As you come through the gate you will see a sweet little garden sign.Just ahead, some old tools hanging on the shed.The sweetest little girl with her raincoat and umbrella waits at the corner of the shed and watches over the little birds as they come to eat.Around the corner a tall church hangs in the big rose bush that grows on the side of the shed. Below, on a cute little wooden bench, is a home for rent. Waiting for the perfect family to move in. At the far corner of the shed you will see a sweet vintage window and a few old garden tools. If you look closely you will see the reflection of my dear mother as she looks at another piece of art in her garden. Oh, that's my sweetheart! He was busy removing limbs from a beautiful old tree that is falling over and will soon need to be removed. Just around the corner from this tree you will find a wonderful perennial garden filled with all kinds of flowers. These little blooms caught my eye. Nestled into the perennial garden - a sweet little water baby. Tucked under some tall flowering shrubs, just around the corner, this little chair holds a bright-colored planter that will soon be filled with pretty flowers. A little farther in the same flower bed, this cute little dutch couple spends time together in the garden. Sometimes they are closer than today. At times they kiss but just before I took this picture he was turned sideways as if he were trying to run away! I think they worked through their disagreement and will soon be kissing once again. Nearby there is a huge, old maple tree. At the base of the tree my dear mother planted a rock garden many years ago. It changes constantly through the seasons and is home to more treasures. A duck. . . A squirrel. . .
And another little garden sign.
It looks like Bigfoot has been walking between the big tree and my dear mother's Hosta garden. He has left a few footprints!A sweet little boy loves to lie in the Hosta garden and read. He seems to read a lot of books through the summer. He will be there for a long time. Until the first signs of winter.
Near the corner of the house and the garden gate there are two more things you must see. This sweet Dutch Iris. . .And my dear little mother's 'rain bug'. She has bells on her toes. (The rain bug, not my mother!) She dances in the rain and the wind and her little bells ring. My dear mother collects cobalt blue glass. When I saw this sweet little bug I knew she needed to live with my sweet mother. We will spend time in my mother's garden again this summer. Soon the projects will be completed and things will return to normal. More garden art will be placed among the pretty blooms, the deck will be open for guests and, hopefully, we will have sunshine. You can be sure you will be the first to be invited to join me then.