Category Archives: landscape architecture

New Fall Flowers

Yesterday was another beautiful fall day, even if somewhat windy for the second day in a row. I stopped off at Home Depot and picked up some additions to the fall line-up and was thrilled to find Swiss chard and … Continue reading

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Another ‘at last’: Retaining wall backfill complete

Yesterday I woke early, it was cool and crisp out, and I had vowed to finish that backfill on the retaining wall. My little green gorilla cart and I hauled buckets full of dirt over and up. Yesterday, I exceeded … Continue reading

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Another look at Listen: Chris Wubbena

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Update on the retaining wall: Fin!

I finally got back to work on the backfill for the retaining wall this week, and completed it yesterday. I expended a lot of calories, worked hard enough to get 22 minutes of credit for exercise, and completed 8,001 steps … Continue reading

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Another mystery sculpture: Which way?

On my rainy day walk through Lamar Park, the other sculpture I had not yet photographed beckoned me over. The plaque identifying the sculptor and the name of the piece was missing. As you look at the photographs from a … Continue reading

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“Narrow Passage”: Carl Billingsley

Being a lover of arches of all kinds, I was drawn to this sculpture the first evening I walked in Lamar Park. The oiled steel sculpture was done by Carl Billingsley of Greensboro, NC. The former professor from East Carolina … Continue reading

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Dancing with an albatross

In another of the unmarked sculptures at Lamar Park, I have been unable to locate the artist and the title. Ya’ll know what that means. I will be talking about standpoints again. Somewhere along the way in my MSW education, … Continue reading

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Turn left at the arrow

That’s my line, not the name of the sculpture. The plaque is missing from this sculpture in Lamar Park, and thus far, I have not located the title nor the artist. So, I am making up my own interpretation and … Continue reading

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Listen: What do you hear?

I walked in Lamar Park again yesterday. As mentioned in It’s a Walk in the Park, the Yokna Sculpture Trail has installed a series of outdoor sculptures in Lamar Park in addition to the other participating spaces. The star of … Continue reading

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It’s a walk in the park

One thing that is a drawback to living where I do is there is nowhere to walk unless you get in a vehicle and drive there. So be it: it was time to get serious about regular walking again. The … Continue reading

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