Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thyme for birdhouses, spring flowers and breakfast with a friend

 We have had some beautiful Spring days
with temperatures as high as the 90's
so
I am loving how everything is starting to bloom
in my yard


the yard is still very wet because of the very heavy rains
of the past few weeks
 I haven't been able to do
 to much cleaning up of my garden beds


I got my water pump running today
I love the sound of it from my deck


my husband made this house
for our deck
I use it to store all
my small garden tools, gloves etc.
I designed and painted it


it has a real shingled roof!


I cut some flowers while outside today


I love bringing
SPRING
inside after the long winter!



I finished painting another large sunflower


for a friend of mine

Michelle and I were friends long before
we became bloggers!
We are meeting for breakfast tomorrow
so she can get her sunflower


I also finished painting this birdhouse


Isn't he a great cat!!!
his sign says
SCAT!
This is a  
Debbie Forgac Design
from the book
Simple Gatherings


I also want to show you a bench
my husband made for my Mom's birthday last year
I designed and painted it



here is a close-up
of the birdhouses on the bench
I painted flowers and bees around
the bottom


My Mom even had birds come to nest in it!

Happy Painting!
Lynn

7 comments:

  1. Good Morning Lynn, I love them all but really like that cat birdhouse how cute!! Enjoy our breakfast....I so wish I lived close to you.
    By the way I like that water feature in your yard!!
    hugs
    Brenda
    The Rusty Thimble

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  2. Oh, Lynn,
    Everything looks so springy at your place and love all the new stuff, the bench is so sweet and know that your Mom must really love it..Have a good weekend.
    Maggey

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  3. Happy Friday Lynn!
    your yard looks wonderful. We still have lots of "gray" zones and my daylilies are barely poking through. Could you send a bit of the high temps to me? It's been in the mid 40's all week and cold winds. Snow we got on Monday melted thank goodness :)
    Hope you and Michelle have a great visit.
    ~Blessings to you.

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  4. I saw that you reached 90 degrees on Wednesday night when I watched the Red Sox let the Yankees win.*wink,wink* I go nuts during baseball season....oy vey.
    Enchanting as always Lynn! :)
    I hope you all have a great weekend and that the yard dries up sooner than later.

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  5. Good morning Lynn! Love all your outdoor pictures! Flowers? They look so nice! Our yard is still a blanket of white! Love your birdhouses and the cat is my favorite!
    Hugs, Jayne

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  6. It is so nice that your hubs can cut the wood and make so many things for you to paint...you have a real business there! I love that bench on the header...and I sure your mom does too!!

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  7. Spring is definitely blossoming at your house, Lynn!

    I too love the bench that you and your hubby made (and all of your other creations!). You make a great team :)

    Your red kitchen cabinets are also pretty spiffy...

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Keep those brushes flying!
Lynn Barbadora @ Painting Thyme Needfuls

"Life is a great BIG canvas and you should throw all the paint you can on it!"
~ Danny Kaye