Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Not Your Grandfather's Clock

water fountain clockAs Earth Day wanes, I dream of having an Earth room, an outside room with shade cloth ceiling and screens, comfortable furniture and a water feature. Shade cloth will screen the hot Texas sun and screens are a necessity as mosquitoes find me extremely tasty.

I cleared an area by our shed that is fairly level, shaded part of the day, yet has enough sun to grow honeybee-friendly plants and provide power to solar lights. I rescued some wicker furniture someone from a curbside and have repaired and painted the settee and table. Then, I found a perfect chair at Goodwill to match! Now, I just have to find the perfect cushions.

While searching for fountains, I saw a store that sells Howard Miller Grandfather Clocks. I thought to myself, what is this doing in the search engine results?" When I clicked through, I saw a Fountain Water Clock. It is gorgeous!

I never thought of myself as a grandfather clock type of person, but I read an article about how to Choose a Clock That Reflects Your Personality on their blog.

This clock definitely fits my personality and it is not your grandfather's clock. I love the natural slate and aged copper tower over which water cascades. The clock face is very simple, with Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock, unadorned bar hour markers and copper-finished hands. The pendulum is of aged copper as well.

There is a light in the base and an electric submersible pump that I would replace or convert to solar power, but that is no problem as I have learned how to do this while researching water features. Everything is coming together for my Earth room. Now I just have to convince my husband to build it!


Amber said...

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my post. :) I found you through Entrecard, and have enjoyed your blog since!

I'll say, I am often temporarily disillusioned, but I am ever hopeful! With the environment, with everything, really. Thanks for your sweet words and reminders to look up and relax.

Have a great day!

Aurelius Tjin said...

This is obviously one great post. Thanks for the valuable information and insights you have so provided here. Keep it up!

noelevz said...

This a really cool clock! great find! :)

cohnsey said...

that thing is cool. how much is it?

Rudy B said...

Wow, beautiful clock! And I love how it's solar powered too. I wish more products would save energy like this. There's more selection now than there was years ago, but we still have a long way to go. Thanks for sharing!

filme said...

thats a neat clock!! must cost an arm and leg?


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