Saturday, August 15, 2015

I've been MIA

Missing in actions indeed.  But for a good reason...

Remember the old car I bought?


Well, with the help of some marvelous landscapers,
the work began


My vision was the car and a pond.


They dreamed up a plan.


The car crashing into the pond.  


It was a wacky idea...
and I love it!


We had giant boulders brought in...
That was a chore!  One rolled off the "Donkey".
(that thing that's like a fork lift)
The guy fought over an hour sinking into the ground,
 trying to get it back up and
away from the new tree.


But the "devil" boulder who weights in at about 2 1/2 ton,
looks great!


They hooked up working headlights on ole "Nellie"
Every car has a name, right?


Plants in the trunk...


Plants in the engine compartment with the waterfall.
It's going to take some time to get them growing enough to cover things.


Hanging basket from the rear view mirror!
LOL!!

Heck they even put in a plant in the hole in the floor.
Next year it should grow, from the inside the car out!



I found a working stoplight from the 1920's.
 Even got a little history lesson on it.
It was used in the middle of an intersection in Chicago. 
In those days, the police stood next to the light
 and rotated it in different directions.  

Not sure if the Antique guy or myself was more excited...His wife told him he would never sell it. He told her his gut feeling was it would find it's way to someone who was from Chicago.  Wanna guess when I was born???  Yep!  Now is that a co-incidence or what.
It was met to be.


Yard looks great, but now all the junk in the back needs to go.
Whew, it's always something isn't it.
;-)


"Idiot boy", and his "PSA" on the evils of drinking and driving!
Everyone has an "idiot boy" of some kind in their life!
LOL!!


Feels like our own little version of Radiator Springs.
"Cars" has nothin on us.
Accept Mater of course!



Ohhhhh, would that be cool to have Mater here too!

;-)



A big thanks to the guys, who made this happen in 5 1/2 days.
Your awesome.




20 comments:

  1. When a Woman has a vision...the result will be amazing and that is exactly what you have here with your pond and crashed car. I LOVE this!!!

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  2. Absolutely, positively wonderful. Vision is out of this world. Love it.

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  3. That is wonderful. I love the waterfall and the working lights in it. That is going to be amazing when the plants fill in.

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  4. Wow...stunning execution of this fabulous vision!!!

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  5. Show stopper for sure!!! Love the waterfall, plants...heck, you just did an awesome job of the whole thing!!!!! Now I want one!!!

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  6. Stupendous! I predict it will become home to some small animals...just think of the headlines! MOUSE DRIVES CHEVY INTO POND. Could be a Disney hit! You must give us updates now and then so we can see how the plants take over. Very cool.

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  7. Stupendous! I predict it will become home to some small animals...just think of the headlines! MOUSE DRIVES CHEVY INTO POND. Could be a Disney hit! You must give us updates now and then so we can see how the plants take over. Very cool.

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  8. Ooops. Sorry. I just noticed it's a FORD.

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  9. Totally awesome! What a unique pond - and a fun idea for your landscaping!

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  10. Totally awesome! What a unique pond - and a fun idea for your landscaping!

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  11. that is sew cool.. I love the stop light to.. the flowers in the trunk.. you'll have to remember to show us pictures next year when they come up ... I'm thinkin my dad who loved old cars would have liked that to. :)

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  12. OMG that makes me want to buy acreage. It's fabulous and I hope you enjoy it for many decades to come!

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  13. Holy Cow, this is amazing. I guess you are right, when you have a vision, go for it. It has turned out wonderful. Congratulations on turning your vision into reality!!

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  14. That's looking great! still waiting for the Moose.... and HI MATER!!

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  15. OMG that is so over the top! I love it. Looks like the crew had a lot of fun doing it too-not your average backyard make-over. Kudoos for the vision and the fortitude to see it through. Love to see it next year. -you don't live in alligator country-do you?

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  16. This is AWESOME! You know that crew had a blast putting that together:)

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  17. Oh my gosh Joan, what a clever idea!! I really enjoyed seeing all the photos and wow.......is that neat!!

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  18. It's fantastic!!! I have a friend or two or three in Texas who would love this!

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  19. this is going to look great once the plants have filled in ..........

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