One of the things that I enjoy about gardening is dressing it up with “jewels”. Jewels can be anything from stepping stones, boulders, bird baths, statues, etc–something to draw the eye in and dress it up a bit.
Here’s a favorite jewel of mine–a mosaic bird bath! My husband’s daughter made this for me for mother’s day a year ago. Isn’t it fantastic? She knows how I adore butterflies and this is craftily designed. I just LOVE it and so do the birds whom I see bathing in it (until our sleuthing cat arrives). We’re lucky to have such a talented child.
Another favorite of mine is this statue of a girl reaching out and holding a baby bird. (See that missing piece out of the statue’s hair? Another blunder my dogs made and whom I wanted to throttle.) I love this statue because it brings a feeling of joyfulness and playfulness reminding me to be like a child and find delight in the small things.
Gardening has been the heritage for my children — “honored as the jewelry of God.”
What’s your favorite jewelry in the garden?