I am going to assume that all my readers already understand
that a garden is art.
Yes, it's hard work, it's dirty, it's uncomfortable at times.
And when you find a cutworm or a slug,
it doesn't feel beautiful.
But art isn't always beautiful, is it?
Art is our expression of inward thoughts,
It's letting the inside out.
Sometimes, art needs a frame, something to show it off.
That's how I like to think of the things I add to my garden,
the things that don't grow.
This is a sweet bird bath I received as a gift.
I love birds, especially sparrows.
Engraved on the lip are the words from an old hymn.
'His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.'
This is an old wooden tool box I found at a garage sale.
I planted various kinds of ground cover in it,
but the violets have mostly taken over.
I don't mind.
And this, while it's not actually in the garden, is just so fun,
I thought you might like it too.
I have many more pieces of garden art to show you in the coming months.
I would love to see pictures of yours!