Saturday, June 24, 2006

Coming Into Color

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A Giant Lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) begins blooming against the backdrop of our gigantic granite boulder birdbath. The big beautiful rock was rescued from a housing development near here by our friend Bob Varga, who then placed it in our yard with an even more gigantic skiploader, almost 10 years ago. Bob now has a handmade Earth Home Garden pine-needle basket and we hope he treasures it as much as we do our boulder.
Thanks again Bob, the boulder is the centerpiece of the native garden and has added much-needed character to our flat rectangular lot. The birds love bathing in it and it gave me something to build the solar-powered waterfall up against.

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Blogger MojoMan said...

Imagine a day when bicycles ride in the middle of the road and Hummers sit in the gutter.

1:37 PM  
Blogger MojoMan said...

Sorry...I got confused with so many posts in one day. I meant to put this comment with the bike lane photo below.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


No need for apology, I knew what picture you were referring to, and you hint at my dream world with that comment.
A world of people walking and maybe riding bicycles on the few remaining roads while rusting hulks of automobiles lie by the wayside turning back into earth, where, in the meantime, animals might find shelter in them while trees and plants reclaim once wasted minerals as they grow through, around, and over the junk transforming their ugly gaudiness into ancient looking sculptures until, eventually, the monstrous contraptions have been completely re-absorbed by this living planet.

9:04 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Beautiful rock - can't imagine what that must weigh!

6:49 PM  
Blogger Sandy Hatcher-Wallace said...

There's beauty in rocks...I love them and the bigger the better. But I guess a big rock is called a bolder. I can't wait for our next trip to make me homesick.

8:08 PM  
Blogger Jim said...


It weighs something over 30,000 pounds.


When you come to California don't forget Big Bear.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

would love to hear more about your solar powered waterfall. I am looking for information about both instalation and supplies

10:14 AM  

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