A patio by the pond

Where better to sit than next to a pond? With the drum of spilling water drowning the drone of man’s machinery. The original plan for the patio included a dark gray breeze (small rock chip) base material next to a dry, white boulder pond. A contrast of dark and light, a modified Taijitu. ☯ Using… Continue reading A patio by the pond

Plant your water for your best harvest yet

Imagine having this much water.  And knowing you made it happen.  The Cascata Delle Marmore Falls in Italy are manmade, built to solve problems of another manmade water flow.  Moving water is a long held skill of humans, though the Romans were immensly expert in moving large amounts long distances. For the arid American West,… Continue reading Plant your water for your best harvest yet

The breeze and strip stone path installation

The path I want to create will be bold where excitement is key and understated where I want calm.   How you say? Its all in the matrix. Bold is red breeze and creamy white steps.  Under-stated is stone dropped in grass. I went with red breeze on the central axis over the bridge to guide… Continue reading The breeze and strip stone path installation

For under deck roof

https://www.familyhandyman.com/decks/building-a-deck/under-deck-roof/view-all Plan to space the 2×4 purlins parallel to the house and 3 ft. on center. To provide drainage, the panels should slope toward the outside edge of the deck about 1/4 in. per foot. If the span under your deck is 12 ft., for example, the purlin at the outer end of the deck… Continue reading For under deck roof

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New fence, new challenges

Our fence really needed replaced.  The old fence though was built so that light could shine through and you could see into each other’s yards.  Our neighbor decided he didn’t want that kind of fence again.  So now we have more shade      . But new challenges mean new gardens! Here is the fence.