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A sf fan came up to the author: "Mr. Sturgeon, ninety percent of science fiction is crap!"
The author replied, "Ninety percent of everything is crap"
Sturgeon's Revelation

Hidden Elements

Beware! Trees hide spaces. Our lizard brain sees these a potential threat. Something could be hiding there. Our human brain dilutes to interest and variety.


If one thing is good, repeat it.

Calmar patterns

This is a great example (and a meh picture...) of patterns.

Landscape Design

I don't pretend to be a landscape architect. If any of you out there are landscape architects I'd like to hear from you.

However I do have an eye for landscapes, and an eye for photography. So maybe the sections here will be worth your time.

In the city landscaping is limited by the size of yards. Rather the lack of size. I grew up as a kid in a neighborhood of 100 foot wide, 200 foot deep lots. My folks had lots of room to play with, especially as the back edge was nearly 50 feet lower than the front.

In the country you have a lot more room to play. Yet over and over I see acreages that are 95% grass.

There are three concepts central to making a beautiful yard:

Read more on the following pages, and do drop me a line (email link upper left) with your thoughts on this subject.

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Sherwood's Forests is located about 75 km southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Please refer to the map on our Contact page for directions.