Three Saturday Surprises

Today the Saturday bouquet has a mix of dahlias, roses, sunflowers, cosmos and other colorful blooms. It is a surprise that we have this many beautiful flowers in this hot, hot , dry weather.
Here is the second Saturday surprise. I would like to give The Blogger for Positive Global Change to Crafty Green Poet. Her blog is here and she uses her poetry, reviews, and opinions to remind us of what is needed to keep our world a green and healthy place. The two parts of her blog I love the most are the crafts she shares using recycled materials (I already have a list of projects to do with students connected to writing in the fall. ) and her haiku. She is very deserving of this award.
The third Saturday surprise is a creation by JEJ. He is a very resourceful person. He used a CB home base antennae we had behind the shed, a saucer from a plant pot, and a blue bowl we use for camping to design a lovely birdbath for our feathered friends that are searching for water on these hot days. Because we do have dogs and cats, the birds are hesitant to use our other ponds and fountains in the heat. This is a perfect set-up. I wonder if people living below us think we have a new Verizon receiver in our back yard. I love it and I can't wait until morning to see how the birds respond. It is easy to fill, but cleaning it out may be a challenge. Oh well, out of sight, out of mind!


  1. Thanks so much for the award and your nice comments about my blog! Congratulations for being awarded the Award yourself!

  2. Anonymous29.7.07

    Your new bird bath is hysterical as well as practical!! I'll bet the birds will bring all their friends and family once they find it. Job well done! Love the flowers too.

  3. Anonymous29.7.07

    I grew flowers so that I could cut bouquets but I find I can't bear to cut many. Yours was quite a pick-me-up.

  4. Great bird feeder! Perhaps you could also shine a light in its general direction at night, so as to cast a shadow, and get a great photo that would pass for a flying saucer, if framed just right.

  5. Crafty Green Poet: you are welcome!
    Marcy: The birds aren't quite as excited yet, maybe tomorrow. (:
    Colleen: My husband follows me around and makes noises like he is dying if I cut too many- especially his favorites.
    Starr: Great idea- that would really get the neighbors talking!

  6. Anonymous30.7.07

    Oh, I love it. What a great idea. I can't wait to see some pictures with birds up there!

  7. Jackie: We are waiting. I don't think they know what it is yet. I wonder if a sign would help? :)


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