Thursday, May 22, 2014

Garden Decorations


I am a great fan of frogs 
(and you too, toads).
  I can't think of anything more relaxing than sitting
out on the porch on a summer night and listening to
all the croaks and shrill whistles flowing out from 
moist leaves or from the cracks between paver blocks.

 When the culvert fills up for a few days after a hard rain
I bring up the red Solo cups to scoop up their floating eggs
and redeposit them into our courtyard fountain or the garden pond.


I love lawn ornaments too,
scattering them around the courtyard gardens.



    Little frogs and a chicken candle holder from my mom.
A little bunny peeking under the stella d'oro 
Mary watching over all of us





The frog statue that my grandmother had on her porch
and that I took home to my garden when we were 
closing up her house.



A cow skull my husband brought home years ago
from a construction location
(that gets some strange looks from our city friends)


And the little girl that sits among the hostas,
a gift from my mother in law that matches one at her  house.


One of my cute windchimes. 


Last, but not least, my birdbath!

What's scattered about your garden?


7 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Horse manure is scattered around mine! LOL
I saw a huge tadpole over near where I took that bullfrog photo the other day, it was huge. I like frogs and there is one in the spring where I get my water.

Harry Flashman said...

i don't actually have a garden although I certainly like yours. I did order a ceramic funeral monument of a ferret for the spot on the mountain where my ferrets are layed to rest.

Patricia R said...

Your birdbaths are in much better condition than mine... Most of them, are more like pedestals now; for holding a potted plant!
I have my 'stacked pots' and a wheel barrel, I have little guys like your "frogs" and a fairy that is holding a bowl shaped like a flower. I add bird seed to it and to the LARGE MOUTH FROG... I also have dead appliances around my yard too...mostly all of them stainless, a toaster that needs some succulents added to it for the year, a coffee-pot (of course) and a tub from the washer, it is currently holding some zucchini vines!
To some it might look like Sanford and Sons-- but to me, it is a fully repurposed and unique yard!
Oh! I almost forgot... I have a couple of bottle trees, and a huge dragon fly made from spare parts of wood. Which reminds me...it needs new paint.
the list goes on...
Pat :)

Dolly Sarrio said...

I love your fountain and yard ornaments...frogs well my grandson thinks I am so scared of them...but they are cute in your post.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Sunnybrook- I'd love to see your giant tadpoles!

Harry- I didn't know there were so many ferret items available. My daughter has always wanted one.

Patricia- LOL Sanford and Sons-don't look down behind our coop! We've got our stash place for those items we keep for "someday"

Dolly- thanks. Frogs- you need to kiss one occasionally, you never know when it's really a Prince! At least that's what I tell all the little girls in the family.

Cottage Tails said...

I'd sure love a real life frog pond. I'm not one for ornaments in or out of the home (maybe cause you have to dust or wash them??) But I do love my bird bath and bird feeders. My kids threaten to buy me a gnome statue they spook me.

Manny said...

I love all those things scattered in a garden too. It really makes for interesting touches. You can never go wrong with Saints and the Holy Virgin statues.