Thursday, February 20, 2014

Niche Change

I have a half circle hedge around my stone wall.  Well a couple of years ago a portion got broke out. Knowing it would take months for it to grow back and being impatient, I carved it out larger and made a niche. My  first "statue" was a very colorful, metal  rooster that I picked up at Ross.

Sadly, the years have taken there toll on him. His poor tail feathers have mostly rusted off. So he's going to hold court out back in another flower bed where tail feathers aren't needed.
Again, Ross comes to the rescue, I found this cross the other day while shopping. It's kind of a gold silver combination, and very Celtic looking.

It fits nicely into the niche and I love the feel it gives to it. At night the mercury vapor guard light (emits a greenish light) shines across the top of the house and the cross has a bit of a glow to it. Very ethereal.

The draping shrub to the left was clear down to the ground and just gorgeous. But, the hard prolonged frost we had earlier this winter killed it back.  Last year I started experimenting with trimming the upper hedge's top into several gently rolling waves. Later this summer it will have a profusion of pink blossoms.

Thanks for popping in~~~
Happy Hunting and Gathering!!!


  1. What a beautiful serene areas, love the moss on the bricks too! That old rooster looked so pretty there, and weather taking it wear on it I'm sure will look pretty in the new area. I really love the Celtic cross and completely changes the ambiance of the area. So very serene. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you liked my Laura Ashley hearts! Go ahead and use that Laura Ashley dress for some hearts, know you won't be disappointed!

  2. Perfect. I'll bet it is so pretty at night too. Love your moss covered wall.

  3. This is one beautiful moss covered wall you have. The celtic cross is perfect.

  4. Goodness...What a gorgeous wall, I can just imagine what it will look like with summer flowers. Wow about the cross and light that shines across it!



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