Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Bird spa - and a stone face


No apologies for having a garden-themed week this week...  Nab Wood's 'Open Gardens' were so beautiful and deserve a wider audience.   This is another of the terraces in the garden I featured yesterday.  The owner showed me some photographs of how the garden looked when they bought the house - and it was literally bare earth and rubbish.  To have turned it into this little oasis in (I think he said) 11 years is nothing short of a miracle.

One of the interesting games you can play when looking round the open gardens is to spot the half-hidden, quirky little treasures that people have placed.  Here, the bird bath takes centre-stage and I'll bet the birds love to splash in it.... but can you see the stone face in the corner of the border, a bit like one of the Easter Island statues?

6 comments:

  1. Like you, i like hidden things in gardens.The statue seems to protect the place; And I like the birds spa! They must really enjoy the place when it's hot!

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  2. And isn't that another of the joys of the Open Gardens Scheme - being able to chat with the owners and creators of the gardens.

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  3. With great difficulty and only because you called our attention to it, I kind of see the hidden face. Don't ever apologize for showing beautiful gardens. Flowers make me happy, and I hope I am not very unusual that way.

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  4. How lovely! I'm going to save your last post photo and try to replicate that flower bed. So pretty!

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  5. I had to play hunt the face ;)

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  6. I enlarged your image and I still can't see it...but I don't know what that is on the ground right there in the center of the border. ~Lili

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