Thursday, August 10, 2017

Delightful, celebrating and shadows

This very vocal friend wandered up while I was photographing this delightful "planter."  I reached my hand out, but he/she stayed just out of reach.  The owner of the antique store said her husband discovered this abandoned Queen Anne sofa and she, in turn, made it into a working planter!

Just around the corner from that planter, this mural celebrating our four-legged friends is a new additional to the Greenway walking trail at Lilburn Park - spotted on my walk.  I'm thinking the kitty in the first pic looks like the one on the skateboard there at the top.

My usual Saturday walking partners were both otherwise occupied, so I listened to downloaded music from iTunes and walked alone, which I never mind.  As I've probably mentioned before, I love dragonflies and they seem to pop up when I need them, on good days and bad days.  On this day, a beautiful one stayed with me for almost the whole hour and then, at the end, drifted away toward some wildflowers.


Cloudia said...

What calming dear photos!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a lovely spot for a walk. I love dragonflies too. The kitty is cute and the mural is pretty. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

LL Cool Joe said...

I was trying to see the dragonfly in the last photo.

How can anyone resist a kitty on a skateboard? Nice mural.

Lowcarb team member said...

Looks such a good spot for a walk, I enjoyed your photo's.

All the best Jan

Snaggle Tooth said...

Awesome planter idea! We have lots of shy kitties here, especially the younger two. I don't dare pick them up, but can pet them during treat time ( I have to pay them for it!)

Chatty Crone said...

That planter is soooooooooooooooooo cool - I have never seen that before. It was very pretty.

Elephant's Child said...

That planter is incredible - and must have been a spectacular sofa in its day. Love the mural - and dragonflies.
Thank you for taking us along.

Louvregirl said...

Love that planter!!! That is unique!!!

Sandi said...

Love that walking trail!

And the planter! That's like when life you gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you a sofa, turn it into a planter, of course!

Lady Fi said...

Love that first shot! The planter-couch is delightful.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn - lovely ... no wonder you're happy to have your walk regardless of company - but I'd be happy with silence and a dragonfly or two ... gorgeous - cheers Hilary

Granny Annie said...

At first glance I thought the cat had knocked a plant onto the setee. LOL That mural is my kind of art. Love, love, love the color and the subject matter. Blessed by a dragonfly...had to be a good walk.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a great use for that furniture, but I was wondering how it would hold up being outdoors in all types of weather or it this just a summer thing? Looks like you have a nice place for walking and you are never alone with your music and a dragonfly.

Fireblossom said...

I love the doggies behind the wheel in the mural! Be sure to use your seat belts, doggos!

Lee said...

That is a very original planter! The cat is probably in a huff because it can't curl up on it and have a sleep! :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely mural, kitty and planter

Chatty Crone said...

Hey I hate to ask this but can you send me your email again - I am having the hardest time - I am trying to answer you back but I don't think the Lynn I am sending the comment to - is you. Sorry. My computer and blog are a mess.

desk49 said...

A rundown of the 17
I don’t think it will
Take too long

Calming photos
What can one say
The kitty cute
In its own way

The dragonfly is fine
A skateboard to ride
The walk is to long
I’d properly died

I saw cat one
Not sure of two
I’d say cool
But I’ve not meat you

The planter and mural
As you said just right
I’m sure they were unique
In a young girls sight

With life and lemonades
I’m sure your right
From that first shot
It gives one a delight

Silence and dragonflies
I’m sure happy you’d be
In the subject matter
The color I’d see

Outdoors in the weather
With music to hear
Watch out for the dog driving
It gives me great fear

The cat gets no sleep
So that brings me to two
A poet said hi And Crone
came back to see you

Rocks you can throw
at me this night
but I'm happy you support
Good things happened blog sight

Lynn said...

Ellis - thank you so much for this poem. It arrived just when I need a smile and a chuckle! No rock throwing here!

Unknown said...

I’m sure they were unique