It's a beautiful day here. Rainy earlier; sunny now. Not too hot. And my schedule cleared up rather unexpectedly. Sounds like a perfect day to mess around outside, non?
I often share what's blooming in my garden. For a change, I decided to share a few of my favorite things that never bloom in my garden! Little things. Things that you might miss when you're busy looking at blooms.
Things like . . . Namaste Frog.
This little guy has been sitting near the waterfall in my pond for many years. (So many years . . . that Brian, who still lived at home then, gave him his name.) He's a little worse for the wear now (the frog, not Brian), because one year he spent the winter at the bottom of the pond -- having fallen in during the shut-down phase and not discovered again until the following spring. Still, he just sits . . . a bit faded but very chill . . . and a great reminder for me to live in the moment out in the garden.
This year I added a little Fishing Frog.
I especially love how there is a silhouette of a "real" fish there on the sign. Because Fishing Frog? He may be whimsical and totally animated, but he's going for the Real Deal.
I tuck lots of little birds here and there in my garden.
There are plenty of actual, singing birds in my garden, sure. But I like having a little bit of bird-whimsy around, too.
I stick some things in my garden just because they make me smile.
I love picking out the "hair" for this planter every year.
And I love the stone chimney on my little house. (I keep this one near the edge of the patio, right near the house, where it is less likely to get wet in a rainstorm.)
And then, there's always THIS "little" thing in my garden. She never blooms -- but always makes me smile!
Enjoy your day -- and take time to find the little things that bring you joy.