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  • Ornamental grounds laid out for public enjoyment and recreation
  • the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
  • work in the garden; "My hobby is gardening"
  • A piece of ground, often near a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables
  • A large public hall
  • a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
  • Used in names of moths with curving archlike patterns on the wings, such as dark arches
  • (arch) a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
  • (arch) (used of behavior or attitude) characteristic of those who treat others with condescension
  • A solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity (e.g., iron, gold, silver, copper, and aluminum, and alloys such as brass and steel)
  • metallic: containing or made of or resembling or characteristic of a metal; "a metallic compound"; "metallic luster"; "the strange metallic note of the meadow lark, suggesting the clash of vibrant blades"- Ambrose Bierce
  • Broken stone for use in making roads
  • Gold and silver (as tinctures in blazoning)
  • metallic element: any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
  • cover with metal
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The Complete Book of Garden Seating: Great Projects from Wood, Stone, Metal, Fabric & More
The Complete Book of Garden Seating: Great Projects from Wood, Stone, Metal, Fabric & More
"For ingenious and creative do-it-yourselfers, Kilby's guide to garden seating offers a treasure trove of project ideas to help gardeners create unique outdoor furniture. Using various materials including wood, stone and metal, Kilby places particular emphasis on recycled or ready-made objects, encouraging readers to think of new ways to work with existing items....goes beyond the stereotypical wood bench or resin chair. There's something for every skill level within the book's 40 projects, and each one is accompanied by a complete list of recommended materials, tools, and supplies."--Booklist.

Gardens are wonderful retreats, made even more wonderful when interesting seating beckons the visitor to stop and enjoy. With enticing photographs and extensive directions, this wide-ranging collection of garden seating projects offers very handsome designs for the experienced wood- or metal-worker, as well as less challenging ideas involving painting or sewing to dress up existing pieces, and even an outdoor "sofa" made of straw bales and throw pillows. If you don't have the know-how to construct the more advanced pieces, browse the volume for inspiration and find someone to build the piece for you--you and your garden will both be the better for it. --Amy Handy

First view of Bowtie arch
First view of Bowtie arch
This photograph across the canyon rim of Bowtie Arch was taken right before you start up the cable aided "Moki stip" pitch followed by a metal ladder to get up over a short sandstone lip. It hadn't started snowing yet, but that was soon to change. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We knew Sunday and Monday would be the rough weather days. So Sunday we did a paved highway loop drive from Green River, Utah out to Sego Canyon then to Cisco then down the Colorado River past the Fisher Towers to Moab. Monday we decided to try a slick rock hike to Bowtie and Corona Arches. I have been hiking and traveling around the Moab area for 40 years but had never taken this hike. It was through the photographs of Cedar Mesa Hiker (flickr) that alerted to me to such a wonderful hike so close to downtown Moab (just a ten mile drive out the Potash Road). So thanks flickr and thank you CMH. It was a wonderful hike. We started out in a light rain. Then we got snow and sleet. Then we got bright sunshine with a clear blue sky. Everything you could ask on a hike. We even got (an almost hit by) an ephemeral waterfall, as we sought refuge from the snow and rain in a tall shallow alcove within sight of the arhes. For me the best experience of the entire road trip. A really nice hike! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Utah Road Trip March 2012 Oldmantravels & Old Wrangler Last March, my friend Ed and I, with his new Jeep Wrangler, made a 4,000 looping road trip through the Four Corners area of the Southwest. We had a lot of fun on that trip so decided to do a different version in March of 2012. We made plans that were highly flexible depending on the weather we would encounter and the condition of hiking trails and back country dirt "Jeep roads". We even had a "plan B" to head for Joshua Tree and Death Valley, if the Utah weather didn't turned out like we hoped. In the end, we were able to enjoy each and every day of our road trip in the state of Utah and utilizing Green River, Utah as our primary "base camp". Weather wasn't always the best for photography but it was fun capturing the moment with photographs, both to share with others and of course to preserve the memory of the fun times had on a road trip. Below is a day by day general outline of where we traveled and what we did during this Utah Road Trip March 2012 (just in case you want to follow along): DAY ONE [Wednesday - 14 March 2012]: Ed left his house in Western Washington and picked me up in his Jeep Wrangler at my house in Eastern Washington. We then drove the interstate through rain and wind to Boise, Idaho. DAY TWO [Thursday - 15 March 2012]: We drove the most direct and quickest route from Boise, Idaho to Green River, Utah where we got rooms for three nights. We later added another three nights as the small quiet town of Green River turned out to be just right as a quiet base camp for our outdoor activities in the area. DAY THREE [Friday - 16 March 2012]: We headed out early down highway 24 through Hanksville, then over to Capitol Reef National Park. We forded a swollen Fremont River and took the scenic Cathedral Valley loop in clockwise direction, putting over 50 miles of fun miles on back country dirt roads, mostly within the boundary of Capitol Reef National Park. We visited scenic overlooks like Jailhouse Rock and the various vista overlooks along the way. The stop at the Temple of the Sun and the Moon formations was well worth the time. We took a couple of short hikes to get better views of many of the areas along this scenic loop route. Returning to highway 24 we drove west into the heart of Capitol Reef NP and made the short hike up to Hickman Bridge. Returning to the Jeep, we drove down to the visitors center and drove the "scenic road" which dead ends in Capitol Gorge. The late afternoon and then dusk light made for an excellent trip on this road. DAY FOUR [Saturday - 17 March 2012]: WE drove the "Eightmile Road" near La Sal Junction over to the Needles overlook and Anticline overlook road junction. Stopped at Looking Glass arch along the way (windy) and poked around a few of the "cowboy cave" structures, carved out of and/or built into the sandstone formations in the area. We scratched our heads in bemusement when we spotted the Rockland Ranch, a man made "eye sore" on a large otherwise lovely sandstone formation known as Hatch Rock. The "cave houses" are painted mostly bright loud colors with an obvious attempt to "stand out" rather than "blend in". I haven't read the whole story yet but seems the government granted a 50 year lease to some "alternative life" folks, and so Hatch Rock is "their" home for now. The lease is for $6,500 a year and the "homes" have been blasted into the side of Hatch Rock. The founder, Bob Foster (with three or four wives and 38 children passed away in 2008 at age 82, of cancer). The drive out
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Midnight at Marble Arch: A Charlotte and Thomas Pitt Novel
In this superbly accomplished new Charlotte and Thomas Pitt adventure, Anne Perry takes us beneath the glittering surface of wealthy Victorian society into a nightmare world of fear and intimidation, where women are too often blamed for the violent attacks against them, and powerful men take what they want, leaving others to pay the price.

The horrifying rape and apparent suicide of Catherine Quixwood, wife of a wealthy merchant banker, falls outside the new jurisdiction of Special Branch head Thomas Pitt, but so pervasively offensive are the rumors about the victim that Pitt quietly takes a hand in the investigation.

Yet even with the help of his ingenious wife, Charlotte, and his former superior, Victor Narraway, Pitt is stumped. Why did high-minded, cultured Catherine choose not to accompany her husband to a grand party on the night of her demise? Why did she dismiss all her servants for the evening and leave the front door unlocked? What had been her relationship with the young man seen frequently by her side at concerts and art exhibits? And what can be done to avenge another terrible crime: the assault on Angeles Castelbranco, beloved teenage daughter of the Portuguese ambassador?

As an ordinary policeman, Pitt had once entered London’s grand houses through the kitchen door. Now, as a guest in those same houses, can he find the steel in his soul to challenge the great men of the world with their crimes? The path to the truth takes him in deeply troubling directions, from the lofty world of international politics and finance to his own happy home, where his own teenage daughter, Jemima, is coming of age in a culture rife with hidden dangers.

In this rich, emotionally charged masterpiece, Anne Perry exposes yet another ugly secret of Victoria’s proud empire. And in a courtroom battle of unparalleled brilliance, we thrill at the chance to witness a massive wrong righted.


Dorchester Terrace

“The always clever Anne Perry infuses Dorchester Terrace with the right amount of intrigue and complex relationships that have made this prolific series one of the finest in modern mystery fiction.”—Bookreporter

“A classic . . . novel of intrigue, romance and treason . . . replete with well-drawn characters.”—

Treason at Lisson Grove

“Perry has always done her historical homework on the darker elements of the British ruling class, and she has outdone herself this time.”—The Washington Times