Sunday, January 27, 2013

Structures In The Snow . . .

no winter whining

recycled yard art
designed by
my irish garden house guy

meet our
 "Found Family"

 auto parts, concrete cylinders, 
rusted metal stamped pieces, hollow tree pieces

there is always something 
that catches his eye

soon it finds a home
in the woods
or in 
one of the 

"Santa's Beard"

he gives each piece a name

the snow has made for some interesting designs

"Undercover Moon"

a bit of natural art

bitter sweet vine
makes for 
an interesting 
structure as it 
to wind up the tree

"Life and Living"

bird feeding station
in the spring
our version 

"Kennedy Peace Pole"

the final structure is mine
the screened porch

my winter laundry area
to hang the sheets
nothing like the fragrance of freshly dried sheets
(even if frozen sheets needs to partially dry indoors)

linking up with 

No Winter Whining
join in on the fun
 enjoy a happy week


Lynn said...

Mr. IGH is a cleaver guy. I love yard art tucked into the most unexpected places. When we lived in snow country I was usually glad to see it come and cover up the area by my husbands workshop. My husbands piles of car parts were never attractive to look at until they became hills and mounds of white. I use the same “dryer” in my garden room you use on your screened porch when it rains. Small simple pleasures . . . .

Thank you for joining us at NWW for the second week, Lynne. Today is a treat with special blogs on NWW and Downton Abby later this evening. Enjoy!

Barb said...

Very interesting look in the winter. Love your structures! And the sheets.....what can I say!

Pondside said...

...and the art display changes as the snow melts, more snow falls, the wind sculpts...and on and on.

Diane said...

Very interesting! Also glad to find a fellow laundry-hanger!

LANA said...

I have never thought to hang my sheets out in the winter - don't they get like cardboard?

TexWisGirl said...

i like the snow amending your hubby's art. :) but i really like the frozen sheets in the porch. i used to help my mom every sunday morning hang the laundry on the lines - even in freezing weather - then gather it back, sometimes 'breaking' it over my arm to carry it in to hang in the basement to finish drying. :)

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Love the structures that you have found in your you have a lot of snow!

That bittersweet vine is intriguing especially with the snow cover...I love the loops de loops it makes.

Thanks for joining in No Winter Whining..

I'd like to post some of the photos on the Pinterest board, and they will link back to your blog. Let me know.


eileeninmd said...

How cool, your hubby is so creative. Love the yard artwork, wonderful they are recycled pieces. And the bittersweet vine is great too, I'll be the birds like to perch too. Great photos for your post. Have a happy week ahead.

MarmePurl said...

Winter gardens are so filled with beauty.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Lynne:
These are superb images and the patterns which form on account of the snow are, truly, amazing.

This morning we have woken up to more snow which fell overnight. Sadly, in the city, not as deep and wonderful as yours.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

P.S. And thank you so much for becoming a Follower of our blog.

Jill said...

What wonderful art! The snow is so pretty on everything. We did finally get a couple of inches yesterday.

Kim K. said...

Everything is just beautiful. Love all the structures and the displays that the snow made. I wish the freezing rain hadn't just put a layer on top of everything in our yard. It's going to be a fun week ahead with the rain, warm-up and then the cold again. Love MI!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Lovely, even when partially covered in snow. I love that you are still air drying your linens!

Lori E said...

Such a variety. I do have to say I am partial to the bittersweet vine sculpture. I can smell the sheets in my mind.

20 North Ora said...

His creations all look great with all of that snow on them. Isn't it funny how the snow mounds up and creates a whole new piece of artwork?


20 North Ora said...

His creations all look great with all of that snow on them. Isn't it funny how the snow mounds up and creates a whole new piece of artwork?


At Home in English Valley said...

Wow Lynne, your sweetheart is an artist! You are quite the dynamic couple! You got so much snow, we got thunder, lighting, sleet, rain and ice. Czazy weather for sure. Have a great week, enjoy your winter bliss. Love, Penny

Missy George said...

Structures that keep changing as the snow melts..Love it..Pretty pics Lynne

Connie said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I feel so at home here. I was born in Indiana, but have lived in Washington state for the past 38 years. I miss the beuitful birds there like the cardinals and blue jays. I also miss the lightening buds, we do not have them here.

Love the tags you made from that crayola clay . . . I'm going to have to look for some of that.

Please come visit and hopefully you will feel welcome and decide to follow me back. I have made so many lovely friends through blogging and I'm looking forward to following your blog and getting to know you better through blogging and common interests.
Your newest blogging sister, Connie :)

Rural Revival said...

I LOVE all of it!!! Although I might be partial to Santa's Beard but who can resist a peace pole??!!

Heather said...

What wonderful shots of structures in winter! I am so surprised your globes (blue and red one) haven't broken from the cold, sadly I broke a huge one, not because of winter, just because of me! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and joining in on the "no winter whining" meme, such a pleasure! Cheers~

Gail said...

I love snow sculptures and they always amaze me with what's underneath.

I like snow only because it hide the uglies in my yard.