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Old 05-01-2009, 11:54 AM   #1
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The shutterbug broke out of her shell today. Partly cloudy day gave me just the right light conditions for maximum contrast.

You frequently hear me grousing about being just south of the Arctic Circle and being out in the middle of East Nowhere, NY, etc etc...
As an alternative, I would like to present the local antidote to the winter.
Enjoy!

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Old 05-01-2009, 11:58 AM   #2
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My new pansy planters and fledgling grapevines with attitude.
Pink BBQ fireplace awaits all those wonderful dry rubs and sauces you all recommended.
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Backyard view - woods behind my property are home to turkeys and deer galore. And coy dogs...
Sugar maple showing her stuff
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Last one - yes, Virginia, engineers can do creative landscaping.
Driftwood pieces and stones are from NY lakes and streams and the Hudson River and a friend's hollowed out dead tree.
Elf and mushrooms are from dh2b's childhood home.
Pegasus atop the glass globe is from the annual Bouckville Antique show. Check out the reflection and circular dispersion of the flash in the glass.
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Absolutely beautiful, Freebird!

So glad that spring has arrived up there.
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Great flowers. Thanks for sharing. You got a nice back 40 there.
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Way cool! Thanks.
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Thanks for showing your artsy sensitive side, I knew you had one.......
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Can we get a close up of that BBQ fireplace? It looks good.

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Can we get a close up of that BBQ fireplace? It looks good.

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Sure, as soon as my camera battery is done charging. Fireplace is made of fireproof grade cement-like material mixed with small stone.
Each piece is separate and fits together like Lincoln Log toys.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Logs
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Fireplace

In the closeup shot (last pic), I rolled one of the "logs" back so you could see the notches on the underside. Each piece is quite heavy.
It took 2 big burly guys over 3 hours to unload and assemble it, piece by piece, 2-man carry method.
I found this at a swimming pool place about 10 miles away.
Cost: $1100 in 2005 including delivery and assembly.
Color choices were pink (red for you guys) or grey.
Total height is approx 7 feet.
Grill surface is diamond pattern heavy duty stainless steel with a similar type tray right underneath for charcoal or wood coals. Base fire chamber is great for burning smaller tree branches or standard face cord logs for a nice roaring fire for toasting wienies and fresh apples on a stick.
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Your backyard looks great Freebird!

I am particularly interested in your fireplace. It looks like it could easily be turned into a wood fired bread or pizza oven which I have been wanting to build for a while. Gotta look into it...
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It's so strange...I found this growing in my garden....
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Your backyard looks great Freebird!

I am particularly interested in your fireplace. It looks like it could easily be turned into a wood fired bread or pizza oven which I have been wanting to build for a while. Gotta look into it...
TY. The row of pine trees and cedar hedges creates my own little queendom. I can do whatever I want back there.
Re oven idea...Yes, it could, couldn't it ? Hmmmmmmm...now you are giving me ideas. I wonder what kind of temps I sustain on the grill with some good hot wood coals. A metal cover from a restaurant size electric food cooker or buffet tray pan could serve as a cover to create a heat chamber right on top of the grill. Veddy interesting...
I have no idea who the manufacturer is, but I bet a visit to a local concrete supply place with a printout of my fireplace would answer your questions. There was a model with side fire chambers along with the central high-neck design you see in my pics. I chose the smaller model.
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Few of my MIL's roses. Real beauties.



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Keep those gorgeous flowers and special fertilizers (JD) coming, folks.
It is May Day, after all.
Also, let's see your BBQ equipment.
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Check out the reflection and circular dispersion of the flash in the glass.
I was admiring that in the photo before I noticed your captions.

You're such a nuke...

Here's "before" and "after" from our old FuturaStone/painted lanai to new stamped concrete:
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Nice...nice lanai, nice yards, beautiful Spring flowers! So enjoyable, and thanks all!
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