My neighbor and I call this our "Toy Garden". We spend day after day walking the beach for sea glass and unique shells. After noticing all the beach toys, flip flops, plastic and trash
left littering our beaches, we started bringing extra bags with us and picked up as much as we could find and carry in one trip. Not knowing what to do with all the colorful toys and flip flops, we decided to build a Toy Wall and one thing led to another! We love our place so much and so does everyone who comes over to visit. It's such a happy, colorful place now that we have painted all the chairs!
Commented 3 days ago
Color brings out smiles. I love the colors and the smile too. You would love Miami.
There is a black plant hanger on the left & a red one on the right. They both are 3/8" square heavy duty wrought iron. Can anyone guess how the red one got bent. The pole holding the hangers in about 10' high.
Commented 7 days ago
Sharon Burton you are very correct. I have security camera pics of the bears in my yard with
other feeders. The one I posted does not have any camera near it & that's why I need one more camera. I have a whole security system I can't add to so I have to learn about adding another camera outside of my current setup.
A lot of folks focus on gutter cleaning this time of year. Most want to do less of it and are considering gutter guards. Question is, are they worth the cost?
Whether you clean your gutters yourself, or invest in one of the many types of gutter guards, one thing is certain: cleaning your gutters is a good idea. Besides allowing water to overflow in a heavy rain, there are a dozen or more severe home defects that can be caused by blocked gutters, including flooded basements and
cracked foundations (see list here: http://www.moneypit.com/article/gutter-clean...)
Do-it-yourself gutter cleaning is simple enough, but it can be a dangerous job for the untrained weekend warrior. In the alternative, there are many types of gutter guard systems on the market to choose from, and all of them offer some sort of protection for your gutter at different costs.
For starters, hardware stores and home centers sell simple plastic or metal screens that cost as little as $1 per foot. But premium gutter guards are also available. These can cost as much as $25 per foot, including labor and materials, and generally are only available through an authorized dealer.
So are gutter guards really worth it? Like most home improvement adventures, we think it comes down to cost and convenience. While premium gutters guards can be costly, most are effective and a bargain when you add in the cost of any emergency room visits necessitated when adding your own personal spin on the season known as Fall!
Do you have gutter guards on your house? If so, we'd love to hear what kind you have and whether they really work!
Happy Mother's Day to all my wonderful readers, I hope it is a lovely day for each and every one of you! This little garden tour is my tribute to mothers everywhere, who often put their
own wants and needs aside for those they love. Thank you for rocking the babies through the night, doing your work and chores with little ones at your heels, helping each one feel like the favorite and being the anchor of our families. Without a mother's love this would be a sad world indeed.
Have a sweet day doing what you like the most with the ones you love!