Garden Chapel:: March





   In our back garden there is a little shed.

It has been full of bags of dirt, rusty shovels, children's toys. Last fall, however, as we were working on the garden, and tearing out a crumbling rock patio, I had an idea; turn the shed into a little chapel.

  So we swept out dirt and grime and cobwebs. I found an old dresser free on the side of the road. A friend sent me this lovely St Francis stone piece, and I added other items that can last outdoors. And now here it is--- St Francis of the Garden!

  Its time now, with spring coming, to turn my attention to the garden outside. Its my plan to turn the space where the old rock patio was into a cottage garden, and to reuse the stone to create little beds full of fruits, veggies, herbs and flowers. This plan, right now, is very modest. We've just got a little dirt and a lot of rocks.

   But I wanted to record this project in this very bare season. Things are getting greener by the day, and if all goes according to plan, this space will be filled with beautiful growing things. But there's always a beginning-- and here it is.

Here's to beautiful gardens and pretty chapels, come summertime....
~H

10 comments

Rugs and Pugs said...

Heather,
Thank you for visiting my blog :)
You are an amazing folk artist. So happy I stopped by your etsy shop to see all your delightful paintings.
Your garden chapel is too sweet. I love your religious artifacts.
Lauren

susan hemann said...

what a wonderful place you have created!

Heather said...

Thank you so much :)

Heather said...

Thank you so much for your kind words! You're an amazing artist as well! :D

Anna said...

Hi Heather, What a lovely idea. A little retreat in the garden. I saw your paintings and they are so enchanting and whimsical! I love them all. It must be wonderful to dream up these images. Just gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by at my blog. Your blog is a beautiful place. Keep up the good work 🙂

Heather said...

Anna--- thank you so much! I appreciate your kind words.

Winnie Nielsen said...

This little Chapel is quite sweet and I love how it is wide open to the fresh air and sunshine too! You have it fixed up to be simple but restful looking as well. I love it when the roses outside are in full bloom! Not too much longer till that happens!!

Kelli Ann Wilson said...

Heather, I absolutely LOVE this idea! I had thought about doing something similar, but our yard is just too small. Now I'm thinking of trying something a little smaller-scale, like a little wayside shrine with a bench. Thanks for always being so inspirational :)

Heather said...

Kelli Ann-- I LOVE the idea of a little yard shrine, and have seen sweet ones just attached to a fence. Work with what you have! Just looking at a sacred space, no matter the size, can do the heart good!

Anonymous said...

It warms my heart to have a tiny part in this!
LaVonne