Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - Millstones

Hi everyone! It's me, Autumn!
Dad has a real fascination with millstones and whenever he sees one, he buys it which means that most of the time mom needs to find a spot for them in the yard and some of them are not little! This is our newest addition - and this one sits right next to our back door! Can you see all the ridges on this millstone? It was used for grinding grains!This one is actually part of the garden. The diameter is not as large but it's very thick! Yes, it is out of level but it's very heavy and it kinda does whatever it wants too!
I had to jump off my pumpkin wheels to get up here! That's a sundial right next to me! It's almost time for morning tea!This millstone is in a different garden and it's HUGE and it needed a backhoe to move it here - a very large backhoe! This baby is never going anywhere but right here!
The perennial geraniums are in bloom and this pretty iris is stained glass and stays in the garden until autumn!This is chervil! It's an herb but mom doesn't cook with it! It has such a pretty fern leaf and a delicate white flower and it spreads all over the garden! It has an anise flavor when you brush the leaves!
Meet my friend, Jack! He's really Jack-in-the-pulpit! Isn't he the coolest little man ever! He's hiding underneath his leafy hoodie so he never gets wet and he has a built-in sunshade for his eyes! He's one of my very favorite wild flowers!
I hope you enjoyed this week's garden tour!

See you all next Wednesday!
Love, Autumn


Princess Patches said...

Those millstones are very cool, but we could think of a lot lighter things to collect!

Once again, you've given us a great garden tour, Autumn!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Suzuki said...

Your Daddy's millstones are furry cool :)
Big licks to you

Ruby said...

Love your garden, it looks wonderful. The millstones are really nice - what a good thing to collect. They would have been so valuable to a whole community once upon a time.

Thanks for sharing them with us.


Dexter said...

The millstones are HUGE! Goodness.

Your gardens are looking lovely. Hopefully none of those jumping plants in there.


Noah the Airedale said...

That millstone is really neat. It looks great as part of your garden, actually the whole garden looks really nice.


Faya said...

Beautiful garden, realy beautiful !
Kisses, Faya

Mack said...

We are once again in awe of that gorgeous garden. Especially momma.
She has trouble just growing pothos!!

Gus said...

Lovely Garden! And your mom is so clever at finding places to ..... ummmm...DISPLAY the millstones.

gussie d

Cowspotdog said...

Those are just wonderful photo's and your mom is VERY creative that she managed to fit those into the garden so well.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...


I go from Khlive's khool pod to your khool millstones and more!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Mom is smiling fur in elementary skhhool she was in a play and she was a Jakhk-in-the-pulpit! She had a khoat hanger shaped hat to be her leaf!


Brind'Amour Clumbers said...

Ah, you are always so informative Autumn. Thanks for the tour.


PS - Did you ever try nibbling on your wheels?

Clive said...

Well, as you can imagine the little man's mum really enjoyed this post.

She loves that millstone in particular!!

You garden is looking beautiful.

lots of woofs

Hollie and Janie said...

Those are really neat millstones! Your mom is very clever to incorporate them into the garden!! As always, her flowers are beautiful!!!

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Millstones are really cool, but they must be hard to get home. They look beautiful in your garden - you're such lucky pups to have a fabulous place to live.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Autumn
We love the millstones and your garden. They are a lovely contrast to all the fresh greenery.
Love Ruby & Penny

The Army of Four said...

GREAT garden tour! I like those millstones! And that stained glass Iris is really beautiful!

Martha said...

Hi Autumn
Thank you for the garden tour - we always enjoy seeing gardens and flowers.
The millstones are unusual and it must be difficult to always find a spot for them!
Have you seen Clive's post today they have a really unusual pod in their garden!
We liked Jack-in-the-pulpit - he seems to have everything covered!
See you next week.
Martha & Bailey xx

Comet said...

Collecting millstones is a very interesting hobby. They look very nice in your pretty garden.

Kelly said...

Autumn, I always love your garden tours! Your momma really has a green thumb!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!!

Pinot and Angel Momo said...

Hello Autumn, thanks for showing us your boootiful garden. Wow, your mom looks after this big garden well. We enjoy seeing many colours on greeny grass.

Momo & Pinot

Eduardo said...

BEAU-tiful garden!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Asta said...

You seem to have endless things of booty in youw gawden..I love the millstones, and of couwse the flowews too. Thank you fow the toow!
I can't wait fow my visit

Randi said...

Those millstones must weigh a ton...I was kinda scared that it would fall over on the wheelie...on WHEELIE WEDNESDAY!

But all looks safe & secure...thank dogness..

love & licks,

Petra said...

The millstones are really cool, and your mom has a real knack when it comes to decorating and putting them in your garden.

Thanks for your tours, Autumn; they are so fun!

Fred said...

Very cool! I had never even heard of a millstone.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Don't you look so beautiful in your gardening finery - that hat is super special. And that iris is just awesome.

Woos, the OP Pack

Jake of Florida said...

On first glance, we read "milestones" -- and we were afraid we had missed something. We love seeing what people collect -- and millstones are certainly unique -- and very historic and interesting.

Thank you for the tour -- and getting dressed in your lovely hat to make us feel special!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Checkers & Chess said...

my mom is VERY jealous of your garden

Thoughts said...

What a lovely tour, and you look so beautious in your pretty outfit!

Benson and Gibson

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

Thanks for showing us those millstones and flowers Autumn.
I like Jack a lot!

Lady Kaos said...

The millstones are really cool! That stained glass iris is really cool!!!
Love your garden!

Teddy Bear said...

The millstones are so cool and rustic! Thank you for the garden tour. It is very pretty!

Teddy Bear

Anonymous said...

Hi Autumn,

Thank you for all the neat pictures! Your garden is boootiful and the millstones are neat. :)

Sniffs and licks,


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Autumn...what a lovely garden tour!!! Our garden looks nuthin' like that and what did look pretty good, Scruffy and Stan killed of peein' on it...those boyz!!!!!

Love ya lots!!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
You always show us very interesting things in your garden!
Thanks for sharing them!
Kisses and hugs

Unknown said...

That is a magical place. I'd park my wheelie there all day long. That Jack in the pulpit would be my fav too.


Moco said...

That is a lovely garden.

Bae Bae said...

The millstone looks great. Your garden is so bootiful and your flower hat is cool Autumn

~ Bae

Huskee and Hershey said...

Thanks for the tour of your beautiful garden Autumn!

Sue said...

So that stuff in my yard is chervil! Thanks, I had no idea.