Tuesday, February 17, 2009

An unusual tree...........

On the west end of our house we have (had) a rain tree. The winters the last couple of years have taken a tole on the tree. When it bloomed in the spring and summer it was beautiful. However, this past fall we had to have the tree cut back, so we don't know what will happen with the tree when spring arrives and blooming season starts. We are hoping it will come back.

In the meanwhile, we were at Silver Dollar City, in Branson during the Christmas season and they had an unusual tree, so we kind of copied their idea.

This tree is called, "An Ozark Hillbilly Wind Chime Tree". We have just hung old items on the tree. As you probably suspect, we get lots of comments about our "unusual" tree!




Click on the picture to see a close up.

Blessings,
Barbara

12 comments:

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Barbara I just love your tree and the name you have given it.

Hopefully it will be renewed and bud out once again.

Prayers for your health and that you are feeling better.

Roberta

Brigitte said...

This tree is a lot of fun to look at. And I bet it's a lot of fun for your to decorate it, lol.

Nancy said...

Barbara this is so fun! What a clever way to display some treasures outside.

Nancy said...

I just saw your email telling Heidi to go to your blog cause it would make her smile, so here i am and oh noy yes it does. That is just too cute.
I hope it does bud again, but if not, it will still be oh so cute.
Nancy

Heidi said...

You are very right Barbara, this entry did make me smile! I think this looks like a tree to frighten witches away but that would never do now would it??? :)

Hugs ~
Heidi

angelasweby said...

Barbara,
What a lovely way to highlight this interesting tree. I love its shape and I bet it sounds wonderful when the wind is blowing. My dream is to pick up interesting things to put into our garden but Jack is not too keen so I hide things under hedges and let them emerge bit by bit :>)
Warm hugs Angela

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a fun tree, Barbara! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I see that besides cross stitching, we also have a favorite movie in common... I also love GWTW. Can't even tell you how many times I've watched it. If you've never watched Lonesome Dove, you should do so - I'll bet you'd love it as well. It's a great stitching movie 'cause it was a mini-series and it's quite long. A really terrific story!
Have a great day and I'll be back to see what you're up to.
Peace,
Terri

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a fun tree, Barbara! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I see that besides cross stitching, we also have a favorite movie in common... I also love GWTW. Can't even tell you how many times I've watched it. If you've never watched Lonesome Dove, you should do so - I'll bet you'd love it as well. It's a great stitching movie 'cause it was a mini-series and it's quite long. A really terrific story!
Have a great day and I'll be back to see what you're up to.
Peace,
Terri

Craft-i-leigh said...

I see you haven't been on in a bit... hope you're doing well. I am new to the world of stitching and have been browsing various blogs to try and gain some knowledge and get some tips / ideas. I originally started with a stamped, then counted “kits”. I’m working on my 2nd chart and have noticed some big differences in floss types and quality.
My Cross Stitch Mentor has told me that I’m ready to graduate from Aida, but I really like Aida. Maybe it’s just beginner’s comfort???
If you would answer my question… What type of fabric or fabrics do you prefer and why? Brands and counts?
I would appreciate any advice, thanks!

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