Having designed a few Children’s Gardens and the things that go in them, and all the hand-wringing that went into those designs, this is something that was not considered: Thrills is right . . . can you imagine the uproar over this one. It’s obvious that this would not fly in today’s environment. If you… Continue reading Not in Today’s Playground . . . too Bad.
Month: February 2007
My Friend . . . Jim Underwood
[Jim on a mountain.] I have always been very careful with the word friend. I think most throw around the word much too casually, much too casually. I know a lot of people, have a lot of acquaintance’s, but friends-very few. My definition has, and always will be someone you can call at 3AM and… Continue reading My Friend . . . Jim Underwood
Gonna’ need some New Paving
Look at this hole, not just the width, but it truly looks like a bottomless pit. Maybe it does go all the way to China. Somewhere in Guatemala City, Guatemala: I always have a few questions about these sort of events. How they get started, why no warning noises, how quickly they happen. As I… Continue reading Gonna’ need some New Paving
An Appreciation of Stone (22)
But . . . . butt, there sure is some junk in the trunk. A little different Appreciation of Stone this week. [courtesy a chain e-mail]
Vote for the Worst of the Worst-Tree.
Well due to all the excitement I have posted a Trees we do Not Like page over at Squidoo. Right now there are fifteen trees on the list, and the possibility of more to come. I have it set up so the list can be voted on, sort of the worst of the worst. What… Continue reading Vote for the Worst of the Worst-Tree.
Trees We Do Not Like
There are trees we do not like. These are trees to take a hike. One is called the Bradford Pear. Please don’t plant it anywhere. -RA [sent via an e-mail, she’s a real beauty!] The other day I added some quotes from past lectures including a quote about the nasty Bradford Pear. I then received… Continue reading Trees We Do Not Like
A Humble Request
If you are one of my fellow Bloggers who was kind enough to link to my other site over at Blogger, I would greatly appreciate it if you would now correct that link to this site. I like WordPress better, though I’m not sure if I’m smart enough to know why. It just feels better… Continue reading A Humble Request
Quotes . . . from Long-Ago Lectures
[Ash Cave, I probably took this Summer of 2005.] “The Bradford Pear is the most over rated tree in the U.S”. –Dr. M. Cathey, 2/22/90 “Everything moves in life-so gardens should have . . . movement/motion”. –Jim Chadwick 2/91 “People will tell you what they want-but they don’t mean it”. –Jim Chadwick 2/91. Referring to… Continue reading Quotes . . . from Long-Ago Lectures
An Appreciation of Stone (21)
[Ston Wurks by Rick Anderson] To carry on the theme from earlier in the week of the Easter Island Moai. I have decided to sneak in one of my earlier stone head offerings. These early heads are scattered far and wide across the U.S. and who knows what has happened to most of these heads.… Continue reading An Appreciation of Stone (21)