Brooklyn Roots Thrive in My Garden

Growing up in Brooklyn, it was a common sight in most Italian neighborhoods to see statues of saints–usually the Virgin Mary (aka “Mary on the half-shell”)–displayed in a spot of honor somewhere on the property.

This week, I finally paid tribute to my NYC roots and introduced this statue of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals, into my backyard garden. A welcome and nostalgic sight, indeed.

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