This birdbath was a wonderful gift over 10 years ago. It is made of concrete, and concrete that stays out over winter is a spectacular thing – no need to haul it in, and your garden gains instant ‘bones’. It is solid, grounded, weighty, enduring as the garden ever changes around it. It weathers to earn an aged patina that whispers of ancient, hidden gardens. Glazed ice encapsulates and enriches the pattern. I absorb all the garden detail I can before it is shrouded by big snow.