The Seasons are changing..... thank you!

I took a walk outside today.... my yard needs a team of people to clean it up!  As you all know the cold and freezing came to my part of Florida,, it really did alot of damage to my yard....How happy I was to see my 'yellow rose bush in bloom'.  
I also have a new toy... a made for TV toy.. this new 'tool' is a blower, vacuum and makes the leaves into mulch... I can't wait to get outside and use it.  This was a gift from my sister.. everyone needs a sister like my "Dolly".
I wish all of you could have heard the 'bull frogs' in the creek out back last night. Was a symphony going on out there, loud too!
My little Angel friend sits in the front of the house.. greeting the critters and the humans that may come by.
For some reason I get a kick out of the 'metal dragonflies' scattered around my yard!
Some of my friends don't understand them... but I do!

I have a neighbor... you know the ones.. who look at your yard and make comments! This one told me "Your yard looks like a trailer park"... I did not know if I should 'laugh or cry'! Now I don't have alot of 'stuff' around my yard.. the front only has a bird bath and one little angel? The back, now that is another matter.. but it's so large back there you really miss most of the little statues and things... awww,, this guy is just an old grouch!

The bench sitting way back in the 'south 40'... (as my husband calls it!) I found the bench several years ago sitting on the side of the road.. for the trash man!.. well, it ended up in the back of my car and I bought some new seat wood to repair the broken slats.. I'll tell you the back of the bench is made of a really nice metal floral motif and could be used for wall art when the bench wood has finally seen it's last day!

Take a look at the large 'crack' on the side of the 'chiminea'... Yep, I found this in someones trash, cracked in three pieces... it came home with me and I got out the 'liquid nails' and it's been holding up for about 5 years now! I love it in the back... but, I don't use it for a fireplace... I'm sure the whole thing will crack and be very dangerous!
I have been pushing the season.. Think Spring, Think Spring.. but we here in Florida will go right into summer. Any day now it will be in the 80's and I will be happy along with my friend, St Francis...he does not like the cold!  I have been wheezing and sneezing for weeks now.. I can't believe it but I had an old fashioned 'head cold'... you know the one where you need a tissue every 20 minutes... well.. this is Florida.. I have not had a head cold since leaving Illinois 15 years ago.. Texas had no colds??
Anyway... "Think Spring"!! I know it's coming cause my "Easter Lilly's" are all coming up out front!  Think Spring!


The Muse said...

I love personal style...poo poo on the nasty comment...!

Keep your decor...and PPPFFFFT the others~ :)

Cas said...

Every party has a pooper...looks like you found your pooper. If he doesn't like it tell him to lump!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Sandy, thanks so much for grabbing my button! Following you!
Love the dragonflies. I have to paint some for spring. Right now, working on bunnies for Easter.

Kristi Flanagan said...

Sandy - I love the dragon flies. I just have to tell you that you made me laugh when I read your comment you left on my website about chanting for spring! Thanks for the smile! By the way, your neighbor is a party pooper! =0)

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Holly said...

Hi there

Thanks for coming by 504 Main! I love all your finds..the chiminea and the benches are awesome...and I have always loved those metal sculptures. I agree with everyone else...the neighbor is a party pooper! I'll be following you too.
504 Main

fawnda said...

I am SOOOO loking forward to spring... but here in the midwest it will be a couple more months! But I like the dragon flies in your yard! those little guys a re so cute! : )

Style Sisters said...

The comment you left on my blog made me crack up! "hang your head in shame" LOL I can tell you are very creative and you probably set beautiful tablescapes as well! I am enjoying reading you blog. I will be a follower.

Thanks again for stopping by. I hope you win! :)

Scarlet of Moms Wear Your Tees. com said...

I love your photos. Lovely.
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Dawn said...

It looks like you have a great yard. Life's too short to worry about what the neighbors think!

Mountainrose said...

Some people get it and some don't. It's your yard and you are an artistic flare that the neighbor lacks.. Next time he has something to say, ask him if he would like you to come help in his yard. (snicker). My brother is a neat freak and really hates to mow around something when he can just mow over it. I, on the other hand, Love filling in nooks and crannis with Curbside treasures. Yeah, my nieghbor didn't like it either, Said I was lowering his property value. I doubt that seeing as how he has a yard full of farm equipment.

JadeLD said...

Hi there, I'm visiting from the Trendy Tree House blog hop. I'm a new follower too.

It's great to see you garden, I'm getting excited about all the signs of spring and new buds here too. I love spring and everything renewing. Have fun with your leaf blower when you get the chance!