Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Musings

This morning John and I slept in and then went to our favorite diner called BigView Diner. There is always a crowd there and today was no different. We had a 30 min. wait but that just gives John and I time to catch up with each other and plan the rest of the day! After we got home I decided to add some paint to the ironwork piece I painted a few weeks ago. It was rusting pretty badly and I didn't want it to get ruined (even though I like some pieces rusty). I painted the whole thing with cream Rustoleum. Today I took brown and green and rubbed it over the little birds, leaves and stems on the piece. Here are the before and after pics:

Before:


After:



It looks so much better now. It stands out from the brick more.

Then I had to take some pictures of what was going on in my garden. There really isn't a whole lot going on right at the moment but here are some pics of what is:


I love the color of this Dianthus!


This is a Rose of Sharon blossom. My Dad gave me this Rose of Sharon and it was only a seedling about 12" tall and now it is 4 feet tall and it has these wonderful raspberry sherbert colored flowers on it! Thanks Dad!!


This is my one hosta's flower. I thought the picture turned out really great with the sun coming behind it! Love it!


This is another hosta flower that is in bud. I thought it looked really fantastic so I thought I would snap a picture of it. I love the way it turned out!


Here is another view from the side.


This is the last of the phlox blossoms with a hosta nearby.

Two of my favorite ivy plants:





So all I have to do today is download the last of my BOCD from the library and read. What a great weekend! I wish they were all like these! Enjoy your day!!

10 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love that iron work piece! It looks great!

Vickie said...

Gorgeous! You have the best eye for detail. Your ironwork piece is lovely.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Great job on the ironwork piece, it's lovely! Thanks so much for entering our APRON GIVEAWAY, too. Lidy

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! Your hosta flower looks like a lily. Gorgeous! I love the iron art piece. You did a fabulous job!

Low Tide High Style said...

Your ironwork piece looks wonderful and thanks for the great flower pictures, they are really beautiful!

Thank you so much for your kind comment on my recent blog post, your words are truly appreciated!!

Kat :)

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love how your iron piece turned out. So pretty! Your flowers are pretty. Glad you had a nice weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Last flowers of summer sadly....sighhh

BTW....comment before mine is most likely a link to a porn site!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

The iron piece turned out great, and your flowers are gorgeous... beautiful pictures!
~ Jo :)

Catherine Holman said...

I'm ready for fall too!

Darlene said...

Your flowers look great still. Ours are starting to wither down. The ironwork piece turned out great!


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!