After mulling it over each spring for the past few years, we finally put together a Mary Garden in the back yard. By “we” I of course mean Mrs. Leonardi, who spent all week clearing away weeds and honeysuckle and planting roses and pansies. For the statue of Mary, we went with a Mother-and-Child theme and picked up a 25″ version this morning at the Catholic Shop in Madeira, which evidently had a run on them ahead of Mother’s Day the other weekend. Here she is:

Mary Garden