Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Alphabe-Thursday

O is for Ornament
 An element of decoration.
In this case decoration of gardens and lawn.

















I gathered up all the lawn ornaments a couple days ago to start placing them around the gardens.  We have to put them away each winter here in Michigan or they end up looking like this.













And this.













She lost quite a bit of the back side of her head but I still like having her around.  As you can see I tend to lean toward bunnies.













May favorites are made out of cement.













I found this bunny at a road side shop on Tybee Island.  He fell out of the car before I made it home from that trip and got a chunk chipped out of his face.  I think it gave him character now, although at the time it made me sad.













We have a large yard and a lot of gardens so I can sit these around and it never looks like I have too many.  I am always looking for just the right one to add to my collection each year.





























And of course chicks, day two.   The little yellow chicks are Buff Orpingtons.  Ha!  I managed to get chick pictures included on an "O" letter week.





























What can I say I have little feathered creatures on my mind.  As a matter of fact, I need to go check the thermometer before heading for bed.  Have to keep these little girls at 90 degrees and we had a freeze last night.  I was up at 4 A.M. adjusting the lamp and talking chick talk.
Thanks for stopping by and go on over to Mrs Matlock's and check out what the other Alphabe-Thursday participants have to share this week.
Jenny Matlock






23 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes, the cold weather does terrible things to anything left outside here too. My clay pots always crack. I like all your little bunnies!

Jo said...

Bunnies and chicks ... i love them both and yours are adorable!!!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a great collection! My son loves ornaments.

My name is PJ. said...

I am in love with the standing angel with the slightly worn folds in her robe! lOvely!!!

Viki said...

I love all your lawn ornaments. My mom was big on those. Cute chicks too.

Linda said...

I love your lawn ornaments. I don't have many but have been on the lookout for some good old chippy one's. Love the chicks! Keep them warm Mama.

lifeshighway said...

What a great collection of ornaments. When you get them all put out and situated for the summer take a picture and let us see how they look.

mrs. c said...

I love all your ornaments...I think they really add a certain "touch" to your garden. i too am a bunny-lover! The chicks are alredy growing...I am amazed. I love Pout Pout Fish! I will send you some great authors/titles that your grandkids will love. Have a great ALphabe Thursday!

Christy said...

We got some Buff Orpingtons on sunday. I am so excited. I was going to make my post about them but didn't have pictures to share! Yea for baby chickens!

Tracy said...

I want one they are so cute

Jenny said...

I didn't know you had to take them inside...but it is really worth it...they really jazz up your yard!

And those chickens! Those will really jazz about your yard, too.

I really like this little stop on my journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "O".

But now I'm going to have to nag my husband again about the possibility of chickens!

A+

JcVeggie said...

What a great mama hen to take such good care of your chicks:) I think your lawn ornaments are so fun! I wish to find a cool one this summer. We have a turtle planter on our steps in front of our house. We planted mint and basil in it and it smells delightful! Great post!

Terra said...

I saw a garden once where the walkway was made entirely of broken outdoor items, crushed and somehow put together to make a sidewalk. TOO COOL. But I am glad most of yours are not broken!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Awwww, your little chicks are precious!

And what a wonderful group of garden art you have, I love the bunnies, too. :-)

Have a wonderful Friday!
Anne

easternsparkle said...

Nice to mark the change of season by decorating the garden - we'll be moving our garden furniture out this weekend - if it doesn't rain too much!

Rose said...

Your yard ornaments are so cute. I really like the angels. I have several in my yard and I have one that is just so adorable. Of course, I have dogs, ducks and cats as well because of my grandkids. They each had to have their favorites.

Pondside said...

When I discovered that ornaments would survive an Island winter I was a happy gardener!
I love your chicks!

Christy said...

great ornaments....how fun that you bring them in during the winter...that way to can re-arrange every spring...nothing has to stay the same! i particularly like the angel. darling little chicks...i wish we had the space for some.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

What delightful garden pretties! I especially love the rabbits. Thanks for stopping by and reading about my spray paint oopsie... always happy to entertain!

Steph said...

I love bunnies too. I bet they look precious hiding and playing in the garden. When I was a girl, we had a squirrel ornament in our yard that I called Miss Suzy. Great O word and the chicks are dear; so glad you slipped them in.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I guess they get wet and freeze and thaw? Is that what cracks them? We don't have that problem here.

The chicks are adorable.

Melinda Cornish said...

I love all your yard ornaments.......it is good you have a big yard.....Oh how I miss having little chickens to watch grow!!!!

Amanda said...

I'm sure the yard is going to look great with all your ornaments-- and those chicks are sooooooo cute!