The Gnomes Have Landed

My brother is visiting, and kindly offered to help bring home bags of garden soil and other necessities from the hardware store. So, yesterday I set about getting the terrace in order. It faces southwest, and gets full sun for several hours a day, so yay! I can plant some veggies!

I’ve picked up a few things to warm up the ultra-modern architecture at the thrift store as well. Really enjoying the place now. I do look forward to having a yard again one day, but for now, this will do nicely.

Solar gnomes with glow-in-the-dark mushrooms.  At night they look like they each have their own little space ship. How cool is that?
Solar gnomes with glow-in-the-dark mushrooms. At night they look like they each have their own little space ship. How cool is that?
So darn cute.
So darn cute.
Thrift alert: got the neat little copper watering can at Caritas.
Thrift alert: got the neat little copper watering can at Caritas.
More thrift: Turkish plates.
More thrift: Turkish plates.
No idea what this is, but I saw it at Caritas for one Euro and had to have it.
No idea what this is, but I saw it at Caritas for one Euro and had to have it.
Another thrift shop plate--this is one is big, about 14" wide.
Another thrift shop plate–this is one is big, about 14″ wide.
I actually paid FULL RETAIL for the Tirolean heart thingy in Salzburg. Makes a very nice tinkling sound in the wind.
I actually paid FULL RETAIL for the Tirolean heart thingy in Salzburg. Makes a very nice tinkling sound in the wind.
Don Quixote has kept us company on our porches ever since El Salvador.
Don Quixote has kept us company on our porches ever since El Salvador.
Flowers, a pot of catnip for the feline, and six pots for vegetables. Bush beans, tomatoes, peppers, mustard greens, chard, and two kinds of basil.
Flowers, a pot of catnip for the feline, and six pots for vegetables. Bush beans, tomatoes, peppers, mustard greens, chard, and two kinds of basil.
Coffee and blogging in the morning :)
Coffee and blogging in the morning 🙂
My terra-cotta cherub is good company.
My terra-cotta cherub is good company.
Great view over the park into the old town part of Vienna.
Great view over the park into the old town part of Vienna.
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One comment

  1. (Thought I leave this comment a bit further down, it being off topic)

    I just read that you lived in the DC area. I moved to Vienna from DC!
    I hope you are going to have a wonderful experience here. I miss my friends and many amenities of DC, but I am quite happy to leave here now.
    Best wishes,
    Merisi

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