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:

crater in Guatemala City

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 write this I understand some sort of slide and opening occurred today in San Francisco.

A little bit of thinking on how to re-landscape the former patio area:

In a downtown situation like this I wonder how the events will unfold. I mean how the heck can/do you fill something like this in. Especially where there is not going to be a lot of money available.

I had been reading that there has been a lot of draining of underground reservoirs/lakes in Central America. Is this another example of how we are sacrificing the future for the present? How can anyone say for sure?

We are most likely facing a dire situation in our time. I’ve never been one to think that we are killing the planet, and I still don’t now. Even if the evidence(it seems solid) for global warming is truly a man-made phenomenon; it’s not the planet we are killing, what we are killing is the habitat for man to exist on the planet.



This is a shot from the landslide that happened earlier today in San Francisco, major cities on back-to-back days:

san francisco landslide

[courtesy CBS2(dot)com]

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.


  1. Looks like a they’ve got a mole problem. A little castor oil should send that little fella packing.

    Uh, if that’s a mole there gonna need a bigger gun.

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