Saturday, April 19, 2008

April Showers

It started to snow last night, this morning my spring flower bed is covered in snow instead of bathed in sunshine. Snow April 19th must be a record. I was surprised when it snowed late Febuary on my sisters birthday a couple years ago. This March I was shocked further, but late April, soon nothing will surprise me. We will need to change the sayings I grew up with; March in like a Lion, out like a Lamb, April showers bring May flowers.....hmmm, I am not sure where to begin.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Abandoned Statuary

I arrived at work the other day to find a statue at my side gate. Someone no longer had use for it, and decided rather than dispose of it, it could be re-homed. Like a bag of zucchini, I assume it was deposited with good intentions, and best wishes.

I don't know it would of been every ones cup of tea, but I have a fondness for re-homed articles that appear out of the blue, it gives me a chuckle. My foundling was a Swan, a pedestal by design. It's paint is peeling, but it had a certain kitch.

It didn't take long for me to take it in and find a purpose for it. It may of been hoped I could sell it, but I put it into service instead. I had been looking for a table for my new reading nook. It needed to be small, and I was struggling to find the right thing. In a flash of inspiration, I topped the swan with an old mirror I had on hand, and voila, funky, and serviceable.

Thanks to whom it may concern, I love my new table.

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