Wishing you courage

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying 'I will try again tomorrow'."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friday, July 18, 2008

The garden today

In the beginning this area was full of weeds. Today it looks like this.
It's not very impressive since the plants have a lot of growing to do. Everything is about the same height right now but later some plants will be taller than others. I planted a bunch of annuals to provide color and fill up space while the perennials are still small. As I find pretty outdoor decorations those will be added.

Four butterflies visited the garden while I was outside. Here is a little brown one among the impatiens.

Here's one of my gardening helpers viewing a large butterfly.

And a better picture of the butterfly.

Since the last post I have been practicing with Jizo with sitting practice versus pitching practice. That's a bit more appropriate...

Since this is turning into a photo blog, here is a photo of my indoor Jizo statue, in case anyone is interested. The statue stands before an antique fireplace screen which I think makes Jizo, who is most often portrayed as very simple in dress and appearance, look really fancy!


Sara said...

Your garden and jizo look beautiful!

debbie said...

Congratulations on the garden--what a beautiful beginning (and so much hard word). It's nice to start seeing the fruits of labor, I'm sure. And I love the kitty, he or she looks almost exactly like one of mine.

I agree-what an impressive background for little jizo.

debbie said...

I meant "hard work" and fruits of "your labor." I should really learn to proofread more!

Reba said...

I love your indoor Jizo statue (and his fancy background). We have one in our memory garden, too. We plan on moving him indoors when winter comes.

Also, I adore the idea of a superhero whose weapon of choice is a Jizo head. But I'm sorry yours broke off in transit. When something like that happens to me, I think, "Of COURSE it did!"