The house is an old birdhouse that my Mom gave me many years ago. I think it came with a bird feeder. It was weathered gray wood. So, I cleaned and sanded it and primed it white... and then I got creative.
The door is painted on the house, but the door frame is cut from a very thin piece of bass wood and glued to the house. The window is the bird's entry. I just added the little crossbeams to make it more window like and to keep birds from actually nesting in it... not that a bird ever nested in it in all the years it was outside. But, make it pretty, and who knows... I added the chimney...because I could.
I got creative with the back, too. Couldn't resist. I don't know if anybody will ever see the back. But, if they do, it will be cute, too. All that is painted on. I wasn't up for cutting all that and adding it.
Of course, when I was reading up on Gnomes, I found that gnomes live underground, so I guess this is more of a fairy guesthouse in the gnome village. Oh, well.
It stopped raining long enough for me to work in the yard a few hours on Saturday. The yard is soggy, but starting to dry. There is no rain in the forecast for this week. The lake is 70% full. The aquifers are filling with water. It's been a drought changer. I sure hope it's an ender, but who knows.
This daylily is Bernina. It's Syd's favorite. And, it sure is a pretty one.
Everybody have a great Monday. It's going to be a long day, ending in a guild business meeting. Oh, well. No more rest for the weary.