A few of us got to see a neighborhood shell grotto. A shell grotto in the neighborhood is the least of the amazement. It was the craftsmanship that truly impressed. The homeowners themselves inlaid the entire ceiling of this small room with shells with the most meticulous care possible.
Un. Be. Lievable!
The sunlight pool on the other side of the glass was the source of the blue light. The windowsill is encrusted with tiny shell. The sill is further decorated with a clump of barnacle shells.
Outside the grotto, a shell waterfall.
Our garden tour this year was a blast of both beauty and melancholy. What will some of these gardens look like with 35% less water?
Have you noticed--it seems true for so many beautiful gardens--that there is nearly always a garden across the street that looks like this?
Let's return to beauty.
This homeowner replaced the water in the fountain with a beautiful arrangement of succulent plants. Nice!
The homeowners will allow this lawn to die--it must be so.
The shell grotto, at least, will be fine.