Sunday, February 17, 2013

It Must Be Love

We celebrated an anniversary in our house recently.  Ten years of domestic bliss.

So what do you buy for a loved one on a special day?

Flowers maybe?


Or something sparkly?


After so many years one gets to know another person, and their quirks, quite well.  Although I happen to like both flowers and sparklies that wasn't quite the right gift for the occasion.

One evening when I arrived home after work this week this guy greeted me at the door.


Nothing says love like yard art.


I think I just found my next garden project.  He's going to look perfect swimming through a sea of ornamental grass.

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  1. Sweet, what a great gift.
    Happy Anniversary and many more to come.

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  2. I forgo the jewels too. My husband gave me roses this week and they were the salmon color of my cockatoo. Weirdly, that was romantic. Love your yard art. It really is unique.

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    1. It's really the thought that counts isn't it? No one else would know the colour your bird is and that little detail makes all the difference.

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  3. So..is it Nova Scotia folk art? I have to ask of course. Beautiful, rustic, kind of quirky and barracuda like. Now that's a great gift.

    Happy happy and more to come.

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    1. Brenda, it was either New Brunswick or Nova Scotia. Unfortunately cannot remember who the artist is. I love the description of barracuda, that fits it perfectly. The nails were my favourite part.

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  4. This is a gift with character! Is it Jody's handiwork or a local find? (I love the nail teeth.) -Jean

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    1. This is from a local artist (not PEI but maritime). The body is actually an old float but like you I loved the teeth the best.

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    1. I'm very lucky to have found such a great partner :)

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  6. Love it! You are right - it is going to be so interesting put in just the right planting! Happy anniversary!

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    1. As soon as I saw it I had a picture of grasses in my head. Can't wait to make the vision a reality now.

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  7. That's too cute for words....I love the idea of planting him in the bed of grass.

    Congrats!

    Jen

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    1. Thanks Jen, hopefully it looks as good in reality as it does in my head.

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  8. That's awesome!! My husband surprised a while back by fixing the broken wheels on my wheelbarrow. I was thrilled! I love the grass idea. You'll need to put some fish just out of his reach. :o)

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    1. Now that is a fantastic idea! Those teeth are just begging to catch a wee little fish.

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  9. He'll look fantastic swimming through a sea of ornamental grass..

    What is the orange flower in the bouquet?

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    1. They actually aren't flowers but the leaves of Spirea Goldflame. In the spring the foliage is almost a chartreuse with orange tints before it mellows to green in the summer.

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  10. Nothing says love like yard art. Amen!

    The idea of a fish swimming through grass is great -- I actually saw a small school of glass fish cresting undulating waves of low hakonechloa at Missouri Botanical Garden, and thought the whole look was inspired. I want to see your anniversary fish in a sea of grass this summer!

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    1. I like these ideas of smaller fish 'swimming' around the big guy. The grass to me just makes so much sense as fish often swim through aquatic grass and grass just has that movement in a breeze. This really is a big fish though. Could take a season or three to get grasses big enough to encompass him.

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  11. It is a very good thing when your spouse gets what it is that you really like. An excellent piece of garden art - and very appropriate for a PEI garden, I would think. As a landlubber, though, I have to wonder: barracuda? flying fish? shark (or land shark)?

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    1. I didn't show it in the picture but it's mounted on a large post so my immediate thought was flying fish but I love the suggestions of barracuda. Those teeth are something else.

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  12. Awesome gift! I love your idea of surrounding it with swaying grasses. Congrats on your 10th anniversary.

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  13. Congratulations on your anniversary! You must have a husband with a sense for the unusual gifts, I love it, hope you did too :-)

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  14. Happy anniversary to you both and your house. Ten years rushes by so fast doesn't it? I love, love the art piece. It will look perfect swimming in a sea of ornamental grass.

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  15. What a fabulous gift - and what a gifted man! A sea of grass sounds like the perfect place for him. The fish, not the man...

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  16. What a great gift! Love his teeth. Can't wait to see it in the garden.

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