When I saw blogger friend Patrica's water barrels in her gardens I remembered that we had an oak barrel liner I had bought ages ago, but never used. So with that inspiration-------
Here is the spot near the edge of the patio I decided would work. Here the plastic liner is partially in the ground. The old concrete statue is something I've also saved and moved around the yard over the years. This idea lingered for weeks while my eyes healed. It's probably a good thing that the liner sat empty because it gave me a chance to see this was not an ideal spot for a little water feature. Too much sun and a lot of debris from the trees landing inside the barrel. Time to move it.
This past week I found a new space on the north east side of the house. Near the front of the house and partially under the eves. Just a bit of morning sun and shade for the rest of the day.
This is the beginning of a fun garden project! I'm using this tutorial for ideas