Monday, August 18, 2008

It's Blooming Tuesday!

I haven't posted in a week since the last Blooming Tuesday! I have been out of town at our vacation home on the Colorado River and just got home last night. Lets go out in the garden and see whats blooming and whats new in the garden!

I have been busy doing some Mosaics and I have made these darling Mosaic Stepping Stones using broken china pieces. They were so much fun to make and so easy!

Here is a close up of the Stepping Stone. Lots of blues and pinks

This one I added a touch of green and it looks good with the green grass

Here is a close up shot of the mosaic pieces

My fall Chrysanthemums are starting to bloom!
White Rose Bush is full of blooms

My hand made gourd birdhouse. After I cut a hole and paint them, I like to seal them with a sealer and they will last years in your garden!

Yellow Day Lilies

One of my cute fall birdhouses, a ceramic corn on the cob!

Well, here comes Charlie my pet turtle. He has been following me around the yard for the past 15 minutes while I have been taking pictures....just hoping I have some food for him!

Now get on over to Jean's Green Thumb Blog and look at more beautiful gardens on Blooming Tuesday! Hope you enjoyed your walk with me through my garden. I am going to go feed a poor starving Turtle some carrots!


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Ann!

I always love coming by to your Blooming Tuesday on Green Acres! Love all your pretty blooms and mosaic stepping stones! Thank you for teaching me how to mosaic!!! Hugs to Charlie!!!


Aiyana said...

Your mosiacs are beautiful! I've been thinking of doing an end wall of my grill area, all with flat marbles, when the weather cools and I can stand being outdoors for hours at a time. The flower photos are all nice too.

Darlene said...

I always love walking with you through your lovely gardens. BEAUTIFUL mosaic stepping stones....those are gorgeous. I want to made a gourd is on my long list of things to do.

I love seeing Charlie too...he is just so big...we have had our smaller turtles on the porch the last week on and off. Lexi gets so excited when we open our door and there they are outside of the storm door.

Suzanne said...

What a feast for the eyes! You have so many pretty blooms and lovely art pieces in your garden. Your mosaics are so pretty!

Charlie is a kick! What a great pet!

Deborah said...

I love your mosaics! ...And Stepping Stones is the theme song on my main blog.

Anonymous said...

Lovely blooms for Bloomin Tuesday! Your mosaic stepping stones and the birdhouse gourd are fantastic. It's nice that you add your own creativity to your garden.

Deb said...

What a great Bloomin' Tuesday post! Love your mosaic stepping stones & gourd bird feeder ... but I think Charlie is my favourite!!

Jean said...

Love the moasic stepping stones! Your white rose is amazing. Looks like lots of color still in your garden. Great post! Jean

kari and kijsa said...

What a beautiful post for us to read and see today! Thank you for your encouraging words... Thank you again for all your thoughtful comments, time and prayers.

kari & kijsa

kesslerdee said...

What a wonderful series- I love the turtle and the stepping stones! I've been wanting to do some with my dogs paw prints, but I love the mosaic ones!

Gone said...

Hi Annie...

The "shopping bus" leaves at 7am on Thursday morning! We stop for breakfast and then we have a whirl-wind trip planned. LOL!!!

You're about the 5th one that's said they'd like to come shopping with me!! hahahaaa!


Joanne Kennedy said...

How cute! I've never seen a pet turtle follow anyone before. How sweet.

I just love your steping stones. What did you use to put the tiles on the steps? I want to do a bird bath but I'm not sure what to use to glue the tiles down with.


Rhondi said...

Hi Ann
The mosaic stepping stones yu made are wonderful! I might just have to try that. I've got soem broken china Icould use.
I've never known anyone with a pet turtle! It's cute that he follows you around. The flowersin your garden are beautiful!
Hugs, Rhondi

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Welcome back from the Colorado River! Every bloom is a beauty! Your mosaic stepping stones are gorgeous and perfectly crafted. I tried mosaic on a round tabletop and it was soooo difficult. It didn't look as smooth as yours! Above all, Charlie adds the best touch to your garden!

JustinB said...

The roses are my favorite!

Attic Clutter said...

Oh how fun a vacation house on the river(:) what a dream come true huh??
AND your red gourd birdhouse is so cute and the corn on the cob..but I especially love the doggies(:)

You are so welcome on the gourds glad they are working so well for ya.. big hugs, Patty

Attic Clutter said...

Oops I forgot~~LOL
AND I LOVE THE Mosaics really pretty... Love the pinks and greens~~

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Anne, Your garden is beautiful and your stepping stones are just fantastic. You are so talented. Glad you had a nice getaway.

Thank you for stopping by my anniversary giveaway and for you kind comment. It really meant a lot.
See you again soon.
Hugs, Celestina
la rea rose

Sweetie said...

What do I love the most? Is it the gorgeous stepping stones? The blooms are all gorgeous. And then there's Charlie! What a wonderful Bloomin' Tuesday.

Kelli said...

What beautiful flowers and I really love your mosaic pretty! Your pet turtle looks very happy in the garden!

CIELO said...

Your garden is looking awesome! Mine is a jungle right now.... end of summer, so everything is overgrown and thristy...

So good to see you again


Unknown said...

I love Charlie :) Turtles are so cute!

Your garden is always fabulous. Your pictures make me feel happy! GORGEOUS mosaics!!


One Shabby Old House said...

I love your mosaic. I am collecting broken plates and one day some day soon I will try to do one.
I also had a tortise named of all things "Tort" He got so big I had to find him a home. He kept escaping from my house and heading for the lake across the street. I was cocerned he would fall down the storm drain but I think he was hoping to meet a lake turtle.

Christie said...

Oh Anne! I love are so talented! I cannot believe it... that's a vanity fair plate center on that one stepping stone and I have that platter in my kitchen on a little corner shelf and the other center on the stepping stone is a homer laughlin plate that I have too! That is so neat.....I am so glad I got to see your beautiful creations....Have a great day!


Carol/CMK Sculputures said...

Annie Fannie,
I love your stepping stones. and all your pink roses,a nd your pink roses on china plates, a girl after my own heart.

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