Being that we were already in Pasadena we decided to browse the local shops that might be open on a Sunday. We had came across this marble statue where she was sitting in the garden area of the shop. She is a 19TH century hand carved statue with the artist signature and most likely carved in Italy. There is a little butterfly sitting on her arm but the wings are missing so now it looks like a little Caterpillar and she also has a boo boo on her little leg.
Ray decided to give her a home in our back garden in the circular flower bed. She seems to be happy in her new home along with the other garden antiques out there.
The hydrangeas have given us many blooms this Spring and lets us know that Summer is at our front door with all the colorful blooms. This is Ray's favorite the white hydrangea below. He is always reminding me to give her an extra drink of water lol. And the pinks ones look nice in front of this antique urn.
In the area where we live they can be a challenge to grow with our heat but they look like they are doing just fine. This year I have learned to start putting leaves around the base to keep the roots cool.