Since we live in the West Coast of British Columbia and are only 2 1/2 hours from Seattle, most of us cheer the Seahawks. And, as you know, they won last night, hooray! That’s enough about that, haha. I hung out with the Mom’s upstairs at the party because truthfully, I have no interest in football.
I was in Portland last week (more about that another day) where I did a little no-tax shopping and was very cranky when my usual sizes did not fit because of Christmas, and then Kauai. Sigh. Why can’t we just eat whatever we want without any consequences? So, I’m now back on my usual, no sugar, and no snacking after dinner
Anyway, I was so excited when I got home on Saturday night and Terreeia told me that the tutear that we had ordered was ready! We had given Henning Jensen, a local artisan/carpenter and Elderberry farmer, the details before Christmas and he made it in between his other jobs.
MaryAnne (the designer of my most fabulous garden, above), had specified two of them for my vegetable garden in the Fall as accessories and to create a focal point. In December, we asked if he could make us a tutear and then when Henning called he said ‘Your “bean pole” is ready’.
This one (below) will replace the smaller black tutear you can see in the vegetable garden above!
We originally ordered just the 5 ft one to make sure we loved it when it was finished. Here it is, in his shop. I was so impressed that it was virtually identical to the photo, I immediately ordered the second one. I asked him to attach spikes to the feet so it wouldn’t blow over in the winter wind.
Here it is strapped to my car, and here’s Henning. We picked it up on the way to the Super Bowl party.
The first week of January, I was out in Walnut Grove (Langley) choosing exterior colours for a clients second home they were building in Sechelt, BC. When I saw this lattice in her garden, I took a photo and asked Henning if he could build something very similar for the white wall on the shed which faces the vegetable garden picture (above).
My client also had this fabulous bird feeder in her garden (above) and there were so many birds feeding on the sunflower seeds, it truly sounded like Spring in her garden!
I have seen a lot of bird feeders and never been inspired to buy one, so now I need to find a bird feeder that looks just like this one. The store where she found it, doesn’t stock it anymore. Any leads? I want to install one in the tree right beside our bedroom window.
She said the bell above the seeds is to deter the squirrels and it’s so funny to watch them slide right off when they try to reach the seeds.
Anyway, that’s my Sunday! Hope you had a great weekend! xo Maria
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