Monday, September 24, 2007

a bit of this, a bit of that

Last week I was out taking photos of things blooming in the gardens. This little vignette caught my eye. Do you think the squirrels are trying to bribe the fairy? Is it an offering for a mild winter and plenty of food? There were acorns, bits of a walnut, a birch leaf, and a small peach from our neighbor's tree.

Look at the brilliant color on this balloon flower - I love it! There are still a few blooms and little balloon buds - but we are definitely nearing the end.

I had seen a cool rusted sunflower that I thought would be neat in the gardens, but then my neighbor bought one for her garden. So I kept looking and found this fun star.

The bees have been happily buzzing on the sedum. Both of these photos are of "Autumn Joy" but were taken a couple days apart and in different light. If I went out tomorrow, I would probably get another shade of pink. These add such great color to the autumn gardens.
This is a copper sprinkler that we bought on sale. The pattern for the sprinkler made it ornamental rather than useful for watering, but I thought it added a fun touch to the gardens.

My shed guy called about 8:30 tonight. They're coming at 6:30 tomorrow morning to install my new garden/storage shed. So there will hopefully be photos to share on tomorrow's post. I am so excited!!


Me said...

Yeah! Hiding the food in plain site certainly wouldn't be the way to go - it must be an offering of some sort. ;)

Squirrels are funny. We had one mother squirrel move her babies from our backyard to the front yard and back again in a matter of a couple of days.

violetlady said...

I love the squirrels' offering. How sweet is that! Lovely photos, Kris.

The Texas Connection said...

Love the new sprinkler---I think Dad has found a way to irrigate our flowers and yard without digging up the whole thing--some thing like that would make a fun addition. 1600 miles away noone would realize we had the same thing!!!!!!!!

A little cooler here today, very refreshing to get up and have it be only 60 instead of 80.

Anxious to see your shed....

Kitt said...

You can never have too much storage!

Here I was thinking you hadn't posted for a week: the last post my RSS feeder shows is "I'm so pretty." But I thought I'd double-check, only to find you've been blogging away the whole time.

Dang technology!

Zoey said...

Love your new garden art!

What industrious squirrels you have hauling all that stuff up the statue. I know that they are a pain in the butt, but I do admire their work ethic.

Can't wait to see your new shed.

Susie said...

Love that star sculpture! You still have tons of color in your garden..
Lovely :)

Trailhead said...

Love the balloon flower!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

How cute! I love the fairy offerings. :)