In the midst of a cold January morning, I love to look at this photo even if it is blurry!
green grass, wet concrete from a morning thunder shower, water in the pool...
but this photo also shows "before"
the rock wall
I like the before...I love how the gravel meets the grass...it was perfect to me...but...
from the very beginning Mr. PV had the vision of a couple of rock walls
and as always...he doesn't mind doing what it takes to make that vision happen
you can see him digging in his swim trunks...
dig, splash, dig, beer, dig, float, dig
it wasn't easy....me bossing him around while he was digging the yards of footing by hand
planning (WAY) ahead for electricity and water and other things takes a sound mind
lots of cinder block to haul in by hand so as not to smash the grass
unfortunately this tree will need to go to make room for a fountain someday...
maybe even this summer
it's not a very nice tree anyway...but I never like to lose a tree!
the project began in the summer but lingered through January
actually it IS January and it is still lingering
we have had more snow this winter than I can remember in a long time
with more expected this weekend
projects like these are awesome to watch
here you see the electricity for the lighting before it's covered with the capstone
the wires are for little copper lights and useful plugs in useful places for outdoor entertaining
I don't know his name and he doesn't speak much English which doesn't keep me from chatting with him and telling him how impressed I am with his incredible talent
he just looks at me and smiles
January...I never rake my leaves...God made them to fall....so I leave them be...
cold stone wall
but right around the corner...
this rock wall will have a few children balancing on it and
pretending all kinds of things underneath that old shady tree
vision...it's a good thing!