Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Enjoying the simple moments...


While visiting a friend’s home I took some photos of her koi pond along with the fairies and garden gnomes placed around her yard.

Here are my three favourite pictures:

No... I'm not doing any of this right now

and only a little of this...

but I am doing lots and lots of this.


Do you have little characters in and around your garden?

Cheers, Jenny

20 comments:

  1. Our condo rules prohibit little characters in the garden. Never mind. Right now, I feel like your third photo . . . ahh, nice!

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    1. Hi Kitty - I'm sad to read your condo has "rules" - it's tempting to sneak out in the garden in the wee hour of the night and "plant" a few! hehehe

      I'm in full #3 mode... so feel free to join me! :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Looks nice. The only characters I have are my kitties that like to roll around in the dirt. Rainbows turtle enclosure uses a tub normally made for koi ponds. Honeyman's invention so he(Rainbow, not Honeyman) could swim and climb a ramp and sun himself.

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    1. Thanks Ruth. My friend has two dogs - they were also rolling in the dirt, much to her annoyance - I tried to stifle my laughter as her dogs are quite the characters in their own right.

      You need to do a post on Rainbow's pad - I'd love to see where he hang out and suns himself - speaking of sun... how's it going down there? :) :)

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    2. They are cute except when they get in the way.
      Tomorrow we are supposed to get almost 90. Garden is drying out so I hope to be planting some things later in the week.
      Rainbow is in heat heaven. Those turtles sure love the heat. :)

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  3. Yes, i have many frogs and toads people have bought for me because they think it's funny since I am a little afraid of the real thing!

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    1. Jane has lots of those too - I took quite a number of photos - but I'm going for the "less is best" approach.

      Why do frogs and toads frighten you? Is this a post worthy story? If you've done one already link me to it I'd love to read it.

      Thanks for stopping by, Andrea. :)

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  4. I love that frog statue.
    The only little characters we have in our garden was when I was planting tomatoes yesterday.

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    1. It is cute, isn't it!

      So were you the little character or the tomatoes? Just wondering?? :P

      Hey Al, are we all breathing a collective sigh of relief now that April is done and gone, hmm?

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  5. I have an Alice (as in Wonderland), sitting on a piece of driftwood. I made her at a craft class using a liquid rock based material to sculpt with wire and tshirt material. I took the class with a friend.

    No garden gnomes or fairies, but I have a fake lizard sunning by my aloe vera and a colourful frog sitting on a ceramic mushroom in with my palm plant. It surprises people sometimes. The gnome reminds me of the movie 'Amelie'.

    I like a touch of whimsy. Subtle whimsy.

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    1. Hi DG, I'm with you on the subtle whimsy - sometimes these little garden accessories can be used to the point of overkill... to which I then want to pluck them from amongst the plants and run!

      I just googled the movie you mention - I will have to see it, sounds delightful.

      My mother has a few gnomes in her garden (which is also my garden) and I monitor their numbers. She secretly sneaks one in the group as if I won't notice - so one day I raided her stash - near gave her heart failure... looks like they are very dear to her so I won't be doing that any time soon. (but I did laugh, when she wasn't around... poor dear!)

      Thanks for popping in for a look! :)

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    2. That's funny about the raiding of her garden gnome stash. The father of 'Amelie' is attached to the gnome too, but you have to watch the movie to see why. It's a little quirky but provides peeks of Paris, too.

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  6. Hi Jenny - I might be inspired to get outside if the sun shone! Honestly what is the weather doing ... this garden, where I rent, is devoid of interest ... makes me very sad -but there it is ...

    I enjoy others gardens ... and love these photos -quite delightful .. Hilary

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  7. Your friend is blessed to have such an attractive and awesome garden Jenny, such wonderful photos, just love her garden.

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  8. Hi Jenny. Sweet photos. Yes, i have lots of little angels and cherubs scattered around the garden. I will have to do a post on them!

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  9. Only critters I have are wildlife. That's enough for me! Deer, turkeys, owls, hawks, blue jays, squirrels, chickadees and phoebes are frequent visitors to my yard...not all at once, but a few at a time.

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  10. gnomes scare me... and i have a secret love for the frogs, my wife threw out my collection awhile back to make room for her things. in her defense now we have moose, i am sick of moose. my collection of frogs was gross, it should have been tossed.

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  11. haha i loved this, jenny---i do have lots of these little darlings around my yard---in fact i have to stop myself--but the other day, i purchased a sweet little bunny that had a broken ear--still attached though--got it for half price :)

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  12. Those are sooooo cute. I do not have things like that in my garden. I do though have a Martini drinking Toad on the deck. lol Still blogging and visiting folks from a-z
    Blogging after a-z

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  13. Hilary
    Matthew
    Diane
    Donna
    Jeremy
    Lynn
    Sandy

    Thank you all for stopping by and enjoying these little garden creatures.

    I’m always fascinated by what I find in other people’s gardens.

    This is one of those “you should post about your garden critters too” kind of things - I would love to see what lives in your gardens.

    Cheers, Jenny

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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