Urban Garden Eye Candy

December 21, 2009 by

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While visiting my friend Andrea in her Cherry Creek, Denver neighborhood, we walked past a house we both decided was our personal favorite. No front lawn for this contemporary specimen. Instead they had laid gravel and grasses which served as a wonderful textured backdrop for the spherical cement sculptures. The spheres were reflected in the house’s tall windows giving the impression that the landscape was deeper than it was. The grasses, starting to go dormant with falling temperatures, still looked great against the roughness of the gravel and the home’s hard brick facade.

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On the side of Denver’s Little Man Ice Cream stand

I was treated to what some consider Denver’s best ice cream at Little Man in the Highland neighborhood. The mocha chip was indeed delicious, and I felt I was doing a good thing by eating it: the company has made a commitment to share one scoop of rice for every scoop of ice cream sold. In just six months of sales in 2008, Little Man was able to hand deliver over 5,000 pounds of rice to villages in Ethiopia and Myanmar. And it’s fun to be there–Little Man Ice Cream’s stand is a replica old fashioned milk jug.

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  • http://shaneshirleysmith.blogspot.com Shane

    It used to bother me when I saw people who had “lawns” that were justy gravel. Now knowing what I do about pesticides, it seems like a pretty good idea!

  • http://www.digthedirt.com Kaarina

    I love that orb. brings the whole thing together…

  • http://www.gardenworldreport.com Shirley Bovshow

    Great eye candy. I especially love the ice cream shop. Nothing like a little off the wall creativity.
    Happy New year!

    Shirley Bovshow
    Garden World Report

  • http://www.abercrombieparis.eu.com abercrombie paris

    La quasi-totalité de ce que vous pointez arrive à être étonnamment précis et qui me fait demander pourquoi je n’avais pas examiné cette question dans cette lumière précédemment. Cette pièce fait vraiment particulier allumer la lumière pour moi autant que ce sujet particulier va.

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