The groundwork has already been prepared some time ago. The mid-summer rains have compacted the foundation of crushed-stone most nicely. A few more weeks and it shall arrive. Meanwhile, an ever-attentive *Buddha keeps vigil for its arrival.
*The slab upon which this Buddha sits has always been there since my purchasing the property 15 years ago. Its former use is unknown. Somehow it just seems appropriate housing its new occupant.
The Stone Buddha in his original perch before purchasing him in early July, at a lovely garden center in Cooperstown, NY.