Tuesday, November 5, 2013

How to Site a Focal Point

Chunky hunka aged concrete, below, is a railroad abutment ca. 1900, found in the garden.

Perfect for a plinth it was easy to place.  It's on perfect axis with the dominate gable of the house, below.

When something requires a Caterpillar to move, perfection is required.
Driving the Caterpillar he says, Are you really sure?  These moments are amusing.  Of course I'm sure.  His eyes say, Glad I'm not you.  This is my job.  KNOWING where things go.
Ironically, the urn is temporary.  We are still sourcing the right statue.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic last weekend at the jobsite.


La Contessa said...

Dont you love those people you hire WHO KNOW ZIP ZERO!!!!!!!!!!!!THAT IS FABULOUS!

dryheatblog said...

What's interesting is that the few who want me to work for them who are sophisticated, have a much lighter hand with the design, than the many who are not...and the former results in a far more satisfying collaboration and result. 100% of the time over 24 years.

Just wrote my marketing / first contact cheat sheet!

And a great plinth, I must say.

Kay dancingbrushpainting.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful plinth and gorgeous urn which I know will find a perfect home one the statue is in place!

enclosuretakerefuge.com said...

Lovely! They want a statue? The urn seems to work really well. Nice color with the landscape.

Jackson Leavitt said...

Do you by chance know someone who provides landscaping equipment and supplies in Abbotsford? I am working on a project and I need some help.

Lisa @ The Lisa Porter Collection said...

Pretty sure that ONE of my greatest, most powerful and fulfilling moments in the garden occurred 10 years ago when I spent one hour communicating via hand signals with a grumpy guy on a backhoe as to the exact placement of 5 ginormous boulders. :)