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!