Monday, October 27, 2008

Stepping on Turtles, Roosters and Geckos

I love stepping stones of all kinds, and I have a lot of them. I have two turtle stepping stones in my front courtyard.

The green stuff is Desert Bluebell sprouts, already up and growing all around my yard. I think I made a mistake in not pulling them up before they went to seed this past spring. But, come February, I'm sure I'll be able to show you all the pictures as I gush all over them!

I painted a gecko on an extra piece of flagstone and added it to my collection. I need to reseal it. The gecko looks like it is fading away.

Before my friend's disability progressed to where she couldn't stand for very long, she made amazing stained glass pieces. She also incorporated the glass into the stepping stones. This humming bird is made with an iridescent glass, and when the sun hits it, it shimmers.

She developed all the patterns that she used for her hanging stained glass art, and then transferred those same patterns into stepping stones.

She made this rooster for me, which I have hanging in my kitchen window. I used to have a whole collection of rooster items back in the day when such a thing was all the rage. This is one of the few rooster themed things I kept.

Then for my birthday, she made the stepping stone to match.

When she moved, she gave me these few pieces. I have all of them in my very small side yard making a path that leads to the heat pump. I have a small seating area at the end of the trail. Kind of a tiny retreat, suitable for fairies.


Claude said...

I read that title, and I thought you'd been abusing Turr Tull. I thought I was gonna have to take very serious issue with you!

Julie said...

Well, I should say suitable for fairies!!! All this fantastic art...I can see the fairies skipping along all your stones quite happily! Beautiful peices...thanks for showing them!

Suzanne said...

Oh, I love your stepping stones. They are so colorful and fun! My favorite... I can't pick them. They are all wonderful!

Aiyana said...

You must like yard art! I have to make sure I don't overdo it in my garden. Given my druthers, I'd have stuff hanging from every tree and around every corner. I have a lot now, but you really have to look to see it, so I guess it's ok.

Pudgeduck said...

Aiya-I do love yard art! I have just a tad too much! Some are stored in the garage.