Friday, February 27, 2009

SMALL FACES


It rained all last night, and this morning I could sniff that nose-wrinkling mildew smell that I've come to associate with rainy days on the lake. But I didn't mind; it meant the ground was thawing. Now I just looked out the window, and the rain has now officially turned to snow. Fortunately I got out in the yard yesterday. The largest drifts are still there, but it's possible to walk around. I took my camera in case there was anything interesting to snap, but alas, no sign of critters or birds or much of anything, really. So I took these photos of the non-animal inhabitants. The little Buddha on the patio bench has a solar unit by his feet that throws a silvery light on his face when darkness comes. It doesn't last all night, but long enough to see me off to sleep. The other Buddha (monk, really) is the one you've seen here before, who looks out over the lake. And in the front yard, the twin-trunked locust tree has two little Green Man-type faces, tucked around the back so I can see them coming and going through the garage door. This summer I hope to add a nice birdbath, too. Something with a face!

14 comments:

Kallen305 said...

Love all of the art in your yard. The budhas is really cool.

And is that green grass I see??? Yes!

Annie said...

I love the peaceful feeling of this post and especially the smiling leaf face on the tree.

Poetikat said...

You have such a nice natural space. Your Buddhas must be very content.

Kat

Sylvia K said...

I just love your yard and the budhas! I came by earlier but couldn't see the photos and couldn't leave a comment, so I'm back. You do make me smile! Thanks for a lovely post and photos!

bobbie said...

I do love your Buddhas. The faces on the tree are fun. They must be good company for you.

Lin said...

that's great it's melting. enjoyed your buddhas. they are very peaceful looking.

Indrani said...

Amazing creativity in your yard! Great shots all!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I love all of your little people and faces, Deb. The good news is that they will stay there for you to take their picture, and you don't have to feed them!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

hitch writer said...

All that is in your yard ??

wonderful !!

Villas Girl said...

Hi Deborah! I'm glad that it is starting to thaw out. This has been a brutal winter for you. You are a much better person than me. I would have cracked a long time ago.
If you have time, stop by my place. I have something for you. Lisa

magiceye said...

aah.. the thaw has set in...
lovely art in your yard!

Squirrel said...

I like decorated trees, and Buddhas, I am feeling antsy about getting out into my garden, to have my coffee out there in the mornings with the little doo dads and statues.

fourwindshaiga said...

I love the leaf man face!!

Wren said...

You are a woman of diverse talents and tastes: Buddah statues, puffin limericks.

Thanks for the virtual introduction to Kat. The limerick is perfect and suits the photo perfectly.