Friday, February 3, 2012
Another Glass on Glass Mosaic for Winter Color
There is not much going on in Tiger Gardens other than the usual--life. I've been busy with one project or another and with work and preparing for spring. The pond is still giving us fits too but it will all work out in the end; I just know it will. So today's post is a short and sweet one. My original glass on glass mosaic has been a mighty popular post here at In the Garden so I'm following it up with another of my creations. The original glass on glass mosaic was so popular another blogger actually stole it. That blog is now closed to the public so I'm not sure if anymore of my posts have been reposted there or not. Please readers, respect the copyright of others and while we here at this blog are honored folks like our creations they belong only on this blog. Thanks.
I actually made this glass on glass mosaic about 18 months ago. It lay in the above garden all that time waiting for Mr. Fix-it to weld a frame to it so we could mount it in the garden. It took Mr. Fix-it a long time because, well, things just get in the way and this mosaic was a low priority. Once it was installed he asked me why it took us so long. Ha! The garden I installed this mosaic in is called the St. Francis garden. It is a garden in the frontyard that is quite shady. I have a great view of it from all of the windows on the front of my home. We are looking southeast from the house and behind this little vignette and garden you can clearly see my driveway and the road in front of my home. I wanted a bit of a barrier between the road and my home, as well as a backdrop for St. Francis who is solidly ensconced in this garden. The bonus is that when I sited this mosaic I knew the rising sun would shine through the glass gems in a brilliant manner. Each morning this spot of red is a highlight of the front garden. Of course, as the sun moves its angle to more overhead and to the north I will not get the brilliant shine but that is the beauty of gardens. They are ever changing and variable. The gems will always shine and there will be plenty going on in the garden to keep me amused even when the sun moves-think plants and other mosaics.
The window was a lucky find. It is actually a metal framed window that is quite solid. Nonetheless, when Mr. Fix-it welded the square tubing to the frame he accidentally cracked two windows. You cannot heat up glass when welding as it will surely crack. Don't try it. It's okay though because the cracks are not even noticeable. Yeah! So I finally get to enjoy this glass on glass mosaic with dear St. Francis in his spot in the frontyard....
in the garden....
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