In Memory of the Brave Men of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots

July 2nd, 2013 in blog, projects     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Very cool fire fighter boots...some of the best Ive seen. I love the fact that these were worn by a man (judging b the size) who risked his life for others. Now thats what I call character.
Take a close look....perfect for a heavy duty outdoor planter.
Even closer...The mustard yellow and red will look great in the garden.
Johnsons paste wax will give just about anything a good shine.
Using a clean white rag rub Johnsons paste wax on the surface of the boots. After you have applied the wax, buff away with another clean white cloth.
OK...now your boots are ready to plant. Stuff the boots with brown kraft paper...about half way. The boots will then require less potting soil keeping them light enough to move about easily. Another great tip is to put pine cones in the bootom of the boots to help with drainage.
Bright and cheery colors were called for by the boots. Yellow annual Blacked Eyed Susans, Sweet potatoe Vine, and something I call tear drop. Love this color combo!
First I planted the main flower...the Black Eyed Susans.
Then I added the Sweet Potato Vine to one boot and the teardrop to the other. Variety is the spice of life!
Freshly harvested moss is the finishing touch.
So BEAUTIFUL. These little sweeties will add happiness to any garden.
Happy 4th of July to all and please keep the brave young men of the Granite Mountain Hot Shots, their families, and their friends in your hearts and prayers as you celebrate this year.
Very cool fire fighter boots...some of the best Ive seen. I love the fact that these were worn by a man (judging b the size) who risked his life for others. Now thats what I call character.

Very cool fire fighter boots...some of the best I've seen. I love the fact that these were worn by a man (judging b the size) who risked his life for others. Now that's what I call character.

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I purchased these firefighter boots a short while back and really had no idea what I would do with them. When i heard the treagic news that 19 firefighters bravely lost their lives in Arizona I knew that they had to become a tribute to them and to all of the other firefighters who have fallen before them. I know this is a small gesture, but I think it is good to be reminded that God created very special people that are willing to risk their lives to protect and defend others. I for one am very thankful. God bless and have a wonderful 4th of July.


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Comments (4)

TinTinJunkFan writes: What a lovely, creative and fitting tribute. Excellent! Posted: 12:16 pm on July 5th
JunkArchitect writes: It's a beautiful tribute to an incredibly brave crew of firefighters.
My father was a fireman for 30 years so I know that they will do whatever it takes to save each other in the face of disaster, even if it's the ultimate sacrifice.

Jim
Posted: 5:20 am on July 4th
suziart writes: Such a lovely, yet subtle, tribute...Beautiful. I have a cousin that is now retired, but was a fireman in the LA area and they always had so many fires to battle...he is one of the brave and lucky ones.

suzi

Posted: 12:13 pm on July 3rd
georgiamoon writes: So So Sad to hear about this. This is very nice tribute to the brave men and women who lost their lives. It dosen't have to be a huge display to make if meaningful...In cases like this it really is the thought that counts. Good job Sue!!! Posted: 3:56 pm on July 2nd
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