Monday, December 30, 2013

Today Is We Are Not Alone Day

On this day in 1924, Edwin Hubble told people that other galaxies exist. Effectively scaring the crap out of everyone.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot
. Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead

Friday, November 1, 2013

So Long Halloween

Halloween has come and gone once again, at the beginning of the month I posted a picture of one of our Jack-O-Lanterns last year at the beginning of the season. Here is what it looked like around the time we finally scrapped him for compost.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Season

Mmmmmm October, Halloween is coming. Here are some pictures of one of our Jack-O-Lanterns at the beginning of the season to get you in the mood

Friday, August 2, 2013

Everything Funny is Horrible

My husband seems to firmly believe there's no possible way to look for anything without making a mess. It doesn't matter if it's a huge pile of laundry that I've asked him to he pull his own clothes out of because I don't see why he can't just do it himself when he doesn't even use a dresser; or if he's looking through a small pile of our hats to find . . . whatever it is we were looking for. Rarer still is the event where I can get him to clean any portion of this "necessary" mess, but when he does it's as if everything he just dug through was put back into this horrendously chaotic form of order that some might confuse for the doings of a tropical storm.

For those of you who are fans of my Facebook fan page, The Fishfacetastic Adventures of Marinara -
1) thank you
2) tell your friends
3) you've likely already learned that every day for me holds some form of adventure

Not all adventures are the sort you really feel like having - like my first experience with attempting to toilet dunking a soiled cloth diaper; but there are still a lot of them out there waiting to take you by surprise that don't suck or leave you holding a wet nappie that only moments before was covered in crap. My marriage, much like my husband; is full of surprises hiding around corners waiting to either scare the daylights out of me or . . . I have no idea how to end that sentence.

Seriously, sometimes my husband is standing around a corner waiting to freak me out. Just. Like. Life.

Happy anniversary sweetheart.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Welcome to Gill Gardens

You may remember I made a post or two with pictures of pieces of "fantasy real estate" in progress. These pieces were for an entry into a fairy garden contest. In fact, the contest had everything to do with why I made my own glue.

When you come into my sons room at first glance
it looks like a tranquil fantasy land.
Morning is a particularly beautiful time to view Gill Gardens.
The sun comes up on the backside of our house and its warm rays come through the widow, and garden inhabitants greet the day.
But there's more going on here than meets the eye.
You see there was an invasion of zombie gnomes.
Some homes were abandoned entirely.
The gnomes and fairies have had to join forces in order to protect the garden.

Note the hidden ninja gnomes hidden in the rocks of this pathway.
None shall pass.
Many area birds have set up nest amongst some pine cones after having lost their home trees.
The fairy queen has had her wings pulled off and is recovering at Flower General.
Some fun in the sun and sand is just what the doctors have prescribed.
Doctor Tomte is still close by the fairy queen, but hiding so that he too can help protect the land.
 A woodland gnome hides in the moss below so that she is not entirely without cover.
A gnome outpost has been set up just ahead of Flower General for ensured safety.

Cork walls may not seem like much to the giants outside of  the wood but they have proven very useful in times are dire as these.

The fantasy folk of Gill Gardens are resilient and determined not to let their recent tragedy interrupt their daily rhythms.
They still enjoy their nightly bonfire.

 New life is always just around the bend
and in some cases has recently joined the flock.
The root children are wide awake.
 The farmland is still lush and beautiful.
 Have you ever wondered what became of Audrey II (from Little Shop of Horrors) baby?
It settled here in our garden in search of a more peaceful existence.
 Where else could Audrey III

be neighbors and best friends with Totoro?
A blue bird of happiness can be seen
 next to little bear falls.
And below baby turtles frolic in the water as their mommy watches over them.
Thanks so much for visiting Gill Gardens and feel free to come back to visit our fantasy folk as often as you like.