Saturday, June 23, 2018

Fresh Herb Display

Recently I picked up this wrought iron display at a thrift store to use to display my fresh herbs at the farmers market.
I bought half pint mason jars and filled them with fresh herbs from my garden, oregano, rosemary, peppermint, sage, and a few lavender flowers to add to each bunch. The other day I cut up some peppermint to put on some lamb chops. I had some left over and left it on the cutting board. It dried up over night due to our air conditioner I suppose. It would be perfect to make some peppermint tea. Who knew how easy that would be.

I'll be at the farmers market tomorrow from 7 am to 1 pm with my pottery, paintings and also a few fresh herbs. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Ferns and Jeeps

Hey, it's a jeep ornament. Maybe I should have put two holes instead of one for the string to hang it with?  It's about three inches square. Maybe I'll use some stains on it. Will have to get back down to the studio and get busy.
Gary clipped a few native ferns from the woods for me. There are two different varieties. He said he hoped I appreciated them because he got bit by mosquitoes while in the woods. Thanks Gary.
Here's a fern plate I made today. I might have to use a stain on this one too. The fern impression is kind of hard to see. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Swinging Bird House

Over ten years ago an old time friend of ours made us this log cabin swinging bird house. We'd kept it inside our home for years. When we moved here we noticed hooks on the back covered porch so we hung it up. It swung facing east. This Spring I asked Gary to reach up and turn the bird house the other direction. As you can see birds have taken up residence in the swinging bird house.
Here is the bird with a seed in her mouth ready to bring it to the nest. She chirps loudly if Barney or we are nearby and waits till we leave before entering the nest. She chirps so much that Barney now ignores her. Since the bird house is hanging there is no way Barney can reach it.
I am keeping a close eye out for when the baby birds fledge. I'll have to keep Barney in the house then. Both the mother and the father bring food to the nest. Can you recognize the variety of bird? It holds its tail up in the air. I think it's a type of warbler. If so please let me know. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

UPDATE: This might be a Carolina Wren or Bewick's Wren