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An old patio gets a new look

      A few weeks ago, you may recall, I decided I didn’t want to live with the many imperfections I had added in expanding the brick-on-sand patio in our backyard. I set to work removing about 1,000 bricks, which … Continue reading

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Remodeled patio getting a full makeover

    You can live with imperfections – or you rip up the recently renovated brick patio. I chose the latter course, and that has meant a full-body workout for days, with more to come. My customary 20-minute routine with … Continue reading

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‘Back forty’ makeover keeps expanding

    A little water brings out the colors of the Plum Creek cobble in the creek. The view from the house in January. The backyard’s new look from the house. What started as a modest project to remove a 12-foot-high … Continue reading

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Garden makeover serves as metaphor on aging

The makeover of the “back forty” is proving to be a useful metaphor for aging: Do what you want to do now or accept forever the way things are. The makeover started because I finally decided I was tired of  … Continue reading

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