Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ornamental Gardening In Containers

The last post having been on patios,
it got me thinking about container gardening
 as a near perfect fit for a patio.

What a splash of color above.

Friday, July 29, 2011


As someone who has built quite a few patios 
I have never done much with them in this blog.

With summer here it is time to take a look.

Above is a patio in Seattle, Washington with simple cement pavers
 with a nice creeping plant in between them.

A patio need not be fancy or expensive 
to create a pleasant and inviting place to be.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wood Ovens And Hornos

One of our favorite places to get a wood fired Italian style pizza 
and a craft beer is Il Vicino in Santa Fe, New Mexico...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Stone Water Features

Before we leave the Taos area I want to include 
this nice water feature by Jerry Schwartz in Arroyo Seco.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Walk Through Arroyo Seco, N.M.- Metal And Clay

When the weather gets hot it is nice to head up to Arroyo Seco 
a few miles northeast of Taos on the way to the Taos Ski Valley 
and cool off.

Although the business above seemed closed
 I really like the metal work in the sign.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Door Ideas From Taos, N.M.

Following up on the previous post on Gates And Entryways
let's look at doors.

If you are planning on building doors,
Taos, New Mexico offers lots of ideas.

The door above I saw at a B&B on Kit Carson Rd.,
a block or so from the plaza.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Gates And Entryways

I have a bunch of photos stored up on entryways 
so it must be time to take a look.

Above is from Patagonia, Arizona
 and to see more of this great little town see my posts:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hoop Houses And An Outdoor Shower In Arroyo Seco, N.M.

 in Arroyo Seco, New Mexico they have a beautiful garden area
 but two other things caught my attention.

One was the hoop style greenhouses to extend the growing season
 in this high altitude area near Taos.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cactus At The Black Range Museum In Hillsboro, N.M.

It is hard for me to pass up an opportunity to show cactus,
and when we were in Hillsboro recently the first place 
we stopped was the Black Range Museum, 
which was unfortunately closed,
 but had lots of pots of cactus and succulents outside.

This is the fifth post on Hillsboro and the others are here:

Sunday, July 3, 2011

House Styles In Hillsboro, N.M.

Hillsboro, New Mexico is a tiny town with a lot of history,
but what is interesting to me is the architectural history.

In the next few posts we will look at that, 
starting off with a variety of house styles.