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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Someone's Taken Residence...

I've discovered evidence
that someone's taken residence
in my yard.

Ignoring them completely,
even if discretely,
will be hard.

This may be a conundrum,
surmising where they've come from
to my yard.

So if you happen to see them,
(assuming you'll not be them),
Here's my "card!"
I took the above photo from a doormat company site. Should you want to purchase it, the photo provides the link. I've never used this site. I know nothing about it. So, in other words I'm not recommending you try it... nor am I recommending you not try it.
I just didn't want to be "shady" (meaning underhanded).
SG

26 comments:

Blossom said...

I chuckled on this one. I just published my post on the visitors to my garden and how I welcome them. Then, I came to your post and see what you posted. Incredible. What a lovely coincident.

Patsi (Garden Endeavors) said...

Funny stuff. Where did that door come from? :)
Hey, I just discovered "Picks" at blotanical...slow learner.

Nutty Gnome said...

Ha ha, that's great - I love the little gnome door! Where did you get it from? The poem made me smile too.

Kathleen said...

omg, Shady Gardener! That door is the cutest! I would consider moving the fairy abode to have one like it! Did you make it??

Shady Gardener said...

Blossom, I'll be right over! :-)

Hi Patsi, The door is from Plow and Hearth. A fun store. Well, I've not known about "picks" very long, myself. :-)

Nutty Gnome, Plow and Hearth has a catalog and on-line store. You'd like it!! I'm glad you liked the poem! lol

bobbie said...

Love your poem, love your photo, and love your welcome to the visitors.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Terrific poem, Shady! A nice reminder for me to write one. I haven't done very well in that department lately;-( I love your new header...don't know how 'new' it is, since I haven't visited you in a while!!! Love the welcome mat idea...you really 'cleared' the air on the origins of it and your relationship (or lack thereof) with the manufacturer!! Hope you are well!!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bobbie, Being outdoors again just puts a Spring in the Step, doesn't it? ;-)

Jan, Thanks for the compliment. I think writing the poetry might come with Spring's welcome. :-) Talk about being Thankful!

I know, I haven't had time to visit much lately. These are beginning to be very busy days. I'm well and I hope you are, too!

Shady Gardener said...

Kathleen, We must have "crossed paths" as I was responding to these other posts! I just knew you'd love this little door. Check out Plow and Hearth. It has a hard copy and on-line catalog. :-)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Oh it's so cute! You have such a pretty yard no wonder they moved in!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

LOL, this reminds me of the fairy doors in Ann Arbor! open the door and let them in!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I do hope you get to see who'll, along with the toad stool, moved into your garden. A sweet poem I must say, to welcome them into your garden today.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catherine! Thanks, but I think you'd best be looking 'round your garden, too! ;-)

Monica, I'd Never heard of these Fairy doors. What a riot! Can you tell more about them and how this began? (Plus, how do you put a link in a comment??)

Lisa, I'm glad you stopped to visit. I don't wonder that there may be an epilogue sometime... ;-)

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I don't trust fairies. They always seem to be up to something. No, wait, sorry, that's the squirrels.

Frances said...

Hi Shady, that is a sweet little door, your visitors will be thrilled with the quality of the construction! I imagine the little welcome mat, in miniature size of course, just inside. :-)
Frances

Rosemary said...

Shady , How cute! love the vignette! I so want to see who is living there!

flydragon said...

Ha, love it. The poem and the little door!!!

Anonymous said...

HI..I'm new to your comment corner,
altho I check your web site daily.
I'm waiting for the Keebler Elves'
to come out the door...cute door...

Shady Gardener said...

MMD, Those squirrels! I enjoyed your recent post with all the critters. Will be back to peruse more thoroughly before long. :-)

Hi Francis, Didn't THEY put it there? ;-)

Rosemary, I'm watching! lol

flydragon, :-)

Anonymous, Thanks for leaving a comment! Now, that's an interesting prospect... Keebler elves! Hmmm. Wonder what would happen if I set out a little plate?

Gail said...

Shady, The door is too wonderful! No wonder you have guests moving in the welcome sign is very welcoming! Btw, I love your header photo...the bluebells are just gorgeous. have a sweet weekend dear friend! gail

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Gail, Now it seems I may be on the lookout for cookies! ;-) Hopefully the bluebells are tough enough to take the weather that's forecast. I really love them! I'm still holding onto a thread of hope to make it to Chicago in May... we'll see.

Bren said...

I love it when cute little garden critters visit.
Happy Spring!

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Bren, If you read the one of the comments above, I may be setting out a small plate... just in hopes! ;-)

Chad and Brandy said...

Priceless!! Who answers when you knock on the door???

Shady Gardener said...

Chad and Brandy, You'll be the first to see (after me!) ha! ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful little wooden door!
I like these artistic creation which I always found through Plow & Hearth Coupons. It is best place to buy home and garden products online.