In his youth Prince Charming was quite the bowler. Well at least according to him. There must be some truth to this legendary tale since when I married him, he moved in with his own bowling ball and its impressive leather carrying case. Growing up in a small Canadian town I did my fair share of bowling but did I own my own bowling ball? No sir. I didn’t even know anyone who owned their own bowling ball!
After looking at that forgotten case in the garage cupboard for at least 20 years of our married life, I decided it was time to put that ball into play again. No, I didn’t give it back to my man nor did I head to the local bowling alley to brush up on my game either. I had much bigger plans for it! I love blue accents in our garden since our house is red brick and we have gardens walls in a terra cotta color. Blue just pops against these colors. How perfect the famous bowling ball was blue! I turned a metal pedestal planter upside down and used this as a shrine, um I mean, base, to display the famous bowling ball in a bed of perennial plants. It now shines as garden art, much like a reflecting sphere. Strike! So far it has not been discovered by any garden prowlers with a passion for bowling….