The Mary Garden bloomed in its full glory a couple of weeks ago when a picture would have been amazing: daffodils and tulips in full riotous color, so bright it almost hurt our eyes. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture (sorry).
But, for the past few weeks, Charles has been painting an icon to put in a shrine in the corner of the Mary Garden, and he unveiled it recently. The garden was full of dead daffodils and tulips, and some almost blooming lilies and just emerging Forget-Me-Nots.
The icon he painted features Mary sitting with the Christ Child on her lap, surrounded by flowers, including the aforementioned Forget-Me-Nots.
He wrote about it in his blog: Loaves and Fishes and I am happy to share it with you, finally!