Sunday, May 18, 2008
The other garden spirit, Oscar, the eagle and the goose.
Right after taking this picture, a geranium has been planted in this pot. I didn't think of taking a picture afterwards, sorry.
Gardendwarfs ( a German specialty:) They make me laugh, my mother thinks they are absolutely kitschy, I agree, and Dad has to put them in the "garden-spirit "corner. Sometimes, they move. I mean, my Dad tries to put them out of this forest corner into the part of the garden, where they can be seen better. But my Mom always smells a rat (I tell her!) and the dwarfs have to beat a hasty retreat:) - I know though that she likes this whimsical corner very much...and that she believes the dwarfs just belong there. This dwarf war going on between my parents always makes me laugh.
Some simple things have their place here too, like this Dandelion.
This is the other big-eared guy. Ivy is slowly covering his head:). I love his hair.. In the upper part of the garden, there is this tool shed, my Dad built. My Mom took care of the decoration with flowers. They hadn't yet filled the flowerpots when I took the picture... But the Clematis's blossoms already opened, what a miracle:)
My Dad and my brother chatting and drinking beer:)
So, this is where I grew up. We came here when I was 1. My Dad and his friends built this house, on weekends. Of course, with the support of their wifes, being busy to cook for the whole crew. Must have been happy times...
The eagle was sculpted very quickly by the guy who cut the garden spirit tree. Oscar is going to check what happens in the dark corners behind the eagle and the goose:)
On vaccation, the cat Oscar does the same things we did. He hangs around in the garden, watching the birds, sleeping under the fern and enjoying the sun and the green everywhere.
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