Saturday, June 22, 2013

the Mermaid, the Lily, and the Photobomb

At the base of our deck stairs, right next to our swing set sitting area is a small garden.

A mermaid, perched on the bottom step, seems to enjoy this location.

I know this because she is always in the same relaxed position, soaking up the summer sun, with a most blissful look on her face.

 I planted several lilies in this spot a few years ago, but like many other things I've planted in 'groupings,' only one plant seems to have survived.

I think it rather enjoys being the main attraction in this little garden setting.

We have finally purchased some much needed bark mulch and hopefully we'll have this little area looking oh-so-much tidier in the not too distant future.

When I was snapping these photos yesterday, I didn't realize I'd captured a photobomb until I saw the pictures on my computer screen (look closely and you'll see it, too!).

 There, in all his little glory, was Chip with a peanut in each cheek and one in his mouth.  Chip, you made this photo all the better, you funny little guy!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!



~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Lovely pics, and lol @ Chip the photo-bomber!

Ann said...

The lily is so lovely, I had one open up last night also. Little Mr. Chompy made a cute addition although they can be pretty onery.

Lyn said...

well done Chip!

Susan said...

Hi Donna...Love your little mermaid and the garden. Very quaint.

Looks like Chip is a ham. Take care. Susan

Brenda Pruitt said...

I love those little gremlins. And they seem to love you!

Melanie said...

What a pretty pink lily - I only have the orange "tiger" lilies. And I love that mermaid in your garden. Chip is too cute...I think he needs to show his face in your photos more often, don't you? But he needs to stay still for just a moment. ;-)

Elaine said...

Oh that little photobomber! Chip is so cute! He certainly didn't ruin the photo.

Lovely garden. I think your mermaid is never going to leave! She looks entirely too comfortable.

Donna said...

Chip wanted you to blog about him, LOL.