Saturday, September 15, 2007

Landscaping ideas

Last time I showed you my Great grandparents cottage. This time, I want to show you this creative touch I found on the same farm, near the hard ground where they dry coffee beans. Not long ago, Geraldo posted a different view of the same basket.

Update: Many of you have asked questions about the basket fountain. The basket is made of bamboo, the fountain uses running water, no pumps. As far as I know, bamboo is a very resistant material, and I don't know how long the basket lasts when used as fountain. The use of bamboo goes beyond landscaping and crafts, it is a very good green construction material and it can be used to make furniture too.

During a storm, the resilient bamboo simply bends every way the wind blows and after the storm is over it goes back to its original position.

22 comments:

Susie said...

Beautiful! I love any type of water effects in a garden.
xo

Paula said...

Wow! Really pretty. How long will that basket hold up, I wonder?

Sonia said...

Bonita foto, Cris! Eu já tinha visto no Geraldo, numa diferente perspectiva.

Um bom domingo para vocês!

Connie said...

Well that is just too pretty. The perfect place to sit and reflect.

Hugs,
Connie

Moi said...

yes i remember Geraldo's post on it......lovely shot.....i'd lvoe to wet my hands in that water :)

Memories Catcher said...

Bonita foto com muito interesse.Gosto das cores e da composição.Bom trabalho!

diyadear said...

wat a pretty sight.. makes me want to run out into a farm n be with nature!!

Mike said...

Nice picture Cris. How did you and Geraldo end up taking virtually the same picture. And this is all on the same farm your great grandparents were on?

Deana said...

What a nice touch! I like it alot...how long will the basket last?

a-xpressions said...

Cris...this reminded me my childhood days! In summer, we used to go to near by farms and play/shower with farm water :)))
your photos always make me nostalgic!!

Luna said...

Beautiful picture ! Is this a real basket or from stone ?!?
I think it is a nice place to rest .

Yolanda said...

This is lovely. You live in a beautiful place.

Kerri said...

I thought I recognized this scene :) I saw Geraldo's lovely picture of it too. You both did well capturing this scene.
I'm wondering the same as the others....is that a real basket, and if so, will it last a while?
You must still be a very busy girl!!! xoxo

shnaggy said...

yeah, there are so many uses of these grass, bamboo. and we've got lotsssss of it here. some old folks even use the word as an idiom, "it grows everywhere like bamboo".

havaniceweekend cris.

Britt-Arnhild said...

This photo is beautiful.
You should make it into a postcard.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi country,
This is SO wonderfull just a composition made by the nature itself.... Yes I know that bamboo- is also used to make fourniture

Come and visit my blog again...Thanks for your comments:)
I posted a cows B&W collage today:)
Have a great weekend !
JoAnn :)

Cláudia said...

Beautiful shot, Cris. The bamboo trees reminds me the whispering sound of the wind blowing on them; it's so calming. (Not when it is a storm, of course). When I was a I child, my parents said that it was dangerous to play inside the trees because could be snakes there.
See ya!

Cris said...

Thank you so much for your comments!

Geraldo said...

Cris,

Lokking at your picture and mine, people would think we were side by side... ;-)
Thank you for giving me the opportunity of knowing this beautiful place that is part of your family history (not to mention the delicious coffee they grow there)!

Geraldo said...

(Oops, I meant Looking, of course...)

Anna said...

Your cup runneth over Cris! Great shot!

a-xpressions said...

Cris..:)
thanks a lot for your visit and all those lovely comments on my blog!!
and yes..thnaks for updating this piece of information on Bamboo. I chekced that wikipedia link too. I am sure you know that Bamboo is one of the major materials in sustainable/green architecture..:)