This is the space next to my deck under my breakfast nook window. The four summers we have lived here, I have been trying to figure out what to do with this space. The two bigger trees you see in the front just grew there. They block the setting sun and create some privacy so I've kept them.
At first, this space became the doggy bathroom. You know, so the tootsie rolls wouldn't be on the lawn. The next two summers it became my herb garden. Yes, great fertilizer thanks to the dog -- but too many weeds.
This year my herbs are thriving in three different pots on the deck so what to do with this space.? A water fountain! About 6 weeks ago I drug my husband on his day off from home improvement center to big box store to the grocery store yard center trying to find the perfect fountain. Who wants to spend $150 on a plastic fountain that is going to blow over in our 50 mph winds? Can you say tornado watch? I gave up.
That is until yesterday when I ran into a craft store to look at something else on clearance. Viola! Pottery 60% off.
This is the beginning of my water fountain. The one that will sit under the breakfast window and next to the deck. I can't wait to listen to the gurgle as I meditate or enjoy my coffee on the deck in the morning. I can't wait to hear the pitter-patter drown out my neighbors air conditioning unit as a enjoy a meal or glass of wine with my friends in the evening.
Follow me (ha ha ... and John) as we build a water fountain this weekend.