I have lots of rocks that I've hauled home from my favorite glacial outfall
pile. And a few (two, I think) pieces of wonderfully contorted driftwood
but not much else.
What do you have in yours?
Oh, wait, on rainy days I have a large pale green trash can that I put out
under the leaky gutters to catch rainfall for use on dry days. :)
snakes rat, corn, TX ribbon
mediterranean gecko (tons)
racoon in brush pile
neighbor cat (not the cats fault)
green heron in our live oak tree
great horned owl
I'm sure I'm leaving something out, but this is a backyard habitat so
I love having all of these things. I don't use any pesticides,
organic or otherwise and so far, so good. I wrote an article for a
Buddhist magazine which may be published. If it is I'll let you know.
I should get my website back up to show people how leaving a property
alone for three years, an amazing thing happens...it balances out and
does very well.
My rocks are granite glacial boulders the size of an armchair; they
were brought on a truck and placed where I wanted them by a very, very
patient crane driver.
I also have;
A yin yang granite bird bath. Birds despise it .They drink from
A large green Thai basin, filled with water, with a copper toad
sitting in the bottom. It should have glass bubbles floating on the
surface but I can't remember where I put them away last winter.
A blue china pig.
A lifesize granite torso of a pregnant woman
A dingle-dangle glass bauble thing, foundlast month in a jumble sale
Two lifesize wire figures of a man and a woman
A blue china bowl of water with 3 plastic water lilies floating
An ancient octagonal cast iron gatepost, looks a bit likea Japanese
temple (if you squint).
Assorted birdfeeders , bird tables, and nest boxes
Several tall stainless steel poles with stones balanced on top,
wobbles in the wind
A washing line
Will send you and Cheryl the same set when I get them sorted
out..Looking up the pics tonight I also found the sleeping dragon and a
stone face amid the onions. Can't find a pic of the "japanese temple" on
file but will take one tomorrow.
I have a sculpture of a big boxer dog made out of rusty barbed wire. His
name is "Freddy Kruger" and after I placed him in the driveway I nearly
soiled myself everytime I saw him for the first few days as he scared the
living daylights out of me.
On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 21:05:50 +0000 (UTC), FragileWarrior
Two metal chairs, one on each end of the veg garden for contemplation
In the patio/outdoor living room extension of the garden (all one
really, just gated and fenced):
Lots of Pots (many with food in 'em)
Old hand cistern pump with rocks around
Some old metal signage
Whole bunch of patio furniture and tables
Grape Arbor with seating
Assortment of grills and smokers
Pool (blue bag thing) for Grandson and others who can't do the public
or river thing.
Set of Computer speakers rigged for mp3 player and cd walkman.
In process.......two 42 watt solar panels and batteries for garden
power......lights, pool pump, music.
Mason Bee housing.
And a 350 gal. traded for poly water tank to use as a cistern, roof
capture, and run the soaker hoses.
Plus all of Us, Lots of Us, and "A Whole Lotta Love", (or was that a
Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler duet playin') in the garden.
Yep, we spend a *lot* of time outdoors.
The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.
Lola and a few others.
Guess you know 'Pearls Before Swine" ?
Bill who has a small bronze sculpture on his pond edge but will be
returning it this year to it's maker after 30 years. I design with
plants and each year is easier with less care plants coming to the
S Jersey USA Zone 5 Shade
http://www.ocutech.com/ High tech Vison aid
No fair. That was 1969. Nobody remembers 1969. You'll have to excuse me.
I got old there for awhile but I'm younger now. I'll have to introduce
I'm picking up
"A problem from hell" : America and the age of genocide on Tue. from
the library. Haven't finished "Omnivore's Dilemma" yet, so I bought a
copy. With the library, it is hurry up and wait.
Thanks for both introductions Bill.
- (the other) Bill(y)
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
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