Tag Archives: hardscape

Spines, Scales and Rocks

Arizona in April – this is what is happening in my back yard: I think this is a Claret Cup Cactus. If it isn’t, it should be because it seems like an appropriate name for it… Wicked thorns though… How I like claret!…It fills one’s mouth with a gushing freshness, then goes down to cool […]
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Many Rocks and a Lot of Hardscape

Earth – the substance of the land surface – in my part of Arizona it reminds me of the saying ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place’! Landscaping strategies here include generous numbers of Rocks and plenty of gravel Hardscape. Our yard consists of a gravel mulch that covers soil that is a course reddish […]
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These Things Match up with Things on my Wants List

Sometimes it is best if The Car Guy just agrees with me… This bench would be perfect on my patio! Too bad it is in a store in Calgary, not Phoenix. This would be perfect in The Car Guys garage. Too bad it was in a store in Phoenix and not in a store in […]
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The Border between Hence and Thence – Fence and Border Photos

An exploration of borders and boundaries with photos and Notable Quotables. “Boundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of another.” – Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary –

Fox Tracks in my Alberta Yard

Suburban foxes are not simply tame towards men. They are also damn supercilious. One pads amongst the azaleas in our garden at night, staring through the lounge windows to watch the News at Ten. – Richard Gordon – Tracks in the snow – an animal telling a story – if the photographer can figure out […]
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Washington – a Bicycle Fence

The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine. – John Howard – Several years ago we were driving along the Washington Coast. It was a wet and dreary day which suddenly became much cheerier with the appearance of this fence made up entirely of white painted bicycles!