The Spouting World of Water Fountains

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Whether in a scenic garden, a street, or a public park, you’re bound to find fountains spouting jets of water into the air during the spring and summer months. Though you may often see them as fancy water jets for people to look at and throw pennies in, they originally used for providing water from springs, reservoirs, mountain rivers, and aqueducts to cities, towns, and villages before the days of indoor plumbing. And until the late 19th century, most fountains were operated by gravity and needed a source of water from higher ground. But many also used siphoning to make water spout, too. Though we often think fountains were invented in Ancient Rome along with the aqueduct, both technologies actually come from the Greeks. Ancient Greek fountains were mainly made from stone or marble with water flowing through bronze pipes and emerging from the mouth of a sculpted mask representing a lion’s head or an animal’s muzzle. The most famous fountain in Ancient Greece was the Enneacrounos in Athens’ Agora which had 9 large spouts. But even that isn’t as impressive as the fountains of ancient Rome that contained decorations of bronze or stone masks of animals or heroes. Medieval Islamic as well as European Renaissance and Baroque fountains are often held as artistic masterpieces. Nevertheless, since we now have indoor plumbing, most fountains are now seen as decoration. Well, save for the occasional drinking fountain. Now since they tend to be popular in gardens, you can find many of them sold at any home improvement or garden store. And they come in all different, shapes, sizes, and forms. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you a treasure trove of water fountains to delight in.

  1. You can always make water spout through pipes.

Sure this mostly consist of pipe from the gutter drain. But it certainly works.

2. Even a miniature garden can use its own fountain.

Not sure if a mini garden fountain is quite right. Yet, I can see why someone would want one.

3. A small indoor fountain can bring some watery joy.

Helps if it has a colorful seahorse, coral, and golden shells. Then again, I kind of consider fountains more of an outdoor thing.

4. Sometimes a hollow stone column, a basin, and a metal spout is all you need.

Well, it doesn’t look like much. But it certainly goes with the garden scenery.

5. A watering can makes a wonderful fountain spout.

Well, that’s pretty inventive. Doesn’t hurt to put plants in it either.

6. What do you mean water can spring up from rocks?

This is a more naturalistic fountain for gardens. And yes, you barely notice it except for the water spouting at the top.

7. Even a small ceramic fountain is no less impressive.

Yes, it’s a rather small structure. But its deep blue color will certainly make an impression.

8. With copper pipes and water jets, you can make the water flow anywhere.

This one is shaped in a wheel with holes in the pipes. So the water can trickle down exactly where it’s supposed to.

9. You can go as high as you want with buckets and a watering can.

Yes, you’ll find quite a few DIY varieties on here like this one. Yet, this fountain has a certain kind of charm.

10. In this fountain, it takes a long time for the water to flow down.

This one appears to be made of copper from what I can tell. And are those things shaped like leaves?

11. Though most fountains are made of stone and marble, a tree stump one is always close to nature.

This one is even made with tiers still containing the bark. Great for any rustic garden.

12. Even a simple design can do the trick.

This one just consists of a stone bowl and a small jet. It’s not fancy but it will do.

13. With this fountain, you’ll find water flowing down all the steps.

This one is best suited for a wall as you can see. But it will surely go well with wooden fencing.

14. A mosaic fountain should always boast magnificent tiling.

After all, who doesn’t go for colorful decorations now and then? Love the brilliant blue.

15. A stone basin can sometimes be a lasting feature.

Here’s another mosaic fountain with blue tiling. Yet, this one also has lovely white edging and a stone basin tricking water down once it’s full.

16. A bowl and pitcher can be just as nice.

Even helps if both are intricately decorated. As long as you have the pitcher pouring into the bowl.

17. The larger the water receptacle the better.

This one uses a large stone jar that’s against a stone wall. Perfect for a garden, though I wouldn’t drink the water in it.

18. Sometimes an old bathtub can make the perfect fountain pond.

Well, that’s pretty ingenious. Just put the jet in with a bunch of rocks and you’re done.

19. With a box fountain, you sometimes need to cut corners.

Because if you don’t, where could the water flow like this? Well, it can overflow but that would make a mess.

20. When you have a pump, expect water to flow from buckets.

This one uses 3 buckets and a faucet. Certainly an interesting fountain to see.

21. A long thick log of bamboo is great for making a water wall.

A water wall is a certain type of fountain that has water flowing from the top down like a waterfall. Pretty simple explanation, really.

22. Speaking of water walls, check this one out of a Japanese arch.

This one is made from wood in the Japanese arch style. But it still has water trickling down from it.

23. Sometimes a large stone water jar is all you need.

This fountain has a stone jar tipped to have water spilling over the rocks. Fairly simple concept to apply.

24. Got some old tubas? Make a fountain out of them.

Hey, if the old Sousaphones don’t work, you might as well. Since you can surely have water flowing in them.

25. For a simple but modernist concept, try a fountain of raised metal bowls.

Sure it might not look like much without the water. But it spouts where it should and creates a couple waterfalls, too.

26. Since fountains are water fixtures, I’d say a dolphin motif seems appropriate.

I guess this one is made for indoors or a courtyard. But since everyone likes dolphins, I’ll put it on this post.

27. With 3 large stone jars, who knows what fountain you’d have.

These jars are of all different shapes, sizes, and colors, too. Great to have in any garden.

28. If you want the water to flow somewhere, a trough of brick should do the trick.

Yes, that’s a fountain. And yes, it takes a lot of room. But it’s not too fancy and has a stone basin at the end.

29. Sometimes 3 rock fountains can be better than one.

This one consists of rocks of different shapes and sizes. Wonderful centerpiece for any rock garden.

30. No fountain can be nearly as impressive as one with 3 bronze horses.

And it has water spouting from all their mouths. Yes, they look majestic, but I’m not sure about the spouting part. Well, to each his own.

31. Sometimes a water fountain can leave room for flowers.

This one even has a place for water to fall in a rocky stream. Nevertheless, you can’t help but love it.

32. This fountain head is nothing short of angelic.

This is an impressive bronze fountain that’s probably seen in a park. Yet, it’s nowhere near the ones you’d see in Italy or France.

33. A rocky waterfall always gives a naturalistic charm.

Yes, it almost seems like water is flowing from the ruins. And yet, it’s perfect for a scenic garden that’s most likely near a mansion.

34. A mosaic fountain should always be tiled to impress.

This one even has a white border and a lion’s head. Love the floral design.

35. There’s nothing better than a fountain attached to an urn for flowers.

This might be from some French chateau. Yet, it certainly goes well with the landscape.

36. A wooden bucket and pump fountain is never complete without a washboard.

Well, it certainly has a rustic feel to it. Yet, you don’t need to prime the pump to get any water in this one.

37. A modern black fountain has a certain kind of elegance.

Though I wouldn’t say it goes with a wall of flowers. But you have to like having its spouts together.

38. You can’t have too many teapots with this fountain.

Seems to me this is for an Alice in Wonderland garden. Still, at least it’s original and clever.

39. This stone arch fountain almost resembles ancient ruins.

Though I’m not sure if an arch would have a stone bridge within it. Yet, I understand it works with the waterfall.

40. With enough metal teapots, you can fill a whole cup.

This one even has string holding the pots up. Not sure how that works. But I like it.

41. A square flat fountain can always please.

Well, it’s great among rocks. Love the water coming out of it. So pretty.

42. For a more Southwest feel, this fountain of ceramic pottery is just for you.

Well, large ceramic pottery, anyway. Still, the stand is totally supposed to resemble adobe.

43. A stone enclosed waterfall is always a wondrous sight of beauty.

Almost thought it was from Maymont at first. But then I realized the Maymont one had lions on it. Still, love it.

44. A large fountain should always have a bowl overflowing.

Guess this is supposed to be for a courtyard. Love the blue and purple tiles.

45. How about a fountain with a large wagon wheel?

Not sure if the wheel turns. But I guarantee there’s water coming out of it.

46. Who knows what you can come up with when you have a bunch of empty bottles?

Though only 3 of these spout water. The rest have their bottoms facing.

47. This stone fountain has 4 metal spouts coming from it.

Well, it may be rather plain to some. But I do like how it has a basin to go with the pavement.

48. A metal garden bicycle can fit all kinds of pots.

Well, this is an interesting concept. This one has a pottery pitcher pouring into multiple pots. And a flower pot in the front, too.

49. No fountain is as whimsical is a ferris wheel of buckets.

I know some people might think it strange. But it’s from Pinterest. Of course, you’d probably not see that at a garden store.

50. Glass bowls make great fountain tiers.

Well, whatever works I guess. Though I do love the artistry on this one. So pretty.

51. A blue mosaic fountain almost appears heavenly.

It even has water coming out of the sun which is kind of weird. But it’s nevertheless impressive.

52. Put a wheelbarrow near a pump and watch the water flow.

Helps if the wheelbarrow is quite rusty. And the receptacle is a rock edged pond.

53. When you pour a jar, you can make a waterfall.

Well, if you have something to constantly put the water in the jar first. But it goes well with the plants.

54. Sometimes inspiration can come in the strangest manifestations.

This one has bottles in a bucket like champagne or beer on ice. Yet, instead of ice or alcohol, it’s water.

55. Sometimes you can do with 3 spouts on a wall.

This one must be in the Spanish mission style. Simplistic yet with a certain elegance.

56. When you pour the kettle, water comes out for the flowers.

Sure the kettle is rusty. But at least pouring it in a large bucket makes does wonders. Love it.

57. From this fountain, the water almost resembles sails.

Yes, it’s certainly meant to impress. And it even has a boat bottom to go with it.

58. With the right stonework, a fountain can always have a serene water way.

Well, the fountain is far off in the back in this picture. But it surely appears pleasant as the water flows to the basin.

59. Presenting the vortex fountain.

It’s basically a fountain that creates a whirlpool. And yes, it looks pretty cool.

60. On a mosaic fountain, you can never have enough water jets.

Sure this looks incredibly expensive. But I’m sure many rich people have something like this in their gardens by now.

61. Female nudes appear in all kinds of art and fountains are no exception.

And I guess there’s water spraying from her nipples. Wonder what kind of garden this is supposed to be for.

62. A marble fountain should always have a black sphere on top.

Yet, it sure seems perfect in a courtyard setting. Still, think it’s quite spectacular.

63. What comes in one watering can, comes out in another.

This is more suited for steps. Yet, it certainly has a whimsical touch.

64. You’d almost be stumped to miss this fountain.

And as you can see, it’s within a stump. Helps if you have plants growing around it.

65. Sometimes a small black fountain is in simple elegance.

Well, it’s in an oval shape with a square receptacle. So classy.

66. A Moorish garden is always a spectacular sight.

This is from a botanical garden in Missouri. But yes, it’s in the Moorish style that’s supposed to be close to paradise.

67. Why stick with one waterfall when you can have 3?

Well, seems like the kind of fountain for a patio. Yet, you can’t hate this one.

68. A spherical spout is almost out of this world.

Now that’s interesting. Not necessarily my taste. But unique enough for this post.

69. Best to put some gravel if you have a stone waterfall.

Yes, I know it’s a compact waterfall for a patio. But it’s amazing to see nonetheless.

70. A fountain at a corner patio can always impress.

Still, I’m sure this one doesn’t come cheap. But it sure looks pretty cool.

71. For an old cabin look, a wooden fountain will surely do.

Sure it might somewhat resemble a Jacuzzi. Well, if it weren’t for the jet spout.

72. A wall fountain can be so much simpler if you have bamboo.

Sure bamboo may be cheap. But for some reason I don’t imagine ancient China or Japan having water fountains. Well, at least ones appear like those we’re used to.

73. Sometimes it’s best to go with nature when it comes to waterfalls.

Well, that certainly looks almost naturalistic. Quite lovely if you can get my drift.

74. For a more rustic fountain, a pump and 3 wooden buckets should do.

Well, it’s certainly quite unique to put on this post. Nevertheless, the buckets always overflow.

75. A flowery fountain has water coming from the petals.

Well, when you’re doing a fountain post, you have to go with some unusual examples. This surely takes the cake. Yet, you have to admire it.

76. A colonnade is a fine addition to surround a fountain.

This is from a park in Houston. And though it’s not fancy, it’s surely spectacular.

77. A small fountain in a patio works best when stacked with stone.

After all, everyone has to adore a water jet in a small pool. Stunning to say the least.

78. Well, everything seems square on this fountain.

This one is made from concrete. Not fancy, but not bad.

79. Sometimes concrete and stone have a simple magnificence to them.

This one’s title has the words, “affordable simple design.” Yet, it’s probably the case if your net worth is over $2 million and you run a casino.

80. You can always create wonders with enough stone fountains together.

For some reason, they remind me of steaming rocks. Yet, it’s a lovely garden addition.

81. A mosaic fountain can always use a vase.

This one has a blue one with arms. Also like how the tile is painted. Beautiful.

82. A stone ship should always have a water wheel.

So when the dragon spurts out water, the wheel turns. And it seems like it spilled some from what I could tell from the wet spot.

83. Peacocks look especially grand on a tile fountain.

After all, there’s almost no bird as pretty and with a long feathery train. Love the flowers, too.

84. This fountain boasts a real carnival of animals.

I guess this is for a zoo in California. But you have to admire the animal art on it.

85. This angel fountain boasts a wall of water.

This is a lovely structure. Love how each wing has water raining down.

86. A brick fountain always has a sold foundation.

Of course, it’s not graceful like some of the other fountains here. But it’s certainly interesting to look at.

87. A brick waterfall should always enchant.

Have to admire the brick work on this. Also has a gravel pool for the water.

88. Sometimes you can find a fountain in the most interesting formation.

Not sure what shape it’s supposed to be on the top. But you have to admire the waterfalls.

89. Never thought you’d see water coming out a glass sphere.

The glass ball fountain is supposed to be of a unique design. Not sure if I can understand the concept.

90. A Gothic fountain can always impress in the garden.

Well, it’s more like Gothic Revival. And more suited for old cathedral courtyards than anything.

91. You can’t take the Earth for granted in this fountain.

After all, there’s no other planet like it that we know of. Nevertheless, it’s quite lovely.

92. Didn’t know there were any adobe fountains out there.

Actually, it’s not made from adobe. But it depicts an Pueblo Indian scene as far as I can tell.

93. As water flows, this fountain ignite flames in no time.

Guess you need fire to make a fountain more spectacular. As if water doesn’t accomplish that already.

94. You’d almost swear the water’s coming from the sky.

I know it seems hard to wrap your head around. But there must be a device that makes the water come out from the floating faucet.

95. Things are getting grassy with this fountain.

Well, it’s a grass ball fountain. Makes sure you trim it once in a while though.

96. A dragon fountain is always a splendid sight.

This is from China, by the way. Though you’d probably already guessed that. Yes, it’s a magnificent dragon.

97. A hurricane eye fountain always flows water in a spiral.

It’s meant for a patio, especially one with stone pavement. Yet, it’s quite sublime.

98. It takes a broken large pot with some little ones to really make a splash.

Another fountain in the Southwest patio style. But this one is quite colorful to behold.

99. Here we come to a Japanese scene with its own water wheel.

Yes, it’s a fountain with a small picturesque scene. But you can’t help but love it.

100. It always rains a rainbow with a fountain wall of lights.

Well, at least at night, anyway. But the water and colors are simply spectacular.

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The Springtime World of Miniature Easter Gardens

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With Easter, spring is in the air  as flowers like daffodils, tulips, and crocuses start blooming from their winter slumber. So it’s only natural that we have flowers and gardens galore. This is especially the case when you’re talking about a smaller capacity when you’re talking about miniature gardens since you don’t need to keep them outdoors. Not to mention, there are plenty of Easter mini garden stuff available. Nevertheless, mini Easter gardens can come in all different kinds of varieties. One notably common variation is a Resurrection garden which is sort of a tradition in Great Britain since I’ve seen plenty of them in English churches (since the Brits are really into gardening). Now a Resurrection garden is called thus because it features an empty tomb indicating that Jesus has risen from the dead. Since the empty tomb can just involve a small flower pot with rocks at the front or a stone turned, it’s relatively easy mini garden to do. You can also do a garden in an Easter basket as well. So for your reading pleasure, I give you a snapshot into a treasury of mini Easter garden scenes.

  1. A natural Easter basket is sometimes best.

This one has a nice little spring flower scene with a nest of eggs and a bunny statue. So lovely.

2. As we see here, Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God.

Jesus’s cross contains the crown of thorns and a white sash. And the crosses are made from twigs.

3. Always go with a couple Easter eggs in a vibrant grotto.

Because that’s the only way I can tell this is an Easter garden. Though I like the statue and columns.

4. Even the fairies wish you a happy Easter.

They also even like to hang out with little bunnies in baskets. Like the flowery trees.

5. I suppose a moss covered tomb would be more appropriate.

Though I normally don’t imagine it as such since the Holy Land is more or less depicted as a desert. Then again, you have to admire the flowers.

6. How about some flowers among the gravel church path?

Helps if the church is small and in a Tudor style. Makes a quaint garden scene if you’ve ever seen one.

7. Doesn’t hurt to plant a few flowers near the empty tomb.

These empty tomb gardens can range from plain to quite elaborate. But I had to include this one with the flowers.

8. Sometimes moss and rocks are all you need.

Because an empty tomb garden doesn’t require much as far as aesthetics go. Also, you can make crosses with just about any stick you find.

9. Pink and purple flowers have a real spring touch.

Yes, it’s another empty tomb garden. But at least this one has pink and purple flowers. You’ll see a lot of these though.

10. “And they brought him to a place called Golgotha (which means the place of the skull).”

Okay, this is a rather morbid rendition with including a skull. But it’s at least accurate in etymology.

11. An empty tomb scene can always do with a few flowers.

This one has a wood chip path from the crosses to the tomb. Though you’d find a few flower patches.

12. These little lambs love to play among the flowers.

After all, lambs are innocent creatures that Moses demanded to be slaughtered so Hebrew families wouldn’t succumb to the plague of the Firstborn son. And that’s how we get Passover.

13. For Easter, you might want to let some bunnies near your caravan.

Well, Easter bunnies, anyway. Though make sure they’re not some human figures in bunny costumes.

14. “He is not here. He is risen.”

As you can see, they even have Resurrection figurines. Though I wouldn’t say they’re necessary.

15. Sometimes a garden more close to nature comes to mind.

This one appears to be set in a plot at some church. But you can see the moss and flowers nonetheless.

16. For Easter scenes, adding some Easter eggs always helps.

Because nothing says Easter like colored eggs. Also helps if you include bunnies and chicks.

17. A bare Easter tree can always use a few ornaments.

Yet, this one has bunnies instead of Easter eggs as would be the case. Like the flowers and butterfly though.

18. For an empty tomb garden, all you need is a hillside plot.

Though most usually use a flower pot and rocks for the empty tomb. But at least it includes planted flowers.

19. When in doubt, you can always try a nature scene.

This one is taken from a show on the Hallmark Channel. I know that network is famous for its saccharine programming but at least this garden is pretty.

20. Apparently, you’ll find the risen Jesus in this garden.

I don’t know about you. But I kind of like it better when resurrection gardens don’t include action figures.

21. Now this is what I call a real Easter free for all.

This one even has a lit candle, which I’d advise against. However, this is as Easter as it gets without the Christian motifs.

22. Sometimes resurrection scenes are better with peg dolls.

Though I’d advise against it. I think a tomb scene with flowers is sufficient enough.

23. An empty tomb can conveniently fit in an Easter basket.

Not sure if the plants are real. But it seems easy enough to do.

24. An Easter garden can always start small.

These are of mini Easter baskets, by the way. Yet, each has a flower and cute critter to love.

25. An Easter garden can’t go without a few spring touches.

Here you come to an assortment of spring decor that’s expensive as hell. All surrounding a glass stone lake.

26. These little chickies find a haven among flowers.

I think this might be from a basket. Though the chicks and the chocolate eggs give it an Easter touch.

27. With church gardens, you can never have enough plants.

A lot of British churches have these gardens around Easter which can get very elaborate. This one really takes the cake.

28. Spring is a time of new life and new beginnings.

Here we have a lamb and bunny watching some chicks hatch in a nest. So adorable.

29. For English gardens, flowers are all planted in neat and ordered rows.

Not sure if the flowers are real in this. But it nonetheless looks quite stunning to behold.

30. With this garden, it’s Easter eggs galore.

Of course, most of the Easter eggs should be hidden for the kids in the trees. But the ground’s just fine with me.

31. An Easter garden should remind one of an earthly paradise.

Here’s an empty tomb garden with all kinds of flowers in a church. Not sure about the figures here though.

32. A resurrection garden should always be brimming with spring flowers.

As you may see, you can customize a lot of these empty tomb gardens. Yet, the flowers on this one are simply breathtaking.

33. A resurrection garden must lead to much rejoicing.

This one is from a church. And yes, the flowers here certainly bring a smile on your face.

34. A small flower pot makes an ideal empty tomb.

Outside the empty tomb gardens, I found a lot of Easter mini gardens hard to find. So sometimes you have to go with what you can get.

35. If you think flowers are boring, you can always add animals.

Though I don’t think giraffes, tigers, and hippos are native to the Middle East. But to each his own.

36. For outdoor mini gardens, it helps to make a big impression.

This one is from outside a church. And yes, it features an empty tomb of rocks. Love it.

37. Rejoice, for He has risen!

And yet, another resurrection reenactment with peg dolls. Though I think it would be better if we didn’t include Jesus here.

38. For bunnies, Easter is a time of family togetherness.

Still, even in their anthropomorphic outfits, I’d expect there be more bunny family members. Then again, some of them might’ve been eaten already.

39. Nothing says Easter like planting flowers in eggshells.

Not sure how this arrangement can be done. But it seems possible. So pretty.

40. Even Easter bunnies head to church on Easter Sunday.

Well, when you don’t have an empty tomb, a church would do. Though I kind of wish there was a resurrection scene with bunny figures. That would be awesome.

41. Here we come to a fairy near the bunny bench.

Not sure if I’d want to do that. Because bunnies will attack when disturbed.

42. Didn’t know a bunny can live in toadstool house.

Under a toadstool maybe. But inside one, not a chance. Though it’s quite clever.

43. Here we come to 2 bunnies lounging on the patio.

Yet, they somewhat feel drawn to a basket of eggs in an ornate wheelbarrow. Simple yet sublime.

44. These little bunnies just want to enjoy the peaceful meadow.

You can tell this is an Easter garden because it features a cross along with the bunnies. Yet, it’s so adorable.

45. On Easter, I’m sure that Christ will light the way.

You may find candles in these gardens as well. Though I’d advise you to proceed with caution.

46. Perhaps you can spare a dime for a few rabbits.

Because bunnies need to make a living, too. Like the purple flowers though.

47. The Easter Bunny should find this fountain most welcoming.

Might’ve shown this garden before in other mini garden posts. But not with the Easter decorations.

48. In this Easter garden, you’ll find all kinds of eggs.

Even includes a bench with bunnies on it. Though you’d have an easy time finding these eggs in this garden.

49. Sometimes all you need are a couple of Easter bunnies.

This one just uses 2 little bunnies and moss. Adorable, yet so simple.

50. Flowers always mean that the resurrection is upon us.

Kind of makes a great contrast between the solemn Good Friday and the invigorating Easter. Love it.

51. For a resurrection garden, you might want to plant it inside the altar.

Well, that’s a clever way of doing it. The altar makes a nice backdrop. But wonder when they’ll have to clean up once Pentacost is over.

52. Not sure where I can find the tomb on this one.

Though I do admire the flowers and the moss hill of crosses. Then again, maybe we’re not suppose to see the empty tomb on this.

53. Little chicks always belong among the daffodils.

To these chickies, the daffodils almost resemble trees. So cute.

54. For a small patch, an Easter bunny can feel right at home.

You can even put in a few eggs and a bunny statue. Now that’s an Easter garden basket.

55. For Easter, you can’t ask for a more colorful scene like this.

This one includes an Easter house and an Easter egg bridge. But I’m sure the decor doesn’t come cheap.

56. Chicks always like being among the flowers.

Well, they include flowers I’d find at my grandma’s house. But the chickies are simply adorable.

57. With an Easter garden, it helps if you can go all out.

This one is from a Scottish hotel. But I love how it features an Easter egg tree.

58. A resurrection garden should always be outside for all to see.

This one may not have much color. But then again, maybe Easter came early that year.

59. Seems like we’ve come to an Easter garden party.

Perhaps in a forest with cotton candy trees. Though I’m not sure if this uses any real plants.

60. Sometimes there’s nothing like spending Easter on the farm.

This one is part of a set but at least it’s brightly colored and includes bunnies. So cute.

61. You can’t celebrate Easter without including some flowers and butterflies.

This one really gets in the spring of things. Love the beautiful colors.

62. Make sure your empty tomb garden has plenty of moss.

This one doesn’t use a lot. But the stone is certainly turned as it should be.

63. Remember you don’t need crosses to make an empty tomb garden.

After all, they didn’t say Jesus was buried beneath Calvary. Though this resembles more of a hobbit hole.

64. My guess is that you’ll find nothing behind the stone.

As you probably know by now, there’s nothing inside. For Jesus has risen.

65. On some Easter gardens, it’s all about the foliage.

This one has a lot of moss and other plants. But the crosses are of solid wood.

66. For a pond scene, it helps to surround a pool with stones.

Well, at least this one has flowers and succulents. Though this empty tomb garden thing is getting old.

67. An Easter mini garden can never have too many daisies.

This one has a rather sunny disposition. Like the rabbit climbing out of a pot.

68. A large rock can serve as an appropriate tomb.

Helps if it’s hollowed through first. Though at least the rocks match.

69. A fairy garden with Easter eggs and chicks can spring into anything.

Well, this is more of a spring garden than an Easter one. But the chickies and colored eggs are here, anyway.

70. A pixie fairy garden has a pair of pastel houses.

Well, at least it includes bunny on the side. Though the one on the right should’ve had a different color.

71. Leafy plants can really make the garden come alive.

This one uses a square tomb. And the crosses seem rather level for some reason. Doesn’t use too many flowers.

72. As far as I know, this Easter garden is of the zen variety.

Not sure if zen Easter gardens even exist. If they do, this is what they’d look like.

73. I’m sure a carrot house is appropriate rabbit housing.

However, some rabbits might find it hard to resist. Nevertheless, think it’s quite clever.

74. A spring fairy garden must have its own array of flowers.

This one even has its own evergreen tree. Not sure why that’s there. Love the flowers.

75. Sometimes you can make a tomb with just a couple of rocks.

Well, that’s one way of putting it. Still, I doubt the stone is hollow for the emptiness effect.

76. A carrot house is a cozy bunny home, especially on Easter.

This is a cute little Easter garden. Like the little flowers. Think that carrot house is clever.

77. A fairy garden in the spring should be of vibrant color.

Well, this will make a fine Easter garden. Like the little house and stone work.

78. Animals flock to any fairy house.

Well, statue animals anyway. Like the gravel pond of ducks.

79. A spring garden is always meant for the birds.

This is especially if it has a moss roof. Nevertheless, the bluebirds stand out.

80. With these 3 fairy basket gardens, you can make Easter magic.

Okay, maybe they’re not exactly Easter gardens per se. But if you’re no fan of chicks or bunnies, they’ll surely do.

The Holly and Ivy World of Miniature Christmas Gardens

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Though the holiday season may be upon us, tis usually not the season for gardening. At least if you live where I do when it’s more likely that your garden will usually have dead stuff that you had to clean out in the fall. I mean winter gardens are usually not much to look at unless you live in the tropics. Then it doesn’t really look right since winter is a time for snow. And snow usually happens at cold temperatures which plants don’t do well in. Anyway, since miniature gardens are usually in containers, this isn’t a problem for people who are into them. In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to decorate their own mini gardens with a holiday touch or make Christmas mini gardens of their own. If you don’t believe me, you can find a lot of places selling miniature garden stuff online. And yes, many of these use fake snow for a more wintry atmosphere. So for your reading pleasure, I give you an assortment of Christmas miniature garden to bring you holiday cheer this season.

  1. The star must always go on top of the tree.
And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

And I see the tree here is resplendently decorated. Love the red bow. The horse wreath is nice, too.

2. A nativity scene in your miniature garden keeps the spirit of the season.

It's even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

It’s even better if you have a dirt ground and a twig stable. Still, this is lovely.

3. Mini gardens with multiple layers should always look festive.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

Love how this garden has angels and a richly decorated archway. Very much in the Christmas spirit of things.

4. Evergreen trees and snow always make a great Christmas landscape.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

The tree on this one only has a red star. But you have to like the snowman and the sleigh full of gifts.

5. Sometimes a few holiday decorations is all you need.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it's holiday simplicity.

This one just includes presents in an urn, a snowman, and a wreath. All in all, it’s holiday simplicity.

6. You don’t have a Christmas mini garden unless you have lights.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there's even a tree in the house.

The tree in this garden has red lights all over it. And there’s even a tree in the house.

7. It’s always great to have stockings and presents at the tree.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

This one has stockings hung at the tree as well as gifts on a sled nearby. There is even a deer in the snow.

8. Tis the season to deck the halls inside and out.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

This one has lights on the house as well as candy canes and a sled on a frozen pond. Like the wreath on the table.

9. A mirror always makes a great frozen pond.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

This one also includes snow covered church as well as a wreath. All in all, lovely.

10. Make sure your mini garden tree is richly decorated for the season.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

Helps if the bush has red bows, too. Not to mention, the gifts near the tree bring an extra holiday touch.

11. In a miniature garden, you can still have a snowman without the snow.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

But it would still resemble a lawn decoration. Still, love the wreath on the chair.

12. You can always have a birdbath near a decorated tree.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn't do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

This one looks quaint. Normally, you couldn’t do this outdoors. But in mini gardens, go right ahead.

13. Sometimes all it takes are a few shiny red baubles.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

Yet, in this case the baubles have to be small to be near the church. So do the snow covered evergreen trees.

14. To bring in the spirit of the season, just add a few small baubles.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

Yes, a few shiny baubles are all you need. These ones have gold decoration on them, too.

15. Even Santa has to stop by to admire the gnome’s decorations.

There's even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

There’s even some semblance of a gingerbread house, too. Like the lights on the trees and the tire swing though.

16. Snowmen can make any place seem like a home.

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it's mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

This one even includes a tree with a present. And it’s mostly covered with snow (which is fake naturally).

17. For a holiday mini garden, just add decorations.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that's how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

Yes, a lot of this seems to be out of proportion. But that’s how mini gardens are sometimes. Love the wreaths.

18. Sometimes all you just have to do is decorate the tree.

Well, this one isn't as nice as the others I've shown. But it's pretty enough.

Well, this one isn’t as nice as the others I’ve shown. But it’s pretty enough.

19. Outdoor decorations should always be in the spirit of the season.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

This one uses a Christmas wreath and other holiday touches. So simple yet so quaint.

20. When in doubt, go with a peppermint candy trail.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn't look real.

Well, it gives it a sweet charm. Though the tree doesn’t look real.

21. A miniature Christmas garden should always have a fence with candy canes.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

A tree decked in baubles also helps as well. So does having it covered in snow.

22. Sometimes a few decorations can make a winter wonderland.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn't take much.

This one just has a star on the tree and a red archway with a snowflake. So it didn’t take much.

23. To bring the Christmas spirit, sometimes you just have to deck the arch way.

Well, there's a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

Well, there’s a snow covered tree here, too. But you have to love the wreaths and the garland.

24. A tree and angel should always be at the center.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

Well, the angel here has a wreath around its head. The tree is snow covered but looks fake.

25. During the Christmas season nothing beats a gingerbread house.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

Also helps if it includes a peppermint candy patio. Love the tree and lights though.

26. Having green plants in the background gives an evergreen atmosphere for the holiday season.

This one uses decor that's in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

This one uses decor that’s in a similar style. Yet, Santa seems bigger than this house.

27. Sometimes all you need are a couple of Santa hats.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there's still cotton snow though.

And this is all what this garden has for Christmas decorations. Well, there’s still cotton snow though.

28. You can always have lights and presents on a Christmas tree.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it's lit up at night.

You can even have a wreath on the tool shed. Still, it must be beautiful when it’s lit up at night.

29. Sometimes a small tree can do just as well.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

But you might not use as many decorations though. Still, like the red ribbons.

30. This tree mini garden takes the blue ribbon.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

This one even has stars surrounding it. All it needs is snow in my opinion.

31. Of course, some miniature Christmas gardens can go all out on a whole wagon.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

This one has a whole village with a train below and lighted garland roof. Not to mention, you have to love the lighted star.

32. Sometimes gravel is all you need to create a winter wonderland.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it's adorable.

This one has a snowman as well as a bench with gifts. all in all, it’s adorable.

33. A few red decorations can always make the season bright.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

Not sure what I think about the tree. But I do think the shiny holly berries make a nice touch.

34. You can be festive for the holidays even within a small space.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

This is of the tea cup garden variety which is small. Still, like the candy cane lamp post.

35. The more greenery in your miniature Christmas garden the better.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

This one has a tower decorated with a wreath and garlands. Also like the tree.

36. How about a little Santa hat in the shrubs?

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

This one also has a pile of snowballs and red ribbons on the archway. Simple but lovely.

37. Fans of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer will adore this miniature garden.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It's kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

However, the Christmas special is a lot weirder than you know. It’s kind of like Lord of the Rings made for kids on acid.

38. Beads and lights really bring out the beauty in a tree.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

Both tree and shrub seem to have a lot of beads on it. The lights also look pretty.

39. A holiday house should always have some seasonal trimmings.

This one doesn't use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

This one doesn’t use a lot of decorations. But you have to admire the snow on the roof.

40. A lighted tree is great next to a quaint Christmas cottage.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

Well, the house is certainly in the Christmas spirit. Love the lighted tree.

41. A gingerbread house should be between two lit trees.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

This one has trees side by side that have lights in each of them. For all I can say, this is beautiful.

42. A gingerbread house in a miniature garden is surely sweet.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

This one is surrounded by candy canes and holly berries. Like the gingerbread man.

43. It always looks a lot like Christmas when you stick a few candy canes in the ground.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

Like how the house is made to resemble a fairy abode with a petal roof. Of course, it has candy cane decoration as well.

44. Seems like Santa has made a stop here.

Well, there aren't a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

Well, there aren’t a lot of reindeer here but that can be forgiven. Also, not a lot of snow either.

45. Of course, you can always spend Christmas at the beach.

This one has Santa's hat and boots near a chair. It's as if Santa has been here.

This one has Santa’s hat and boots near a chair. It’s as if Santa has been here.

46. Sometimes a from the archway is all you need.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

Well, this one uses a few non-traditional Christmas motifs like a mistletoe lantern and sled. Either way it gives a rustic impression.

47. The presents will be at the wreathed lantern.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn't be used for Santa's sleigh. It also has a snowman.

This one includes 2 deer which I know wouldn’t be used for Santa’s sleigh. It also has a snowman.

48. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in this fairy village.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

You just have to look closer just to get my drift. But it certainly resembles a fairy tale forest.

49. All this miniature garden needs is a few candy canes and lights.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

The lights on this one seem to be rather small. Makes me wonder about what bulbs they get if any of them go out.

50. A well decorated Christmas tree always makes the season bright.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

This one even has a wooden reindeer. Still, really love the bows and lights.

51. A richly decorated Christmas tree should always have presents below it.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can't hate how it's decorated or the presents.

Well, this is just a lonely tree near a road. Still, you can’t hate how it’s decorated or the presents.

52. In a miniature garden, a Christmas tree really has to light up.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

And yes, it certainly shines bright at night as you see here. Still, got to love the decorations.

53. A bonsai can easily make a Christmas tree as any evergreen.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

This bonsai tree even has a bow and beads around it. And it goes nicely with the red chair.

54. Sometimes all it takes is a Christmas tree with colorful lights.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

This one has presents, a tree, Santa, and baubles on a pot. Like the white bench and table though.

55. Sometimes cotton is sufficient for a blanket of snow.

After all, it's fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn't seem to cover everything in sight.

After all, it’s fluffy. Yet, in this garden, it doesn’t seem to cover everything in sight.

56. A gingerbread house must always have a Christmas tree with candy canes nearby.

And it's an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

And it’s an especially colorful gingerbread house, too. The candy cane bench is perfect.

57. Seems like this small garden has a few trees in order.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn't seem like much, but it'll do.

This one has Santa, two presents, and a candy cane chair. Doesn’t seem like much, but it’ll do.

58. A plain stone house should always have some light decorations.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

This one even has a gingerbread house as well as fairies in the snow. So lovely.

59. For a Christmas mini garden you can always go with a single candy cane.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

This one also has a few decorations on it as well. But the lone candy cane stands out.

60. Seems like the snow isn’t long for this garden.

Guess they didn't have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

Guess they didn’t have a lot of cotton. But you have to admire the snowman on this one. Like the plaid house.

61. Sometimes you can use normal baubles for a Christmas mini garden.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

You can also see a Christmas tree with green beads. Love the owl which I think is a hoot.

62. Christmas decorations always look lovely on brass furniture.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

The arch and bench are covered in tinsel and bows. The arch even has lights.

63. Orange and blue look good on a Christmas tree.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

Yet, there seems to be presents all around as well. Seems like an idyllic scene for the holiday season.

64. For those who opt for a blue Christmas, this is the miniature garden for you.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

This one also has blue star signs like the last one. But this garden includes snow and a lawn chair.

65. Looks like Santa is taking his gig outdoors this time.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa's lap. And she's not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

Yes, this one has a girl on Santa’s lap. And she’s not wearing a coat in the snow at all.

66. A layered pot tends to have Santa on a ledge.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

And Santa seems to be bigger than that house. And so does the North Pole.

67. A Christmas fairy village should always have lights.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

And the lights seem to be along the fence. Yet, you can see the decorations if you look more closely.

68. A skinny light Christmas tree is always better than none.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

Well, it seems to take a form of an overgrown bush. Like the bow at the top.

69. It’s always nice to relax around a peppermint patio.

There's not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

There’s not much snow. But the peppermint bench, table, and stools surely bring in the holiday spirit.

70. Fairies always seem to frolic near a frozen pond.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

This one uses poinsettias that make an ideal Christmas garden addition. And not just miniature ones either.

71. There’s nothing like an angel that shows peace on earth, good will toward men.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it's quite lovely with the snowflakes.

This one even has a nice little golden church on a hill. Still, it’s quite lovely with the snowflakes.

72. I call this one, “Snowmen on the Rocks.”

Because the snowmen don't seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

Because the snowmen don’t seem to be near any snow. Yet, they seem to exist.

73. A holiday miniature garden like this comes with all the trimmings.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

This one seems to have a lot in it. Yet, it seems to become its own winter wonderland.

74. How about including a poinsettia to kick off the Christmas spirit?

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it's real or fake, I can't decide.

And yes, a pointsettia is included. Whether it’s real or fake, I can’t decide.

75. Of course if a pink Christmas suits your fancy, this miniature garden is for you.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

It even has a pink trail as well as purple baubles. Certainly to brighten your season with cheer.

76. Of course, you can always go with a white Christmas tree.

Yet, there doesn't seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

Yet, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of snow in this one. But it has a lot of Christmas decorations that there should be.

77. A Christmas miniature garden like this is a perfect winter wonderland.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it's all set.

Now this is a garden with all the Christmas trimmings. All it needs is a decorated tree and it’s all set.

78. In a winter wonderland like this, you’ll find a tree of gold somewhere.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it's to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

And here it is within a tower. Bet it’s to protect it from the snowy weather. Love it.

79. You can decorate a miniature Christmas tree with whatever you have at home.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa's sack and presents.

And this one seems to be decorated this way. Nice that it has Santa’s sack and presents.

80. A Christmas miniature garden like this should have a big bushy tree with all the trimmings.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I've shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you'd put on a Christmas card.

Yeah, it looks similar to some of the previous ones I’ve shown in this post. Yet, it seems more like something you’d put on a Christmas card.

The Little Nightmare World of Miniature Halloween Gardens

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When it comes to Halloween and other holidays, there are some post ideas I reuse on an annual basis since I like them and have proven popular. Then there are posts of ideas I want to try out on my own since I think I should come up with a few original concepts during the holidays. This is a combination of two. As I’ve seen on Pinterest, my post on miniature gardens has proven quite popular since I created and published it last year. And there are plenty of miniature garden decorations available for each holiday season. Halloween is one of these times since it’s a highly popular holiday and pretty much the last holiday before retail outlets everywhere get into their Christmas decorations as if Thanksgiving didn’t really exist in between. Well, at least in the United States as far as I’m concerned. Anyway, it’s not unusual to find mini gardens decorated for Halloween. You might find some presented as tiny graveyards or haunted lawns. Some even have it in autumn fashion with pumpkins. But however these gardens are made, I bring some of them to you.

  1. Sometimes for your Halloween garden, all you need are pumpkins and orange fencing.
Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

Helps if it has vines growing from a bird bath. Really brings out some of the creepiness.

2. This mini garden must’ve been abandoned by fairies years ago.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

But the pumpkins seem ripe and everything later looks like crap in the fall. Like the skeleton.

3. When it comes to Halloween some take time to dress their door on the trees.

Since it's fall, the gnomes didn't have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

Since it’s fall, the gnomes didn’t have to do much to their place. Just decorate the front door for trick or treaters.

4. Welcome to the fairy graveyard.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn't see the graves in this one.

Complete with a dangling skull decoration. Still, almost didn’t see the graves in this one.

5. For Halloween miniature gardens, the more haunted the better.

Here we come across a churyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn't have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

Here we come across a churchyard garden with a cob webbed tree and graves. Doesn’t have a lot of plants but plenty of gravel.

6. Sometimes it doesn’t take much for a mini garden to be truly haunted.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

This one just looks unkempt and has decorations. Including pumpkins and a skeleton.

7. Not sure if this is a good place to trick or treat.

Though not the most haunted house I've seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

Though not the most haunted house I’ve seen, the skull posts seem quite scary. Still, like the ghosts and trick or treaters.

8. Someone must’ve spilled the cauldrons at this place.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn't do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

Hope whatever potion the witches were making doesn’t do any nasty damage. Love the pumpkins, by the way.

9. Please don’t mind the reclining skeleton.

He's just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there's no bones about it.

He’s just only resting his bones. And I tell you, there’s no bones about it.

10. Sometimes it helps to start simple.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

These just have Halloween decorations as well. But the black cat seems a little freaked out.

11. It might be best to keep out of this one.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

Since it specifically states to keep out despite that cemeteries are technically public parks. Love the decor on this.

12. Sometimes a modest graveyard in a bucket will do.

And it seems that someone must've been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must've seen a ghost.

And it seems that someone must’ve been here recently. But probably got spooked out. Must’ve seen a ghost.

13. Skeletons and jack-o-lanterns can always make a spooky garden.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn't matter if they're standing or buried in the ground either.

This especially goes for the skeletons. Doesn’t matter if they’re standing or buried in the ground either.

14. Seems like this place has become a ghostly hangout.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

After all, ghosts must like billowing shrubs and cobblestone paths. Nevertheless, this is charming.

15. Only the dead seem to reside at this house.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and like how the plants seem to take it over. I think it's very creative.

Still, I like how this person did their own haunted house and how the plants seem to take it over. I think it’s very creative.

16. In a Halloween mini garden, the plants can just run wild.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

You can see how the plants dangle from the box in this one. Love the decorations.

17. Sometimes ghosts and witches prefer the peaceful nature surroundings.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Well, this is a graveyard with a path and an imposing rock. But I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

18. A black pumpkin garden could always cause a sensation.

This is especially when there's a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

This is especially when there’s a skeleton bench and grave stones. Still, if this pumpkin is real, you might need to throw it out in early November.

19. This Halloween mini garden is so spooky that even the pot is alive.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

Well, alive in lights. But you have to admit, this takes Halloween mini gardens to a whole new level.

20. With a Halloween garden like this, you can even decorate the trees.

The table has some bones on top. But none you'd want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

The table has some bones on top. But none you’d want to give your dog. Like how the trees are decked for the holiday.

21. Nothing makes a better mini garden pot than a black cauldron.

And it doesn't hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

And it doesn’t hurt if it has legs. Not sure if I see any plants here though.

22. Sometimes all you need are skulls, pumpkins, and anything orange.

Well, I didn't include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

Well, I didn’t include the scared black cat, though. But I do like the skull and the jack-o-lantern on the chair.

23. In Halloween mini gardens, the more scary plants the better.

Seems like there's a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who'll show up. Then again, maybe I don't want to know.

Seems like there’s a creepy monster ball tonight. Wonder who’ll show up. Then again, maybe I don’t want to know.

24. Halloween can be such a strange time that you’ll find jack-o-lanterns on trees.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn't seem too bad.

In real life, putting jack-o-lanterns on trees just weighs them down as well as poses a fire hazard. But this doesn’t seem too bad.

25. Is that a trail of eyeballs?

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there's a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch's lair.

Seems like this person got a little creative with this miniature garden. I mean there’s a pumpkin with some painted gravestones and an eyeball trail. The cauldron looks perfect for a witch’s lair.

26. Sometimes it takes the right setting for a house to seem haunted.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can't tell on Halloween.

Not sure if those are trick or treaters dressed as ghosts or just ghosts. Sometimes you can’t tell on Halloween.

27. Sometimes all a skeleton wants is a quiet afternoon.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

Though the ghost always has to bug him. Love the plants near the scarecrow though.

28. The plants seem rather wild in this graveyard.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

I guess these are normal plants in a bucket with a large skull and grave stones. Kind of freaky but I like it.

29. While some mini gardens feature a haunted house, this one shows a haunted village.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must've had too much time on their hands.

Houses are on the top. Plants are on the bottom. Someone must’ve had too much time on their hands.

30. Wonder what monsters rise from this garden?

I can see Frankenstein's monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it's a goblin.

I can see Frankenstein’s monster from the ground as well as a goblin. At least I think it’s a goblin.

31. Guess this pumpkin house didn’t have any candy.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they're minding their own business.

Or it just creeped them out with the creepy doll girl and the trees with heads. Yet, the trick or treaters seem like they’re minding their own business.

32. Seems like this garden has been overrun by spiders.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they'll still freak people out.

That might explain the cobwebs on the trees. But even at this scale, they’ll still freak people out.

33. Looks like this garden’s been swept in the wind.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

Yes, fall can be a rather windy time of year. It can also be quite rainy as well, especially in October.

34. Don’t mind the skeleton as you pass the cemetery.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren't always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

As you might notice, the mini garden decorations aren’t always up to scale. Look on how the skeleton seems to be a giant compared to where the graves are and the other figures.

35. This old house has always been a haven for skeletons.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

Because they tend to rise from their graves and haunt the place. Seem to have a good time.

36. I’m sure it’s perfectly safe to trick or treat here.

Just don't mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

Just don’t mind the Venus Fly Traps and the other weird flora here. They just eat the insects.

37. This witch always likes to be around her weeds.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she's sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

And she sure loves how they seem to grow wild. Not sure if she’s sweeping or about to fly with her broomstick.

38. Put a few tombstones and you have yourself a graveyard.

Not sure I want to know who's buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

Not sure I want to know who’s buried here. But I like how they go with the plants.

39. Sometimes it doesn’t hurt to improvise.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

As you can see, the pumpkins in here are just painted rocks. May not seem perfectly symmetrical but seems to work.

40. Ghosts always love haunting a pumpkin house.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

Yes, a lot of these mini gardens feature the same decorations over and over again. But none of these are in the same style.

41. Even gnomes can be in a carving mood this time of year.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

And they all seem to be carving away. Looks like one is carving the biggest pumpkin for a master touch.

42. Even more than a pumpkin house, ghosts also enjoy nearby ponds.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

There we see the ghosts at the pumpkin house again. Nevertheless, the fern on this is lovely.

43. A gnome house is always a welcoming place for anyone.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don't care.

This includes skeletons, ghosts or any undead. Gnomes don’t care.

44. Seems like the white vines are growing from this pot.

Then again, I wonder if they're supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

Then again, I wonder if they’re supposed to be cobwebs. That might explain a lot.

45. There’s nothing better on Halloween than a picnic near an abandoned cemetery.

Not sure if you'd care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can't always be helped.

Not sure if you’d care to see some unburied skeletons. But some things can’t always be helped.

46. At some pumpkin houses, it may be wise to watch your back.

After all, there's a "Beware" sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

After all, there’s a “Beware” sign as well as some graves. Nothing good can come from this.

47. There’s something a little batty about this house.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

Love the nice purple house among the pumpkins. Really makes it seem haunted, but not too scary.

48. Best not get too close to this scary tree.

Seems like there's something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

Seems like there’s something not right about this tree. Something seems to glow inside. Like the plants on this.

49. Never saw a haunted house like this before.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

Then again, it might be a house just decked for Halloween. Might just belong to some fantastical being like the Easter Bunny. Or the Joker.

50. A jack-o-lantern on each side is all the decoration you’ll need.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, "Trick or Treat." Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

Well, at this place anyway. Though it does include a haunted house that says, “Trick or Treat.” Not to mention, you have to admire the plants.

51. There’s nothing like having jack-o-lanterns in the pumpkin patch.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn't always up to scale.

Or having ghosts near your house, which seems smaller than the scarecrow. Honestly, sometimes decor isn’t always up to scale.

52. Heard of a haunted house? How about a haunted castle?

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

Well, this is quite interesting. Heard it even lights up to be extra scary.

53. This Halloween mini garden has had the zen treatment.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

Not sure how calming it may be. But like how they have the bones and grave stones in the sand.

54. You’ll never know what you’ll find in this scary place.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

Yeah, this seems a bit unique from the other ones. Like how the scary entities go well with the plants.

55. Graveyards can always be a haunt for lost souls and bodies.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

This one has cobwebs and a skeleton in a cage. Not sure why. Though I like the tree.

56. What you might find in this pumpkin might be a grave surprise.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

Even has grave stones all close together. Can really use some landscaping though since the weeds are out of hand.

57. Orange gravel is always in the Halloween spirit.

Also helps if there's a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

Also helps if there’s a table set and a billowing bonsai tree. Love this.

58. This mini garden has become quite a haven for the haunting.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

You can see witches and ghosts galore here. Like the house. Seems rather normal but nevertheless spooky.

59. Now this garden has an interesting house.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

Well, this one has the works. Some ghosts, some graves, and even a haunted house in two parts.

60. That’s just a lonely skeleton with a bag of candy.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that's beside the point. Love the trees though.

Well, there are a couple of ghosts nearby but that’s beside the point. Love the trees though.

61. Wonder what’s lurking in this little teacup.

I don't think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it's shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

I don’t think the teacup is necessarily little. But I love how it’s shaded to fit with the Halloween decor on this.

62. In this zen mini garden, the bones can be anywhere.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

Sometimes, they can be buried in the sand. Not sure if you can piece them together.

63. Don’t cross that mummy coming from the bridge.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There's even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

This seems to have a little Halloween village going on. There’s even a witch and a Grim Reaper there, too.

64. This skeleton is taking a break from trick or treating.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

Or scaring off trick or treaters for candy. This could depend on interpretation.

65. Looks like the witch didn’t land on her feet.

This one doesn't seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

This one doesn’t seem to have much to do with it. Just needs some plants, a witch, and a few gourds and squashes.

66. There might be something lurking in the bushes here.

It's either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

It’s either a ghost or just cobwebs. Since a witch may live in that house, it may not bee good.

67. This little patio is ready for the festivities.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

Well, this seems kind of cute. Love the trick or treaters and the banner.

68. Sometimes it’s hard to be a lonely ghost.

Must've been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I'm not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

Must’ve been buried some place far away and very quickly. Then again, I’m not sure what the pumpkins are doing here.

69. Wonder if it snowed in this neck of the woods.

Yes, I've seen it snow in October. But I haven't seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What's with that?

Yes, I’ve seen it snow in October. But I haven’t seen an Ent with a crystal ball. What’s with that?

70. This garden already seems covered in cobwebs.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

And covered over black flowers, too. Yet, ghosts and other Halloween figures love it.

71. A garden like this might bring you bumps in the night.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it's possible to accomplish that.

Heard this is made from an Altoids box. Wonder how it’s possible to accomplish that.

72. Imagine working in a graveyard like this.

Well, there's a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it's a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

Well, there’s a pumpkin house and even more imposing grave stones surrounding it. Not sure if it’s a place for giants staffed by wee folk or what.

73. In mini gardens purple lights spark Halloween magic.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren't too shabby either.

And it seems like the ghosts love to frolic in it, too. Grave stones aren’t too shabby either.

74. Sneezy is all set up for some Halloween relaxation.

Well, not really since he's posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

Well, not really since he’s posing as a garden gnome. But I do love the deck is set up as well as the plants.

75. Looks like there’s a fallen witch at the side of the road.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They're dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

Also, why do ghosts need roads? They’re dead. Then again, this may be a trick or treater.

76. Wonder what happened to this witch.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

Seems like everything but her shoes, hat, broomstick, and cauldron disappeared. Love the tree though.

77. And you thought things couldn’t be less scary in the desert.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

Not sure why they have giant eyeballs here. The skeletons make more sense. Love the cacti.

78. This witch always prefers her garden patio covered with cobwebs.

Too bad the cat's painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

Too bad the cat’s painted on a rock. But it surely makes a stunning display if you ask me.

79. This little graveyard is all dirt and sticks.

Yes, I know there aren't any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

Yes, I know there aren’t any plants here. But this is for Halloween so it works.

80. With Halloween mini gardens, it helps if there are black, imposing cliffs.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

Man, this seems to be covered in ghosts and pumpkins. Wonder where the pumpkin patch is from the pumpkin house.

The Bright Sunny World of Suncatchers

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For the wind chime’s optical equivalent, you have the suncatcher. Believed to be originally made by the Southwestern Native Americans, these things are pieces of reflective glass or nacre that are hung indoors at windows to catch the light from a nearby source. Of course, I’m not sure if I’d ever have these in my home since my dad has a tendency for migraines. However, you can also put suncatchers outdoors as well and they do make ones specifically for gardens as you shall see. Some of the designs like you see above could be abstract, perhaps with some mobile like chained elements. And sometimes they, too can be attached to wind chimes like you’ve probably saw. More complex designs can evoke plants or animals. Many of the wind chimes you might see can be massed produced. Others made by hand which you might see on Etsy or Pinterest. And in this post, I give you a treasure trove of suncatchers for your eyes’ desires.

  1. A purple butterfly is sure to shine through the window.
But not when it's overcast as you see here. But still, this is quite pretty.

But not when it’s overcast as you see here. But still, this is quite pretty.

2. If you like bluebirds at your window, you might like this suncatcher.

Like butterflies, birds also tend to be a common suncatcher motif. You'll see a few of these.

Like butterflies, birds also tend to be a common suncatcher motif. You’ll see a few of these.

3. Those who like pond scenery might prefer a suncatcher of a dragonfly and frog with a lily pad.

Of course, you might not be able to see the frog since it's blended in with the lily pad. Because the frog doesn't want the dragon fly to notice.

Of course, you might not be able to see the frog since it’s blended in with the lily pad. Because the frog doesn’t want the dragon fly to notice.

4. Nothing says spring like a suncatcher wreath of butterflies and flowers.

I'm sure this thing is quite delicate. But it should look brilliant shining through the window.

I’m sure this thing is quite delicate. But it should look brilliant shining through the window.

5. It’s said that a crescent moon shines brightly in the sun.

Yes, this is a lovely suncatcher. But it's a moon. The moon comes out at night. See where I'm getting at?

Yes, this is a lovely suncatcher. But it’s a moon. The moon comes out at night. See where I’m getting at?

6. Seems like these pieces of this broken heart were put back together.

Maybe not but it sure looks like it. Nevertheless, you have to love this heart suncatcher design.

Maybe not but it sure looks like it. Nevertheless, you have to love this heart suncatcher design.

7. You can make your own suncatcher with wire and beads.

As long as you have something that brings in the sunlight. Still, this is pretty.

As long as you have something that brings in the sunlight. Still, this is pretty.

8. With this suncatcher, you can always see the colors of the rainbow.

That way whenever the sun shines in, you'll always have a rainbow. Like how the colors are arranged in this one.

That way whenever the sun shines in, you’ll always have a rainbow. Like how the colors are arranged in this one.

9. For sun on winter days, go with a snowflake one.

Most of these suncatchers pertain to spring and summer. But there are some that cover other seasons, too.

Most of these suncatchers pertain to spring and summer. But there are some that cover other seasons, too.

10. This suncatcher is sure a colorful star.

Well, it's in a star shape with a crystal in the center. Love the colors though.

Well, it’s in a star shape with a crystal in the center. Love the colors though.

11. What’s better than a rainbow but a rainbow flower?

This is lovely. But it's sure a large panel as I can see. I bet this looks great in the sunlight.

This is lovely. But it’s sure a large panel as I can see. I bet this looks great in the sunlight.

12. This blue heart suncatcher sure does shimmer.

Or is it purple? Either way, it sure looks pretty. Wouldn't mind having this one.

Or is it purple? Either way, it sure looks pretty. Wouldn’t mind having this one.

13. When it comes to suncatchers, you can’t go wrong with wire trees.

With the beads as leaves and flowers. Nevertheless, someone must've spent a lot of time on this.

With the beads as leaves and flowers. Nevertheless, someone must’ve spent a lot of time on this.

14. Another wire suncatcher is surrounded by butterflies.

Well, this one has wire butterflies and flowers. But I sure love the colors on this one.

Well, this one has wire butterflies and flowers. But I sure love the colors on this one.

15. This suncatcher shimmers like a hanging jewel in the sunlight.

This one is one of the more abstract types. But this doesn't mean it's less lovely than some of the others.

This one is one of the more abstract types. But this doesn’t mean it’s less lovely than some of the others.

16. For a more green suncatcher, you can always go with tree.

Well, if you're not into floral suncatchers, this one may do. Still, I think it would make a fine addition to any window.

Well, if you’re not into floral suncatchers, this one may do. Still, I think it would make a fine addition to any window.

17. Polly wanna suncatcher?

You got that right, this is a parrot suncacther. Requires much less maintenance than the real thing.

You got that right, this is a parrot suncacther. Requires much less maintenance than the real thing.

18. Looks like this woman is hanging around a spider web.

Or so it looks like a spider web. Wonder what she has in her hand. A raindrop?

Or so it looks like a spider web. Wonder what she has in her hand. A raindrop?

19. This jeweled suncatcher is from wire and in a shape of a heart.

Well, this is wonderful. Love the sparkly beads on this. Guess it shimmers in the sunlight.

Well, this is wonderful. Love the sparkly beads on this. Guess it shimmers in the sunlight.

20. This blue suncatcher has a little snowflake on the end.

Wonder how this shimmers in the sunlight. Still, this is more meant for winter decoration.

Wonder how this shimmers in the sunlight. Still, this is more meant for winter decoration.

21. If you like flowers, then you’ll love these flowery suncacter panels.

I guess these are all painted. Nevertheless, these sure look so beautiful.

I guess these are all painted. Nevertheless, these sure look so beautiful.

22. Those in a spring mood might take well to this yellow flower suncatcher.

Guess this one's lost a few petals. Oh wait, that's a lily on a pad. Are there yellow lily pad flowers out there? Not sure.

Guess this one’s lost a few petals. Oh wait, that’s a lily on a pad. Are there yellow lily pad flowers out there? Not sure.

23. If you like irises, this suncatcher is for you.

This is beautiful. I'm sure this was mass produced. But I like how it's painted.

This is beautiful. I’m sure this was mass produced. But I like how it’s painted.

24. Look at this bluebird in the corner.

Well, this is kind of neat. Never seen something like that before. Seems quite rustic if you ask me.

Well, this is kind of neat. Never seen something like that before. Seems quite rustic if you ask me.

25. If you like Tiffany designs, then you’ll sure love this suncatcher.

You got to love the stained glass on this. Seems like it comes straight from a Tiffany lamp. Very beautiful.

You got to love the stained glass on this. Seems like it comes straight from a Tiffany lamp. Very beautiful.

26. This rainbow heart is a suncatcher you’re bound to love.

Love to see the sun shining through this heart suncatcher. Sure is quite beautiful.

Love to see the sun shining through this heart suncatcher. Sure is quite beautiful.

27. This star suncatcher chain is in full red, white, and blue.

A fine suncatcher for any patriotic home in America. Like the spirals on these. So whimsical.

A fine suncatcher for any patriotic home in America. Like the spirals on these. So whimsical.

28. You heard of dreamcatchers? Well, this one catches some sun.

And this seems like a rainbow one at that. Or so it seems. At any rate, like the feathers.

And this seems like a rainbow one at that. Or so it seems. At any rate, like the feathers.

29. If you love flowers, then you’ll adore this pansy suncatcher.

You might see a lot of pansies around. But I do like this purple one. The ribbons are a nice touch, too.

You might see a lot of pansies around. But I do like this purple one. The ribbons are a nice touch, too.

30. This rainbow suncatcher has the sunlight dancing on it.

This is on crystal bead chain. I know there are a few of these. But I think this is the best one.

This is on crystal bead chain. I know there are a few of these. But I think this is the best one.

31. There’s no suncatcher more quaint than that of a ladybug.

Sure real ladybugs aren't known to be adorable. But this is so cute if you ask me.

Sure real ladybugs aren’t known to be adorable. But this is so cute if you ask me.

32. Those with a sunny disposition, you might like this sunflower suncatcher.

Well, it's more vibrant than a real sunflower. But it's still quite pretty.

Well, it’s more vibrant than a real sunflower. But it’s still quite pretty.

33. For those who like winter wonders, go with this suncatcher penguin.

This one even has a snowflake coming from its beak. So adorable.

This one even has a snowflake coming from its beak. So adorable. Why, I like penguins.

34. This dream catcher suncatcher has its own stained glass eagle.

Yes, this is a Native American style suncatcher. But the eagle looks pretty cool.

Yes, this is a Native American style suncatcher. But the eagle looks pretty cool.

35. If you like rainbows, how about one squared?

Yes, this one is in a square and in a crazy design. Love it though.

Yes, this one is in a square and in a crazy design. Love it though.

36. Now that is one funky colored rooster.

For those who live on a farm or keep chickens this is the kind of suncatcher for you. Love the feathers on this.

For those who live on a farm or keep chickens this is the kind of suncatcher for you. Love the feathers on this.

37. For you artsy religious types out there, this suncatcher is for you.

Well, this is pretty neat. Not a conventional shape. But I wouldn't mind having one like this, particularly if it was purple.

Well, this is pretty neat. Not a conventional shape. But I wouldn’t mind having one like this, particularly if it was purple.

38. Those who might appreciate the beauty of the desert might enjoy this suncatcher.

Sure the desert might have lovely landscapes. But is it a great place to live? Not really.

Sure the desert might have lovely landscapes. But is it a great place to live? Not really.

39. Seems like this wire tree got encased in some glass.

Now this is something. Wonder they did this. Perhaps we'll never know.

Now this is something. Wonder they did this. Perhaps we’ll never know.

40. Looks like this cardinal has found the perfect place to spread his wings.

This is a suncatcher for a garden since it has a stick below. But this fairly fine craftsmanship if you ask me.

This is a suncatcher for a garden since it has a stick below. But this fairly fine craftsmanship if you ask me.

41. Why make a stained glass flower suncatcher when you can press one in glass?

Well, this is lovely. Doesn't mean that the painted glass flowers are less pretty though.

Well, this is lovely. Doesn’t mean that the painted glass flowers are less pretty though.

42. I’m sure anyone would want a suncatcher tulip or two.

These come in 4 colors. However, the light purple one is the best out of these 4 or so I think.

These come in 4 colors. However, the light purple one is the best out of these 4 or so I think.

43. I guess this glass suncatcher has gone green.

Well, green and purple anyway. But that is a very nice green. Not to mention, this one has some glass markings as well.

Well, green and purple anyway. But that is a very nice green. Not to mention, this one has some glass markings as well.

44. Ah, can anyone think of anything more adorable than a sleeping angel?

Yes, this is quite cute. Still, think it's more suitable for nighttime decor. Not so much as a suncatcher.

Yes, this is quite cute. Still, think it’s more suitable for nighttime decor. Not so much as a suncatcher.

45. This rainbow butterfly is a wonder to behold in the sun.

Yes, this is a rainbow butterfly suncatcher. And yes, it's in the sunlight. Amazing, isn't it?

Yes, this is a rainbow butterfly suncatcher. And yes, it’s in the sunlight. Amazing, isn’t it?

46. Well, that’s one way to make a rainbow heart.

This one has the colors coming from the center. Nevertheless, it's quite beautiful.

This one has the colors coming from the center. Nevertheless, it’s quite beautiful.

47. If you’re into the life aquatic, you might enjoy this seahorse suncatcher.

I suppose they have aquatic stuff, too. Don't know what to make of that seahorse though.

I suppose they have aquatic stuff, too. Don’t know what to make of that seahorse though.

48. As we all know, I couldn’t do a suncatcher post without including a rose.

Of course, this was probably not an easy thing to make. But you do have to admire its beauty and craftsmanship.

Of course, this was probably not an easy thing to make. But you do have to admire its beauty and craftsmanship.

49. Now that seems like a very intricate dream catcher.

This dreamcatcher seems to bear some resemblance to a stained glass window. But it's a suncatcher.

This dreamcatcher seems to bear some resemblance to a stained glass window. But it’s a suncatcher.

50. Those who live near the seashore might like this sand dollar suncatcher.

Not sure how sand dollars come into existence. But you have to like this one of stained glass.

Not sure how sand dollars come into existence. But you have to like this one of stained glass.

51. Not a fan of seahorses? How about this jellyfish suncatcher?

Yes, a jellyfish may be pretty. But there are plenty you don't want to swim near. Because they're highly poisonous and can kill you.

Yes, a jellyfish may be pretty. But there are plenty you don’t want to swim near. Because they’re highly poisonous and can kill you.

52. Nothing shines more in the sunlight than this rainbow suncatcher panel.

Kind of reminds you of as stained glass rainbow window. Like the squares.

Kind of reminds you of as stained glass rainbow window. Like the squares.

53. This suncatcher will surely glimmer in the sunlight like a gem.

This is beautiful. Lobe the blue pieces on this. And the frame.

This is beautiful. Lobe the blue pieces on this. And the frame.

54. When it comes to animals, you can’t go wrong with this stained glass raindrop cat.

Many of the cat suncatchers show the cat from the back. This one at least shows the eyes.

Many of the cat suncatchers show the cat from the back. This one at least shows the eyes.

55. This blue angel is simply divine.

This one uses wire, marbles, and glass for this angel. And the results are wondrous beyond compare.

This one uses wire, marbles, and glass for this angel. And the results are wondrous beyond compare.

56. This owl suncatcher is sure to be a hoot.

This is adorable. Love the big eyes on this one. Also like how it's purple.

This is adorable. Love the big eyes on this one. Also like how it’s purple.

57. This praying angel suncatcher sure captures such angelic beauty.

Yes, I know I've been putting a few angel suncatchers up. But trust me, this one is incredibly beautiful.

Yes, I know I’ve been putting a few angel suncatchers up. But trust me, this one is incredibly beautiful.

58. Nothing makes a more sacred suncatcher than this brilliant blue cross.

Yes, this is another cross suncatcher. But you have to love that brilliant blue on this one. So lovely.

Yes, this is another cross suncatcher. But you have to love that brilliant blue on this one. So lovely.

59. How about go up in this rainbow hot air balloon?

Yes, hot air balloons can be wonders in the sky like this one. But you have to love these colors.

Yes, hot air balloons can be wonders in the sky like this one. But you have to love these colors.

60. This purple flower is so pretty you’d almost think it would be on a Tiffany lamp.

I really like this flower for it's petals and design. Also, because it's purple.

I really like this flower for it’s petals and design. Also, because it’s purple.

61. When it comes to birds in flight almost no one beats the hummingbird.

You have to love the colors on this one. If it weren't for the shine, you'd almost think the green matches the trees.

You have to love the colors on this one. If it weren’t for the shine, you’d almost think the green matches the trees.

62. If you’re into marittime, this sailboat suncatcher may float your boat.

I like the white part of this. They kind of remind me of crazy clouds.

I like the white part of this. They kind of remind me of crazy clouds.

63. I’m no one could resist these flower suncatchers.

Well, these are 3-dimensional suncatcher flowers. But they're nevertheless quite pretty and probably delicate.

Well, these are 3-dimensional suncatcher flowers. But they’re nevertheless quite pretty and probably delicate.

64. How about a suncatcher spider web?

Normally, you might think spiders and webs are creepy. But this spiderweb seems like an unforgettable work of art.

Normally, you might think spiders and webs are creepy. But this spiderweb seems like an unforgettable work of art.

65. This suncatcher will guarantee you luck from the Irish.

Yes, this is a shamrock suncatcher. And I'm sure they sell these for Saint Patrick's Day.

Yes, this is a shamrock suncatcher. And I’m sure they sell these for Saint Patrick’s Day.

66. Hey, look, a blue octopus from the deep.

Well, at least it's not a blue ringed octopus. Those things are poisonous. Still, fine artistry here.

Well, at least it’s not a blue ringed octopus. Those things are poisonous. Still, fine artistry here.

67. Imagine having this design in your window.

This one has rainbow glass surrounded by black. Very pretty though. So lovely.

This one has rainbow glass surrounded by black. Very pretty though. So lovely.

68. For your fall garden, I suppose this scarecrow suncatcher would be nice.

I'm sure this won't scare any crows. But it'll look great in your garden even if it doesn't.

I’m sure this won’t scare any crows. But it’ll look great in your garden even if it doesn’t.

69. Looks like this suncatcher contains a couple of dragonflies.

Now this seems to be quite colorful. Love the glass pieces on this thing. So pretty.

Now this seems to be quite colorful. Love the glass pieces on this thing. So pretty.

70. You’d never come across a butterfly this beautiful.

This one is so lovely with the colorful spots and stripes. Not sure if there's a real butterfly that looks like this.

This one is so lovely with the colorful spots and stripes. Not sure if there’s a real butterfly that looks like this.

71. No one could resist this teddy bear suncatcher.

And here is one in their little pajama outfit. Probably used for a kids room. But it's so adorable.

And here is one in their little pajama outfit. Probably used for a kids room. But it’s so adorable.

72. How about a fish in a raindrop?

Okay, maybe I'm not a fan of fishing. But I have to admit this is pretty cool.

Okay, maybe I’m not a fan of fishing. But I have to admit this is pretty cool.

73. Here is an angel with a candle to protect you.

Must be a guardian angel motif. But this one has brilliant wings and an iridescent gown.

Must be a guardian angel motif. But this one has brilliant wings and an iridescent gown.

74. This panel has a rose in a vase.

For some reason this reminds me of the rose I've seen on Beauty and the Beast. Not sure why. Lovely though.

For some reason this reminds me of the rose I’ve seen on Beauty and the Beast. Not sure why. Lovely though.

75. Seems like this ship is already sailing the ocean blue.

Seems like this was based on some beautiful painting. Love how it seems so peaceful if you look at it long enough.

Seems like this was based on some beautiful painting. Love how it seems so peaceful if you look at it long enough.

76. This butterfly always seems to glimmer in the light.

Like how this butterfly looks like when you show it on the water on a sunny day. So pretty.

Like how this butterfly looks like when you show it on the water on a sunny day. So pretty.

77. Who knows what could shine with blue and white.

Yes, this is another abstract design. Like the white ring around the blue loops on this.

Yes, this is another abstract design. Like the white ring around the blue loops on this.

78. This suncatcher is called, “Love Shines.”

This one consist of a rainbow and a crystal heart. So beautiful.

This one consist of a rainbow and a crystal heart. So beautiful.

79. Seems like this heart was created from so many pieces.

Then again, that's probably the point. But you have to appreciate the craftsmanship with all the wire and colorful glass pieces inside.

Then again, that’s probably the point. But you have to appreciate the craftsmanship with all the wire and colorful glass pieces inside.

80. Each point of this 6 pointed star has a color of the rainbow.

Yes, I know I have a lot of rainbow stuff on this post. But who doesn't like rainbows? Seriously, I can't think of anyone.

Yes, I know I have a lot of rainbow stuff on this post. But who doesn’t like rainbows? Seriously, I can’t think of anyone.

The Windswept World of Wind Chimes

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A key decoration you might see outside buildings during the spring and summer are wind chimes. These are are a type of percussion instrument constructed from suspended tubes, rods, bells or other objects often made of metal or wood. They tend to be suspended along with a weight which the tubes or rods can strike when they or another wind catching surface are blown by the natural air movement outside. And since Southwestern Pennsylvania has no shortage of wind on most days, wind chimes tend to be popular as garden and porch ornaments around these parts. My grandmother particularly likes them as I’ve seen when I go to my grandparents’ house. However, while hanging wind chimes in the west began with the Romans, they’ve also been associated with decorating in India, China, and Japan. As of today, I tend to see a lot of wind chimes on sale. Yet, many of these tend to have the conventional look. So this is where I turn to Pinterest which brings me to a whole world of more creative wind chimes that many people made themselves. And I share some of these with you today.

  1. There’s something fishy about this one.
Well, the chimes on here are made from a ceramic fish. Not sure if the pieces fit together. But it's not bad.

Well, the chimes on here are made from a ceramic fish. Not sure if the pieces fit together. But it’s not bad.

2. Who knew you can make chimes from plastic bottles.

Sure they're probably from a craft store of some type. But they sure look pretty.

Sure they’re probably from a craft store of some type. But they sure look pretty.

3. A sun wind chime always has to have some bells.

Well, this one only has 3. I don't think this one was handmade. But I like it so it goes on this post.

Well, this one only has 3. I don’t think this one was handmade. But I like it so it goes on this post.

4. Some wind chimes have all jingles.

I bet this one makes a lot of noise when it's really windy out. In my area, I've known quite a few.

I bet this one makes a lot of noise when it’s really windy out. In my area, I’ve known quite a few.

5. Sometimes you have to top your wind chime with a mosaic flower.

I'm sure the chimes are attached at the flower. But the flower is so beautiful.

I’m sure the chimes are attached at the flower. But the flower is so beautiful.

6. The chimes on this one can be quite colorful.

These are shaped like feathers. But they're plastic because feathers don't make much of a sound.

These are shaped like feathers. But they’re plastic because feathers don’t make much of a sound.

7. Gold chimes sit quite well with a wire butterfly.

You see a lot of spring motifs with wind chimes. This wire butterfly has marbles for the colors.

You see a lot of spring motifs with wind chimes. This wire butterfly has marbles for the colors.

8. This owl has all the bells.

Bound to ring whenever the wind is blowing. Sure to be a hoot.

Bound to ring whenever the wind is blowing. Sure to be a hoot.

9. Sometimes chimes can take the shape of squared chains.

I'm sure this was made by someone with too much time on their hands. Not sure if I'd want to have this in a rainstorm. Probably not.

I’m sure this was made by someone with too much time on their hands. Not sure if I’d want to have this in a rainstorm. Probably not.

10. When it comes to chimes, you can’t go wrong with bottles.

Kind of resembles a flying saucers with large bottles attached in a bead mesh. But it's a wind chime and a rather large one at that.

Kind of resembles a flying saucers with large bottles attached in a bead mesh. But it’s a wind chime and a rather large one at that.

11. For more metal in wind chimes, you can always go with gears.

Not sure what the tubes are made out of. But the gears sure look nice in them. Great for any steampunk home.

Not sure what the tubes are made out of. But the gears sure look nice in them. Great for any steampunk home.

12. Who knew that you could put some bright crystals on a wind chime?

I think these crystals are fake and were bought at some craft store. Still, like how they shine and how they go well with this chime so well.

I think these crystals are fake and were bought at some craft store. Still, like how they shine and how they go well with this chime so well.

13. Pink chimes are fine for a light breeze.

You see a lot of crystal wind chimes like these. Sure it's beautiful. But it's probably quite delicate, too.

You see a lot of crystal wind chimes like these. Sure it’s beautiful. But it’s probably quite delicate, too.

14. When you can’t buy a wind chime, it helps to make one with beads.

This one apparently glimmers in the sunlight. Wonder how it would do in the rain. Only one way to find out.

This one apparently glimmers in the sunlight. Wonder how it would do in the rain. Only one way to find out.

15. A shell wind chime like this should always come with some bells and forks.

You tend to see a lot of cutlerly in wind chimes. Not sure if it enhances the aesthetic or brings out the sound.

You tend to see a lot of cutlerly in wind chimes. Not sure if it enhances the aesthetic or brings out the sound.

16. A wind chime like this one is great for hosting a garden tea party.

This one is a wind chime of a teapot with tea cups. But the best part about this one is that it's purple.

This one is a wind chime of a teapot with tea cups. But the best part about this one is that it’s purple.

17. I suppose this is a wind chime for anyone in a potting mood.

Yes, this wind chime is made from flower pots. Guess these won't be used for planting anymore.

Yes, this wind chime is made from flower pots. Guess these won’t be used for planting anymore.

18. Sometimes smaller heart wind chimes are better.

This one may seem quite delicate compared to the others. But at any rate, you have to love this one.

This one may seem quite delicate compared to the others. But at any rate, you have to love this one.

19. Beads and straw could always make a fine wind chime.

Well, this is different. Okay, that's probably wicker, not straw. Or is wicker straw? I'm confused.

Well, this is different. Okay, that’s probably wicker, not straw. Or is wicker straw? I’m confused.

20. There’s no lovelier wind chime than one with beads strung to a bottle.

Not sure if this is a great view. But you have to admire the craftsmanship on this. This is especially if the bottle is glass.

Not sure if this is a great view. But you have to admire the craftsmanship on this. This is especially if the bottle is glass.

21. All you need to make this wind chime are crystal beads and wire.

If it had a light in it, you'd almost think it was a lamp. However, it's certainly not.

If it had a light in it, you’d almost think it was a lamp. However, it’s certainly not.

22. When it comes to wind chimes, sometimes the chimes below can have quite the color.

Sometimes the chimes might not always look great at the top. But you have to admire the beads and string on this.

Sometimes the chimes might not always look great at the top. But you have to admire the beads and string on this.

23. When it comes to chime beads, it helps if you have a variety of colors.

Well, at least this one looks quite festive. Hate to see this one get tangled.

Well, at least this one looks quite festive. Hate to see this one get tangled.

24. Sometimes it helps that everything matches.

This one is pink with flowers all over it. Sure it's plastic but it's pretty.

This one is pink with flowers all over it. Sure it’s plastic but it’s pretty.

25. Who says you can’t put dragon flies on your chimes?

Dragonflies aren't the kind I'd have in mind for wind chimes. But these look great on the squares. Lovely.

Dragonflies aren’t the kind I’d have in mind for wind chimes. But these look great on the squares. Lovely.

26. On a wind chime like this, your heart is in chains.

As you see, all the links are in the shape of a heart. Looks quite rusty though.

As you see, all the links are in the shape of a heart. Looks quite rusty though.

27. If you like boating, then this wind chime should go great with your sailing ship.

Not sure if I'd want this on a boat during a hurricane. But it certainly looks rather maritime.

Not sure if I’d want this on a boat during a hurricane. But it certainly looks rather maritime.

28. Sometimes a chime can just be a bottomless bottle.

Well, this seems simple enough. Still, love the silver butterfly and the jingle.

Well, this seems simple enough. Still, love the silver butterfly and the jingle.

29. As far as wind chimes good, you can’t go wrong with ceramic tiles.

You can even paint some of them before you glaze them. Not sure if I'd want to put this one outside since I don't want to ruin it.

You can even paint some of them before you glaze them. Not sure if I’d want to put this one outside since I don’t want to ruin it.

30. Now this is the kind of wind chime for those with a green thumb.

This one has beads coming out from a watering can. Not sure why the wire ends are there. Probably for decoration.

This one has beads coming out from a watering can. Not sure why the wire ends are there. Probably for decoration.

31. For a wind chime that looks so antique, blue roses should give it an additional touch.

I don't think this is handmade. After all, the metal on this seems fairly manufactured. But I do think it's very beautiful.

I don’t think this is handmade. After all, the metal on this seems fairly manufactured. But I do think it’s very beautiful.

32. Sometimes all you need for a wind chime is a funnel cake pan and some necklace chains.

That has to be a large wind chime as far as I could see. Still you have to love the stuff they have for the chimes part.

That has to be a large wind chime as far as I could see. Still you have to love the stuff they have for the chimes part.

33. For an easier wind chime, just string some bead strands on a wooden stick.

The beads on these strands seem to follow a pattern. And each have a blue rectangle at the end.

The beads on these strands seem to follow a pattern. And each have a blue rectangle at the end.

34. If you like wind chimes, perhaps hang this one outside your kitchen window.

This one consists of a rolling pin and utensil chains. A bit large for any window, don't you think?

This one consists of a rolling pin and utensil chains. A bit large for any window, don’t you think?

35. What strung from this stick gives the illusion of rain.

This looks very pretty. Seems like someone really worked hard on this. But this appears quite delicate.

This looks very pretty. Seems like someone really worked hard on this. But this appears quite delicate.

36. This woman hung up her wind chime in a big way.

And I guess she did it with step ladder. Or crane. Definitely crane.

And I guess she did it with step ladder. Or crane. Definitely crane.

37. This wind chime holds the keys.

However, don't bet that any of these will fit in the locks. Because they were probably bought at a craft store.

However, don’t bet that any of these will fit in the locks. Because they were probably bought at a craft store.

38. It’s said that clanging cutlery can bring music to your ears.

I guess this one is more for the kitchen inclined. However, I have a better use of cutlery than putting it on wind chimes. It's called putting food in your mouth.

I guess this one is more for the kitchen inclined. However, I have a better use of cutlery than putting it on wind chimes. It’s called putting food in your mouth.

39. If you like dragonflies, this one should suit you.

Well, there's a dragonfly on top and pieces at the chime parts. Quite beautiful though.

Well, there’s a dragonfly on top and pieces at the chime parts. Quite beautiful though.

40. Well, this wind chime is quite festive.

Wow, this is so beautiful that I'd just want to keep it indoors 24/7. Because I don't want to rain to ruin it. And in my neck of the woods, you get that a lot.

Wow, this is so beautiful that I’d just want to keep it indoors 24/7. Because I don’t want to rain to ruin it. And in my neck of the woods, you get that a lot.

41. Sometimes a wind chime needs a little extra something.

Well, the ends of these are of some folding strainer from the kitchen. If that's what they call it.

Well, the ends of these are of some folding strainer from the kitchen. If that’s what they call it.

42. There’s something fishy about this wind chime.

Well, this one has a fish on top of all these chime pieces. And all in green and blue.

Well, this one has a fish on top of all these chime pieces. And all in green and blue.

43. For a wind chime like this, you can decorate it in any number of ways.

This one also has vibrant colors. Not as bright or vivid as some of the others. But lovely enough for me not to leave this one outside.

This one also has vibrant colors. Not as bright or vivid as some of the others. But lovely enough for me not to leave this one outside.

44. Seems like some wind chimes have all the bells.

And it seems like this one has lots of tiny ones. Wonder how long it took to make this.

And it seems like this one has lots of tiny ones. Wonder how long it took to make this.

45. You never know how many large beads you can string up for a wind chime.

These beads seem to resemble stones. Wonder if this wind chime is meant to represent a waterfall.

These beads seem to resemble stones. Wonder if this wind chime is meant to represent a waterfall.

46. I guess these rainbow pots aren’t for planting.

Yes, this is another flower pot wind chime. But this one has some bees and butterflies. So it's different than the other one I showed you.

Yes, this is another flower pot wind chime. But this one has some bees and butterflies. So it’s different than the other one I showed you.

47. Don’t know what to do with the extra silver? Make a wind chime out of it.

Yes, I'm sure this may look quite amazing. But on Downton Abbey, seeing this would make Carson flip out in anger. After all, you don't put a bullion spoon on a garden wind chime. At least on his watch.

Yes, I’m sure this may look quite amazing. But on Downton Abbey, seeing this would make Carson flip out in anger. After all, you don’t put a bullion spoon on a garden wind chime. At least on his watch.

48. Sometimes a wider wind chime makes all the difference.

Seems like this one was made from old jewels. Well, old costume jewels. So pretty.

Seems like this one was made from old jewels. Well, old costume jewels. So pretty.

49. For those who like nature, this wind chime will give you all the green you ask for.

Almost seems like a green moss fading into a white rock. Still, it's quite pretty.

Almost seems like a green moss fading into a white rock. Still, it’s quite pretty.

50. If you love purple flowers, you’d love this wind chime.

Not sure how it sounds when the wind blows. But this looks quite beautiful, especially since it's purple.

Not sure how it sounds when the wind blows. But this looks quite beautiful, especially since it’s purple.

51. For a colorful and flowery flair, you can’t go wrong with this wind chime.

Yes, I know it took a lot of time to make this. But I think this is better kept indoors since I wouldn't want to ruin it.

Yes, I know it took a lot of time to make this. But I think this is better kept indoors since I wouldn’t want to ruin it.

52. Nothing makes better music in the wind than a wind chime of goblets.

Wow, this is sure stunning. Also another way to piss off Carson on Downton Abbey.

Wow, this is sure stunning. Also another way to piss off Carson on Downton Abbey.

53. Sometimes what makes music in the wind has to glimmer in the sunlight.

Well, these look beautiful. Wonder if they're made of glass. If so, I wouldn't want to drop it.

Well, these look beautiful. Wonder if they’re made of glass. If so, I wouldn’t want to drop it.

54. When it comes to some wind chimes, it helps if the chime parts are part of the decoration.

These seem to be painted in flowers and they seem suspended on some kind of cage. Or that's as far as I see.

These seem to be painted in flowers and they seem suspended on some kind of cage. Or that’s as far as I see.

55. Nothing makes a more elegant wind chime than anything attached to a golden heart.

Well, this is strung on chains, color stones, and bells. Nevertheless, this is lovely.

Well, this is strung on chains, color stones, and bells. Nevertheless, this is lovely.

56. I’m sure your garden would look better with a wind chime of this colorful bird.

And yet, another wind chime I wouldn't want to expose to the elements outside. Very beautiful if I do say so myself.

And yet, another wind chime I wouldn’t want to expose to the elements outside. Very beautiful if I do say so myself.

57. Sometimes an old door knob makes a great wind chime.

Well, this almost looks crystal clear that you barely notice it through the window. Still, you have to love it.

Well, this almost looks crystal clear that you barely notice it through the window. Still, you have to love it.

58. If you live near the seashore, you might like a wind chime of shells.

Well, I guess these shells can make some kind of music. Nevertheless, I think it's quite creative.

Well, I guess these shells can make some kind of music. Nevertheless, I think it’s quite creative.

59. Sometimes you could make a lovely wind chime on vinyl.

However, before you use a vinyl record in a craft project, make sure it's one with horrible music on it that won't be missed. Let's just say there's a lot of bad records out there.

However, before you use a vinyl record in a craft project, make sure it’s one with horrible music on it that won’t be missed. Let’s just say there’s a lot of bad records out there.

60. Whoever thought you could make a wind chime from a silver dish?

And yet, another way to get Carson pissed off at you at Downton Abbey. To him, you don't use silver to make these fangled things.

And yet, another way to get Carson pissed off at you at Downton Abbey. To him, you don’t use silver to make these fangled things.

61. Got an old vase you don’t know what to do with? Make a wind chime out of it.

Well, this one is an upside down vase with a weight in it. Still, love the blue color.

Well, this one is an upside down vase with a weight in it. Still, love the blue color.

62. This wind chime is meant to bring out the colors of the rainbow.

This one has pieces that are linked for wind chime. And yes, it certainly looks pretty while gleaming in the sunlight.

This one has pieces that are linked for wind chime. And yes, it certainly looks pretty while gleaming in the sunlight.

63. You never know what you can make with a basket.

Apparently, you can make a rather cool wind chime with a basket. Simply breathtakingly lovely.

Apparently, you can make a rather cool wind chime with a basket. Simply breathtakingly lovely.

64. You never know what’s coming out of this pitcher.

Now this looks quite whimsical. Love how this one pours the flower out. Love the design on the pitcher, too.

Now this looks quite whimsical. Love how this one pours the flower out. Love the design on the pitcher, too.

65. This wind chime has a sailboat on the waves.

Well, this one has blue beads for water and fish to go with it. And it's topped with a glass sailboat, too.

Well, this one has blue beads for water and fish to go with it. And it’s topped with a glass sailboat, too.

66. This wind chime has to be as pretty as a peacock.

Because it's a peacock wind chime. And as we see, sound comes when the wind blows through the feathers.

Because it’s a peacock wind chime. And as we see, sound comes when the wind blows through the feathers.

67. I’m sure you’d want this wind chime on a bright, sunny day.

Because this one is of the sun and the chimes below are the rays. And yes, it sure looks bright.

Because this one is of the sun and the chimes below are the rays. And yes, it sure looks bright.

68. Such wind chimes like this are said to be as cute as a button.

This one consists of chimes that have buttons strung on them. And yes, this is pretty cool if you ask me.

This one consists of chimes that have buttons strung on them. And yes, this is pretty cool if you ask me.

69. Guess this one is serving tea for a few.

This wind chime uses cups, saucers, and spoons as bells. And yes, it's one you might see in a Wes Anderson movie.

This wind chime uses cups, saucers, and spoons as bells. And yes, it’s one you might see in a Wes Anderson movie.

70. As a wind chime, there’s nothing more radiant than a purple sunflower.

And radiant it is, indeed. This one is simply stunning, especially since it's mostly in purple.

And radiant it is, indeed. This one is simply stunning, especially since it’s mostly in purple.

71. Guess this wind chime brings so many fish in the sea.

Well, this looks quite interesting. Not sure if the top part is a jellyfish. Quite cool.

Well, this looks quite interesting. Not sure if the top part is a jellyfish. Quite cool.

72. While many wind chimes have celestial themes, you haven’t seen one like this.

Then again, you've probably seen one like this at every garden store. Still, you have to like this.

Then again, you’ve probably seen one like this at every garden store. Still, you have to like this.

73. This is the kind of wind chime for the patriotic at heart.

Well, if you're American, anyway. Then again, most of my views come from the States.

Well, if you’re American, anyway. Then again, most of my views come from the States.

74. Anyone who’s an artist at heart will enjoy a wind chime like this.

This is made up of so many shapes and colors. Nevertheless, this is so lovely.

This is made up of so many shapes and colors. Nevertheless, this is so lovely.

75. On top of a wind chime like this, you see a flower.

This one has the colors of the rainbow at the chimes. Like the flower design, too.

This one has the colors of the rainbow at the chimes. Like the flower design, too.

76. Sometimes it all starts with a stunning design.

This one has rainbow beads and a lovely design. Wonder how long it took to make this.

This one has rainbow beads and a lovely design. Wonder how long it took to make this.

77. If you love wind chimes, this painted butterfly one will delight your home.

This one is so intricately done. However, it's probably made of glass. Wouldn't want this one outside.

This one is so intricately done. However, it’s probably made of glass. Wouldn’t want this one outside.

78. If you love bells, this wind chime is for you.

This one also has a deer on top. And I'm sure you'd enjoy it.

This one also has a deer on top. And I’m sure you’d enjoy it.

79. On top of this is a colorful spiral.

Seems like whoever made this spent a lot of time painting the designs. Nevertheless, this is so radiant and stunning.

Seems like whoever made this spent a lot of time painting the designs. Nevertheless, this is so radiant and stunning.

80. This angelic wind chime is lined with beads of pink roses.

Sure this one probably wasn't hand made. But it's sure beautiful. Besides, who wouldn't want this.

Sure this one probably wasn’t hand made. But it’s sure beautiful. Besides, who wouldn’t want this.

The Quaint Gardening World of Greenhouses and Garden Sheds

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In some places while spring has sprung, here in Southwestern Pennsylvania, the weather has been so unpredictable that some of these April showers have become snow showers. And no, I’m not kidding about that. In fact, I woke up one morning to find my whole backyard covered in snow not too long ago. However, this chaotic weather has set people’s gardening schedule back for a few weeks as far as I know. Thankfully, for those who have them, you have greenhouses which are supposed to keep plants alive all year long. Or at least sprout them until they’re ready for the outside. In my house, my mom once grew some of her plants on a table in the basement under a light. We did have a place to keep plants outside near the herb garden but it didn’t hold. And let’s just say, my family is too poor for a greenhouse or a garden shed. But plenty of people do have them. And for this post, this is what I bring you.

  1. A small wooden shed with some light might give everything your plants need.
Except this doesn't seem to have sufficient walls for insulation. In my area, those are essential.

Except this doesn’t seem to have sufficient walls for insulation. In my area, those are essential.

2. Sometimes it helps if your garden shed goes well with the patio.

Wait, is there furniture in there? I thought garden sheds and greenhouses were supposed to be for plants. Not people.

Wait, is there furniture in there? I thought garden sheds and greenhouses were supposed to be for plants. Not people.

3. A wooden garden shed will always make a rustic garden addition.

If it's painted like this, all the better. Yes, it certainly looks quite quaint indeed. Like a storybook garden.

If it’s painted like this, all the better. Yes, it certainly looks quite quaint indeed. Like a storybook garden.

4. When it comes to greenhouses, only the grandest can suit Mr. and Mrs. Washington.