Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Adventures in Rusty Things
I scoured the back yard, looking for rust in any form. Drats, Franklin keeps the house up too well. Hey, I do have some herons I bought at the craft fair about 5 or 6 years ago. The herons caused an argument because they are made to BE rusty. He was quite upset to think that I had brought rust in his environment. Heavens, you would have thought I brought home the Black Plague!
He was not of the notion to keep something RUSTY in his yard. I somewhat convinced him to let the two herons live in the yard, but I had to compromise by putting them way way in the back reaches of the property .
And now they are good and rusty. Perfect for my needs.
I found a good place to lay the heron was the bench that serves as the dam for our Japanese rock pond. I laid my PFD fabric on the bench, then the heron head.
I sprayed the solution with that sprayer I use to kill weeds that grow between my plants and the stepping stones. You can see it in sitting on the bench.
Ha, I know, a stepping stone from the "bridge" that crosses my Japanese rock river. That was the one I could carry.
I would say, perfect.
While I was searching around for rusty things, I found this giant mushroom in the neighbor's front yard. Yes, I even went out to the street to see if anyone had driven an old jalopy and it had lost some long
Is that not a cool mushroom? See how HUGE it is next to Franklin's phone.
I will let the heron rust percolate overnight and get it in the morning. I have plans for the two pieces of heron head.
The dogs did help a bit. I can't get McGee to sit right, but isn't that the way it really is anyways?