Sunday, August 23, 2009


Fountain, originally uploaded by angryparsnip.

Ever since moving into this home I have wanted to put a fountain in my
back yard. It has been almost 3 years, it is about time ! Other more
important things to do like rip out the carpet and fix up the kitchen
and bathrooms.
The plain wall next to the grassy area I put in for "The Two Square
Dogs" is the perfect spot. The wall was nice but boring, even though
it helps to keep out the critters.

I didn't want a pre-made fountain so I designed this one . It is a
window fountain open to the view in back with a copper pipe drilled
with holes so the water flows down from the top like rain then falls
over the rocks into the basin.
I had the bench wall made for extra seating, and of course somewhere
for the water to fall into. The materials were mostly items I had
saved from other projects.

Now the fun part starts. I want to add big rocks to the water basin
and maybe some blue and green glass bottles, for color, that I have
been saving. I like clean simple lines so I will not be filling up the
seating area with pots of plants, even with water the sun burns them
up. Maybe one large pot with some sort of drought tolerant plant. . .
and a few rocks.

Giddy. . . parsnip
music . . . Rain. . . Ryuichi Sakamoto . . . ost "The Last Emperor"


  1. And you just created nice artistic fountain, the nicest I ever see. Thanks for sharing your ideas, Anna :)

  2. Fabulous!

    I wouldn't want to fill up the area with lots of pots either, but I know I wouldn't be able to stop the flood: they would creep in one by one until I had hundreds of charred specimens.

  3. Anna. . .
    Thank You. . . I have thought of this design for about 2 years, it has gone through many changes. This is one time that I got to really think about it. I rather like it.

    Eryl. . .
    I use to have lots of potted plants but the older I get the less plants and pots I have around. I rather like the one big pot design. . . Now living in Tucson you just don't have lots of green growing plant like you would have in the UK.