Northern California has been under a cloud of rain storms for the past week and a half.
This is great news for our reservoirs, cisterns and wells.
My own water catchment barrels are full to the brim.
Come this summer when the rain is all but a distant memory some people will be turning on their fountains to once again whet their liquid senses.
I’ve designed a variety of fountains.
Some were designed for meditation purposes while others were designed to mask the noise of adjacent street traffic.
Below is a brief sampling of fountains and why they were designed.
For meditation - we cut and hand carved this Canadian basalt column for a small enclosed
Also designed for meditation. Situated on a roof top high rise in the city.
Purchased from Stone Forest Company. Designed to attract local fauna.
Hand built from New England bluestone and California brownstone.
Set into a circular patio. This fountain attracts the local birds as well as the kids who play in this garden.
Just plain artifice . To move your mind away from the 7 foot tall stucco wall.
Water gently ripples down the face of the glass and stone mosaic inset.
This fountain is set into a retaining wall. It acts as a focal point that is viewed from inside the house.
A simple water bowl meant to encourage wildlife into the garden.
A moderenist hand built New England bluestone fountain. Installed as a focal point and a sitting wall.
A natural granite stone hand carved and set into a stone terrace for quiet contemplation.
Not really a ‘fountain’ but more of a fun way to cool off on a hot day.
In the center of the mosaic spiral there is a brass water nozzle that when turned on shoots water up from the middle of this bike riding ring.
The excess water goes into a gravity fed irrigation system that waters the orchard and garden below