posted, 09/27/06 Looking from the Other Direction This drawing was done to show the homeowners how this would look from the other direction. This view shows the relationship between the new patio and the small retaining wall. The patio shown here really gives the viewer a better idea of its size for the new landscape. […]Read More Hot Tub . . . where does it go? (2)
“To do Great Work” Oh so slowly, I am moving everything off of my Blogger site, and getting it over here. It appears xmas is going to get in the way. Relatives, and get togethers, etc., but it is going to happen. Most of the post have a date on them showing when they were […]Read More WCI migration continues
Every year in Louisville, KY. the American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) holds their yearly conference, they call it The Management Clinic. The dates for the 2007 Clinic-Jan. 31st through February 3rd.Read More Management Clinic (ANLA) is getting closer
posted, 09/26/06 This is the existing landscape I was asked to come up with an idea for a designed space where the seating area was extended out onto the existing lawn, a perennial/cutting garden above the wall, and find a place for a hot-tub. It made sense to tie the hot-tub into the deck space […]Read More Hot Tub . . . where does it go?
posted, 09/00/06-posted while using Blogger I’ve noticed that I have the dreaded red exclamation mark in my Bloglines feed, plus a reader of mine was kind enough to point out the problem also; thanks Anna. What I had done in the past was go back to the site and just re-subscribe to the url, I […]Read More Bloglines re-subscribe
posted, 09/24/06 Somewhere in Southeastern Ohio 300 million plus year-old sandstone formation. The younger sandstone at the top is harder than that below, accounting for the awesome overhang. I also appreciate the interplay of light and shadow, something all designers should work for. Though we rarely get to work at this scale. From the top […]Read More An Appreciation of Stone (10)
. “The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” –Albert Einstein “I shall never believe that God plays dice with the World.” –Albert Einstein – Some Trees – “You and I Are suddenly what the trees try To tell us who we are; That […]Read More Einstein . . . on Nature
posted, 09/00/06 During the last week I had several folks stop by and drop comments on several different topics, this of course, leads you to look at their sites. One of those commenter’s Alina Chau who is a illustrator and artist. And a artist she is. I hope everyone takes a look at her site. […]Read More Another great Link
posted, 09/00/06 How that translates over when I go off the top 10 of the Blogger, Blogs of Note. I don’t know, actually I have no idea how they calculate the thing.Read More Woo hoo!!! I’m #2
posted, 09/20/06 Residential Plan View This is an example of a plan view drawing. Most in this industry call this the master plan drawing. The reasoning behind this, everything is on the plan. The hardscape layouts, fence lines, driveway, bed areas, and all plants are labeled.Read More Residential Plan View Drawing
posted, 09/00/06 Stihl cut-off saw This Stihl cut-off saw is often called a “quik-kut” saw or a “quickie” saw. Guys in the trade refer to these saws that way for an obvious reason-they’re fast. They get the job done quickly and for the most part efficiently. Stihl; of course, is not the only maker of […]Read More So, what is a quick-cut saw???
posted, 09/00/06 In order to get this circle . . . The contractor was trying to get some old foundation stone circled up to create a firepit for a backyard entertaining area. Previous times we would have used a quik-cut saw with a 12″ or 14″ circular blade. Which would have meant more handling of […]Read More Now thats a Chain-Saw !!!
posted, 09/18/06 Monolith type Yard Art Maybe someday, somewhere for somebody . . . .Read More Sketchbook renderings (3)
posted, 09/17/06 Stones and Water Yes I seem a little prejudice when it comes to stone and water. I will always feel that the most powerful element added to any designed space is water because it works on so many levels, but the element that adds a sense of permanence, and definition is stone. After […]Read More An Appreciation of Stone (9)
posted, 09/16/06 Waterfeature This was a black and white line drawing I had scanned from one of my idea books, and turned into a color drawing using Paintnet. I guess what I am really doing is using several different types of mediums now when I doodle. I have often talked about how important it is […]Read More Sketchbook #2