In case you were wondering...

In case you were wondering...

This blog exists to encourage all those who have ever wanted--and needed!--a tiny getaway close to home. A workshop, playhouse, garden shed, sanctuary, mini-greenhouse, studio, home office; whatever it is you need, it IS doable, with some sacrifice, imagination, and compromise.

It helps if you're handy, too.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quiet Easter at the shed

It's been a busy, crazy time for us...J had surgery early this month, and I've had a rotten cold, so we've spent a LOT of time at the shed, recuperating, resting, reading...and of course, sketching.

There's been SO much rain here that on Easter Sunday, we were very grateful for a quiet day with a bit of sun...even the robin was napping on his perch!

The yellow patches on the white-throated sparrow were like drops of pure sunshine.

J. just got the new birdhouse up on the fence outside the shed door...hoping it attracts something!  It has a larger opening one one side and a smaller one here, for different kinds of birds--I wasn't sure which to pick, so we'll see.

We're adding more bird feeders and making this little spot into a real nature sanctuary...looking forward to being able to start the planting, when it stops raining and we can get together with our friend Keith, who owned a greenhouse and is advising us on what will grow best in this shady area, and be food for birds.

I can foresee sketching subject for a long time to come...


  1. At least you have a beautiful, peaceful place for both of you to heal and get well. :)

  2. I was going to say that, you really do have a very nice pretty place for relaxing and recovering. It must be so nice with all that greenery and birds all around you. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. Oh and the sketch is wonderful, I like the napping Robin (one of my favourite birds)

  3. Thank you both, yes, it's even lovelier than I had expected. We're getting a LOT of birds now.

    I've always loved robins good to see them this close.

  4. Wow this is an amazing page you have here. I loved the cool plants and the excellent shed roofing style that was incorporated into your shed. Awesome shed and plans for an amazing Easter. Great Post!

  5. Thank you, it is working VERY well for me!



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