Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sentimental Recycling

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Earlier this summer, before the South Texas heat chased me inside,

I assembled a water feature near my raised zinnia and tomato beds.


My plan was to sit outside and gaze at my zinnias and tomatoes,

while enjoying the sound of trickling water.


And so my sentimental recycling began with this:

an old concrete trough our daughters used as young girls to water their 4H lambs.

Concrete Trough

After adding this round dome that I found in my outdoor treasures,

I had my

Sentimentally Recycled  water feature.

Concrete Water Feature
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I hope you have all had a wonderful summer filled with family, friends, and great adventures.

It has been very hot where I live, but that is the natural course of things in South Texas.

Have a wonderful week!

Laura


16 comments:

Pondside said...

More than a water feature - a lovely focus for sweet memories.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You would have paid bigga bigga bucks in a store for a water feature that is not nearly so nice as the one you created!

Stacey said...

Great job! The pieces go together well and I bet you are loving the sounds.

Patty Sumner said...

I think your water feature looks great..precious memories to use something that holds such sweet memories...and something new..Enjoy your zinnia's and the sweet wound of water...Blessings!

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful water feature!

Sarah said...

It's a wonderful water feature, and one with meaning. Stay cool in this Texas heart.

June said...

I love it Laura! Especially the fact that you still have the trough your children used in their projects. It's such a wonderful feature to have in your garden.
sending hugs...

Beeutiful by Design said...

Wonderful! I was thinking of you today as it was our towns first day back to school. Know you spent many years in service teaching and now you're helping teach us your fellow bloggers!! Jennifer

Creations By Cindy said...

Great water feature! Love it!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Donnamae said...

What a great way to be sentimentally green! Love it! ;)

Lisa said...

Great job! It turned out beautifully!

Jane said...

Was so happy to see a new post! And love your inventive, meaningful water feature.

Pura Vida said...

I love your use of something sentimental. Hope you have lots of gazing

Kim - Exquisitely Unremarkable said...

I love the sound of trickling water. I could sit by our pond forever just listening to the pretty sound. Like yours, our water is feature is sentimental, a garden ornament from my husband's grandmother, turned pond fountain. It makes it even more special!

Jean Campbell said...

Pure inspiration. using what you have.

August is over. Time to start moving through the glories of autumn. The heat was unbearable this summer. I'm glad to see the end coming even though today is expected 95ยบ here.

I read your post on downsizing. Discarding treasures are difficult for me, too. I'm moving into repurposing.

Just Judy said...

It is so nice to take sentimental pieces and create something new...and you created something with a soothing sound that you can sit and relax and enjoy memories. Lovely piece of art!

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