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The Runaway Balls

By Bubbles
April 15, 2010

My husband surprised me one day with two large stone balls for the front garden. He had to have two men help him place them. I just loved them peeking out of the salvias near the sidewalk. Our neighbors would walk up the hill and take a rest, letting their kids sit on top of the balls. This is a story of how the balls wound up hidden in our backyard.

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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 18, 2011 7:21 AM CST
Thanks Sheila! How'd you ever find it again. I thought it was buried in the "archives of articles!"
Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Aug 18, 2011 10:00 AM CST
Well it was by accident, but nice to know we can pull up articles again. I was looking at the sphere article Debbie C posted and at the bottom below her picture it says something to the effect that this article is "garden art" category. So I clicked there and saw yours and others from past postings. Just another nice thing our leader built into the website!! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Aug 18, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Thanks, I never thought of it being about garden art!
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Aug 18, 2011 9:17 PM CST
Maybe Trish didn't have a category for twerp in action! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Nov 28, 2012 2:33 PM CST
Thanks to the new Random Ideas feature I got to read this. What a wonderful mystery story, with a great ending. Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Nov 28, 2012 3:07 PM CST
Thanks for reading it, Lynn! They'll probably remain in the backyard.
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Nov 28, 2012 3:27 PM CST
Safe place for them. Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
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vic
Dec 1, 2012 3:24 AM CST
WHAT a story Thumbs up

Love the balls Hurray! Hurray!
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fiwit
Dec 1, 2012 7:14 AM CST
valleylynn said:Thanks to the new Random Ideas feature I got to read this. What a wonderful mystery story, with a great ending. Thumbs up


What she said Smiling Thumbs up
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I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week.
My yard marches to the beat of a bohemian drummer...
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 1, 2012 8:46 AM CST
Thanks guys!
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
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CDsSister
Dec 10, 2012 4:01 PM CST


Ok I give up .. I have searched but cannot find the post you referred to above about: Show Us Your Gardens

Really wanted to see it. The picture of the balls made me curious.



Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Dec 10, 2012 6:16 PM CST
Is this the link you wanted Marilyn. Big Grin
http://garden.org/ideas/view/B...
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
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CDsSister
Dec 10, 2012 9:46 PM CST



No, but thanks, That is the post that came up in the random ideas display, and I read it and all the associated posts,

The one I was looking for was a post she had on one of the pages of replies she referenced a picture of her garden tour on Cubits, and I tried to find it but it kept bouncing me back to ATP.

Thanks,
M

Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Dec 10, 2012 9:51 PM CST
Sorry Marilyn, I read your post, but couldn't figure out what post you were asking about. When Lynn answered, I thought that was what you were asking for. Give me a minute and I'll post the link!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Dec 10, 2012 9:55 PM CST
Is this what you were looking for?

The thread "Bubbles Backyard Garden" in Texas Gardening forum
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Dec 10, 2012 10:01 PM CST
This is what you said

Bubbles said:Photos? It's not often you have a motorcycle, a police car, a fire truck, and a gaggle of firemen, cops, and curious neighbors on your street. Of course I wanted to document it. You just can't make this stuff up...

Thanks for backyard comment, Rannveig. There are more backyard photos in TX Cubit under.. Show Us Your Gardens ...would love for you to take a peek!


Is the above what you were referring to?
Name: Marilyn
Greenwood Village, CO (Zone 5b)
Garden today. Clean next week.
Bookworm Region: Colorado Garden Procrastinator Heucheras Region: Southwest Gardening Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Sempervivums Annuals Foliage Fan Herbs Garden Ideas: Level 2
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CDsSister
Dec 10, 2012 10:05 PM CST

Thanks for the Link, I really enjoyed your garden, I will star it so I can go back and look again, and again, and again.

I have a bad case of garden envy.. nodding

Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
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Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Dec 10, 2012 10:31 PM CST
Thanks, Marilyn! I appreciate that. I'm not sure what it'll look like tomorrow. We're expecting a low of 28 tonight. It was in the 80s yesterday. Crazy weather. I'm remembering things I should have covered, but it is too late now.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 9, 2016 8:18 AM CST
This is my first time on the Garden.org threads and when I saw the title "The Runaway Balls" it took me back to the first time I read your story Sandi (Bubbles). I had to go back and read it again, and now I am laughing again. Thanks again for the funny story from long ago, and for making my day!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious!
Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Texas Gardening
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Master Gardener: Texas
Region: Texas Tropicals Plumerias Ferns Greenhouse Garden Art
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Bubbles
Nov 9, 2016 8:30 AM CST
@Sheila_FW Good to see you here! I didn't know that the article was making the rounds again. Just happened to see it on the new threads. Hope you check out the Texas forum also.

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