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An angel

Postby earwig » Aug 02, 2011 9:37 am

I thought I would show the latest addition to my garden. A friend showed me a photo in a Canadian Living (Sept 2003 pg197) of a garden in Sparta, Ontario that they did a feature on. Belonged to Folk Artist Lucy and her partner Mike and they have many very interesting things in their yard.

She had it in her scrapbook and found it for me as she thought I needed an angel in my little bit of heaven. So I copied the idea.
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Made from all recycled materials except for the nails and glue. The cedar wood was rescued from a burn pile when the boughs were used for gardland at Christmas, the halo is old rusty barb wire that was used for fences many years ago around here, the bark for the wings fell off of firewood when being cut.
Betty
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Re: An angel

Postby Smitty » Aug 02, 2011 9:48 am

love it Betty!!

you are so talented
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Re: An angel

Postby Northpine » Aug 02, 2011 9:52 am

You did a very nice job of it, and she looks very settled in your garden of Eden.
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Re: An angel

Postby earwig » Aug 03, 2011 5:35 am

Thanks Smitty and Marie.
During the 10 hour thunder&lightening storm that finally ended early this morning I thought that I might be meeting a few angels.
Still have alerts for another later today but at least I don't have to be travelling in it today.
Betty
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Re: An angel

Postby Smitty » Aug 03, 2011 7:05 am

I don't much care for lightning storms...well from a well protected house with no atennae is not so bad...stay safe Betty
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Re: An angel

Postby B_BQ » Aug 03, 2011 8:44 am

She's lovely! And she looks right at home surrounded by all your lovelies.
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Re: An angel

Postby Eeyore » Aug 03, 2011 1:17 pm

I love her! She's gorgeous! I'm also glad you did not have any personal visitations from angels. :D
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Re: An angel

Postby Trailblaze1 » Aug 03, 2011 2:07 pm

Cute and clever!

Also nice to know you now have an angelic protector, Betty! I've been watching weather TV and looks like your end of the country is having some pretty heavy waters, sewers blocked up, and more rain coming down from the sky....as well as lightning!

We, otoh, are in drought here.
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Re: An angel

Postby earwig » Aug 04, 2011 8:08 am

Thanks Lyn, Brenda, and Diane.
Another dreary day today but the lightening did not materilize yesterday although we did have a fair amount of rain. Weather looking good for Saturday which is good as I have an BBQ planned for a group of friends. All non gardeners which means I can pass the weeds off as valuable plants as with the inclement weather plus work this week, I have not had a chance to work on the garden.
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Re: An angel

Postby Trailblaze1 » Aug 04, 2011 9:03 am

Wow, Betty.....I just checked the online weatheroffice.gc.ca for Nova Scotia. I clicked on almost every place from A to Tatamagouche and it does look like Saturday will be the best day, and for a few places, Sunday as well. Other than this, it's rain, rain, rain for Nova Scotia!!

Have a great party!
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