Saturday, February 23, 2013

A Valentines present for hubby.

G'day. Hubby often admires the Easter Island statues/busts that we have seen in some of the garden centres. I have told him to buy one and we will find somewhere to put it, but this has not happened. He usually just says that they would not suit our garden.

Some weeks ago I was at a nursery in a little country town not that far from us and I happened to see "Fern Head". Straight away I knew this would be my gift to hubby for Valentines Day.  The head has been carved from a tree fern trunk, the fern itself having previously died. I love it because they planted a little plant in the top of it and this will come out in tiny white flowers at some stage. It just looks like green hair. The roses have nothing to do with the present, I was just too lazy to move them before taking the photo.

Fern Head is still resting where he was when this photo was taken, we still haven't found just the right place for him yet, but he does look rather nice leaning up against the garage wall. He is rather impressive at just on four feet tall. Funny thing is, I don't think hubby has actually commented on if he likes this unusual gift or not. I think he was too stunned when he first saw him. Maybe not quite an Easter Island head, but not far from it. Anyway he has taken my fancy and I admire him every time I look at him. I will find somewhere nice for him to live in our garden.

I just want to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone who left their best wishes on my upcoming surgery. I truly do appreciate your thought and prayers.  The surgery has been brought forward and will be this coming Wednesday, the 27th. Surprisingly I am not worried. I will take it as it comes. My favourite saying is "Suck it up Princess" and that's exactly what I am doing. Practise what I preach, in other words.

Take care. Liz...


  1. Love Mr. Fernhead! Good luck on Wednesday, too.

  2. I'll be thinking of you this week.

  3. I'll say prayers for you this week, Liz.
    I like your Valentine gift. Easter Island is so fascinating.

  4. Sorry I didn't know about your surgery Liz. I hope all goes well for you. Mr fern head is a great gift for hubby. Look forward to seeing him with a very abundant head of hair soon.
    I will be thinking of you Wednesday.
    Hugs xx

  5. Praying for you right now, dear QL.

  6. Hello Liz
    Well I'm not sure I could come up with the right words to describe 'Mr Fernhead'. He looks a bit suacy if you ask me lol
    Hope all went well for you on Wednesday - (((Hugs)))
    Take care