Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Nothing says I love you like CONCRETE!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  I got my perfect Valentine's gift from a local nursery in Florence, AL.  Dear Glen was more than happy to have both Valentine's day and our anniversary (Feb 25) covered in one fell swoop!  She resembles the Bird Girl statue found originally in the Bonaventure Cemetery of Savannah Georgia. I have named her Lorie (short for Lorraine which is the name of the little girl who posed for the original statue).  She will look better when I clean off my porch behind her and when the Heritage rose beside her is covered in springtime blooms.  She makes me happy everytime I drive down my driveway as she is positioned by my back entry.  Here is a link to the Bird Girl history you may find interesting.


  1. Nice gift! Happy Valentine's Day and Anniversary!

  2. Jennifer, she will have a wonderful home in your beautiful garden. She may be made of concrete, but she adds character and visual gentleness. And think of all the birds (and squirrels) she will happily feed.

    Happy Anniversary & Valentine's Day

  3. She is beautiful and I'm so glad you have her. My Mom and I have 2 in our garden and we smile at her every time we walk by. Have a wonderful week.


  4. Congrats on Lorrie! I will one day own her myself. I have been captivated by this statue since visiting Savannah! One of my favorite places to visit while there is the Bonaventure Cemetery. I posted about it last fall as I took my parents there on Halloween Day! So eerie on Halloween with a morning Fog but beautiful with all the Spanish Moss on the trees….

  5. Oh, forgot to say Happy Anniversary!!!