pirl wrote: Many of us who live way out here, just 14 miles from the ocean, lived in Queens (immediately east of NYC) where almost every plot was outlined to the inch by those horrible metal fences we called Cyclone. Many of us had 40 x 100 or 60 x 100 and for those who had more it was certainly the exception, not the rule. Houses also had "patios" - horrid slabs of poured concrete. I've yet to see a landscape architect insist on a slab of concrete to enhance the home or the gardens. Out here we have no fencing except for the post and rail that's used for vegetable gardens.
One neighbor at the far end of the road, with more money than taste (it happens too often, doesn't it?), had a stone wall installed and it's laughably out of place here.
If I keep looking at the snow pictures I'll be wishing for winter.