Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Kitty and Corkscrew....

So Julie was playing with my camera and came up with some pretty cool pictures of one of my pretty cool plants. She keeps hinting that she should have her own camera.

I bought this Corkscrew Rush (Juncus effusus 'Spiralis') several years ago because I liked it, but I never got around to doing anything with it. It just lived in its nursery pot in a rubber stock tank filled with water. Amazingly, it survived.

Recently I transplanted it into the chocolate terra cotta pot and put the whole thing into its new home. I am slowly, very slowly, transforming a vintage bathtub into a small, very small, pond. For the most part, the "pond" has merely looked tacky, but I think that when I am finished, it will be alright.

The "pond" is a favorite place for the cats to come drink water. The neighbor's dog comes to drink there, too. Personally, I would look for "cleaner" water, but they seem to really like it.

Julie is planning to enter the black and white photo in the County Fair. I love Tiger's reflection in the water.

Have a beautiful day!


Anonymous said...

Excellent photos!! That would be a great fair submission. :)

~ K ~

Daricia said...

I love the idea of a bathtub pond. I have thought of adding a small pond to my garden - it would probably be even smaller than a bathtub. Do you have any fish in yours? Maybe that wouldn't be such a great idea with the cat there. That black and white photo is great, btw.

Pam's English Garden said...

Ruth, How clever! -- what you did with the corkscrew rush and Julie's great photography. The last picture is a prizewinner! Oh, and yes, and i agree she does need her own camera.

Ruth said...

K - I'll pass on your comments! :)

Hi, Daricia - I do want to have fish, but I don't yet. I will make a hiding place for them so at least they will have a chance! :) I REALLY want the whole project finished so I can fully enjoy it AND so I can post pictures. But honestly, I don't know how soon that will be. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thanks, Pam! I am very pleased with how it turned out. I'll let Julie know you like her picture and that you agree about the camera! :)