Thursday, July 1, 2010

Midnight in the garden of ....


good wood gone bad...


Okay, I may have exaggerated slightly about the midnight part (it was actually closer to dusk)...


... but the pictures don't lie. Just look at the condition of this wood.


Now don't get me wrong. I love old wood... and I love rustic...


... but this might be a little too rustic and worn...


Want a bird's eye view of the garden? (literally)... Let me show you what it looks like from the inside looking out...


Here is my beautiful vintage garden statue of Mary, always watching over the little creatures who visit our yard...


And over here is the front gate, the garden angel, and one of my (many) birdbaths...

Through this window is a glimpse of one of the bistro chairs....
...and through the arched door you can see the swingset deck/garden project we just finished, Mr. Garden Bunny, our vintage birdhouse planter, and the honeysuckle vine... So that is what birds would see if they built a nest inside. On a few occasions they've started nests, but stopped when they realized there is "predator" access from just about every side of the house. They do, however, love to perch on top of the house!


And speaking of weathered wood, sitting over here on a well worn wood bench is an old window...


...but I have to say that I think the window is a case of good wood gone better (although the bench could use a good cleaning!)... So there you have it...


And in case anyone is wondering, I have pulled up one of our blue Adirondack chairs in front of the bee balm... I am determined to get a photo of one of the hummers who visit it.... And I'll stay out here until I get a good shot, or until the mosquitos get the best of me!!!
In case I don't post again before the holiday, HAPPY 4th of July everyone!! And now be sure to stop by to see Cindy, My Romantic Home, and all the other Show & Tell Friday participants!!!... Donna

15 comments:

Terra said...

These are some great photos with a birds eye view from the vintage wood bird house. You have lots of charm in your garden, and I have a Mary statue too. Thanks for this mini tour.

Susan said...

Wow, Donna. That was cool. Now how did you fit into that little house? Amazing fete! Great photos. I love your Mary. I hope you have a "firecracker" of a weekend, too. Susan

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Donna~ ~ ~Good to see whats going on with you. Your garden looks lovely and I adore the white bird box. I wouldn't change a thing about it. Chippys. .yikes we have a slew of them around here. My kitty just sits on his chair and watches them. Too lazy for a chase. Have a fun weekend.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

It looks like a nice cozy, private garden.

Lacy said...

I love the bird house like it is. So cool!
But if you do repaint try kilz out door primer. It's awesome! Will cover anything!

Prior said...

Fun post! I just try to keep the bird house from rotting, since it is outside...It is so cute! Lezlee

La Petite Gallery said...

Just beautiful... My favorite movie is THe Enchanted Cottage.
Herbert Marshall, Dorthy Mcguire,
Robert montgomery. It is soo beautiful. The ending is so true.
Yvonne

Carolyn said...

I love the birdhouse and enjoyed the bird's eye view of the garden too.

Carolyn

Kathi said...

What a wonderful birdhouse! I wouldn't change a thing! I love the photos of the bird's eye views!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love your weathered bird house and I wouldn't change a thing about it! What great views any bird family would have from there! Your entire yard is lovely, and good luck with your quest to capture a humming bird on your bee balm!

Happy 4th of July!

Kat :)

LDH said...

Hi Donna! It is so nice to meet you and visit your sweet blog! I love the old wood with flaking paint but most of all the view through the tiny windows... enchanting!

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Diane said...

I love that weathered birdhouse. Hope you got the picture of the hummer. I try all the time, but haven't gotten a good shot yet Ü

Deb said...

Lovely blog and we do share a love for animals. I am your new follower and look forward to future posts. Have a wonderful weekend. Deb =^..^=x5

Chatelaine said...

Thanks for the garden tour. You have lovely things out there. I sure all the critters visiting your space do not want to leave.

As for the birdhouse, it is quite the example of shabby chic. I love it!

Happy Fourth to you and your family. Are you going to the Esplanade for the Pops or to the fireworks?

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

I LOVE IT! All chippy and aged is the best way for it to be...maybe paint a little rose on it too!! Its got charachter!
Your garden is lovely I always love to look at posts about it xxx
Thanks for sharing x
Annie x