Saturday, October 2, 2010

A terrific Saturday morning ...

What a GREAT morning!  I was up and out early this morning for a sand casting bird bath class through my local junior college.  It was held at a private residence about 10 miles from me in a small town.  The instructor's yard was incredible!  I wish I had remembered my camera!  She had a fire going in the back yard for us and she had us all set up to start right in. 

Here's my rhubarb leaf bird bath ... tomorrow I can take the plastic off (I peeled it back for a picture) and Monday I can turn it over and let the leaf dry up.  In a week's time, I can fill it with water for the birdies.  I am toooooooooooo excited!!!

I've never posted the pictures of the finished greenhouse.  It's finished except the wire shelving across the front windows ... but I'm not in a hurry til late winter anyway.  We're having COLD nights here in northern Illinois so a few herbs have made their way inside and they seem to love it with new growth everywhere.  It will be interesting to see how long they last through the fall.

If you look closely, you can see the stained glass window hubby surprised me with.  I LOVE it!  It will be fun in the spring to till up all around the greenhouse and put in my new flowerbeds.  But for now, it's fall and I'm about ready to pack in the gardens and get ready to tuck up for the cold snowy months ahead.

No special plans for the day ... a nice, quiet autumn day watching my bird bath dry ...


Cathy G. said...

You are gonna LOVE your rhubarb birdbath! My friend Lisa made me one last year! I'm thinking of bringing it in the house this winter but where to put it?!! Can't wait to see your green house in the spring! It looks great right now! Happy tucking in these chilly Fall days!
Cathy G

Kattywhompus Primitives said...

The finished greenhouse looks wonderful Teresa! Just think of the fun you'll have next spring-and you have all winter to think about it. :)

I can wait to see the reveal of your bird bath! What a great idea! I might have to try making one next season.

We need a gathering-soon!