is interesting to seek out and observe the way a particular architect
uses light in a design of a building. It is true, in this case, the best
things are free. The filtered light through the top of the grape arbor
comes first to be followed by the lattice work triangles from the west
light striking the ground here.
These petunias grow in a large hot pink
colored plastic tub costing maybe a couple of dollars. They are directly
at the entry of the house and give a welcome to any guests who are
coming to the door.
The small decorative rustic fence in the
back ground is built from the locust trees grown on property. The
statement has been made, "only a stone lasts longer than locust
fence posts." This was the original purpose for planting the locust
trees along with their benefit to the soil as to nitrogen, their quick
growth, hardiness, fragrant blossoms in the spring, and being an
adequate shade tree as well.
The bird bath sets next to this fence and
the birds use the posts to roost on while they dry their wings. If one
is a nature lover this is an endless pleasure, watching the many
varieties of birds come to this cool protected area.