Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Monday, July 20, 2009

Winter craft project is on the way

Early this morning I took a picture of the gourd blossoms.

This afternoon, the blossom had faded to reveal a teeny tiny gourd. I hope to successfully dry, decorate, and perhaps make bird houses out of the gourds, during the long cold dreary winter months.

9 comments:

Sheila said...

Cool!

Autumn Belle said...

Good luck on the gourds. They are on the way to become pretty and nice soon.

Darla said...

I also have dried gourds in the house. You can do some many things with them!! Can't wait to see what you come up woth.

Grace Peterson said...

Jennifer~~ The flowers are exotic and tropical looking--very ornamental in their own right. I hope to see the finished product next winter!

tina said...

You'll have so much fun drying and preparing the gourds.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Keewee, that sounds like a terrific idea.Winters always just drag by and this will help.

Balisha said...

My dried gourds are still sitting in the basement(from last year) waiting for me to create something nice. Maybe we should each do something this winter and show our results.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What fun! We had a birdhouse gourd last year that I used for fall decoration. I threw it out as winter came.... at least I thought I threw it out but my hubby pulled it from the garbage and dried it all winter long. He took it out the other day to surprise me. I thought how sweet of him. Now I'll have to figure out how to decorate it. -Jackie

flowrgirl1 said...

I bought tons of gourd seeds this year but didn't get to plant them. Next year...