We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Dear BD: I love this photo! I love the way you and the Mrs. BD have designed/planted this little space--it has a soft elegance with good bones. However, what I am most enchanted by is the rock wall. What can you tell me about this wall: is it local rock? I see mortar--how old is the mortar and what type is it? Was it done by a professional? Do you know what type of stone it is?
ahh . . . but it has a lovely elegance to it not typical of fieldstone walls. I think perhaps it is because of the very flat (level) top (cap?). Anyway, your garden is lovely and Mrs. BD does a magnificent job with her flower arranging!