Sun behind ash

My Big Ash

Posted March 18th, 2013 by .

My tree has talent. Standing perfectly still, it snags flying golf balls like a major league shortstop. We haven’t lost a window in 13 years

Snow Bird

Posted February 7th, 2013 by .

When this ‘Betty’ Magnolia next to my front door rains pink flower petals on my sidewalk in the spring, it reminds me of a flower girl

The Painted Fireplace

Posted February 2nd, 2013 by .

Unfortunately, using real stone for this fireplace would cause it to collapse through the floor into the basement. Apparently 15 foot slabs of limestone and

Attention Grabbing Agave

Posted January 9th, 2013 by .

These two photos are from a recent visit to California’s wine country. The garden design styles couldn’t be more opposite, yet the Agave is the

Built-in TV Unit

Posted December 30th, 2012 by .

Our home in Florida lacked architectural interest. Every fourth house in the neighborhood has the identical floor plan. S0 to spice things up a bit

Living On Air

Posted December 17th, 2012 by .

In Florida, anything that holds still, eventually turns black with mold. Sidewalks. Houses. Fences. My teak storage cabinet. Instead of trying to keep my cabinet

Feeling Blue

Posted December 16th, 2012 by .

Glazed ceramic pots in a wintry northern garden need to be protected from the freezing rain and snow. You can cover them with a tarp,