Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Herb Garden Sundial


Little details make our home meaningful to us. Our space is where we create comfort, beauty, and a sense of place, not only for ourselves, but for our family and friends. These little details frequently extend to our outside environment: our yard and garden. Adding statues or sundials to our garden helps to create a point of interest, even during the cold months of winter. Imagine a sundial with snow gracing it's surfaces? Or a statue of a bunny hidden among a sleeping garden and covered with a coating of frost. Although the winter months have chased the garden into dormancy, the sundial still counts away the hours and adds center to the space. Have you ever given a sundial much thought? Although not very large, they are sturdy and enduring. Usually made of brass, they are a solid and timeless piece that counts the hours in the day. Generally sundials are enhanced by a verse that is added to it's face. Some are simple, like this one: "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be." Or this one: "I only count the happy hours." Sometimes the verse adds humor to the day of the reader. This verse is an example: "She doesn't say tick, she doesn't say tack, she has no bell, she has no beat, if the sun is shining she works, and if it's raining she stops." Isn't that the truth.

5 comments:

  1. Oh you make me want to go work in the yard
    Lovely arbor

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  2. Beautiful sun dial...I don't have one, but have always meant to make one following Lynnette Jennings directions. Something about cement poured into a garbage lid... Now this comment is messing up your lovely post so I'll stop!

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  3. Hi LaDonna,
    How pretty.I have been puttering around the house this morning. Tending to the little things,
    Hugs,
    Elizabeth

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  4. I have a sundial packed somewhere in my attic or garage. I want to find it and add it to my garden this year. My dear mother has one in her garden and it brings her such pleasure - and her guests always enjoy it, too. ~Adrienne~

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  5. I hadn't thought for a long time about having a sundial in the yard. Is that your yard? So beautiful.

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