Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fallen Angel

Mary keeps a birdbath in the front yard and always has water in it for the birds, squirrels, etc. She has an angel in the birdbath as a decoration. I noticed that the angel was missing from the birdbath. I discovered that the angel had fallen to the ground.

I picked it up and put it back into its spot. Fairly often I find the angel knocked over in the birdbath and on rare occassion it falls to the ground. It is probably squirrels or perhaps cats accidentally knocking the angel over when jumping up to the birdbath to get a drink of water. The angel is made out of plaster but is hollow inside. Maybe I can drill a small hole in the base of it and fill it with plaster to give it more weight. Maybe we can get a Saint Francis of Assissi statue to put in the birdbath. Wasn't he the patron saint of animals? The birdbath is surrounded by a

pretty bougainvillea bush. The color of the flowers is very intense in real life even if it doesn't show it in the picture. I am struggling to get the bush to grow in a vertical direction. This bush just seems to want to grow sideways all of the time. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get the bush to grow vertically? It is Sunday and so have a blessed day. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

The plant you mention is a climber and needs a trelis or whatever you can use for it to climb. You have to train it to grow right by keeping it trimmed.Don't allow it to grow out.