Cupid is one of the many little toys that have been secreted around the entrance to our house.
One day I came home to find that
Cookie Monster had moved in. He was glued to the doorbell. A gift from my husband.
Have I ever told you that I believe the number one survival behavior for marriage is a sense of humor? Well it is! So when Cookie moved in and no one could find the doorbell, I had to find a solution. I did...
It cracks up the mail carrier and the UPS guy! It's starting to degrade in the sun and rain! I can add it to the compost! But not cookie, he'll stay...he's glued to the doorbell.
Here's another resident who sometimes surprises guests.
He's very handy at Halloween.
We are sometimes serious and when we are, it's almost always about rocks!
We went to Montreal for my 50th birthday and fell in love with the sculptural Inuksuit that we saw in a gallery.
So my darling husband made an inunnguaq for me! An inunnguaq is a cairn that represents the human form, but people do refer to them all collectively as inuksuk. I like the sound of Inukshuk or Inuksuit and I can pronounce them. The Inuit used these markers for navigation or points of reference....if you're hunting in a vast whiteness, cairns would be very helpful.
His face is very clear to me in this rock. Can you see it?
Maybe it's my imagination but just as people see animals in clouds, I see them in rocks.
Do you see the little chickie?
What about a turtle?
I see a very old turtle. Or maybe a dinosaur?
Then we have a rock that is just lovely.
A very special friend
There is one resident of the garden who has been with me for over 30 years. He moved here from Missouri. He's now a Nashville Cat. He's an unfired plaster cat who is disintegrating with age.
He is curled up and napping under the Gray Owl Juniper.
Then there is this guy who eagerly greets guests while trying to scratch his ear! That's an old glove he's retrieved for me.
He's quite popular with the birds.
Speaking of birds, we've added a small apartment building
with a restaurant nearby.
There's even something for the caterpillars...
parsley, a flower to brighten the green and a broken pot.
Thank you Nan Ondra from Gardening Gone Wild for sponsoring the Garden Blogger's Design Workshop.
You can visit Gardening Gone Wild for more on whimsy.