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photo credit: Greg Grant
"Reflect Each Day On All You Have To Be Grateful For And
You Will Receive More To Be Grateful For." -Chuck Danes
If you walked by the garage at our house during the last week or so, you might have wondered what the washbasin filled with water and empty bottles was for.
And what it had to do with the big empty spot in our yard, where the gazebo used to stand.
True to form, I got right to work planning something practical and necessary to the yard.
Before the new fence is put in.
Or the arbor that I want back here is designed and built.
I made a bottle tree!
I used bamboo stakes pounded into the ground, (thanks for the muscle and help, RW!)
and bottles that were cleaned after soaking for a week in soapy water to remove their labels.
The new fence can go in anytime.
Meanwhile, I'm planning one more bottle tree, for a different spot in the yard.
I'll enjoy the sunlight shining through the bottles, keeping the evil spirits away from our house.
And keeping more trees from falling and making big, ugly, empty spots in our yard.
And by the mention of them
at Susan's a while ago.
I'm grateful my family doesn't think I'm crazy, and they support me in my endeavor to "beautify" the surroundings with unusual art installations.
I'm grateful for something so simple that makes me smile.
I'm grateful for the human spirit's innate desire to create art,
and our ability to make something beautiful out of nothing.
Thanks for dropping by today, I hope you'll join me next week for another Wednesday Gratitude. You can post about anything that makes you happy and makes your heart sing!
Until next time,
Linking up to Outdoor Wednesday at Susan's A Southern Daydreamer, Leigh's Thrifty Thursday, and Cindy's Show and Tell Friday. Thank you ladies!