It’s almost 7:30 p.m. EST and I am feeling ready to get horizontal for the night. Getting up around 4 a.m. will do that. I did take a little nap this afternoon and that was nice.
Well, the oops paint wasn’t as red as I thought it would be but I still like it. It doesn’t show up much either because the face of the heart is probably a little less than 1/4 inch wide. I hung it with nails as I would have had a difficult time trying to hold this piece and screw in screws. Mark and I always worked well together and I’m really realizing how much we did together all the time. Each of us would call the other one for a helping hand. Now I’ve got to figure other ways of getting things done. I could hear Mark saying move slowly, take your time.
So, here are photos of the project.
I liked seeing her with her reflection in the piece of beveled mirror.
Front patio garden area is where I worked this morning while a loaf of oatmeal bread was making in the bread machine. I should have moved the empty pots from in front of the large pot. We bought those two old concrete planters probably from the 1920’s at a yard sale years ago for $5 or $10 for the pair. I love the patina on them.
I have always called this statue the weeping woman, and the name really fits this woman named FlowerLady.
I had several of you suggest in comments to NOT pressure wash her so here she is in all her wonderful patina glory. We had her in another location before this one and a tree limb fell on her knocking her head and part of her arm off, so Mark had to epoxy her back together and of course it’s not cement so it shows. She has scars and that’s part of her life. She is graceful. That’s how I want to be, full of grace.
These next photos are of a little weed.
This is the bird bath in the ‘secret garden’. The bell shaped flowers are from the mom-of-millions plant.
This was breakfast this morning. I spread some of Lemon Verbena Lady’s Spicy Basil Apple jelly on ‘free’ rolls that Mark had gotten from the Salvation Army thrift store awhile back. They were in the freezer. The S.A. gives free bread away every week. I need to check there myself as we’ve gotten some nice types before. The jelly was delicious and you could definitely taste the basil.
Supper tonight was pizza.
That’s it, I can hardly keep my eyes open.
Enjoy the last day of 2012, and have a wonderful 2013.
I am with thee
Be Not Dismayed
I am thy God
I will strengthen thee
I will help thee
I will uphold thee