Tuesday, October 14, 2014

time for a (water feature) change

This is one of the things that bothered me the most about the front of the house:

See the pile of boulders in the middle of the ring of pavers?  Well, its a fountain.  Someone drilled holes through the middle of these big boulders and put a pump down underneath, and voila, a fountain.  Except that we weren't sure how to winterize it so during our amazingly cold winter, the pump broke.  I figured, hey, since we have to pull those giant boulders out to get to the pump anyway, why not just leave them out and put a pretty fountain in instead?  

Here's the beauty that I've had my eye on for years.  (Restoration Hardware sells it, but I found it at a local garden specialist for less.)  It was too big for my last house (anybody seen Analyze This?) but I love it in its new home!

I love that it's low enough for Tess to drink out of.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014