6:30 AM Fog

This morning on the way to Jazz Band it was foggy.


Kitties Are Coming

My shop Lowell and Son was originally built upon a base of kitty plush.  Over the years I have moved away from plush a little bit and expanded to kitty toys, Christmas Ornaments and assorted supplies.  I have been wanting to get plush back into the shop but recently made a design change with the kitties so had no current photos for them.  I have finally gotten some kitties made up and have taken some pictures with new backgrounds so I now have two kitties in the shop with more to come.  Don’t forget, I also have plush mice available, they are even cuter in person than in the photos.

To read more about Stella click on the photo

Talbot – Black kitty with blue eyes

Skittle the rainbow mouse

Eddie the albino mouse

Fee the pink floral mouse

Rainy Days

October will be here before we know it and in this part of the world that means rain.  I actually enjoy the rain most of the time and I don’t enjoy it when it gets too hot around here.  I can tell you I am getting a little sick of dragging the sprinkler around too.  So bring it on, but maybe give me enough time to get the deck stained.

Halloween in The Tiny Garden

Today I began painting my first set of glow in the dark eyes for this season.  These were very popular last year and I managed to get my hands on a good supply of the clear paintable animal eyes so I am offering them again.  Technically speaking I can paint them any color (such as silver, gold etc…) so if you perhaps want some other than glow in the dark just let me know.  Another exciting note, I will be getting more clear cat eyes too!

In the process of painting one of the 4-5 coats of glow in the dark

I Dream of Yard Work

This morning I had a dream that my home was attached to my neighbors home, kind of like a duplex.  In my dream I woke up and saw through the window that the landscapers there were working on all the yards on the street.  Yikes, they spread bark over MY flower beds, what are they doing, noooooo.  I tried to quickly make myself presentable and ran outside to confront them.  They told me they were hired by the association and tough luck, they were doing my yard work now.  I turned to look at the front of my home and this is when I discovered that the two homes were attached AND that they had been painted.  What a horrible dream.  At this point I really did wake up.

I wonder if I had this dream because my son and I were doing yard work yesterday.  My dreams are usually filled with things that have recently happened.  My son and I did lots of weeding, I did some pruning and clean up.  It is now September and things in the garden are winding down.  The bleeding heart is drying up and the clematis are flowered out.  My poor pruners were a bit sticky yesterday so I gave them a scrub and oiled them a bit with WD40, what a difference.  I am a bit ashamed at the abuse I put them through, I know that they should be cleaned often but I am a bit lazy.  I must say though that Fiskars tools are the BEST.

The Tiny Garden was still quite the jungle yesterday.  From the right we have a volunteer fern and Mexican mock orange, on the fence… clematis, jasmine and then my butterfly bush.  For such a little space I do keep it quite crammed with plants.  The bank is covered in creeping thyme with hosta and creeping phlox here and there.  Believe it or not I actually have a “shed” back here somewhere.  I will post about that another time.  Next year I will have to split all the hosta and sell the extra.  I can actually make a few dollars off this tiny garden.