Monday, May 27, 2013

Memorial Day and Heroes

Memorial Day Commemoration 2008
Originally uploaded by davidyuweb

Poem "In an Age of Fops and Toys" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Please read it all, the last two lines will make your heart sing.

In an age of fops and toys,
Wanting wisdom, void of right,
Who shall nerve heroic boys
To hazard all in Freedom’s fight, ---
Break sharply off their jolly games,
Forsake their comrades gay
And quit proud homes and youthful dames
For famine, toil and fray?
Yet on the nimble air benign
Speed nimbler messages,
That waft the breath of grace divine
To hearts in sloth and ease,
So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So near is God to man,
When Duty whispers low, Thou must,
The youth replies, I can.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pretty Lavender Chair

I did a project, me! I don't do many since I am busy in my garden, writing poems, etc.
I have two old white lawn chairs that were mottled with gray, so I was inspired by a fellow blogger.
Several years ago she wrote about Fusion Krylon spray paint for plastic chairs so I bought Lavender color and sprayed one of the chairs. If you are that blogger, let me know in a comment so I can give you credit. I think the color is Gum Drop, there is a little label on the can that says that; the can top shows the color.
Instead of mottled splochy grey and white it is now a pretty color.
This picture above doesn't show the full loveliness of the new color, but it gives the idea.
Here is a before and after with the unpainted chair on the left.

Sad old chair above with grey splotches.
Above is the pretty lavender chair that looks completely new. The spray paint covers beautifully.
I used almost one can of spray paint which cost about $7 and next I will buy the turquoise color and clean and spray the sad white and gray chair for a festive new look. I spray painted outdoors in the garden.
Our patio will look so festive you may want to come to visit.
I accidentally sprayed toward my face on my first attempt and my glasses protected my eyes. No harm done, but I went to urgent care, my son drove me there. So from now on when I use spray paint I wear PROTECTIVE  GOGGLES. BE SAFE.
And beautify your lawn furniture!
Tete in her blog Beyond the Garden Gate is the gal who gave me the tip about the Fusion spray paint. Her blog has oodles of flower photos, lilacs today among others, so go over and say hi to her at if you like.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Winnie and Piglet

Winnie, you sly dog
Originally uploaded by TACD

"What day is it?" asked Winnie the Pooh.
"It's today" squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day" said Winnie.

Wise words, today is precious and it won't roll around again.