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
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
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
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!


  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!!
    The Rusty Thimble

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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

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

  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...


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