Thursday, June 14, 2012



OK, it wasn't exactly completed in time for Mary's month of May (which ended 14 days ago) but I was finally able to complete the icon of Mary and Jesus for our Mary Garden, as well as the shrine to house it. The cedar shrine (complete with shingled roof) has a couple of features adapted to life in Douglas, Alaska. The roof is held down with a couple of hurricane ties (due to the prevailing 60-70 mph winds that blow through here in the wintertime) and I've built shutters that can be closed and locked into place to protect the icon when the weather gets intense outside.

Now all that remains to be done is to secure the icon inside the shrine, attach it to a 4x4 and set it up in the garden.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Charles! She is beautiful! I love the forget-me-nots in the background. This icon is at home in Alaska!