Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Virgin A day.......Day 10

In The Garden............

Our lady of The Pacific Northwest Garden?

This arch in our garden that we built last year was made mostly
from wood we found in a give away pile along the road, and a few bits I had picked
up here and there. 
When we were all done and stood back to have a look,
the pattern reminded me of a halo or aura of light.
I had a statue of The Virgin in my art supplies
that I had picked up at a yard sale for ten cents
because it was chipped on the bottom.
Seemed a perfect match.
It's nice when working in the garden to look up and see her watching.
It's cooooooold here now so
I have her tucked into some evergreen boughs.

Linked to Rebeccas blog Recuerda mi Corazon
for the tenth day of
A Virgin A Day.



  1. I was initially struck at first glance at the first photo of what I call sacred geometry. The exquisite shapes. This is a gorgeous garden sanctuary and all the more because everything was repurposed. You are my kind of girl. And you've decorated her beautifully for Christmas.

  2. She's gorgeous and I love the lights and evergreen !

  3. Beautiful! What a nice backyard you have for such an altar.

  4. Oh how wonderful ~ You must be awed everyday ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

  5. You give me ideas, now let me see if I can duplicate!

    Thank you,

    Sue x

  6. What a completely lovely idea and how ingenius of you. It does look like a halo and she is so perfectly ensconced there and peaceful. thank you for sharing your Christmas Mary.

  7. I am in love!
    You are a kindred soul...I am certain.
    Nothing is more like a prayer to me than creating beauty from cast offs.

  8. Each picture got better and better as the view of the garden arch appeared. I absoltely think it is a magical work of art! I LOVE IT!!!

  9. we are sisters.
    there is no doubt!

  10. You know I have gate-envy...right!!!


  11. This is georgeous. Especially the first photo touches me deeply. It looks like you built the arch espechially for the Virgin and not the other way around.

  12. Yet another awesome display. It looks beautiful. I love that idea:) It is cold here now too. Well, it is almost Winter;)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  13. I Love how you incorporated all your Salvage finds into an awesome Creation for the Garden! And had to Smile about "Our Lady Of The Pacific Northwest Garden" part of the Post! *Winks*

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  14. thank you dear friend,
    i have posted my gratitude to you and all today at recuerda mi corazon.

  15. I love this & if it is ok, I am going to do something similar for my new shrine here. it is perfect. xo

  16. hello! coming over here from rebecca's place, because i was fascinated by this photo and wanted to see more. i love how you've re-purposed this old wood into something so beautiful and peaceful. (and i love even more the image you created with your words, here, of "tucking in" your little virgin with evergreens, to protect her from the season's chill :)