Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way. I know because my pink flamingo finally got its rabbit ears.
Yes, we're livin' large here at Garden Faerie's Musings.
Back in early December, I managed to find a Santa hat (purchased as an ornament for 25¢ at the Ann Arbor ReUse Center), and to make a scarf from random scraps, for Pinky, the pink flamingo that graces my front yard.
Since I'm not very crafty, I was rather pleased with myself.
[Gertrude and Siegfried, the backyard pink flamingo pair, have a more delicate constitution and overwinter in my basement. But Pinky's a self-sufficient old dame who can fend for herself. (Remind you of anyone?) Well, except that she has to put up with ludicrous outfits.]
For St. Patrick's Day, I removed the hat and turned the scarf around so it was green.
Today I went back to the ReUse Center and found this homemade magnet for 25¢. And hey bang presto, nothing up my sleeve! five minutes later I had turned it into the rabbit ears above.
I'm really pleased with how that turned out, too. The photo tickles me no end.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, pink flamingos really add a touch of class to the garden.
Breaking News: For immediate release. For the first time in 40 years, against all odds, not one, but two (2) Lindt chocolate rabbits have survived unscathed in the home of the Garden Faerie for well over a month now. A well-known chocoholic famous for finishing multiple chocolate rabbits well before Easter, the Garden Faerie is as dumbfounded as the rest of us about the origin of her new-found will power. "A dark chocolate one (not shown) is for my mom, but for me an Easter rabbit has to be milk chocolate (pictured)," the Faerie was quoted as saying by a neighbor, who saw her clutching the rabbits and muttering quietly to herself. We have confirmed reports that the sugar-free Peeps are long since gone.