I was surprised that a couple of you noticed the swan up on top of my hutch in my last entry, his head just barely sticking out in the photo. I thought I would share an old photo I took back a number of years ago just after the holidays. I had him sitting out on a quilt that I made on our dining room table. I was not quite ready to totally get rid of all my holiday decorations and thought this made a nice winter look. I want to think of a new way to use him again this year.
I would love to see your swans for those of you who mentioned you also had one...
We took our old chandelier up to Cranberry Cottage. This used to hang in our bedroom. I really like having it at the cottage now. It works well with the beams and high ceiling.
Our garden at the cottage is enjoying some unexpected visitors. We have little gnome neighborhoods popping up everywhere this year. Jos went out to mow the grass while I was sitting inside enjoying my "Miss Potter" DVD while stitching. He came in and told me he had to mow around a number of gnome neighborhoods. I think I must have him toadstool trained. *grins*
These Turkey Tails come back each year to grow happily on the tree branches we use to line the planting areas. In Dutch, they are called "Elfenbankjes" which you could literally translate as "elves couches". Can't you just see little elves visiting their gnome friends and sitting here drinking from acorn cups?
Being right on the woods, the grass is very poor here with a great deal of moss in it. I have never wanted to change it as I have snowdrops and daffodils planted throughout the grass as well as the toadstools that seem to increase each autumn. This kind of beauty goes above perfection any day for me.
So who says gnomes don't exist??? Do you believe in gnomes and have you really looked at a toadstool to try and find the door?