Stupid Fish

I’m an Aquarius.


The mister took this shot.

I don’t know what that means other than I love water.

Last spring I found this guy:


I’ve always wanted a water feature. So I figured out how to turn this giant fish planter into a fountain using an old wine barrel. I was really happy with it.

Fountain barrel_Fotor

Even added some water lettuce to brighten it up. But one day it ticked me off. I was outside playing with Oliva when I suddenly found myself flat on my back, feet in the air like so:


The overspray accumulated and a slick puddle formed beneath the fountain on the porch. I slipped and bonked my head on the cement.

Stupid fish. What if it had been my little lady who knocked herself out? So I told Oliva, “no more running on the cement.” Poor girl. No running in the house, no running outside. Sometimes a girl needs to run! I decided the fish had to go.

I grabbed a shovel, sunk a resin wine barrel planter in the flower bed and here’s the result. What do you think?

goldfish bubble close_FotorIt sounds pretty. I love listening to the tranquil trickle of water splish-splashing away.

bubble fish_FotorGot any DIY projects of your own going?

  One thought on “Stupid Fish

  1. February 22, 2014 at 7:22 am

    I like it! So sorry about your fall.


    • February 22, 2014 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Dora! I’m alright. It was a minor tumble really. Did everyone enjoy the piΓ±ata?


  2. February 22, 2014 at 7:34 am

    It looks awesome! More than that, rock on with the DIY grooviness. πŸ™‚


    • February 22, 2014 at 2:21 pm

      Thanks Deborah! I’ll keep it up! πŸ™‚


  3. February 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

    You are so creative with the fish! I think it also looks great amongst the plants. The feet in the air photo made me laugh! Cute ballet flats.


    • February 22, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked it. The ballet flats make me feel graceful even though clumsy is more like it.


  4. February 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Good for you! I’m so into purging right now, I probably would have made a bee-line for the Goodwill.


    • February 22, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      The thought did cross my mind! πŸ˜‰


  5. February 22, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    It’s my pleasure to nominate you for this bouquet of awards Thanks!


    • February 23, 2014 at 4:35 am

      That is so very kind of you! Thank you!


  6. February 22, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Love it, I think I love it more now that it’s in the garden area, more room for little love to run and play.


    • February 23, 2014 at 2:43 am

      I agree! I like the extra space for her too. Thanks for your input!


  7. February 23, 2014 at 1:38 am

    It’s a veery funny fish! I love the color of it! Always love orange.
    And, can you tell me what DIY stands for? I see it once in a while, but haven’t a clue of what it means.


    • February 23, 2014 at 2:46 am

      Glad you asked, Ninna! I need to remember to always be specific before speaking in abbreviation! DIY=Do it yourself. I love orange too!


      • February 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

        It’s quite all right, Sandra. I’ve seen it before but couldn’t understand the meaning of it. So thank you for the explanation!
        I think we all take things for granted now and then.”What I know, everybody else know!”


      • February 24, 2014 at 8:23 am

        You’re right Ninna! Have a good day!


  8. February 23, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Love that fish.


    • February 23, 2014 at 4:37 am

      Thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback.


  9. February 23, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    How does the pump work?


    • February 24, 2014 at 6:25 am

      I placed the submersible pump in the resin wine barrel that I buried in the flower bed beneath the fish. I found some great tutorials here:


      • February 24, 2014 at 7:53 am

        Thanks. That’l be my next project – – Well, after I re-sod the lawn, fix the drains, the roof…..


      • February 24, 2014 at 8:22 am

        I understand completely! Our home was built in 1938 we are DIY pros out of necessity.


  10. March 31, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I love the fish! These pictures are awesome πŸ™‚


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