Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Spirit of the Garden

When I got back from my adventure with our son Sean in Boston, Greg had a surprise for me.  He had installed my garden sprite while I was gone.

My sprite has graced 3 gardens now:  first in Mobile, Alabama, where we purchased her;  then in Clearwater, Kansas; and now in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

By the time we brought her home in Mobile, I had been gardening there for several years and I knew exactly where I wanted to place her.  However, in my subsequent two gardens, it has taken me a while to figure out where she should stand.  Greg and I had talked about where she should be in this yard, but I never dreamed he'd be able to set her up by himself!

Each time she gets placed, the garden suddenly feels graced by her presence.

Given the name of this blog, I've come to think of this statue as representing Gaia, the spirit of Earth.  She becomes my touchstone as I make decisions about caring for the land over which she stands guard.


greggo said...

I really like the sculpture. Wish I could find something similar.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wonderful with the water behind her as she stands over your garden.

Gaia Gardener: said...

Hi Greggo! Keep your eyes open. I've seen her for sale somewhere around Wichita, but I'm darned if I can remember where or when.

Gaia Gardener: said...

Thank you, GonSS. We can see her from all the windows on the back of the house and I really love how she gives a nice focal point in the yard.

Sunnyside Dru said...


Gaia Gardener: said...

Thank you, Dru.