Saturday, January 31, 2015

Geranium Leaf Bird Bath

Can you picture this geranium leaf bird bath sitting on a stump in the garden or the forest? It might not be deep enough for a bird bath but after I made it that's what I thought it should be. It's about eleven inches in diameter. I put a little texture on the rim of the bowl so birds have something to grab onto as they land on the edge. Before I made the piece I mixed up a few more mason stains and the violet is a new color for me.

I just saw the youtube clip about mysteries unseen in the world and thought I'd share it here.

Gary got back yesterday from Florida with a load of fresh fish from our favorite fish market. He even got lobster tails and fish cheeks. For the next several months we'll be eating in luxury for sure. When I showed Gary the piece above he said it looked like a pizza. He must have been hungry. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

16 comments:

  1. Nice color combo on the bird bath.
    Fresh fish from Florida, you are so lucky!!! I have never had warm water lobster. Jeff says it's not as good as the cold water lobsters from up north... what are your thoughts on the difference between the two?

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    1. Hi Michele, thanks, I am loving my colors right now, warm isn't as good I think a bit different flavor but better than nothing.

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  2. I can just see the bird bath outside this summer! Nice work! From what I see of the birds using my baths I would say done't worry about depth. I put stone in the bottoms of some of mine so the birdies have a choice.

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    1. Hi Suzi, thanks, I had a concrete bird bath at my gardens in California and the birds loved it but I was always getting moss in it and I had to tip it and scrub like crazy I thinkk a ceramic one would be much easier to keep clean

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    2. Linda, we have a birdbath that Jeff made and it does get mossy, but you are right about cleaning... only needs a little scrub with a sponge.

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    1. Hi Barb, thanks, I have no idea how they will fire, stay the same, get darker or lighter, was going for a water color effect with these, we shall see

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  4. Lucky, lucky birds to have such a stunning bath.

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks, I hope they like it.

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  5. Lovely bird bath, really like the geraniums. How nice to have a good supply of fish from the market. Nice video by the way...except for the part about the creepy things our eyelashes play hosts to. HaHa

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    1. Hi Barbara, thanks, oh I know isn't that creepy some things are better left unknown. ha.

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  6. Beautiful colors in the bird bath!!

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    1. Hi Keith, thanks, I hope they fire up the same way.

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  8. that's a nice colourful bird bath, little birds don't want it too deep to have a splash so I'm sure it will be appreciated

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    1. Hi Anna, thanks, I was thinking of bluebirds and finches might like it.

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