Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Plush Blooming Catus



 
 
I finally found some small clay pots in just the right sizes to finish up a collection of plush cactus. I have a whimsical prickly pear cactus, a San Pedro cactus, and a barrel cactus all made from repurposed sweater wool in varying shades of green. I've added some not so prickly "spines" made from thread and beads. And I couldn't resist adding some small blooms to each one.
These make great gifts for anyone lacking a "green thumb", and are fun home or office décor, alone or in a grouping. I have a group of them on my coffee table right now!
 
They are all available in my Etsy shop right now.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pond Life

It's almost time to start moving our koi fish into the new big pond. But the pond is already full of life.
The new filter system is almost complete and the goldfish we put in already seem to be enjoying their new home.


The lotus is growing and blooming. 
 
 
The newest resident is "Flip" the green frog. He likes to float in the shade under the lotus leaves.
 
 
A big dragonfly larvae.
 
 
 
 A wonderful surprise. . . the first goldfish we put in the pond have already spawned and we have little baby goldfish! These tiny goldfish will be brown in color, for protection, until they get a bit bigger. They are able to hide amongst the rocks around the side of the pond.
 
 
Trap door snails, collected from a local garden center's big natural pond, will eat algae from the sides of our pond and act as nature's cleaners.

Thursday, July 4, 2013