Sunday, March 11, 2012

Backyard Entertainment

I have wanted a bottle tree for a long time.  Of course, I'm too lazy to do anything about it, other than drink the wine. 

Sir Steven has collected the bottles for me (over the years mind you!) and has started the tree on our old grapevine fence.  So, I guess you would say it's more of a fence than a tree?  Either way, I love it and I really appreciate that he's making another one of my dreams come true.

(by the way, please pay no attention to the lack of grass in our yard.)

As I walked around to take more picture of the tree-fence, I thought I'd share with you some of the little creatures who have taken up residence in our yard.

As I first walk out the back door, I'm greeted by this little fella:

Many of his friends are scattered around the yard.  I have no idea why an alligator (crocodile?) would want to live ON a tree.

As we walk around the bottle tree-fence, we find a cat who obviously just returned from Mardi Gras.

Just what did he have to do to get those beads, I wonder...

Just below Mardi Gras cat sits this sassy little gal--

Don't hate her because she's dirty.  She hasn't had time to bathe properly while guarding the Mardi Gras Cat.

We then walk over to the bird feeder.  We've been here before, this is where the other alligators reside.

But what's that on top of the bird feeder?

Sir Steven has placed an out of date Sandwich Thin up there for the squirrels.  It's not torn up into pieces,and there looks to be another one on the back side.

I really hope to see a squirrel with a sandwich in his paws.  I'm picturing a turkey/ham/roast beef kind of sammy with cheese, mayo and lettuce.  (Do squirrels like lettuce?)

I hope he'll share with all the other creatures in the yard!


KB said...

Personally, I love your new bottle fence. Kudos to Sir Steven for his work on it. (BTW, the new nickname is really working.) I love the idea of having a bunch of found objects in the garden, but I worry that I won't do it right and it will just look like a pile of junk. Have you seen that tree in the marsh at Edisto that has all kinds of stuff on it? It fascinates me!

sherri s. said...

Wow! Your blog looks soooo different! I hardly recognized it...

LOVE bottle trees--Yay! And I love all the various things in your garden. How fun!

JuJu said...

I don't know how to get my side items back on here. Do you guys have any idea?

mel said...

Um....what is a bottle tree? I see it but still a tad perplexed....

I love that Sir makes your dreams come true!

PS - I've got a learning curve with this blog....