Thursday, January 3, 2008

Gazing Balls, Cold Weather and Other Things










I love gazing balls, I know they are not really garden art but to me they are :). The past couple of years I have been buying the steel ones so they don't break, this past fall I grouped a few of them together and placed them outside the window by my computer, when December 1st rolled around I put some lights on them so I could see the snow reflecting in the balls along with the lights. I have many more all over my yard, I love the way you can see the sky, flowers, grass in the gazing balls.
Now that the Christmas rush is over I have been cleaning up the hard drive of my computer, I really would like a new computer and in fact even built one on Dell's web site but this one is not really that old and I have several external hard drives for my pictures and music, so there really is no reason to buy one, so I have been moving files from the C drive on this computer to external hard drives for storage, I am up to over half of my C drive free now which was my goal so I can start the new year with a nice clean computer :). I have many other projects to start as well, but at least I can cross one off of my list.

Quasi-Boy does not like the snow at all, his idea of playing in the snow is standing by the back waiting for someone to open the door for him. I am including some pictures of the other critters as well since there is not much in bloom in the garden currently.

With the hoar frost we had last week, it was a wonderful picture taking opportunity but I was at work during most of it, but I did get a few pictures.













12 comments:

MrBrownThumb said...

Your dogs are so cool. I like the pics of the dog in the sweater. LOL.

kris said...

I love your gazing balls. I have one in my garden and I love how it reflects everything. Fun.

The dogs and cats are great - the dog sweater made me smile too.

Happy New Year!!

Nicole said...

Good luck with your computer organization. Your pets all look so sweet and cuddly.

Ginni Dee said...

Gazing balls are so neat...they are like looking into a fantasy world that looks just like your own garden!

Great shots of your precious pets!

Ginni

KC MO Garden Guy said...

I say garden for myself and if someone says something nice about what I have done then it is a win win for me. So bring on the gazing balls!!
Cute critters!! Thanks for sharing.

verobirdie said...

Those pictures sum up a winter day!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've never had a gazing ball, but I love your collection. They look so bright and colorful in the snow. It would certainly cheer me to see them when looking out the window.

Bo said...

I love stripe-y dog. So cute.

kt said...

I love your gazing balls, I have a number of large glass fish net float balls that I scatter in my garden then plant an annual ground cover to surround them for varition in texture and color.

Connie Peterson said...

Never had a gazing ball and never thought I'd like one, but yours are really cool! A thought, perhaps, AFTER I get my long desired fountain!

My sister got a laptop from my brother that didn't work very well. She cleaned off mega bunches of pictures and did some disk defragging and it runs marvelously now! Good luck on yours!

Curtis said...

Cute dogs. My dogs like to play in the snow about 2 minutes then come back inside and steal a heat vent.

Me said...

I really like reading about your love of gazing balls - me and my girls have a similar feeling about wind chimes - I do love them so.