YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT HE’LL SHOW UP IN NEXT, that big bust of Buddha out back by the frogpond. Such a snappy dresser. Catch a glimpse of a few of his recent looks (all washed away now by 60-ish degrees and Monday’s Big Meltdown….um, is that a waterfall I hear in the basement?):
It usually starts out innocently enough, like this:
Besides the stocking cap (top photo), he’s got a toque and a beret, too (below), not to mention various scarves and cloaks:
He and I and the garden are hoping for more snow cover before long; it’s way too early to be without our blanket (or a cozy hat).
What a wonderfully creative post! It certainly had me laughing. I love it!
Hmmm, I think I’ll knit my Buddha head a hat!
He looks quite lovely in his winter white! A Buddha for all seasons.
What fun! I too enjoyed my “conehead” Fu dogs in the snow.
Very funny post! Thank you for the laugh!
Welcome, Elizabeth. He makes me smile all the time with his antics…especially when chipmunks sit on his head (or even frogs), like in this old post. Hope to see you again soon.
@Joseph: I hadn’t thought of that, but you are right. So Japanese. I will let him know you say so.
@Johanna: White is the new black, but my mother always said not to wear it between Labor Day and Memorial Day…Buddha didn’t get her memo. :)
He’s quite the snappy dresser! As he knows, white is the new black!
How very Japanese of you — dressing your statues! You frequently see statues (mostly in graveyards) with cloth hats, dresses, etc, in Japan.
Silly Buddha! Shoulder pads are coming back, but the fullness is at the edge of the shoulders.
Hope you’re wrong about the flood in the basement.
@Deirdre: The water only got to a couple of inches down there, thankfully, before the pounding rains stopped. Always tricky when the ground is frozen during big thaws/rains. The water seeped into the ground finally, and the dehumidifier is now drying things out. Life in an old house!
Thank you for the wonderful and inspiring lecture yestserday at the Brooklyn Botantic Garden — what a treat for everyone in the room! Best wishes, Claudia
Welcome, Claudia. I hope it was OK…I have to say to have been tucked in here in Nowheresville for weeks on end and then to drive to Brooklyn Botanic to a room of 350 or so professional hort types to lecture may have been a bit of a shock to my hermit system. Nice of you so say something kind, and also so nice to finally meet you face to face. Hope it will happen again soon (meaning I must keep leaving the house, right?). :)
tee hee, i do the same weather-watch with my little concrete gnomes and pixies.
The latest designer duds – priceless! Can’t wait for the spring collection.
I do enjoy your posts. Thanks!!!!
Buddha makes it work. How sublime! Can’t wait for the next fashion flurry. Thank you Margaret for such a fun post!
I WAS wondering what our Northern garden friends did in the winter. teehee.
Welcome, Rosemary. Yes, he makes any look work, doesn’t he? And “fashion flurry” — very clever. Hope to see you soon again.
Ditto to all of you; glad you enjoyed the peek at the Big Guy. I could sit here forever watching him; always a show.
Margaret ! I also have a meditation buddha and he does look very much at ease in my garden even when the snow is up to his nose .. he is a very laid back fellow as yours it : )
I’m having one heck of a time still trying to find a supplier for the Korean Maple I am obsessed with.
I am determined to find one !! LOL
@Joy: Why not ask whatever local nursery has a good shrub selection to order you one in? Also, Forest Farm has it by mail (small of course) if need be.
Thank you for the smile. It has been a long damp winter here in Ontario, Canada. Can’t wait to get out scratching around.
Welcome, Patti. Smiles are no charge here (actually everything is no charge here), and we have plenty. Do stop in anytime and say hello again; nice to “meet” you.
How I enjoy these posts, me the non gardener subscriber to your wondrous publication.A friend of a friend had a little darling house in Palm Beach with various stunning Buddhas in the yard (now, That was a Garden) well he sold the house and now one of the Buddhas (I think the largest one) now graces her son’s beautiful back yard (now, That was some move) When I come to visit I always feel blessed and inspired by his holy presence. I am forwarding this to her as I know she’ll enjoy it even if there is no possibility that this Buddha will ever be able to wear these fine ice lace robes. Thank You Margaret! Daisy.