This photo of the solar fountain that my niece Daisy helped me to install should be familiar to many of you. And although you didn't say a word, most of you probably thought that, compared to the blue pottery fountain in the bed of rosemary, this one looked more than a bit stark.
I didn't want to dig holes and plant things because that grass would just come back and I'd find myself bent over almost everyday pulling the stuff up. Nope. Been there, done that. Ain't doin' it again.
Neither did I want to have plants in pots around the fountain. In this climate container gardens die whenever Denis and I go out of town. I don't like being a plant killer.
So... I had to think of something else. I've purchased some solar-powered lights to put around Daisy's Fountain. Granted they won't shine during the day, but they certainly do look pretty at night. Daisy's Fountain has rechargeable batteries hooked up to the solar panel, which means that the fountain can run at night when the sun isn't shining. It also has LED lights. I think it was those LED lights that gave me the idea for the solar-powered pretties.
I'm still waiting on one of my purchases to be delivered so what you are about to see is not the final version, but I thought you'd like to see why it's pretty and peaceful to sit outside at night and listen to the water and watch the color of the lights change.
|Daisy's Fountain & friends at night.|
|Fountain & Globes|
In the back, you can see two of the three solar-powered crackle glass globes. The bright white light at the front is the fountain light, and you can see the water bubbling up.
|Yet another closeup|
I love crackle glass! We have banks of large solar panels on the roof, and now we have a solar-powered corner in the garden. Only fitting for being out in the Arizona sun, right?
Once I receive the other goodies I ordered, is anyone interested in seeing the final result?