Project Spotlight – The Art of Problem Solving

Sometimes the most complex project, or project element, springs forth from a seemingly simple question. That's where the art of problem solving comes in. For this project, the question was "How can we get the client to the beach from their house at the top of the bluff?" A simple A to B problem that has many solutions (a funicular? a set of steps? a ramp? a slide?), but only one that worked for the client. Getting to that solution took a lot of discussion, concepting, trial and error grading … [Read more...]


Where Does the Time Go?

Where does the time go? I think that the mild start to winter has somehow skewed my sense of time...the warm weather through December makes me feel that since there is now consistently "winter-cold" weather outside that winter is just now starting. Instead, the reality is that winter is nearly over. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. I walked around my yard the other day and saw just the very tip of bulb foliage peeking up through the mulch. The relief I felt was immense. Parts of winter … [Read more...]

Garden Sculpture within perennial border

Happy New Year! May All Your Resolutions Be Successful…

It’s amazing how quickly time flies. Eternal summers and endless winter breaks have turned into mere blinks of an eye. One minute I’m complaining about how hot I am and the next minute I’m reminiscing about the joyful warmth of summer. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time and I became especially aware of that when I was asked what my New Year’s resolution is for 2016. I never even fully committed (or even decided) what my 2015 resolutions were going to be. Deciding what to resolve myself … [Read more...]