The problem is, when I start walking...well I could go forever. Then I realize a couple of hours have gone by and I've only been walking in one direction – away from home. I guess it's time to turn and head back...here's the second half of the walk I began posting about last week.
I could smell this before I could see it. One of the Hamamelis, but I don't know which one.
Catkins, of some variety, pretty aren't they?
So that's really a thing then? I had no idea. I thought it was just something older people said.
I wonder if this front garden is the work of Darcy Daniels? It has her style...
Nice hellstrip treatment, no need for tall plants.
Curving rusted metal barrier, Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Rainbow'...
Another peek at the rusted metal, and lots of tasty plants...
The green, fallen leaves, glowing twigs...they all work very well together.
On another street. I think I've shared this before, although there used to be bananas...
There are now chickens. Several.
Standing on the sidewalk, looking at this, I felt like I could see an entire thought process...that's problem solving.
I've shared bits of the landscape around the green house on prior walks. The tall new construction is going up behind them. An ADU? A flag lot?
Like that last example this is the kind of new construction I feel has some soul.
The rose is nice...
But the style can stand on it's own.
Where as I feel like this kind of infill is just about squeezing in every square foot possible and trying to look like everything, while really looking like nothing.
And this...OMG this! Infill of the worse kind. I think this model typically has garages under each unit, accessed from the front. However since there are alleys in this part of town the garage entrance is from the back and the front, and where the entry would normally be, is left with a hideous wall of lattice and cement. Oh and a place to park the obnoxious recycling and yard waste containers that the city provides us with. U.G.L.Y.
Let's breath deep and appreciate the foliage...
These...I want these.
Yes, yes I could really do something with these.
Normally Blue Atlas Cedar grown like this kind of give me the creeps. This one however did not.
Wait, who's that? Tanuki is that you?
My what big &@!!$ you have...
And these guys! OMG...you have no idea the noise. It was bath time and they were carrying on like it was Mardi Gras. Wings flapping, songs being sang. I accidentally broke up the party, when really all I wanted to do was enjoy it.
This. I've been scratching my head about this for awhile now.
This however is a new head-scratcher. The house recently got a good scrubbing and went on the market. It sold fast, and for a lot of $, that's how it works around here these days. The tree however, it's getting the heave-ho.
"Yes I'll buy the house, for $75,000 over asking. Just make that ridiculous maple go away..."
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