Category Archives: landscape architecture

Artist-in-Residence: Suncatcher

In my quest to repurpose items to keep them out of the landfill, and my love of all things in outdoor decor, and, do it without spending money (other than a little paint), I found a few examples of repurposing … Continue reading

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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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