Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Friday Show and Tell

A very short show and tell for this week. This stone birdbath has stood in my garden for 17 years now but it reaches much further back in my life than that. It was bought by my dad when I was about 12 years old and stood in the garden at the front of the house we lived in then and moved with us to the next house when I was 19. My dad died in 1989 and my mum sold the house and moved to an apartment in a retirement complex. That was when the birdbath came to my home - it's a link with my dad and my childhood that means a great deal to me.


Lana G! said...

Love it! What a wonderful memory "stone" for you!

Lyndy said...

What a treasure indeed and how lovely to remember your dayd everytime you look at it.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful and blessed weekend.


Mrs. U said...

How pretty!! I've been wanting a bird bath. I think the shape of yours is just lovely! And great memories to boot!

Mrs. U

Mrs.B. said...

It's lovely. And I bet the memories are so precious.....


ellen b said...

Now that's one proper bird bath. What a blessing it came around to you.

Julie Marie said...

So wonderful to have an item with a strong family connection. My Aunt Mary threw away most of my Grandma's, Grandpa's, aunts' and uncles' things. I would have loved to have gone through a bunch of that stuff.

Penless Thoughts said...

Nice, stable memories!

PEA said...

I so love that birdbath! They sure don't make them like that anymore!! Such wonderful treasured memories behind it also. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!! xox

LBP said...

What a great treasure and memory of your Dad! So glad that you have it now. Its very pretty!

Kim said...

I'm touched by your show and tell. Thanks for sharing.

Kelli said...

It's beautiful, Rowan and a wonderful treasure that reminds you of your dad and childhood.

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

It is lovely- and perfectly distressed!! You would love the Practical Magic house Rowan, it's very beautiful!!

La Tea Dah said...

Rowan, the bird bath is beautiful --- and a wonderful link to your father's memory. My mother passed away three years ago, and I brought her bird bath home with me as well. I love the square shape of yours very much.

Regarding table clothes --- I suspect you could make one as I pictured in my blog quite nicely. And as far as that car boot sale goes --- how I'd love to attend! I'm curious as to the term. What does it mean, exactly? We have yard sales, garage sales, and Estate sales --- but not car boot sales where I live. Are they all one in the same?

Enjoy a lovely day!

Britt-Arnhild said...

How charming.
And even more so with its history.....

Sheila said...

This is a lovely substantial bird bath. That it has provenance and means so much to you makes it even more special. I wonder how many birds have used it over the years...?

Remiman said...

That is a wonderful and tangible object to stay connectec to your dad. Those things are important to us. I have most all of my dad's books, and all of his writings. I always feel his presence when I write.

PAT said...

Wonderful birdbath with a wonderful story and memories.

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