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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Lima and London Palace

What a beautiful wedding yesterday!! that is William and kate's wedding. I think my favorite part was the "2 kisses". The background was the Buckingham Palace in London; what a beautiful place.....it reminded me of the Government Palace in Peru. I was struck by the similarity of these two whimsical places. Here are some pics of the Peruvian Palace in Lima.

I love Peru's Palace and gardens around it. It's beauty is enhanced by all the beautiful doves that parade around the Palace. Butterflies love to rest on the delicate and exotic flowers in the gardens, while people can help but to stop and admire the moment.


Every day, right at noon, they have what is called, the "exchange of guards" .....wow they really put on a show!! ...people gather around the front to enjoy a few minutes of music played by the orchestra before the exchange.


......how do they keep from missing a step ??... I wonder,...they are so in sync with each other ...it is an amazing view. The guards begin by marching towards each other, the current and the new rotation. The current rotation is carrying the flag, approaches the new rotation of guards and hand over the flag. I felt so lucky to have witnessed this moment :-)

This one is a pic of the Buckingham Palace in London. I think this will be one of my future stops!! :-)
Hope you enjoy the pics!!
Monica

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Gardening made easy

After a long day or night at work (I work in the health care field), it is extremely rewarding to look forward to come back home and spend time with my family and garden. Gardening has been a lot easier ever since my hubby built me a potting bench. I absolutely love it !!!!  I love organization and this addition to my garden, provides it for me. I thank God for the simple things in life that make it so enjoyable.
Here is a pic of my potting bench in case you want to get and idea for your own potting bench. Mine is about 5 years old and by the way it looks, you can see "it has worked hard" for me.
Enjoy the pics, till next time
Monica


Monday, April 25, 2011

Funny Garden Videos

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I though you may want to look at my darling garden videos. Enjoy them!!


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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

What a beautiful day today here in Georgia. It has been a bit dark and rainy the last couple of days, but today it's so beautiful that is the perfect reminder of the ressurection. happy Easter everyone and have a wonderful day!!
Monica

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Handmade Hummingbird Feeder

Good morning everyone and happy Saturday!!!
Unable to go back to sleep. It is very early in the morning so I thought I should get up and blog....
Yesterday was a rainy day here in Athens, Georgia;  today my petunias look soaked and wet, the squirrels are making a mess and the birds look a bit cold ( but that doesn't seem to affect their appetite) I think it is going to be another cloudy day,
I am missing my morning doves, have not seen them for a couple of days hummm....they usually come by in the mornings to eat and hang out. The birds eat so much bird food that we go through 1 -2 bags of bird seeds a week !! If we could just claim them in our tax return, it would be wonderful :-).
I am currently working on a new hummingbird feeder, it is almost done and will post pics later. Since is so wet outside and can not "play in the dirt", I should probably try to finish it and some of my indoor projects as well. So much to do and so little time !!!!! do you ever feel like we need more than 24 hrs in a day??? I know I do :-)
Ok gang, will come back a bit later with pics of the finish project
till then......
Monica

..........a few hours later...here is my latest creation. This hummingbird feeder turned out really cute and whimsy if I may say so myself :-)  I used lots of color beads to attract the little guys; although, they never have a problem finding it. Enjoy the pics!!!












Friday, April 22, 2011

My first roses for this season

These are some of my first batch of roses for this season. Evelyn and Anne Boleyn English roses always come up in April, right before my  birthday. What a wonderful birth day gift from mother nature :-)
I tought it would be nice to put them up in my blog to welcome you all.
Enjoy them















Monica

Welcome to my blog

Hello and welcome to my blog. This blog is mostly about my hobbies and my garden projects. Here you will find pictures of handmade jewelry, mosaics and more. For my mosaic work, I usually refurbished items and treat them for oudoor/indoor use, made with beautiful vintage china pieces, mosaic chips and beads. Perfect for a whimsical look in your garden or child's room. My jewelry is made with Swarovski crystal, glass pearls metal beads and cold porcelain; made for dressy or casual wear. I also love making things for my garden since gardening is one of my passions, and usually find inspiration from it. Hummingbird feeders and bird houses adorned my special place and host several bird visitors looking for a place to eat, bathe and hang out.
Hope you like what you see and if you get a chance stop by my ETSY shop for some great deals. Here is the link


Have a whimsical day!
Monica