Thursday, March 17, 2011
Because I have spring fever I have been thinking a lot about my garden and what I
might want to add this summer.
Over the last several months I have shown pictures of many statues, figures, sculptures
and shells...most of which would be wonderful in a garden...
This cherub is already in my garden and was adorned with violets for last Mother's Day...
they were my mom's favorite flower...
This sculpture is over 20 feet tall...
Some figures really might not work in a garden but would be better displayed inside...
Actually, it's the lamp I really like in this picture...
Some are wonderful water features or at least make us think of water...
There happens to be one particular figure that has ended up bringing new friends together.
It is this lovely mermaid. The lighting was difficult that day but can you see the dolphin
under her arm?
I found her at Country Roads Antiques in Southern California and showed her to you on
my blog. A couple of months later I was looking at La Dolfina's lovely blog and saw that
she was showing the same mermaid but up in Northern California. It turned out to be the
same exact mermaid but she was now located up north. Terri and I exchanged emails and
laughter and a long distance friendship was born from this mermaid.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and spending an afternoon in Malibu with Terri of
La Dolfina and Jermaine of French Kissed. We had wonderful conversations and lots of
laughter. They are both fabulous women and have fantastic blogs. French Kissed is one
of the beautiful blogs featured in the current issue of Romantic Homes magazine.
Oh, and by the way, Terri’s gorgeous husband Chris joined us and put up with all our
“girl talk”... talk about being a good sport!!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Are you making plans for your garden this
spring? Do you have any statues, sculptures, fountains or shells in your garden?
And, our hearts go out to everyone in Japan as we continue to hold them in our
thoughts and prayers. This has been an overwhelming tragedy.