Last week, I showed some of the flowering plants and landscaping of Bob Elhard’s plot of land. I love to show local gardeners and their work because it gives me so much hope!
The photo above is a stone table in the entry patio he has created out of a lava slab.
He has used bits of found wood and stones to create little pockets of art everywhere you turn. Most of us here in Ocean View end up with all sorts of pieces of ohia that has blown down during a storm. I have my own piles of dead wood (like the one shown below) and someday I’ll go through them to find interesting pieces to use like Bob did.
Some of these pieces may be driftwood, although the sun-bleached ohia branches look much like that.
This piece looks like it is growing right out of the gravel.
Here is an attractive combination of wood and stone. The wood cradles pieces of both rough and smooth rocks.
Even something as utilitarian as barrel hoops add a touch of the whimsical to the lava rock sculpture.
Another barrel hoop and an unusual piece of wood create a wall sculpture.
This wall sculpture contributes to the feeling of all the wood being driftwood.
This old bell does its share in sending my mind toward the ocean.
A piece of the wood rests on the windowsill to gather sun.
I love this scenario of wood, stone, and the Japanese lantern combined.
I have named this sculpture “yin-yang” because of the juxtaposition of rough and smooth rocks.
Even a bowl of crushed glass and pebbles becomes a work of art.
This is obviously not the rough lava rock so common in our yards. What a graceful shape it has.
Tucked into the undergrowth is a peaceful Buddha.
There were many other pictures I took, but I didn’t have room for them in the post. If you want to see more photos, including the ones from last week’s post, click on the arrow for a slideshow.
to see a full sized slide show.
A hui ho!