Sunday, April 07, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy - Week Fourteen

Here are four things that have amused me and made me smile this week.....


1. Easter Geese - these funny geese planters made me smile when I saw them at the garden centre.
2. Graffiti Owl -  in the city centre, one of several dotted around, this one looked a bit grumpy
3. Spiral Tree - a topiary yew tree in the gardens at Bridgemere Garden World.
4. Badger - a wicker work badger with its nose in the snow at Coombes Valley Nature Reserve.

Link to  Little Birdie  where  '52 weeks of Happy' started. Each week you find just four things that have made you happy to share.

24 comments:

  1. I love the spiral tree . . . it looks like something from Alice in Wonderland :)
    Come visit and get in on our give-a-way:)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. hello Connie and welcome - the tree is quite spectacular isn't it?:)

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  2. Four very creative things. I love the badger; and the geese certainly amused me, too.

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    1. The badger is lovely isn't it? Those geese were attracting quite a lot of attention, don't know how many they sold though:)

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  3. I like the spiral tree. I bet it is a difficult look to maintain! x

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    1. I guess you would have to trim it nearly every day in the summer, it's very beautiful though:)

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  4. Bridgemere Garden World! Fantastic place and ages since I've been.
    I used to travel a lot and if the M6 was busy on a Friday night (as if!) I'd turn off and spend a happy hour or so at Bridgemere. Then rejoin the motorway with a boot full of plants!

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    1. Ah, a good escape from the car park that is the M6 on a friday evening! It is no longer a family run concern having been taken over by one of the big national garden centre companies but still has the most wonderful things to see and do:)

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  5. I'm very taken with the owl.... It's nice to see street art that's a bit more than 'tags'. Jx

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    1. The owl is great isn't it? There are more around the city - they appeared one day and no one knows who did them:)

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  6. Did you buy a goose or two or three to welcome you at your door? Very cute!

    Love the yew topiary tree! Wonder if I could have Jos do that to ours? :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~
    Heidi

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    1. We didn't buy any geese but they were very cute. I expect the tree would take lots of maintaining once done but well worth the effort:)

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  7. Great pictures - I love the Easter geese and Mr Owl definitely looks grumpy!

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    1. Yes he is a very grumpy owl - he reminds me of one of the teachers at school - too many years ago now - he used to throw the board rubber across the lab during physics classes - we all learned to duck:)

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  8. I love that graffiti owl despite him looking grumpy!

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    1. It is a very distinctive owl:)

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  9. I like the owl. (It's the symbol of Sheffield Wednesday football club so it's one that we see everywhere in this area). I would also have stopped to take the wicker work badger on that snowy walk. A good choice of items that recently made you smile!

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    1. Thanks, Linda - I was particularly taken with the badger! I loved the way they'd worked in the paler bits for the badger's markings:)

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  10. Its ages since I've been to Hanley, must look out for the owls.

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    1. They are a bit hidden away on derelict land in some cases - there is one on the land opposite Arnold Clarke. This one is on the walk down to the Tesco car park not sure of the street name but it has Rockerman's furniture shop on it:)

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  11. That owl looks amazing and I love the Easter geese though poor old badger in the snow.

    Nina x

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    1. Hello Nina, thanks for visiting. I expect the badger is free from snow now, I'll most probably go back and take another photo in better weather - so I can see his nose:)

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