I’ve somehow managed to stay cheerful + upbeat all winter,
but not so much today.
Yes, sadly, I finally have the full-blown winter blues.
now past time to gas up the car + point it SOUTH!
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Since we’re otherwise occupied + sadly, must remain up north,
near Chicago (a.k.a. the arctic circle),
I must seek out this sort of online morale boost:
When I spied this little gem on Pinterest yesterday,
I swooned + immediately thought of another round lawn I’d seen
in a long-ago (May/June 2007) issue of Cottage Living magazine** RIP.
**Yes, of course, I saved
it all my CL mags! (Much to G.O.’s dismay!)
Here’s the cover:
Here’s the lawn:
Whee! Bad photo, but you get the idea.
This bit of perfection is near Cape Neddick, Maine
+ was designed by its owner, Thomas Lovejoy.
There he is:
Is anyone as wowed as I am at the way he mows in a circle??
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All I know is that,
ever since I first saw that round garden in Cottage Living,
I’ve longed to have one of my own!
Here’s yesterday’s inspiration again:
Wow, those edging bricks, laid in a soldier course! Genius!
I’m especially glad — now — that I insisted we salvage our old bricks
from the torn-out chimney in our Dutch colonial fixer:
Dare I hope that we have enough bricks
so that we’re able to complete not 1 but 2 projects —
edging for my proposed round lawn and a patio —
as done by these landscaping winners?:
Please. I love it!
Here’s one more round lawn:
I’m almost as fond of this stone edging as I am of the brick.
Doesn’t it define the lawn’s roundness
+ give its edges awesome crispness?
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Meanwhile, my plans for the rest of the day
include fantasizing about having a round lawn in our new yard.
Hurry UP, spring! (As if.)