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Playing-With-Nature

Updated on August 3, 2012

Look How Simple

Amazing what a little nature can do
Amazing what a little nature can do
Look at that rock! Can you see the one that looks like a turtle? Great find
Look at that rock! Can you see the one that looks like a turtle? Great find
Just some rocks of different shapes and color
Just some rocks of different shapes and color
A troth made of leftover concrete is perfect for small sedums.
A troth made of leftover concrete is perfect for small sedums.
Someone was throwing out this fountain, I put a few containers of elepant earson eac side and then used bark to give them a different look
Someone was throwing out this fountain, I put a few containers of elepant earson eac side and then used bark to give them a different look
This table is made from an my old firepit frame and a piece of slate someone gave to me.On the edge sits the little frog on a piece of bark.
This table is made from an my old firepit frame and a piece of slate someone gave to me.On the edge sits the little frog on a piece of bark.
A  simple log with a rotten spot some seashells and sedum.
A simple log with a rotten spot some seashells and sedum.
This is another great find
This is another great find
And I just added some colorful stones into the natural holes of the rock.
And I just added some colorful stones into the natural holes of the rock.
A natural bowl rock
A natural bowl rock
Filled with floral stones
Filled with floral stones

What Inspires you?

Nature just keeps inspiring me to be creative. I Hope some of this can inspire you. I love the outdoors and there is no place i enjoy spending time more than in my own yard.Which is how it should be. Home is where the heart is,where I spend a lot of time. I am not a person with too much time on my hands, I do have to work like most people I know. I didn't want to spend alot of money in my garden this year,so here are some of the Natural Simple Creative things I have done. I hope you like them and it motivates,sparks interest and excitement and inspires you.

The Firewood pile

After Hurricane Irene hit we were left with alot of downed trees. The trees were cut up and piled for firewood. As I looked at some of the pieces I thought, maybe a few for seats around the firepit. Once I brought the selected pieces up and looked at them near the pond and firepit area, my mind started creating. I did use them for seats for about a week or two. I then found a few that had such nice bark and enough of a hole to plant small plants like hens and chicks and sedums. I put a few pieces in one and it grew so nicely with little care. I started to add seashells and rocks pebbles stones ect.

A Broken Fountain

A friend of mine had this fountain that didn't work. She was someday going to get it working again. After seeing it in the same corner for 5 years I convienced her I would make better use of it. So I brought it home drilled a few holes in bottom so it would not become a mosquito pit and added some stones into each level. I could also put some sedum into it but maybe next year.

Collecting Rocks

Over the years my children and I have collected "cool rocks". Alot of cool rocks. We would go for walks since they were little and they would bring bags,buckets or just use there pockets to carry all these treasures home. At the time I had no clue what we were going to do with all of the collections. When we put our pond in in 2005 I decided to use a lot of them around the border. So everyone started to automatically bring there rocks to that area. Even friends will ocassionally bring a cool rock to add. My husband has brought quite a few really cool rocks home like the turtle on the back of the firepit.



Create Something Unique with nature

A piece of a tree I found years ago is an interesting touch.
A piece of a tree I found years ago is an interesting touch.
Sedum and seashells
Sedum and seashells
The Pergola above the pond was made from cedar posts.
The Pergola above the pond was made from cedar posts.
Logs and wood pieces just look so naturaly beautiful
Logs and wood pieces just look so naturaly beautiful
The fish,star angel were dollar store items.
The fish,star angel were dollar store items.

Nature is such a beautiful gift gift enjoy it!

Most of the items I have used were completly free and what wasn't free was real cheap.I hope this gives you some ideas. I love my pond/pool/firepit area.This is my at home vacation. There are so many ways to create a peaceful place in your yard and it does not have to be expensive. I also took the frame of a metal gazebo that the wind destroyed and used it as a trellis for morning glories and sweet peas.

An old gazabo frame

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  • IN2Deep profile imageAUTHOR

    IN2Deep 

    6 years ago from USA

    Thank you Jenna!

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    Jenna Pope 

    6 years ago from Southern California

    Beautiful ideas! Voted up.

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