Rock Fountain

We have a small flagstone terrace at the entrance to our old house in eastern France. It’s modest, and when we moved here, it was just flagstones surrounded by the gravel of the driveway. There was one additional element to it: An old millstone next to the front door. The millstone is basically a big…

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Negating Seasonality

When we look into the future, it’s always the same stuff that catches our fancy. Transportation, climate control, surmounting daily inconvenience. The postcards here show a light-hearted vision of life in the year 2000, as illustrated on chocolate boxes circa 1900. I’ve noticed, however, that older ‘future-visions’ from this era rarely include farming and food…

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Small Potting

Pothole gardens. Tiny gardens that fill urban potholes. The Pothole Gardener, Steve Wheen, creates tiny gardens in potholes (‘mostly on footpaths’), and takes pictures of them. Others do the same around the world. Act locally, think globally. These are almost snowglobe sized gardens – it doesn’t get much more local than a pothole. Steve Wheen…

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