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a garden buddha who wears many hats

buddha cap 2YOU 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:

buddha frosted

Besides the stocking cap (top photo), he’s got a toque and a beret, too (below), not to mention various scarves and cloaks:

buddha dollop

buddha muffin

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).

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    1. Margaret says:

      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. :)

  1. Deirdre says:

    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.

    1. Margaret says:

      @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!

  2. Claudia Bonn says:

    Dear Margaret,
    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

    1. Margaret says:

      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?). :)

  3. Margaret says:

    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.

  4. Joy says:

    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

    1. Margaret says:

      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.

  5. Daisy Marshall says:

    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.

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