that she had when she was younger.


Rascally Rabbit, still down in the backyard chasing those flamingos around...


Rusty, a little bird who lives in our garden.


The "other" stone rabbit (because there can only be one original stone rabbit... Dana, my SR would LOVE to get together with your SR any time! Maybe we could have baby stone rabbits!)


The welcome bird, just picked up this year (Wal Mart I think?)...


I call this little guy David the Gnome becuase my girls used to watch that cartoon all the time when they were little. He was a Christmas present from a good friend (which is why he's holding a candy cane, but he's too cute to only come out at Christmas time, so he never gets packed away).


A happy little bunny from The Christmas Tree Shop....


Another bunny from The Christmas Tree Shop (not quite as happy as the other guy, but since his back has cracked I guess we know why!)


Rustic little church birdhouse on a stake which is strictly for decoration as no birds have ever used it.

I have a thing for chipmunks (Chips) so when I spotted these guys in the dollar section of Target this year I grabbed two - one for each corner of the deck.


One of two cherub "curtain rod holders" that I picked up at a church rummage sale a couple of years ago. I just use them for decoration out on our deck.


A little stone birdbath (with a broken rim, so it doesn't hold much water anymore), but I like to just set it out between plants.


A little birdbath that hangs from the oak tree next to our deck.


A little bird perched on the side of a birdbath down by the patio.

A bird perched on the birdbath I got at Christmas Tree Shop...
And now it's time to run inside and get these pictures posted because the rain has arrived!!!
Donna

17 comments:

Dawn said...

I just love all your garden friends. It's always such a nice surprise to spot one peeking through the leaves. They add such whimsy.
Dawn

Brenda said...

Wow! What a collection of statuary! I love them too. Little guys look so regal sitting in a place of honor in the garden. I love the birdhouse. Yeah, I remember my "primitive" days too...
Brenda

Claudia said...

Donna, I have so enjoyed this little peek into your garden! Isn't it fun working with the Macro setting? I still have my struggles with it, but when it works - magic! I love all your stone creatures, birdhouses, everything that makes your garden so charming.

Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

You need to join Kimba's Garden Party next Tuesday @ A Soft Place to Land! You have beautiful stuff!

Lisa said...

Love your garden! It is just great! all the bunnnies and a hedgehog!! Lovely!
Hugs,Lisa

Connie said...

I love looking at photos of people's gardens; they inspire me, sugar. I just went out this morning and bought 2 more star jasmine (I'm NOT giving up!) and 2 more carpet roses for along our back fence. Hubs asks why as we don't sit out there much because of the desert heat and winter cold, but I just like knowing there is a fantastic view beyond my windows! It helps me build my celestial home, sweetpea!
xoxo,
Connie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I really enjoyed seeing all of your garden beauties. What fun it must be to tour your garden and find all of your lovely friends there. laurie

PattieJ said...

Very pretty! I love that church bird house!very nice garden!

Allidink said...

Wow you have so many cute garden statues! Your backyard is so cute! I love all the bunnies lol.

All the best,
Allison

TattingChic said...

What a lovely little garden statuary you have! :)

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Your bunnies... would look good with my bunnies. I think you should bring them to me.

hehe :)

Anne Marie said...

how lovely! I only have a mere 4 statues.....and did you know, that the lighting is even better right before and right after a rain?
your pictures were really good~

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Lovin all your little garden critters... mostly all the bunnies. Thanks for this lovely post today.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I love my macro setting too! Great photos!

Susan S. said...

What a wonderful collection of "statues" you have. And the precious little squirrel is just too cute! I'm glad he feels comfortable enough to come and visit you and all your friends. ;)

Heidi Colton said...

I love your pictures Donna. What kind of camera do you use?

Donna said...

Hi Heidi - Right now I'm using a VERY inexpensive point & shoot Canon Power Shot SD1300 IS 12.1 megapixel. My last camera was an inexpensive point & shoot Fuji camera. I honestly don't remember which camera these shots were taken with but it was one of those two! Thanks for asking!!
Donna