On several of the blogs I visited today there were pictures of sweet kitties, so I thought I would share one I took just this morning.
I usually see a lot of great ideas on Pinterest, but rarely do I have to jump right up and get started on something. These little wood houses were an exception though. The ones on either end are pretty much copy cats of what I seen online, art by Saskia Obdeijn, but the four in the middle, I came up with myself. My sister commented that I was getting an early start on my Halloween decorations this year, and although they will fit in well with October's décor, I did not have that theme in mind at all. No, these wee houses mean much more to me than a passing season.
All over the countryside where we live, are abandoned houses. Usually, they are in the middle of a field surrounded by a few trees. These were the homesteads of 100 plus years ago. I find them both inviting and lonely, and I know they hold many memories for the folks that still run their farms around them. That generation is nearly gone though, and so many of the houses are being torn down and the old yard sites are being bulldozed. I will miss these buildings and the stories they conjured in my mind and often in conversation.
Here is another piece of art that is just meant to be fun and to add some color to my garden. It will likely find its way to a fence or garden shed very soon. I used to doodle vines like these until an entire page would be filled. Many a dull lecture was spent this way.