I had been seeing the garden angels on Pinterest and knew I needed to make some.
All you need is an old shutter, acrylic paint, sponge brush, a few thin boards or paint stirrers for the neck and arms, a large plastic saucer plate, spray paint, screws, and jewelry and flowers if you want.
I did not want to fully cover the shutters with paint so I left some white showing to add dimension. I used a sponge brush on the shutters and I spray painted the plates for the faces.
I am always collecting shutters so I had everything for both of these angels already.
The green/ yellow one is for my sister’s yard and the blue/ purple one is for ours.
On my sisters, I used newer wider cedar fence boards for the wings on mine I used old cedar pickets that had been painted and aged so I had to sand them down.
I found 4 more shutters so I can make some more. I love the way these turned out.
Pelicans are so amazing they fly with such grace as they glide in for a landing.
Here are a few pictures of some brown Pelicans.
They seem to spend a lot of times floating around in the water in between fishing for their food.
I took these pictures near Galveston and the Pelicans were everywhere.
This is the Port Bolivar Lighthouse it was built in 1872 and decommissioned in 1933. It is the only lighthouse near us that I know of that is still standing.
The salt air has rusted it but it stands tall for all to see.
During 1900 when a hurricane hit Galveston 100 people stayed in this lighthouse.
The death toll from that hurricane was somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000. The storm was a category 4 but back then there were not the warnings that are available today.
Since then we have come along way warning people of danger ahead of time so they can leave the low lying coastal communities.
I was able to get a few more goat pictures but they were not being very cooperative. When the goats get let out of their pen they have one thing on their mind and that is eating.
Some of the goats I have shown you before and others are new to the blog.
The black goat that has the white spots name is Valentine she was just bred for the first time.
The white goat that has the black spots is named Boney she is older and has had babies a few times before but is a good milker. She too was just bred.
Clover is the brownest one with black and some white.
Buttercup is brown and white but has quite a bit of white. She is also the one standing by herself in the picture. I love the expression on her face it was like she was talking lol.
Clover and Buttercup will not be bred until the spring.
It appears that the goats were dancing in these pictures when all they were really doing was trying to reach the leaves on the cypress tree.
As you can tell these goats are well-fed thanks to buttercup showing off her pot belly.
This reddish egret was posing for my camera in Galveston.
Most of the time the shorebirds quite use to people being around on the beaches. If you make a sudden movement they will leave and then come back again.
At our daughter and son in laws house in the pond, there are quite a few bullfrogs.
Jeanelle had told me to try and get close enough to take a picture because they seem to be fairly friendly. I was using my 400mm lens and was able to get this shot.
I call it “Eye of the Frogs” because all you see are the eyes.
Nature is all around us just waiting to be photographed at the perfect moment.
Sometimes when we go to Galveston we take a ferry ride and you always see some neat things along the way.
Bolivar is the opposite of Galveston there is hardly any traffic and no shopping there except a little store here and there. Life seems to move at a much slower pace.
On this ferry ride, we saw a few shrimp boats and a few birds catching a free ride. You know those shrimpers have to get annoyed with the birds swarming the boat all the time.
The Gulf of Mexico was quite busy this last weekend.