The Finished Pool Path

The meandering walkway that leads down to the pool at my place of employment is finished.

The new road is temporarily blacker than the connecting paving.
The new road is temporarily blacker than the connecting paving.

We used to stroll across the lawn. Now we cruise down the newly asphalt-paved farm lane.

Notice how very large stone are mixed with smaller ones instead of making them more uniform.
Notice how very large stone are mixed with smaller ones instead of making them more uniform.

A five-foot wide path is accessed through an opening in the hedge.

Before
Before
S-curves check the downhill direction from becoming too steep.
S-curves check the downhill direction from becoming too steep.

Stone was laid in a careful slope.

The photo is straight; the path goes downhill.
The photo is straight; the path goes downhill.

And it makes a winding curve especially around the copper beech.

I'm inspired by this path.
I’m inspired by this path.

The walkway has become a favorite for people in wheelchairs.

Do you like the varied sizes of stone? Or would you prefer a more homogeneous mix?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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