Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Mystery In The Water.

I took a walk around the garden this morning before work and thought I would take you along. We have a very small pond near the porch door. It is very shady. I have tried to plant small plants of interest. This miniature hosta was a church sale find. I love how small and sweet it is perfect for this spot.             
 Oh and look this turtle is going for a swim. It really is an iron turtle that I got at a yard sale for .50. Take a good look in the water do you see any kind of picture in the water? Let me know what you see and I will tell you what I think it looks like. It is a bit spooky.
I love the yellow and pink together here.                                              
 My fairy roses are so abundent this year.
 I have only a couple of yardsale finds from the past weekend. I have wanted a cookbook stand for awhile and found this one and a cook book for the total price 3.00.
  It has been hot here so I have spent the nights reading on the porch. I love when it is all dark and cozy on the porch.
The thunder is rolling around the mountains tonight with a promise of cool clear air. Good night sweet friends.


Patti said...

what beautiful pictures...and I love the last kind of night...and nice chair to relax in and a great book to read...perfect!

Rose H (UK) said...

Oooooh! It looks like a fce to me Cathy....
Your hosta is SO sweet, I wouldn't dare have one in my garden as the slugs would see it off in one night :o( I love your sweet turtle too. Your flowers look great, and the bookrest is a bargain and so useful. Looks lovely to read on the porch - but look out for those bears!
Hope you and David are well. Enjoy the weekend.
Best wishes
Rose H

Kim said...

It looks like a creepy old man face to me. Love the little hosta. Cute!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've noticed mini-hostas before. They would work well at my house since we have a lot of shade. We do have several regular sized hostas in different varieties. Thanks for the photo!

Stacy said...

I think it looks like an alligator emerging from the water.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I collect hostas. Love yours.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a cute little pond! Love the mini hostas! Great cookbook stand too! Have a great day!


Balisha said...

I don't believe that I'm going to say this, because I'm always such a skeptic when people say they see the face of Jesus or the Virgin Mary....but I have to say...I think it looks like Jesus.

Julia said...

You have a loch Ness Monster in your little pond. Love your flowers and that little hosta looks like Mouse Ear Hosta.

I hope that you find some tasty recipes to share from that cook book.
Have a great weekend and hope that your husband has a good week and you too of course. JB

Kathy said...

Sweet turtle! I wasn't sure - but thought I saw a face. It reminded me of those pictures you stare at for a while then an image appears! Of course I love the flowers! Great finds! I need to do some thrifting!!!
Hope you have a great day,

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I love the cookbook holder. We have had heat the last couple of days, but today is cool, breezy, and beautiful! The water looks like it has a submerged green monster face in it. Your garden is lovely and it makes me long for flower beds again!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love the thought of sitting outside to read. Sadly, any light at all leads to assaults by our huge June bugs. Please share what you see in the pond. I am so bad at those kind of things.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how I have missed you and your site. Nice coming by here to today and catching up.
I see several things in the water...haha One brings me a picture of a bear head and then another of a sea serpent. Boy do I see things. Now what is it.
Love Hosta's and tried them when I lived in town but slugs ate them all the way to the roots. I even put beer in a saucer since I read that kills slugs or gets them drunk or something but no luck.
I have though of trying them again out here but have not yet
Hope your having a great week

Ann Summerville said...

Lovely pictures. Our plants are all shriveled up here in Texas.

yaya said...

The last pic could be me! I have read a ton of books so far this summer and that's my usual pose..only I don't have your sweet screened in porch area..dang! Thanks for the garden walk. It all looks so lovely. Now, for that picture in the water..I see a face..a creepy face. Your pond and my Creepy Woods should meet! Have a nice day and a cool and refreshing rain!

Thrifty Chic said...

I think it looks like butlers face or maybe sandy... what do you think??? love you xoxox

vintagesue said...

love the turtle!!! looks so real!
as for what is in the water, i'm not sure. my son and i see faces i guess i see a face too. it isn't scary to me though.
enjoy your little garden....face and
take care

Rugs and Pugs said...

Cathy ~
I've never seen such a tiny hosta. How sweet it is!
I see a rather evil looking face!
Hugs :)

Tolentreasures said...

Love the reading on the of my favorite things that I don't get enough of!


camp and cottage living said...

Is that an alien in the water? Spooky indeed!
I've never seen such a small hostas
Your roses are really lush and beautiful!
Have a great weekend!

The Vintage Seamstress said...

Looks like a face to me, with crazy witch hair! lol

Pat said...

An alligator in your pond? Where did he come from? Isn't funny what the mind sees? I too love sitting on the porch and reading in the summer.

Cathy G. said...

Love your miniature hosta! So sweet!
I kind of see a head of some kind of animal.... dog, perhaps a cow with one ear! LOL!
What pray tell do you see? I'm always seeing things in water reflections or bubbles in the bath tub.
Cathy G

Larkrise garden girl said...

I thought I commented but oh well. I thought the image in the water looked like a crocodile. Lol silly me.

Joanne said...

The loch ness monster? Love the last pic of your reading on the porch (I read that book!) You are looking oh so comfy!

Anonymous said...

I to love to sit on my porch with a good book. Especially on a cool evening with the threat of rain.
I like your cookbook holder. I need to get me one of those when I'm recovered. I'll have to keep an eye out for one or maybe go to Amazon.
Hope you have a peaceful weekend.

Till next time...
God bless you.

jennifer768 said...

Love ,love the miniature hosta ! your flowers are all so pretty ! It looks like a man's face to me.Great finds at the yard sale.Have a great weekend.Hugs,Jen

Donna said...

Looks like a perfect evening to me...sitting by the beautiful pond with a good book on the porch! I NEED one of those evenings...but then my porch is open, no screens and I would be skeeter-bit to death!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Looks like a turtle's face staring up at the turtle on the rock ~ as thought it is a reflection of him!! Am I the only one who see's a turtle?? Cute little hosta!!

lace & arsenic said...

..what an adorable hosta! its so full to be so tiny! i love it!..